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Old 04-16-2007, 10:19 AM   #15
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:35 AM   #16
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... and the GCWR of that scooter is _________? Ok, who told me I couldn't tow a Casita 17' SD with my Turbo Forester?

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Old 04-16-2007, 02:04 PM   #17
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... and the GCWR of that scooter is _________? Ok, who told me I couldn't tow a Casita 17' SD with my Turbo Forester?

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Ed, as you can see from the way my shirt protrudes, the scooter holds a lot of weight.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:15 PM   #18
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I hear you brother -- thought that was me there for a minute when I saw that profile. The hat's in the way -- wanted to see if we had the same barber -- you know, the one that combs our hair with a damp wash cloth.
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:25 PM   #19
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I am in the "both methods" group. There is no way to see past the trailer to the passenger side from the driver's position, so the mirror is the only way to go for that side. Like others, I find switching between methods can cause confusion, so although I will use both in one backing event, I switch as little as possible.

If I had bigger mirrors further out, I would probably use the mirrors exclusively.

And I would not back into any location which I had not clearly seen first without the trailer in the way, even if that means getting out and walking around.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:10 PM   #20
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I hear you brother -- thought that was me there for a minute when I saw that profile. The hat's in the way -- wanted to see if we had the same barber -- you know, the one that combs our hair with a damp wash cloth.
Hat? I think you've mistaken Morgan's mirror (hand held)!
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:31 PM   #21
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Hat? I think you've mistaken Morgan's mirror (hand held)!

Mary is right, Ed, that's my [b]Hitch Alien.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:14 PM   #22
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If the site is level and the ground hard I just put the wheel on the jack and unhitch pushing my trailer in by hand. You can turn on a dime with no tow vehicle jackknifing problems. If there's any slope I do it with the vehicle hitched, don't want my baby getting away from me.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:19 PM   #23
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BTW, I have to PARALLEL park mine at home.

They don't make you do THAT in the driving test.

Fortunately, my hitch is extended on the Jeep to clear the spare, and it is actually quite easy. I imagine it is close to what a 5th wheel does, but from under, not over.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:04 AM   #24
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Morgan/Mary:

Well there ya' go -- it is a hand-held mirror. See it sota confirms what I was implying all along. At my age the 2nd thing that went was my mind, the third was my eyes -- can't remember what was first.

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Old 04-17-2007, 12:15 PM   #25
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How do you back up?

I can't believe nobody has said "By the Braille method" yet.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:33 PM   #26
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I think it was Charles Watts who first used this avatar. Is this braille?



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Old 04-17-2007, 05:43 PM   #27
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[quote]I think it was Charles Watts who first used this avatar. Is this braille?


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Old 04-17-2007, 06:02 PM   #28
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[quote]Is this braille?


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I didn't know that [b]The Braille Driving School had a Travel Trailer division.
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