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Old 03-31-2015, 02:48 AM   #1
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Class A through 10' wide door help.

I rented a indoor storage for our Class A pusher but wow is it a tight fit. So far my wife has stood outside with a 2 way radio and help me in but it would sure be nice if I could get it in on out without help. Was hoping other might share any trick they may have for such tight doors. To be clear there is about 4 inches or less on each side and yes that's after the mirrors are folded in.


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Old 03-31-2015, 03:15 AM   #2
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I have two nose cameras, one over each headlight which shows the front corners of my RV, along with side cameras, and a rear camera that pans 180 degree left and right and tilts 180 degree up and down. Made by Total Vision Products:

Placing some ground or spot lighting might help judge distance and identify danger areas easier.
Could hang a lot of fuzzy tennis balls from strings and drive between them.
Paint two bright lines on the floor and keep the tires between them.
Maybe experiment with portable laser pens to establish or guide a path/track.

Until you find your solution, suggest you get a lot of noodles and put them on the tight areas.

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Old 03-31-2015, 04:00 AM   #3
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Can we assume the 10' is at the doors and not the entire unit?
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:59 AM   #4
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No tricks available ! 8 in. is 8in. be careful!
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:30 AM   #5
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Should be very easy to do by just using the rear view mirrors.
Use rear camera only to see where to stop the rear after getting in.

You should have 9" on each side. Except when the mirrors go in.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:27 AM   #6
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Best way use spotters.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:32 AM   #7
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Braille method has VERY undesirable consequences!! Use spotters.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:40 AM   #8
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102 inches not including mirrors or awnings doesn't leave much room for error! Use a spotter, two if available.
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When I seen this thread it reminded me of a Top Gear TV episode where the three host had to drive an 18 wheeler through a small opening as fast as they could. They all did poorly at low speed creeping through, but they didn't hit anything at high speed.

Get a good running start and park that baby.

Seriously, keep using the spotter until your comfortable doing it solo.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:19 AM   #10
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Our old firehouse had lines on the floor, that if you put the edge of the tire on , it fit. The lies extended out onto the ramp.
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Factors are two: keep it straight and keep it centered.

Lay down a very bright, 6" wide stripe on the floor, starting at the door edge and extending back exactly parallel with the unit walls. One is enough, on the driver side of the coach. Tilt your left mirror down slightly so you can see the tape line and your rear wheels. Only fold the mirror when you need to-- by then you're in, and only have to roll a few more feet straight back.

Use the left mirror only. It's all you need. The coach doesn't expand and contract. If you keep the left side close and accurate, the right side will be just fine.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:47 AM   #12
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Pull it in nose first ... backing out is not that hard.
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I used to put a wide boat in a narrow slip - found out if I tried to center the boat I'd bounce off both sides of the slip but if I only watched one side and kept it close to the slip (a few inches) I didn't hit either side. That's what I do now with the RV - drivers side close to the door opening and the other side will be clear. Slow and easy and back up and try again if it don't feel right.
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Agree with post 12. Easier to back out than it is to back in. So if possible drive it in. Don't turn the wheels while it is in building. Generally it will track back out the same tracks.


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