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Old 06-05-2007, 07:28 PM   #21
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I've thought about a back up camera for the fifth wheel. However, I'm wondering if it wouldn't just cause more confusion where you would be setting in a different perspective than what you are seeing through the camera.

I did have a back up camera on the M/H I had and they are worth there weight in gold!

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Old 06-05-2007, 08:03 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by jcanavera
I advise folks to not help me back in. Let my wife and I do it. Any more help just adds to the confusion.
I had a similar experience a couple of years ago in a campground in BC. While my wife was registering, one of the employees said he'd direct me into the site, which had a picnic table at the back that was covered by a roof. He kept telling me to back up, but he was apparently only watching the side I could already see. It wasn't until I stopped and went back to look that I found that the awning support was up against the roof of the picnic table shelter. Fortunately it had just touched and did no damage, but another couple of inches and something would have been bent or broken.
Now I'll never let anyone but my wife direct me into a site. I'd rather do it myself even if I have to get out and look a dozen times to get it right.
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:49 PM   #23
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Can't say that I haven't almost dinged a trailer/TV... My wife and I work well together (most of the time!). Slow deliberate movements - stop and get out and check for yourself if there is any doubt. I normally walk the 'route' and pick out something to aim at with the tires/rear bumper. Seems to work for us.
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