There must have been a lot of complaints to the NHTSA about this light controversy, cause they don't jump at one complaint and investigate it. Look at all the vehicle problems on the road to day and how many death that are caused by a faulty component in many cars (chevy or other vehicles), with no action being taken to correct said problem. This is nit picking to the extreme by the government.
Here is a fancy rig!
That is one bitchin' camper, for sure! I'd love to know the back-story on it.
LyleI think that is a cool rig as well. I think it would be cool to modernize and restore it. It would be neat to drop in a Duramax/Allison and add A/C.
Anyone know what it is?
Old GMC/two ton maybe, 50's something. Looks to be home made.
But check out the Iron that's sitting next to it, those bikes are old also, he is at a swap meet.
So I'd stay within two to four feet close to the side you going to back into. There's a lot of times your going have one small lane and campers on either side so the closer the better.
So far you have a lot of instructional help here. Here's the way I do it. I approach the spot I'm going to back into, overshoot it a few feet, make a quick turn to the right, to other side of the road, and then a hard left, putting the rear of the trailer close to heading into the parking spot. You should be in a part-jackknife position at this point. This way you are already half way towards the opening that you want to back into. This is all with the idea that your spot is on the driver side of the road. This way you can visually see where you are going. But it takes a bit of practice and you need to find the way its easiest for you to make your maneuver.
I always take a few extra feet to execute any maneuver, alot of drivers don't take any extra space, maybe thy are afraid to.
Having been a truck driver for years, I depend on my mirrors, and getting out once in a while when I need to visually see whats going on, and what I need to do to avoid making contact with any thing in the site I am backing in to. I also use my wife when there is tight maneuvering and locating the slides around the pedestals.
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I'd love to be behind all the hard nose "stay between the lines" responders when they come up behind some bicycles out on a mountain road.
I'll bet none would follow along for miles at 5 miles an hour instead of just violating the yellow lines and sweeping on past at a somewhat safe location.
Sometimes you gotta use a little common sense.
How would the CHP pass the cyclist giving the proper distance and location and NOT crossing the lines?
Looks like your not getting any sympathy here Mr OP.