Simple(?) Solution to backing up a trailer - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-21-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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Simple(?) Solution to backing up a trailer

I ran across this video that shows a modification that can be made to your tow vehicle to make the job of backing up a trailer much easier. Although it involves a boat trailer, the same concept should work just as well on a fiberglass RV.


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Old 08-21-2011, 01:02 PM   #2
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Yup, that seems simple enough... LOL

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Old 08-21-2011, 01:09 PM   #3
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:06 PM   #4
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Now that's funny!
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #5
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Luv Red Green.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:44 PM   #6
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gotta love red green!! too funny
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:15 PM   #7
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gotta love red green!! too funny
Whatever floats your--uh--class III motorboat.

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Old 08-22-2011, 12:10 AM   #8
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My cousins in Norfolk VA went to launch their boat. The parking brake didn't hold and they launched boat, trailer and car. They said that that Buick always smelled like a fish market after that.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:45 AM   #9
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I like it!!

I used to make an annual trek to the Old Time Fiddlers' Convention at Galax, VA, and every year a guy would come in with a slightly more sophisticated version of a "married" tow vehicle and camper. He took the front end of a front wheel drive Cadillac and built what he labeled a "Trail-Dorado." Ya gotta love those shade tree mechanics who think big!

I wonder whether I could lock in the front wheels of my old 4WD Blazer S-10 and take my Burro and just... NAW, don't even think of it, Charlie!

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Old 08-23-2011, 10:28 PM   #10
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I miss the Red Green show. Fav quote is: All it takes is a little imagination, some mechanical ability, and neighbors who mind their own business.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:37 PM   #11
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We still can get the RG show on cable. Usually a PBS station
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:43 AM   #12
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Thanks John,
I'm gonna be laughin' all day Gotta luv our Canuck humour, eh?
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:09 PM   #13
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Red Green (Steve Smith) is a gas. I got a chance to work on an eppisode. The one when the Possum Lodge enters a car in the local stock car races, myself and a couple of friends got to build the car and I drove in the race. It was a Ford Fairmont, 78 I think, painted the same as the possum van. It was run and filmed in an actual race, an enduro at Flamborough speedway. What a blast.

The Red Green Show is a spoof of an actual Canadian outdoors show that was around in the 60s & 70s know as The Red Fisher Show. Horribly cheap production and a cheap set that was suposed to be the Scuttle Butt Lodge and a pannel of old boys BSing about fishin' & huntin' actually made a serrious show comical.
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Priceless... being good little Canucks we NEVER travel without our duct tape!

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