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Old 03-22-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hi all, I am a single, female, first time camper owner. I have been camping for many, many (too many to count) years using a tent. I just bought a used 12 1/2' Mallard Hoppy. I can't find any information on it anywhere and the gentleman didnt even know what year for sure it is. He thought maybe a 1978? So I have alot to learn. (including how to back it up!) Any information on this would help! Thanks in advance..


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Old 03-22-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to IRV2. I'll move this over to our Vintage section where someone may be able to assist.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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Welcome there should be someone here that knows about your rig !
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:14 PM   #5
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Can't help with information, but I'm sure someone will help. As for practice on backing up go to a large parking lot and practice pulling into spots. Take some cones or make them to make a campsite and have someone help you practice backing into place. Only way to learn is to practice.

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Old 03-22-2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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Veerrry naive

Can someone tell me what kind of camper this is called? A "tow behind, a 5th wheel, ect? It was hard for me to even find this to buy because all I knew was I needed something under 2000# and very small.. There are so many makes and models and I had no idea what to look for. I'd like to sound at least a little educated..
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I can't see your pics. But wish you the best. There is always something else to learn and wishing you good times in the process. Don't get frustrated, consider it all a part of the JOY of camping.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #8
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Sue, when sitting in your tow vehicle and your hands on the bottom of the steering wheel, just think about moving the steering wheel in the direction you want the trailer to start moving. With practice you won't even have to think about it Welcome and good luck...
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I don't see any pics either, as suggested in post #3. I'd love to see it.
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Same here for the no pic seeing, must be contagious.
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