Learnt a new tip last week?

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  1. aandj

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    Hi
    We picked up on a new tip last week.
    When returning to the driveaway awning, how to get perfectly lined up?
    When its first pitched up and attached, place a line of string or spare guiderope on the ground and peg it against the tyres, centre to centre...
    So when you return, just lean out of the drivers window and line up again, both distance and position.
    Simples! 20140915_101733.jpg
     
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    Don't forget next time, your door is on the other side ::bigsmile:

    or is the string back to front?
     
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    When we see folk doing things like this we move them then sit and watch them look confused :)
     
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    Why? You cant see the line if its on the other side??
    Havent managed to be able to reverse and look out of the left hand side door while reversing yet?
    I knew this was going to hard work?
    (n)
     
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    Ha Ha, nice one!
     
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    P
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    Does it matter what colour the string is :)
     
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    How do you see your string when it's under the awning?
     
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    I'm saving up hard to afford all the kit :(

    I've enuff for the string now, so it's a start PLUS if I put the string down and drive off, people will think I'm posh and own one, but haven't put it up yet-winner :)
     
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    Evening Dawn

    This was a post for us MEN only, it involves reversing :D
     
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    Colour not important. But you need the straight string. Not the curly stuff.
     
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    Cant find any string and tent pegs.......will washing line and two teaspoons do the same thing ?
     
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    Don't be silly. Washing line will be 6' in the air :Eeek:
     
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    And covered in pants and socks :Eeek:
     
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    But you won't be short of pegs :)
     
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    You lot are awfully silly. I feel right at home!:ROFLMAO:
     
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    :ROFLMAO:I guess i asked for every reply up there?
    And not going to even attempt to answer them?
     
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    Damn, never thought of that.
     
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    Serious question: how long is the piece of string?
     
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