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Old 04-21-2013, 09:46 AM   #15
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Congrats and Welcome! Enjoy!

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:51 AM   #16
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What a nice looking Scamp. Welcome!!

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Old 04-21-2013, 10:29 AM   #17
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Nice looking Scamp. Although backing is challenging it's not daunting. As others have said go slow and easy. If it takes you dozens of tries at first, don't get flustrated with yourself. Some camp sites are easier than others.....some harder. I sometimes hold up people who are trying to get by me, if I get a long line, I just drive around the loop, come back, and try again. Also, my pride is such that if I need help, I ask for it (took many years to learn that lesson). Just enjoy!!
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #18
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We'll be waving at you when we see you on the road! Welcome to the 'club' of FG egg camping enthusiasts. Yes, just take your trailer to an empty parking lot and practice for 15 minutes or a half hour; you'll soon be feeling confident.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:46 AM   #19
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I'm taking notes

With all the well-wishes and helpful tips, I'm feeling more confident about backing up already! Let's see...hand on bottom of wheel-palm down, GOAL, the SCOOP, go slow, slow, slow and practice. Oh yes, and have patience with myself.

Although I've read from other owners how people go up and ask questions about their little fiberglass rv, I wasn't prepared for the attention I got towing mine home to Maine. Some walked up to ask about it at rest stops and when I stopped for gas, others drove up and unrolled their window to chat. While driving in CT a man with a big grin gave me the "peace" sign (not sure what that was about). My last service plaza stop was in Kennebunk, Maine. I saw two people taking a picture of my scamp. I'm basically shy, but I think traveling/camping in this will brake me out of my (egg) shell.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #20
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Welcome aboard from Texas
Here is a thread on the forum about backing up.

Towing is easy, backing up?, well....
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:51 AM   #21
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Welcome! I guarantee that you will get the hang of it. No advice, or videos to offer, just the certainty that you will be fine.
But much more important, I am also certain that you will love you new passport to freedom. You can go any where. The only limit is how much gas is in your tank. Hotels? Who needs em, (or their bed bugs).
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:18 PM   #22
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I won't miss hotels

Hi David,

You are SO right about not needing a hotel. Or their bedbugs. Being a bit of a germaphobe, I never sleep well in hotels. I always wish I could somehow levitate over the bed to avoid contact. And I'll take my own porta-potti over a public bathroom any day. If I find it is a breeze to tow, set up and back up in my 13', maybe in the future I will want to move up to a 16' with a full bathroom. I had a chance this winter to buy a 16' for a decent price, but I did not feel good about it - I had dread more than joy. When I decided to get a 13', I felt really good about it and was excited to find one.

And the passport to freedom you mentioned...I am considering being "free" from the Maine winters, perhaps for a couple months to start with. I've been a snowbird-in-training for 14 years (spending up to 3 weeks in FL in the winter) and - if I can muster the courage, I may give it a try.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #23
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Hi Pam. I just joined this site and reading thru the forums. Trying to learn about this site. I'm a solo camper in Tn. and looking forward to correspondance.
Hope you found the " hand at the bottom of steering wheel " method works for you.
Enjoy !
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:26 PM   #24
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A lot of new owners here in the Northeast, Lady Darilyn and Pam and Jerry, I see the need for a rally, one of the best ways to meet other FGRV owners and see their rigs.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #25
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NE Rally?!?! Yes, PLEASE!!!
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:04 PM   #26
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Welcome, Jerry! I've enjoyed camping in my Scamp, although I haven't gone on as many camping trips as I'd hoped to. I had to make 2 unexpected trips out of state this summer - not camping opportunities due to scheduling and locations. I have plans for one more trip this fall. And I still have my dream of going south for a month or two to escape the cold Maine winter.
Backing my Scamp up continues to be a challenge. I did practice a few times in a large empty parking lot, but I still struggle with it. On my first camping trip, I missed my road and ended up on a dead-end road....stuck at the end. It seemed no matter how straight I kept the steering wheel as I backed up, the camper would turn and start to jack knife. It was like a living nightmare! I was blessed with a kind person offering to help me; he backed it up and turned it around in a driveway. He should have been wearing a super hero cape in my opinion, because he saved the day for me. I did buy one of those dolly things to help me move the camper, but mostly I've accepted help from other campers, and I am very grateful for their help. I try to get a pull-thru when possible.
I still love my little egg-it is so cute! Owning it brings me a lot of joy. I look forward to many future adventures!
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:05 AM   #27
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I am still a poor backer-upper after 5 years. But I can say that every year I get a little better. Glad to hear that you're enjoying your Scamp!
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:26 AM   #28
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Ive had alot of practice backing up this year (first year with my ParkLiner) I store it in my parents driveway because the complex I live in has insufficient parking spots and way too many unruly kids ...so I have no choice but to do it to get it in the spot.

Keep at it and you will get better. Clear the thoughts of "I cant do this, or Im a woman..." out of your head.

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All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.... J.R.R. Tolkien
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