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Old 09-13-2016, 01:01 PM   #91
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Right?!!

I'd MUCH rather have another set of eyes on what I'm doing. Sure, I'm capable of doing it myself, and have MANY times. But it sure is nice to have another set of eyes watching out for something I might have missed.
X2!

Having a pair of eyes with a clear voice saves a ton of trial-and-error.
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Old 09-13-2016, 01:36 PM   #92
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Heck I worked as a ramp agent at the local airport. Took turns at driving the pushback tractors, and wing walker (signal person). No shame in having a spotter when you are backing up a million$ plus aircraft with 50-200 souls on board. And there was essentially nothing to run into...
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Old 09-13-2016, 01:55 PM   #93
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The main thing is to avoid "campground sex". You know when you hit that tree or picnic table and you say WTF you doing? And they say well Eff you and so on, you get the idea.....
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Kiss method, keep it simple. Place wife behind trailer back up until screaming stops, park trailer and enjoy peace and quiet.
When I saw the title to this thread, I figured it might be good for a laugh, but these crack me up. Campground Sex....

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Just this weekend, DW offered to drive us home from the CG. She never offers to drive, so I was ready to jump on this opportunity. I told her the first part of the drive was a bit technical (winding roads and lots of hills), and that if she wanted me to, I would get us out of that and into the flats, and we could switch out. We never stopped, so I drove us all the way home ...

I told her next trip (in two weeks), she's driving; I need a nap!
Wife doesn't need to be backing up the camper, but she'll drive to or home from the campground pretty regularly. Particularly if we're going for the weekend and leaving after work. Her driving gives me a chance to unwind.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:59 AM   #94
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We experienced the same issues. I solved it by going on Amazon and purchasing a back up camera and monitor. Installed the camera on the back of the trailer and ran the wires up to the tongue. I also wired it "hot" so I can use it in drive when passing to check for clearance when lane changing. Approx $50 for the set up. Way cheaper than a divorce.
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As I said I'm perfectly comfortable backing into a site. But the DW has the final say about the precise angle in the site that we stop at so the her view out the slide out window is what she wants. And she saves me time by eyeballing the slide and making sure it won't hit a tree. Training in how to back up is a good idea for newbies but it is an art rather than a science and every trailer behaves differently.
On another post in this string regarding SWMBO, I never realized we had so many Rumpole fans here.
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:24 PM   #96
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I fixed this problem. I do it alone. Most of the time I go out without my wife and set up. I know that not everyone can do it. Even when she's with me, I don't have her involved with backing the unit in. I always look the site over and come to a conclusion of where the camper will land. I've gotten very good at putting it where we'll both like it placed.
On the other hand, my daughter and her husband use 2way radios to communicate during the backing of their camper. For them, it works great. They have worked out the wording they use to where nobody yells anymore.
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The US Army requires ground guides when moving vehicles, forward or backward, in assembly areas or motor pools.

My man card is quite secure even after asking my wife to spot for me.
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After reading a lot of the comments on this thread I'm now wondering if any of the wives or lady friends actually pull and/or back in the TT's or motorhomes? This seems to be a male oriented task, lol. I am learning to pull our 43' toy hauler and my next lessons will be on backing. My spouse is VERY good at the backing but I'm a control freak and want to learn for myself.
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After reading a lot of the comments on this thread I'm now wondering if any of the wives or lady friends actually pull and/or back in the TT's or motorhomes? This seems to be a male oriented task, lol. I am learning to pull our 43' toy hauler and my next lessons will be on backing. My spouse is VERY good at the backing but I'm a control freak and want to learn for myself.


I tow and back both a double axle trailer and a single axle trailer. Two axles is a whole lot simpler. The single axle trailer dances to it's own tune sometimes.

Find a large parking lot and practicing is a good plan. That said, I have to admin t that when I first got a camper, I played a little bit with my kids ertle tractors and a toy manure hauler. Still there is no substitute for practice.

My very worst parking experience was in a pitch black campground with a site that was at a right angle from the loop road. I couldn't see anything behind the trailer, there were lots of trees and a giant boulder on one side of the site entrance. Horrible. Finally I dug out two flashlights, turned then on and laid them on either side to the site entrance pointing backwards towards the rear of the site - sort of like runway lights. I managed not to hit anything but have to admit to getting out about 6 times to check as I inched into the site. There was beer after - several.
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I tow and back both a double axle trailer and a single axle trailer. Two axles is a whole lot simpler. The single axle trailer dances to it's own tune sometimes.

Find a large parking lot and practicing is a good plan. That said, I have to admin t that when I first got a camper, I played a little bit with my kids ertle tractors and a toy manure hauler. Still there is no substitute for practice.

My very worst parking experience was in a pitch black campground with a site that was at a right angle from the loop road. I couldn't see anything behind the trailer, there were lots of trees and a giant boulder on one side of the site entrance. Horrible. Finally I dug out two flashlights, turned then on and laid them on either side to the site entrance pointing backwards towards the rear of the site - sort of like runway lights. I managed not to hit anything but have to admit to getting out about 6 times to check as I inched into the site. There was beer after - several.
Thanks for the advice. Our trailer has 3 axels so just getting comfortable with towing has been a challenge. I am looking forward to learning to back it. But, I realize conquering that in an empty parking lot is very different than backing into a campground site with real obstacles! I'm envious that you have that skill .
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