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Old 01-26-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
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Question First time w/ Toad

Hi Folks --- I need some advise on the proper etiquette on un hooking my toad. Is it done right at the campsite before I back in ? - If the campground has a parking area where you check in, is it done there ? - What do you guys do ?

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Old 01-26-2010, 09:51 AM   #2
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Hi Florida Fred,
I always ask while registering. They know their property best.

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Old 01-26-2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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Always try to find a spot where you are not stopping traffic. If you are stuck in a single lane campground loop, work like the dickens to unhook quick! Almost all campers will cut you some slack.
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I too ask when I check in. A simple "Where is the best place to unhook?" can make all the difference in degree of difficulty.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:41 AM   #5
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Just simple good manners is the etiquette. Try to inconvenience others as little as possible. If there is a convenient flat area by the office where we won't block incoming traffic, I'll use that. Otherwise I'll probably unhook near the site, or other good spot we may see along the campground roads, maybe by a pool or rec room where there is a wide spot or parking area. Suggestions form the campground staff are always welcome.

If we have to hunt for a site rather than being assigned to one, I often prefer to unhook the toad and drive around in it rather than the coach. That's not always possible, though. Asking the office if there is a place to leave the coach while you look is always a good plan.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:09 AM   #6
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I'll often unhook at the entrance while DW is registering in the office. I'm stopped anyway, so might as well. If we're just overnighting and getting a drive through, then I don't.

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Old 01-27-2010, 09:22 AM   #7
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The answer varies from CG to CG.. Some CG's I am able to pull right into the site and then unhook, even more sites I can drop and back in but when it comes time to leave I can hook up "on site".

If the road is wide enough I will drop at the site.. If not I drop where the road IS wide enough and drive the car to the site

I've been known to pull off in the store parking, sales parking or even the storage lot to unhook, depending on the layout of the CG.

The only real rule is that you don't want to block the road in case someone else wants to get into/out of the campground or their site. Beyond that.. Most anywhere you have the room to do it and flat land (optional) is fine.

With a good towed brake system complete with break-a-way I can hook up on a hill if I have to.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:22 PM   #8
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The best way is to get a pull through site.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:42 AM   #9
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The wrong foot !!

Well, just returned from my first trip w/toad --- --- I'm not as smart as I thought ! - I went through all the Honda steps that I learned here and other sites - hooked up with no problem - Put the switch in START by mistake and 60 miles later the Brake Buddy started screaming at me that the toad battery was DEAD ! -- Luckily I was able to pull over, jump start the toad and unhook so DW could follow me the last 20 miles -- Return trip home was better cause I now know the difference between start and Accessory !! -- Live and Learn

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