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Old 12-11-2015, 06:42 PM   #21
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Sorry to say, been there as well
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All this seriousness
You guys do know I posted a joke ?!? right ?
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One of the things a have always liked most about RVing is watching the arguments from people getting set up. We usually arrive a day early on holidays and then the following afternoon we make dinner and sit outside and watch the show. Other advantage of going a day earlier than others is we don't put on a show for them.
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:20 PM   #24
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I learned the easy way. The first trailer I ever backed up, 1971 while in high school, was 40' long. Just remember, it pivots around the tires not the back end.

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On a mission to the RW factory on Wednesday and will pick up on Thursday so will let you know how all goes. Not the best feeling driving 830 miles with a truck we just set up but never towed. I'm sure all will go well.

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Old 12-12-2015, 02:32 AM   #26
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One of the things a have always liked most about RVing is watching the arguments from people getting set up. We usually arrive a day early on holidays and then the following afternoon we make dinner and sit outside and watch the show. Other advantage of going a day earlier than others is we don't put on a show for them.
Years ago we had a boat and we entertained ourselves watching couples fight.....

The fun day was going to the dock in the late spring when all the new boaters got anxious to go boating. We'd spend the day drinking beer and never leaving the dock area. We'd just sit there and watch the couples fight as they launch their new boats. Many times they'd forget to unstrap the boats or put the plugs in the transoms before they backed in.

There's nothing like watching a new boat owner who realizes his new boat is sinking and then calming him down as we help resolve the situation.
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Old 12-12-2015, 05:36 AM   #27
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Years ago we had a boat and we entertained ourselves watching couples fight.....

The fun day was going to the dock in the late spring when all the new boaters got anxious to go boating. We'd spend the day drinking beer and never leaving the dock area. We'd just sit there and watch the couples fight as they launch their new boats. Many times they'd forget to unstrap the boats or put the plugs in the transoms before they backed in.

There's nothing like watching a new boat owner who realizes his new boat is sinking and then calming him down as we help resolve the situation.
Been on both sides of this one.

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I took a driving course when I bought my first 5th wheel. A full 8 hrs was spent on my backing and positioning DW to help guide me. At the end of the course the instructor walked up to the truck and said "Ron, when backing in I'm afraid you are on your own". This is where my DW got her nickname "Windmill".
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For me , I pulled big rigs for 25 years , from 40' up to 60' stretch trailers so the basics were there, I just had to fine tune them to match the trailer... For me It really is about the same as my big rig days....
Just learn how to act like your listening to DW and all is good!!
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Steve - when you get to Redwood and hook up I'd be real surprised if Randy and the guys didn't help make whatever hitch adjustments might be needed.

Never met a more helpful and knowledgeable group of people.
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Years ago we had a boat and we entertained ourselves watching couples fight.....

The fun day was going to the dock in the late spring when all the new boaters got anxious to go boating. We'd spend the day drinking beer and never leaving the dock area. We'd just sit there and watch the couples fight as they launch their new boats. Many times they'd forget to unstrap the boats or put the plugs in the transoms before they backed in.

There's nothing like watching a new boat owner who realizes his new boat is sinking and then calming him down as we help resolve the situation.
one of favorite places here in Oregon we can watch trailers in the front area and see the boat ramp behind us best of both worlds. Last year we had a drinking game a shot every time we saw person through a fit.
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I took a driving course when I bought my first 5th wheel. A full 8 hrs was spent on my backing and positioning DW to help guide me. At the end of the course the instructor walked up to the truck and said "Ron, when backing in I'm afraid you are on your own". This is where my DW got her nickname "Windmill".
Wish there was a "LIKE" button! That's hilarious!
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Old 12-14-2015, 01:19 PM   #33
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Ron wouldn't be writin' stuff like that if he knew Margaret was following the Forum.

Can you say, "Coal in your stocking".
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:27 PM   #34
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Just getting the Redwood in and out of my driveway is so complicated. I have a narrow street a dogwood tree a power pole and across the street is a retaining wall that the front wheel is about 3" from. Then or boot I have a 6 speed manual transmission with a very heavy clutch pedal. I have found backing into a narrow RV space a breeze.
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:39 PM   #35
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Margaret is proud of her nickname and the first to tell the story!
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