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Old 10-03-2013, 11:40 PM   #21
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When I back into a site at night, I make sure my guide is dressed in a visible manner so that I can easily see their directions.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:12 PM   #22
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Fer heavens sake Dave, your signal person should surely be using some swinging fire pots for direction.

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Old 10-04-2013, 12:37 PM   #23
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Fer heavens sake Dave, your signal person should surely be using some swinging fire pots for direction.

Jim, I think your guide is swatting mosquitoes! Last time that happened with us, I backed into a tree.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:45 PM   #24
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Jim, I think your guide is swatting mosquitoes! Last time that happened with us, I backed into a tree.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #25
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You guys are wild!!! I think I'll try that instead of yelling.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:49 PM   #26
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LED backup lights and two way radios have been very usefull for us. Although our strategy provides less entertainment for others already set up in the campground.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:56 PM   #27
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I very, very seldom travel at night... like twice in 10 years. But it's interesting to see what folks do in order to get parked at night. The last single traveler I saw backing in a big ole 5th wheel, first got out and looked. Then, laid two flashlights down. One at the very back of the site passenger side and one next to the current bush. He got it in where he wanted it on the first pass.

Just food for thought.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #28
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Donna, great hint to pass on.

This is similar to what I often do, though usually during the day. I place a stick or some other marker right beside where I want a wheel to stop. No guesswork from the drivers seat that way. Never thought of a light at night, what a great idea.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:53 PM   #29
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I've used the flashlight technique.

Also, we carry a booster battery pack in the car, and the first one we had included a flood light, which worked both as a marker and a source of broad area lighting.
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I very, very seldom travel at night... like twice in 10 years. But it's interesting to see what folks do in order to get parked at night. The last single traveler I saw backing in a big ole 5th wheel, first got out and looked. Then, laid two flashlights down. One at the very back of the site passenger side and one next to the current bush. He got it in where he wanted it on the first pass.

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