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MFL

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Posted: 04/13/19 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What amazes me when watching others back in, is how most get everything right on the first try, and done. I don't see how everyone but me is perfectly level, just back in, shut it off, throw out a rug, couple chairs, open a beer, relax. Me backing, no problem...just don't understand how I am the only one that never gets a site that is PERFECTLY level, never need a board or device to level. [emoticon]

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Crowe wrote:

Here we go. The "I never have a problem" crowd, the "I like to make fun of them crowd", etc., should pop up about now. This never ends well. Mod, you might want to consider closing this before it gets out of hand.


I never have a problem unless one of the neighbors is parked where he shouldn't. I like to watch people, but I don't make fun of anybody, we were all noobs once. I will offer help if it looks like they need it, and they look like they will accept it.


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I take pleasure in being out there, especially boondocking or late in the season when there is no one around. I do not feel guilty about any of it. Helping people is important.

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Have been on both sides. Years ago backing into a narrow site with trees on both sides, narrow road in front, and a drop off into the river next to the road, I made numerous back and forth moves to finally get the 5er lined up as I wanted. About 2/3 thru the process a guy in a hammock in the next site said "if you run out of diesel, yell and I will go get you some". [emoticon] Probably would have mad a lot of people mad, but I thought it was funny.

But I also enjoy watching the sometimes painful antics some go thru getting set up.

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Ralph Cramden wrote:

MFL wrote:

What amazes me when watching others back in, is how most get everything right on the first try, and done. I don't see how everyone but me is perfectly level, just back in, shut it off, throw out a rug, couple chairs, open a beer, relax. Me backing, no problem...just don't understand how I am the only one that never gets a site that is PERFECTLY level, never need a board or device to level. [emoticon]

Jerry



The vast majority could care less if the rig is an inch or two or three out of level. Typically those who have never visited or joined and RV board.


Some of those folks will show up here later wondering what happened to the fridge.

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Posted: 04/13/19 10:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Crowe wrote:

Here we go. The "I never have a problem" crowd, the "I like to make fun of them crowd", etc., should pop up about now. This never ends well. Mod, you might want to consider closing this before it gets out of hand.
Don't like the thread? Consider not reading it rather than censoring it. They have a lovely "Hide" button on threads that guarantee you won't be bothered by it again.


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Ralph Cramden wrote:

MFL wrote:

What amazes me when watching others back in, is how most get everything right on the first try, and done. I don't see how everyone but me is perfectly level, just back in, shut it off, throw out a rug, couple chairs, open a beer, relax. Me backing, no problem...just don't understand how I am the only one that never gets a site that is PERFECTLY level, never need a board or device to level. [emoticon]

Jerry



The vast majority could care less if the rig is an inch or two or three out of level. Typically those who have never visited or joined and RV board.
And are the ones that complain about how short the life of the RV fridge is.

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Crowe wrote:

Here we go. The "I never have a problem" crowd, the "I like to make fun of them crowd", etc., should pop up about now. This never ends well. Mod, you might want to consider closing this before it gets out of hand.


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.

(And thanks Ralph Cramden for giving the facts on out-of-level and absorption refrigerators. But the geezeers don't want to be confused with facts.)

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Sometines I look like a pro, others a nubie. If it's really a rough day and the lawn chairs are lined up I'll hop out when I finaly get her parked and pass the hat among the audience. Entertainment don't come free.


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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.


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