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Veebyes

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You know when people are watching. Don't let them rattle your cage. We struggled to get into a spot way too small for us in one of the Redwoods CGs. It was later in the afternoon & this was the best available.

Big family reunion or something going on in a site more or less opposite. You just know that we were the entertainment of the afternoon. Bullheaded as ever we got it into the site. Hopped out of the truck & shouted across to the group asking for my score.

They played right along. Some of them had bets that we would not make it.


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toedtoes wrote:

I have never been a people watcher. I have no interest in watching strangers backing in or setting up - even if it's Oprah doing it. I may watch a friend just to keep an extra eye out for them.

I will say that people watching you do something is often enough of a distraction to cause you mistakes that you wouldn't otherwise do. So for those who enjoy watching others mess up - it's most likely your fault in the first place.


I find it somewhat entertaining. As for spectators, they don't bother me a bit.

But if you want some real entertainment, go to the boat ramp in the afternoon, when the fishermen who have been out on the water all day sipping beers return and try to load their boats.

* This post was edited 04/13/19 02:10pm by drsteve *


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When we were boating, this phenomena was referred to as the OARs - old anchorage residents. Simply means you got there earlier than anyone else. Tactic approval to critique the new arrival's technique.

We pulled into an empty cove one early afternoon and within an hour the Rye Harbor Yacht Club cruise arrived. A sorrier bunch of sailors I've never seen. One skipper threw out the anchor leaving the main sail up and cleated and proceeded to swim ashore. His boat took off in a gust and dragged directly toward the most pristine wooden boat in the group. The poor target had only a single small fender aboard and kept moving it to the expected point of impact. Talk about great fun people watching!


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The only time that I pay attention to someone backing or pulling in is if the sites are close enough for the other rig to back into mine, otherwise I could not care what they do.

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I set up the off-site RV shows for my dealer. My job is to park 50-80 trailers of all sizes with a forklift. I'm pretty darn good at putting a 40 footer exactly where I want it and getting everything perfectly lined up. But when I'm backing up and parking my own trailer at home after a camping trip, now that's another story, lol.


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Hey, don't take away my fun. I come here to laugh at the old geezers who think they know everything and are wrong more often than they're right.

Ummm. I HOPE this is a joke. If not it's quite the insult.


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My guilty pleasure is walking around the campground everyday for exercise and looking at the other trailers thinking, wow, that's pretty, or wow, what were they thinking, or wow, how did they bring so much stuff.

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I'm an old guy and have pulled trailers (not RVs) for 50 years as needed and still can't back worth ****. My camper was a series of small slide in truck camper for many years and as of last year a B so when I pull it is a 12' box trailer behind the camper rig. Since I know my limitations I have had a front hitch for tight spots on my last two trucks and I just push the trailer where I want.

I normally don't watch the backers having trouble but I do on occasion watch the good ones. My most memorable was maybe 15 years ago, I was all setup and a huge 5th wheel pulled up in front of me to back into what I thought was a very tight spot. The wife got out with a headset on and a stick and started walking around talking to her husband. They backed into that very tight space first try no maneuvering one try and stopped and with the help of the stick when they pushed out their slides they came with in a few inches of the trees. I went over and told them how impressed I was.

My wife knows not to try and help me, even for lining up the hitch, it never helps. It takes fewer tries without her hand signal instructions. I added a backup camera to the B that I can actually see the hitch.

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Posted: 04/13/19 08:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My guilty pleasure while camping is quality bedding. Comfortable mattress and pillows. Having my own brand of coffee in the morning is another.

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