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Old 10-13-2015, 03:29 PM   #1
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Breaking camp routine - not a question

Took an unexpected compliment from a nice man who was retired to the RV life, so it meant a lot coming from him. He caught us just before we pulled out of the site to say he was spying on us and our routine. He liked that my wife was also getting practice at hitching and driving around the tight park roads. We are new to RVing, so my wife and I were quietly discussing and inspecting every aspect to the process. He may have confused our fear of messing it up with good due diligence, lol.

Earlier in the week we heard a woman yelling at a man who was trying to back in their rig. My wife and I made a pact not to be that couple. That beng said, we understand the stress of getting it right.

There really are 100 things to get right before you roll.
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Old 10-13-2015, 04:14 PM   #2
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Paul, you are so right. The biggest hurdle is when you have to talk to a neighbor/friend and it breaks up your routine. I make it a habit to NOT be interrupted when hooking up/disconnecting.
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Old 10-13-2015, 04:16 PM   #3
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Paul, you are so right. The biggest hurdle is when you have to talk to a neighbor/friend and it breaks up your routine. I make it a habit to NOT be interrupted when hooking up/disconnecting.

X2. You are so right Stan.
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Old 10-13-2015, 05:49 PM   #4
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X3

As a seasonal camper with weekender friends, I wait until people are done setting up and the chairs come out to meander over and say hello. Likewise, I try to be careful and brief with my goodbyes as not to disrupt the routine.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:06 PM   #5
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Earlier in the week we heard a woman yelling at a man who was trying to back in their rig. My wife and I made a pact not to be that couple.
ONE hitching exercise with my wife told me to buy this: We both love it; I have the vision and control, and she is free of the "responsibility." I use it not only for the ball hitch, but also for backing into a spot, parking close to my home, and (new trick) to observe the wheels when I am positioning on leveling blocks.
We call it our "marriage saver!"
Amazon.com: Swift Hitch SH01 Portable Wireless Camera System: Automotive
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Old 10-14-2015, 04:49 AM   #6
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Pretty cool gadget!

For our hitching up routine, I use a check list. This is especially important inside as I have to do certain things before slides go in.

As for backing up, we use walkie-talkies. There's a lot of distance between the cab of the truck and the back of the 5er!

Our daughter also uses walkie-talkies, and her 9 year daughter does the spotting!
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