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Old 04-18-2008, 11:32 PM   #15
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Hi, Roamin' Cat. I'm jealous, my wife never posted about my parking. [just to me, in person]
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:09 AM   #16
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Hi, Roamin' Cat. I'm jealous, my wife never posted about my parking. [just to me, in person]

Now that's some tight parking, Bob! Have you ever taken it out since then?

I tell you what, if that were my parking place, I sure wouldn't mind about 3 more feet of concrete on the side! If you sneeze halfway back, you're doomed!
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:45 AM   #17
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Every backer should have a good spotter, someone at the back of the trailer to tell the driver how things are going. You can use hand signals, but the wife and I find a pair of walkie-talkies is the best. The walkie-talkies also help to find the wife after an hour or two at a big Flea Market!
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:18 AM   #18
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Hi, Roamin' Cat. I'm jealous, my wife never posted about my parking. [just to me, in person]
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:27 AM   #19
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That all sounds good, but if Bob's not home I can't even get these trailers to an empty lot! Then getting them home ......well the world is not ready for me in front of a backing trailer. Don't get me wrong "I am woman, hear me roar", but if I don't have to learn right now, well..... I take care of all the computer stuff and cell phone teaching and project planning and lawn care and everything else to do with the house, besides a full time RN job. Sooooo I think I'll let Bob do the carpentry work and back the trailer.
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My hubby immediatly got the hang of backing up, despite having never towed before - five years later and I'm still learning! I think men have it by instinct or something!
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:57 PM   #21
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Now that's some tight parking, Bob! Have you ever taken it out since then?


I tell you what, if that were my parking place, I sure wouldn't mind about 3 more feet of concrete on the side! If you sneeze halfway back, you're doomed!
Hi, Jaxon. My trailer does get out once in a while, but not often enough yet. We have recently retired.


I asked my neighbor, who doesn't even look at this side of her house, if I could pour about two feet of concrete on that side and her answer was "I don't want any concrete on my property." Although she was very upset when we put our house up for sale; [she didn't want us to leave, or to have worse new neighbors?] But because the market dropped, we are stuck here for a few more years.
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Every backer should have a good spotter, someone at the back of the trailer to tell the driver how things are going.
I do pretty well backing a trailer, but this is my secret as well: a good spotter.

My wife tells me where to park it.
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I believe every copilot should learn at least the basics, i.e. break camp, hook up the trailer to the TV, and be able to drive the rig home. Worry about parking it when the pilot gets out of the hospital, or a neighbor can park it for you. Not wanting to be morbid, just realistic, if the pilot keels over with a heart attack, you need to be able to drive home, if nothing else. I'm not talking about hooking up and towing with your spouse writhing on the ground, either, this would be after the fact. It has happened before, and it will eventually happen again, semper paratus.
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