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Old 06-05-2016, 04:48 PM   #29
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I prefer to back in as well. The storage unit I have to back in is kind of tight. After getting the coach in where I liked it I painted some high visibility marking paint on each side. Now I just line her up. Rare to have a spotter with me, but I do have a camera
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Good advise and I might add that you might need to get out more than once to make sure of backing success.
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The only time I have any trouble backing in is when I let a park escort give me directions. The will guide you into scuffing your tires, too close to fully open necessary bays, etc. And of course Annie wants to get out and help.

For me, the best bet is to use the electric mirrors. Point em down, line em up with the sidelines of the site. Easy enough.
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Old 06-05-2016, 05:08 PM   #32
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For me, the best bet is to use the electric mirrors. Point em down, line em up with the sidelines of the site. Easy enough.
Me too, i leave the mirror selector set to the PS mirror.
Then when I need to, I just have to push the down arrow and i can sed the rear tires.

Usually i can see everting i need without adjusting the DS mirror.

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In the beginning we used a spotter and radio now just hand signals, it just takes practice. As a side note my wife always parks and I spot, much easier for us.
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Our bus is just 32' but the spot we park it is very tight. Pulling in is not an option as we'd never get it out. We can generally get it in in one attempt. Occasionally I need to go back and forth just to straighten it out. We made the parking spot as minimal as possible to try and fend off any negative comments from neighbors. One or two out of 76 families have made comments but they are the same ones that complain about a dandelion growing in your lawn. I try to keep those to a minimum also !!!
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The only time I have any trouble backing in is when I let a park escort give me directions. The will guide you into scuffing your tires, too close to fully open necessary bays, etc. And of course Annie wants to get out and help.

For me, the best bet is to use the electric mirrors. Point em down, line em up with the sidelines of the site. Easy enough.

Steve, that's the method I use also when backing into a site!
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Our bus is just 32' but the spot we park it is very tight. Pulling in is not an option as we'd never get it out. We can generally get it in in one attempt. Occasionally I need to go back and forth just to straighten it out. We made the parking spot as minimal as possible to try and fend off any negative comments from neighbors. One or two out of 76 families have made comments but they are the same ones that complain about a dandelion growing in your lawn. I try to keep those to a minimum also !!!

WOW! Now THAT's tight!
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WOW! Now THAT's tight!
Our previous bus had a 198" wheel base and this one has a 208. That 10" does make a difference but we still get 'er done !!!
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Well done. You obviously calculated the absolute minimum needed for the coach.
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I'm the spotter...(altho I also know how to back up and let him be the spotter)

I was told by a pro that I gave better hand signals than someone who parks airplanes for a living.

One thing as spotter is to know that you HAVE to be in line of sight of the mirrors. If I can't see the mirrors, he can't see me and if he can't see me, his job is to STOP right then. NO questions, no assumptions.

My dh has learned to back without my help but we are both more comfortable if I am out there watching his "rear".
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Ditto what Southern Lady said.
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LSC9901,

Geez...nice park job. How do you get to the electrical bay to plug in?
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I never have a spotter, the DW refuses to even look and I refuse to follow others directions. At an FMCA rally I got yelled at for not following directions and they threatened to kick me out. So, I followed directions, and they ran my SS exhaust pipe extension into the electrical pedestal and put a nice crease in it.
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