Backing up a camper

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    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    Here’s a great example of how to backup a camper.
     
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    Hell of a wide street! And i wish you could see the front wheels. They did really good though.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Good movie, he has it down pat and has some great ideas. Thanks for sharing
     
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    Man thats what Im most dreading atm before our first camping trip. I can imagine stuck at the site trying to back in the pup and a long line of vehicles waiting to get by... I need to camp more for the practice of backing in the pup. I've backed up a boat and got my pup into my driveway but never tried it at a campsite and as i recall the roads are usually narrower as well as the sites. One day Ill be that good at backing... One day... lol
     
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    Man thats what Im most dreading atm before our first camping trip. I can imagine stuck at the site trying to back in the pup and a long line of vehicles waiting to get by... I need to camp more for the practice of backing in the pup. I've backed up a boat and got my pup into my driveway but never tried it at a campsite and as i recall the roads are usually narrower as well as the sites. One day Ill be that good at backing... One day... lol
     
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    Take it to an empty parking lot and practice. Backing up my boat is way different than the pup.
     
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    I had the same thoughts but still an empty lot is not like a campsite with narrow path and wooded driveway into site. Im sure the width is wider than what i think i remember them being.
     
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    I taught my kids to park using orange cones and some laths. Make yourself some poles and practice backing up between them.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    My boat is aluminum, I could not see it on some ramps when backing up, I pop riveted small pieces of metal flashing on each side in the back, now I just stick the back up adjustable orange ball one on each side and i can see exactly what the boat is doing, once launched I remove the magnetic items and store back in my TV. Works great for hooking up a trailer too.
     
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