Driver's Confidence Video 7: Backing an RV into a Campsite - YouTube
This video, I have seen several times, but dismissed it as it required a spotter, and I don't have a spotter available when I'm backing up the coach into my driveway which runs next to the house then into the back yard.
I had the opening of the driveway expanded by 3' off the street, which helped immensely. The driveway is a 10' wide and approximately 90' deep, with the northern 50' inside the gated back yard. The distance between the gate posts for the back yard is about 11'.
I have only 4-6" clearance on each side of the mirrors when I'm backing up the drive from the street, so it's a snug fit.
But I took a version of this video and lined up the coach as the video shows about 2' off the curb and the imaginary line 8' fore of center of the rear wheels, stopped, turned the wheels hard right and moved forward to an imaginary line where I wouldn't be able to see the imaginary spotter, and then followed through, I was able to back the coach in without shifting gears to re-align! I'm so proud of myself!
Excellent! I've been kind of stabbing in the dark the past few years trying to angle the coach instead of following these simple instructions....I guess I just never stopped long enough to look at it and figure out how to do it without a spotter.
This really works well folks! Even if you don't have a spotter!!
Kent - '03 Fleetwood Storm Ford F-53 V-10
With Susie (Lhasa); Angie (Shorkie) Ferbie (ShihTzu)
In Memoriam: Katie, Spencer and Zoey