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Old 04-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Looks like spring might finally be here in Central Illinois and I was able to get the camper out today. Going camping at the race track this weekend, can't wait.

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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Chris, please send the weather our way, as I look outside the ground is slowly turning white, YUK! I went to the storage yard to visit my unit last Friday, it was sad seeing all the dorment trailers there.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:47 PM   #4
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Chris, please send the weather our way, as I look outside the ground is slowly turning white, YUK! I went to the storage yard to visit my unit last Friday, it was sad seeing all the dorment trailers there.
I'll try to send some your way. They are saying its suppose to be in the mid 60's by the weekend so I'm hoping they won't get this one wrong.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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Have the air conditioner on for the first time here..83°. Working great..
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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Right behind you....de-winterized this past weekend and will be going down south for 5-days....wooo-hooo.

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:36 PM   #7
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Tom,
Have a good time, we'll be taking the old unit back Thursday to the dealer...might do some boondocking with the new unit to test everything out like last time...heater, water pump, etc. Good chance to make sure everything works as advertised...if not, take it right back

Are you going to Starved Rock this year? Just made my reservations last week. See you at the rally.

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #8
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Last year I had our trailer out and summerized by this time. I woke up this morning to 2inches more of the white stuff. Maybe another 2 weeks till I bring it home. I have our first trip booked for the last weekend of this month.

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:34 AM   #9
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We are close...about a week and a half and we open up! Warmer weather has me itching!
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:06 AM   #10
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We are close...about a week and a half and we open up! Warmer weather has me itching!
Geez, whats taking you so long!
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we went out 2 weeks ago and dewinterized with our group could not wait it was a little cold one night but had camp fire next night can not wait to go again there were 47 0ther campers that could not wait either was great everyone had a good time hope you all get out soon Jim&Carol
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #12
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WOW! I really feel for you guys. On average how many months a year can you Yankees camp? Until reading all your post I never thought about it.
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well Bert we try and go from March till October if weather is good some of our group even got to go out in January but he keeps his camper in a heated building so they don't winterize it Jim&Carol
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We are enjoying summer temperatures for a few days, then another 2-3 days of freezing weather returns, usually just in time for the weekend.

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Brought our new CR 34SS home Monday...and soon found out I need lots...and I mean lots of practice backingup with a fifth wheel. It's a whole other world. Took it out to a county park Monday (the only day it hasn't rained in a couple weeks) and I proceeded to tear up the lawns surrounding the paved sites. After 1/2 an hour of that the wife and I left in frustration. I took it to the storage area, a trucking company, and proceeded to try to put it between the two other campers, where my old unit was stored. I couldn't make it...just couldn't get the hang of it...more embarrassment...so I found a large gravel area and was able to put it there. Last night the owner called and asked why I hadn't put it "back" where my other unit was...and sheepishly I told 'her' about my dilemma. She made me feel good and told me that it takes lots of practice...even though it didn't with my hitch model. She told me to come out any time and that what I should do is pull it forward as far as I can...and then practice over and over just backing up in a straight line. She said that is how her husband taught her to drive tractor-trailer. She said then after I get that down I should turn the wheel slightly and feel for how much it moves each way. So, as embarrassed as I was (am) she made me feel pretty good. I have to get this down soon as next Thursday we're taking it back to that same county park for the shakedown before leaving for NY on May 7th. I guess I understand why people like pull-through so much. And to think I always used to opt for back in sites because I was so secure and sure of myself. I pray I get that feeling back soon. LOL

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Brought our new CR 34SS home Monday...and soon found out I need lots...and I mean lots of practice backingup with a fifth wheel. It's a whole other world. Took it out to a county park Monday (the only day it hasn't rained in a couple weeks) and I proceeded to tear up the lawns surrounding the paved sites. After 1/2 an hour of that the wife and I left in frustration. I took it to the storage area, a trucking company, and proceeded to try to put it between the two other campers, where my old unit was stored. I couldn't make it...just couldn't get the hang of it...more embarrassment...so I found a large gravel area and was able to put it there. Last night the owner called and asked why I hadn't put it "back" where my other unit was...and sheepishly I told 'her' about my dilemma. She made me feel good and told me that it takes lots of practice...even though it didn't with my hitch model. She told me to come out any time and that what I should do is pull it forward as far as I can...and then practice over and over just backing up in a straight line. She said that is how her husband taught her to drive tractor-trailer. She said then after I get that down I should turn the wheel slightly and feel for how much it moves each way. So, as embarrassed as I was (am) she made me feel pretty good. I have to get this down soon as next Thursday we're taking it back to that same county park for the shakedown before leaving for NY on May 7th. I guess I understand why people like pull-through so much. And to think I always used to opt for back in sites because I was so secure and sure of myself. I pray I get that feeling back soon. LOL

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Don't sweat it Jim you will get the hang of it. Before you know it you will be backing it like you did your other camper. I'm sure you will enjoy towing it a lot more then a travel trailer. It follows much better and semi's don't affect you. I'm sure you will learn quickly, good luck.
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Jim,
The problem most new 5th wheel owners, and new semi drivers have is--- they "over steer" when backing up. DON'T TURN THE WHEEL SO MUCH. Just slow down and it will come to you.


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Tator borrow a small utility trailer with a short tongue and practise with it,when you can back that up the fifth wheel will seem like a piece of cake.
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Lloyd & Lyle,
I talked to the owner of the trucking company, she said the same thing to me. She is letting me use the truck grounds to practice...if the rain ever stops. She is leaving 2 trailers in a way I can use that for backing in But, basically she told me the same thing...stop over steering

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