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Veebyes

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Posted: 04/12/19 05:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did not expect to stir up such a response to the comment about the DW but here are a few pics of the tight spot in question. BR slide only inches behind a tree. Left slide inches from boulder. Awning inches behind tree. Back of trailer inches from tree. Right slide inches from a boulder.

She has it down. Slides are fingertips to armpit deep. Stand at the back & measure off with the arm.

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toedtoes wrote:

Crowe wrote:

In defense of the wives of y'all, if YOU didn't yell first or call us names we'd be fine! [emoticon]


As a woman, I would suggest there are three types of female responses to helping a man back up the RV:

1. The woman who is tired of being yelled at that she is doing it wrong, so purposely does it wrong to get him to stop asking her to help.

2. The woman who just doesn't want anything to do with any of it in the first place. So will not even bother trying to make an effort at it.

and

3. The woman who will eagerly become a master at it.

Each of those responses is in direct relationship with the three male responses:

1. He has to do everything himself, so no matter how efficient she is, he will complain that she did it wrong so he can do it himself.

2. He doesn't want an interactive experience, but just wants a target he can see in his mirrors (the target may or may not be where he aims the vehicle).

and

3. He realizes she knows better than he does and just listens to her.

Put those together in various combinations and let the hilarity begin. [emoticon]



Hilarious! You made my day, ROFLMAO.

I wish wifey is #3 in woman's part. I desperately use the break and she won't even want to drive with a trailer even on an straight as an arrow freeways.

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Veebyes wrote:

Did not expect to stir up such a response to the comment about the DW but here are a few pics of the tight spot in question. BR slide only inches behind a tree. Left slide inches from boulder. Awning inches behind tree. Back of trailer inches from tree. Right slide inches from a boulder.

She has it down. Slides are fingertips to armpit deep. Stand at the back & measure off with the arm.

Camp La Wis Wis, Mt Rainier.


Glad you made it!

You are so brave, ur da man (bow)!

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Posted: 04/12/19 06:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

But will it be alright if he do the yelling after he finds himself on sticky wicket on your directions?

Absolutely! [emoticon] But he also might find himself sleeping on the couch! [emoticon]

Toedtoes, that was great!


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Crowe wrote:

But will it be alright if he do the yelling after he finds himself on sticky wicket on your directions?

Absolutely! [emoticon] But he also might find himself sleeping on the couch! [emoticon]

Toedtoes, that was great!


Or with the dogs outside, finally using that canvas tent in RV storage.

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Crowe wrote:

Pulled into a mobile home park instead of the campground. This was with the Endura towing a car. Took almost an hour to get around the corner with quite a crowd watching. PLUS the Stanley Steemer guy who was cleaning a carpet near the corner had to move his van.


In our early RV days (33' Winnebago), I too pulled into a mobile home area instead of the campground. At night of course! One lady said she'd swap for her mobile home.


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Trekkar wrote:

Crowe wrote:

Pulled into a mobile home park instead of the campground. This was with the Endura towing a car. Took almost an hour to get around the corner with quite a crowd watching. PLUS the Stanley Steemer guy who was cleaning a carpet near the corner had to move his van.


In our early RV days (33' Winnebago), I too pulled into a mobile home area instead of the campground. At night of course! One lady said she'd swap for her mobile home.



What's your must-be very interesting response? lol

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1991, going over Wolf Creek pass, west to east. Decided to pull into the scenic overlook located on one of the hair pin turns on the west side of the pass to enjoy the view.

Now here in the mid-west, most scenic overlooks are a loop around the parking area. Not this one. Drive in with parking on one side only.

My issue was we were in a long bed, extended cab truck with a 5th wheel. Fortunately the trailer was only 24 feet or so.

No way to back out onto the highway due to heavy traffic. Soooo, I spent about 15 minutes see-sawing that thing back and forth to get turned around in a parking lot that was maybe 40 feet across in those days. At one time I had the bumper of the trailer into the dirt on the mountain side and the front tire of the truck on the sidewalk. Was so thankful for the long bed (not many sliders back then) so I could get the sharp turn angle.

Still I felt somewhat lucky that there was only 2 other cars in the parking lot to dodge.

Lesson learned, LOOK before you leap.


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Ha! That reminds me of the time going down the east coast from Georgia to Florida. Pulled off into a look see spot. A hurricane had come through last year. The turnout was supposed to be a loop. Part of the loop was washed out.

Man oh man I do not know how I managed to turn around the ¾ ton truck plus trailer. It did take a while.


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Posted: 04/17/19 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Trekkar wrote:

Crowe wrote:

Pulled into a mobile home park instead of the campground. This was with the Endura towing a car. Took almost an hour to get around the corner with quite a crowd watching. PLUS the Stanley Steemer guy who was cleaning a carpet near the corner had to move his van.


In our early RV days (33' Winnebago), I too pulled into a mobile home area instead of the campground. At night of course! One lady said she'd swap for her mobile home.



What's your must-be very interesting response? lol


We politely declined. (Even though it was tempting by that time)[emoticon]

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