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Old 04-24-2010, 05:45 AM   #1
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Picked up our trailer from storage today and took it to our new (to us/first ever) season lease site. All goes well, pull up to back the trailer on site ... and had one of those episodes where nothing worked right. Normally I back either right in where I want or close enough for some minor fine tuning. Gee, I backed right up and hitched the trailer up without missing a beat. This site is average difficulty with an assortment of trees to thread through. Not a difficult site but one that requires some precision turns and good maneuvering skills.

First attempt, not far enough forward. Next attempt, my left mirror hits a tree that I didn't realize was there. Third attempt, drive around the campground to reposition the trailer, and this time nearly back the trailer over the railroad tie separating our site from the next one. Pull forward, back up again and now I nearly take out the city water. Back up again and I'm pretty much in the center of the site. OK, try again. Closer and I can finally get the truck clear of the tree the left mirror hit. Well, you get the idea . Three more attempts to get the trailer positioned just right.This would have been great entertainment if someone had been there to watch.

I'm taking this as an omen that our traveling days should end.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:52 AM   #2
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I wouldn't want to go that far but you may have to start looking for pullthroughs.lol
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:29 AM   #3
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The first trip out of the year can always be a bit challenging
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:34 AM   #4
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I don't think you should figure your traveling days should stop. I think that is an omen that you should being traveling----MORE!!


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Old 04-24-2010, 08:50 AM   #5
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Thanks for making me look good. I am finally at the point where I can back up straight and even get into a tight spot. It is making turns that challenges me. The scrapes on the side of our Cruiser at testament to that fact.
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Don't feel too bad...the second time I tried to hook up in my driveway, forgot to open the hitch lock.

You guessed it ....drove the 5erback into the house eave. Now, my ladder has a purple heart.

See, even we "experts" have an "awe s**t" day
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:19 AM   #7
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I'm sure I speak for just about everyone here when I say, "been there, , done that," more than once!
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