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Is this easier with 2 people, for help parking (if you need it) or any other reasons? I'd eventually be pulling a small car behind it too. Just wondering if this is harder to do by yourself.

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Traveling alone just requires more caution. And knowing your limitations. Asking staff to help park at RV parks helps. Having someone along to direct you doesn't always work if they have no skills or use confusing signals. And...had a 12 year RV park managing veteran run me right into a cement block just recently.


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Posted: 08/19/12 12:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IF the 2 people communicate.


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For health reasons, I've essentially been doing it. My wife's been there, but really couldn't help. Backing into a site takes a bit of extra caution. There's only so much you can see with the backup camera and mirrors. When in doubt, GOAL (get out and look). I haven't backed into anything yet, even when the backup camera failed. I could see the shadows to judge when to stop on that one.


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We know several people who travel throughout Mexico on their own, a couple of them are ladies older than me!

Once you realise that you have to depend on yourself, it gets easier!

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Great advice, pretty much just what I wanted to hear. I am sure I'll have long term visitors (parents, brother, friends) but for the most part I'll be rolling solo.

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One trick I've learned for backing into a new campsite after dark is to walk the site looking for obstructions, then place two or three flashlights on the ground along the path of the driver side of the coach. This gives you an easy aiming point.

It's all easy after doing it a few times.

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The get out and look (GOAL) advise from kjburns is good. Take it one step further and get out and survey the site before backing in. When traveling solo just make sure you have an easy way out when fueling or stopping for other services. I've gotten into some tight spots to save a couple of cents per gallon and then wonder about my wisdom (or lack of it) later.

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Remember allways take your time, look twice, and go slow! That way when you hit something, and you will, you won't hit it so hard.


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If at all possible, it's always best to backup using a ground guide.

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