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My husband returned home yesterday after over a month in hospitals and a Rehabilitation Center. He has been diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. He has regained the ability to walk with a walker or rollator, has regained some of his use of hands and arms and his double vision is improving. He approached therapy has he has all of his 71 years, he said more, they said rest, he said faster, they said slow down. Now he will receive outpatient PT/OT but I know he will thrive if we can travel some. It may be many months before he can drive.
We downsized to a 21 ft. TT. I know I can drive the truck, pull it, unhitch and do the complete set up and close up. I also know that if I try to back it, it could be a disaster! If we camp close to home our son, son-in-law could back it for me. If we went further I am afraid that I would not be able to back it. He is an eternal optimist and says I will do fine. So my question is this. If you saw a person struggling to back, would you be willing just to back it for her?

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Posted: 03/04/21 12:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I think your not giving yourself enough credit. Dont be afraid of it and practice in a parking lot some. You will do fine, if not im sure others at the campground will help you. Give it a go, you may surprise yourself.


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Posted: 03/04/21 12:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, I would. And yes, I have.
A family must have made last minute reservationsat a very busy amusement park campground. They were in a site a row away from us and moved to the site across from us right after we got there and it took quite a while for them to get into the site. The next day they are carrying items 2 sites down. They had to move again. The driver asked me what the best way was to do it. I told her how I would do it. And she asked if I could do it for her. 3 minutes later it was in their new site.


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Sjm9911 is absolutely right. Practice in a big empty parking lot and you’ll be an expert in no time. Twice I arrived at a camp site suffering from pneumonia and couldn’t back my rig. A fellow camper quickly volunteered and had us in position in just minutes. RVers are usually great people.


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I don't think you would have any problem finding a fellow camper to help you out. Be aware, however the park employees may have a strict rule against driving any guest's vehicles. That is the case at our parks since our insurance strictly forbids it and uses bold print to make the point that they will not provide any liability coverage for us should an employee be driving a guest's vehicle and an accident occurs. So please don't get upset with them if they tell you they can't help, it isn't personal.

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Posted: 03/04/21 12:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you can do everything else, I would be shocked if you couldn't back it in. Get some practice in a big empty parking lot and take your time (try to avoid arriving at the start of a busy holiday weekend).

That said, I would certainly help. I would probably have you drive and walk along side coaching you rather than taking the wheel from you.


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Posted: 03/04/21 12:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have done it many times ..and would do it again

RVs are friendly & helpful
*some can be a pest but hey they are just trying to help bless their little hearts


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Helping someone backing up a trailer is quite common at boat launch ramps.

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Will you be perfect backing up the first time? Nope!
Will it be a disaster? Nope!
Do you think we are all experts? Nope!
Practice with a friend. Slow and study.


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