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Old 12-18-2014, 10:47 AM   #29
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I keep a drift punch and a hammer on board in order to free up the connection with the towbar when I get caught in a bind.

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Old 12-18-2014, 01:04 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Bigd9 View Post
You are better off bypassing the Camping World. Just think if you hadn't, you would have spent a lot of $ and that, on top of your experiences getting there would have made you even more gloomy!

You got that right! Especially if it didn't work; didn't fit or broke, later on.

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Old 12-19-2014, 05:05 AM   #31
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Bigd9, that sounded like me in a neighborhood of a small town in a western state. I drove around in that subdivision in the middle of the night so many times they called the sheriff on me. The deputy arrived and literally escorted me out of town all the way to the interstate. That was the only time anyone ever said "This town ain't big enough for the both of us".
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:10 PM   #32
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Disconnect the toad QUICK, we got to get out of here!

We'd been driving all day thru Nevada and pulled into a restaurant in Tonapah. Well, the sign said "RV Parking In Back". You couldn't see the lot from the highway; it was full and we couldn't turn around so we had to back up about twenty feet. I just asked my brother-in-law to steer the Jeep and then I just backed up. No problem.

I've had worse though, like pulling into a CG and accidentally ending up on a hill facing down into an empty tent section. No help and in the dark. Fortunately I keep a big crowbar handy to disconnect the ball from the hitch when it's stubborn and I managed to back up with only a few tree scrapes. Driving down the wrong road is a mistake I won't make again (yeah, right!).
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:22 PM   #33
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Just today.....we were leaving New Braunfelds , Texas. And the gps showed a route to get to route 46 bypassing San Antonio so away we went. Until suddenly we were at an underpass that was a good foot and a half lower than my motorhome. So had to unhook the toad and back out of there , turn around and hook back up. Didnt take long tho.

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Old 01-01-2015, 01:58 PM   #34
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I have found you can back with a car on tow dolly if you take it slow and move steering wheel in short moves.

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