Safe Driver ?

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  1. Larrynwin

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    Go on, admit it , does your partner or wife run around your motorhome , waving her arms when manoeuvering on site. Can you manage without her help :RollEyes:
     
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    Yes sometimes ,reversing in a tight parking space at a supermarket carpark, I hope I have now got it sussed, as I fitted reversing sensers yesterday:BigGrin:..........Del
     
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    Yes she does and I let her, makes her feel that she is contributing..Bless:imoutahere:
     
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  4. Larrynwin

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    If she reads this you might get a slap :BigGrin:
     
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    Mrs Colpot usually goes to the rear (inside) and opens the window to check how close I am to the wall/hedge etc. (Normally when parking at home.)
    On site I normally park it myself (unless there is something that she thinks I might damage the motorhome on)
    She also acts as a warning if I am driving on the road too close to the hedges. There are a range of responses - from "please move out" to "Oh my God! (My normal response is "please look in the mirror and see how far out I am)
     
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    yeah... and a sure fire way to have a rear end shunt is to heed her :Doh:

    not joking.... first time out in the RV she is guiding onto a pitch on the Club site at Bognor.. waving, and jesturing .. back a bit, back a bit .... then BANG :Eeek:

    Bike rack hit a tree.. bikes ok, but rack pushed into engine grill ... only slight damage..

    I asked what the f*ck were you thinking ... her reply.. I didn't see the tree I was watching the back of the RV :RollEyes:
     
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  7. Larrynwin

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: nice one Jim
     
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    Should have gone to Specsavers :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I can laugh now.. :Laughing:

    and it wasn't a puny little sapling .. a big old oak tree .. it didn't take prisoners.... then she had the gall to say.. did YOU not see it in the mirrors... Typical woman.. never her fault .. :Laughing:

    dunno how we have lasted 25 years ..must be love :Cool:
     
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    My wife always parks our motorhome. She is much better at it than me:Blush:

    I can park cars great but my use of mirrors and a reversing camera is a bit dodgy.
     
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    Boo hoo !!!

    Billy no mates has to do it on his own !! Got a camera at the rear though, and it doesn't answer back !!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    that's all very well and good... but who do you blame when the $hit hits the fan :Laughing:
     
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    Mirrors are usually there for women to do there hair in :Rofl1:
     
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    Yes ...... And same thing happens every time . I gets it into posistion to reverse and then we sit and look at each other , "do you want me to watch you back out of the rear window" , "yes dear it would be a help" I say's ........ Every blummin time .

    Suppose it's better than when she decides to jump out and do it and stands where even the Hubble Telescope wouldn't see her . :Doh:
     
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    NO....
    Mine sits there in the passenger seat and doesn't move a muscle..!!

    You cant blame her she know how good I am and can park it on a penny !!!:thumb:

    Now give me our little Peugeot 107 and i'm all over the shop...
    I need a bit of length to get it in straight..:Rofl1:
     
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    I guess she is playing safe ... you must have 'form' :Laughing:
     
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    Most of the time I use the mirrors and camera, after years driving trucks I don't find it hard to park.

    However sometimes if its a bit tight or close to a low tree branch Jan will watch me back.

    She always manages to stand in a blind spot so I've no idea where she is:Doh:
    Then she waves both arms at the same time in a windmill motion still have'nt worked out if thats left or right:Doh:
    Finally if she wants me to stop she puts both hands against the back of the van:Doh:
    Now I know Forest girls are tough but even she can't stop a 5 tonne van in its tracks:BigGrin:

    Must be bloody hilarious for anyone watching:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    C'mon Jim be fair to her .....................it was probably one of those trees that jump out at you, as seen on so many insurance claims.:Doh:
     
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    Similar to Forestboy, mine usually gets out and stands where I can't see her then uses exaggerated gestures to get me back into place. I've tried teaching her the men's way with a still arm and gentle backing motions with the four fingers but it hasn't sunk in yet. :Sad:

    When I'm back far enough it's frantic forward waving (to her) with the arm but if I don't see her begin that manoeuvre I can't tell if she's waving back or forward. Usually, with the excellent mirrors and the camera, I've got where I want to be anyway! :Smile:
     
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  20. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Nope , i sit in the passenger seat , turning it round once its stopped. Then i get up and put the kettle one.
    Love doing it . Especially when the caravaners are watching :Rofl1:

    ( we send one of the kids to look out of the bathroom window if needed , but Ralphs a dab hand at parking up now , so they are rarely needed to do so.)
     
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