RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Towing: Think your're good at backing? Think again.......

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Towing

Open Roads Forum  >  Towing

 > Think your're good at backing? Think again.......

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev
Sponsored By:
Tvov

CT

Senior Member

Joined: 07/19/2003

View Profile



Posted: 08/09/20 05:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

kellem wrote:

...

Yep 20 years towing and still waiting to see her in one of the mirrors.



ROTFL! LOL!!


_________________________________________________________
2008 F-250 CrewCab 5.4L,
2004 21' Forest River Surveyor


ppine

Northern Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 07/04/2016

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/09/20 09:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The fastest way to ruin some past times, sports and pleasant activities is to make them into a competition.

I don't care about fast backing, baton twirling or mountain climbing either.

StirCrazy

Kamloops, BC, Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 07/16/2003

View Profile



Posted: 08/09/20 06:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

chage that traier to somthing with some weight and double axels and lets see how he does. for a car to accelerate like that, the trailer must weight abnout 500 lbs.

Steve


2014 F350 6.7 Platinum
2016 Cougar 330RBK

jerem0621

Tennessee

Senior Member

Joined: 05/17/2009

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/09/20 07:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

StirCrazy wrote:

chage that traier to somthing with some weight and double axels and lets see how he does. for a car to accelerate like that, the trailer must weight abnout 500 lbs.

Steve


You would be surprised how well cars can pull full size travel trailers.

https://www.canamrv.ca/towing-expertise/videos/


TV- 2011 Chevy Tahoe, 2WD, Hayden transmission cooler
TT - Zinger 270BH
WD Hitch- HaulMaster 1,000 lb Round Bar
Dual Friction bar sway control
Tekonsha Voyager brake controller (Great Brake Controller)

It’s Kind of Fun to do the Impossible
~Walt Disney~


time2roll

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 03/21/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 08/09/20 07:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Flat paved surface, full visibility, no overhead hazards, cones no trees, no utilities to line up, no slide spacing to get correct, and no coach giving bad signals, give me a break that looks easy.


2001 F150 SuperCrew
2006 Keystone Springdale 249FWBHLS
675w Solar pictures back up

campigloo

Baton Rouge, La

Senior Member

Joined: 06/27/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/11/20 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Taxman2436 wrote:

kellem wrote:

2oldman wrote:

kellem wrote:

Sometimes she looks like she's swimming out of water with all her hand gestures but haven't hit anything yet.
LOL. I see this a lot.. the wife is back there yelling, waving, maybe not in mirror view. I'd rather get in and out of the truck 4 or 5 times and look than have that going on.


Yep 20 years towing and still waiting to see her in one of the mirrors.


I feel your pain and less than a year for me.... LOL


I finally got mine to stand in mirror sight. Now if I could get her to do a little more than just stand there.

philh

Belleville MI

Senior Member

Joined: 05/11/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/11/20 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That was pretty impressive.

Too bad he didn't have his wife directing him [emoticon]

Blazing Zippers

North Idaho

Senior Member

Joined: 12/02/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/14/20 10:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kellem, that's a funny one about 20 waiting to see her in the mirrors.
On a side note, my bride hooked the unit up yesterday, did some backing, towed the trailer from the CG to the dump station and then home. Very good job on her part and she learned some things along the way. I think she's up for another run.

JIMNLIN

Oklahoma

Senior Member

Joined: 09/14/2003

View Profile



Posted: 08/17/20 12:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My bride of 59 years rode with me when I hauled. She knows to stay in the mirror in day time or nite time. At nite she holds the lite on herself so I can see her.
She worked for a mobile home dealer and I told one of their drivers the next time they brought in a 80' unit to have her back him in. Well she did and the driver said it was one of the easiest back in he's had.

Now if I could just ever get her to drive the truck/trailer combo.


"good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment" ............ Will Rogers

'03 2500 QC Dodge/Cummins HO 3.73 6 speed manual Jacobs Westach
'97 Park Avanue 28' 5er 11200 two slides

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Towing

 > Think your're good at backing? Think again.......
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Towing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.