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Old 09-17-2015, 07:27 AM   #1
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Night time parking

I'm sure most of you folks who have been doing this for a while have your own tips and tricks, but thought I'd share what worked well for us to back into a camping spot in the dark.

Knowing we were going to arrive after dark to a back-in site on our first trip last weekend, I planned ahead, and made sure I had my kids' LED Wands in the truck with me. We also have walkie-talkies to communicate with each other, but wouldn't you know it one of them stopped working just as we went to pull out on the road. I fiddled with it while we drove with no luck.

We have 3 of the older version of these: 3-in-1 LED FlashStick. So I put one where the back corner of the camper should end up, so my husband could aim for it from the truck, and used 2 to direct him. Worked like a charm. 1 arm out to indicate he needed to turn in that direction, both arms at my chest for straight and arms down for stop.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:40 AM   #2
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Brilliant!!!
You are going to be an old pro at this before you know.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:50 AM   #3
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Brilliant!!!
You are going to be an old pro at this before you know.
Thanks, in case you haven't figured it out from my posts both pre and post purchase. I'm a planner. I like to know what's going on and work through many scenarios and solutions in my head before we even start a trip. Which I think will come in handy on the road.

Now if only I could get confident behind the wheel of the truck and eventually with the trailer in tow so we can share the driving. I hear some parking lots calling my name.
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