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Old 03-27-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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Backing up

What signals do you use to back up a class A? As from the driver to to spotter!
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:39 PM   #2
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See if this video helps:

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Old 03-28-2011, 09:33 AM   #3
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WOW that was a great video. It gave me a couple of tips I hadn't been using. It says it all.

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Old 03-28-2011, 09:45 AM   #4
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Thanks azlofer that was just what I was looking for.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:54 AM   #5
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My DW changes her signals everytime I back up so if things are not going right I just stop. After a while she will walk up and ask what is wrong. I am very used to using the standard aircraft handler taxi signals and they work great. I was going to try and buy a couple of lighted wands that are used to taxi planes at night.

I have just bought a pair of headset radios that are in the back of MH magazines. What is great is two people can talk at the same time and both hear the other person and NO transmit buttons to push. Can't override each other or keep the transmit button pushed.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:02 AM   #6
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We use the cell phones (mine is on the speaker).
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We use the cell phones (mine is on the speaker).
+1 Thats what we do cell phones with driver on speaker
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We use the cell phones (mine is on the speaker).
We do exactly the same thing. With me on the speaker, I can use both hands to drive and move my head freely to see out both mirrors.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:13 AM   #9
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Rig only moves in reverse when I can see DW in mirrors.

DW provides directional signals using full arm movement like airplane spotters.

DW is guiding rear of the rig only.

Substitute DH when DW is backing.

No failures in 9 years.
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Our rear camera has a mic. My wife tells me what to do (like at home) and or to STOP.
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The DW used the middle finger signal...What is that one for??????
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:52 AM   #12
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Mikron, you obviously do not have a rear diesel if the rear mic works for you. I have one also and all I hear is diesel clatter.
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I use walkie talkies, back up mic is useless unless she screams STOP !!!!!!!!.
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Rig only moves in reverse when I can see DW in mirrors.

DW provides directional signals using full arm movement like airplane spotters.

DW is guiding rear of the rig only.

Substitute DH when DW is backing.

No failures in 9 years.
Same here.
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