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Old 04-04-2016, 05:51 AM   #29
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I impressed my fellow campers as we pulled in one night in the 34 ft MH. It was 9:30 10:00 dark, campers were in their lawn chairs, around the campfires, wondering how this fool was going to get in that last spot. I got out to survey the pad, and that's when I got the ah-ha idea. I got out the rope lights and lined my approach and circling the pedestal, then also illuminating the stop. It looked like a aircraft landing strip. It took one correction while backing. I was set up in record time. Two guys came over and congratulate me, and said they were going to steal my idea.
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Eyephoto: My rope lights are in the easiest accessible spot on my 5th wheel. When I was still teaching we left after work and almost always parked in the dark. Rope lights were indispensable.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:57 AM   #31
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Lazydays has produced a good video on RV driving titled "NEW RV DRIVERS CONFIDENCE COURSE"
NEW RV DRIVERS CONFIDENCE COURSE This video is available for free viewing on YouTube.
One segment of the video is dedicated to backing up and another portion covers what your co-pilot must know to provide hand signals and work cohesively with the RV's driver.
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:48 AM   #32
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To me it doesn't make any difference, you are still trying the back it into position in a defined space, as close to the pedestal you can get and still open your slide. When assigned a camp spot you don't always get to choose what direction you get to approach from, so you should be able to do it from both directions. The pedestal will always be on your drivers side anyway.
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Lazydays has produced a good video on RV driving titled "NEW RV DRIVERS CONFIDENCE COURSE" NEW RV DRIVERS CONFIDENCE COURSE This video is available for free viewing on YouTube. One segment of the video is dedicated to backing up and another portion covers what your co-pilot must know to provide hand signals and work cohesively with the RV's driver.
Went through the course back in December it was $100 for the two of us. Worth it made fun got to drive a nice 35' diesel gave a discount on the insurance and did gain us some confidence for sure so when we did make our purchase a month or so later.
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[QUOTE="tmw188;3009239"] Went through the course back in December it was $100 for the two of us. Worth it made fun got to drive a nice 35' diesel gave a discount on the insurance and did gain us some confidence for sure so when we did make our purchase a month or so later. I will say they do not practice backing into spots they gave a reason of there is no typical scenario. Anything would have be better than nothing.
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