Saturday, June 10, 2017

Day 36


We got an early start this morning since there was a high wind warning for both Barstow and Las Vegas. We had a nice tailwind all the way here and it did pick up as we got near Las Vegas. It did get pretty hot but the truck had no problem with the long grades. We even passed up numerous other slow vehicles on the uphill sections. 

We are staying at the Duck Creek RV Park for the next couple of days and it's has a nice pool w/jacuzzi but the sites are close together. They honored my Passport America membership (50% discount!) for the first night and the Good Sam's discount (10%) for the second night. They have a large selection of movies on DVD for checkout at no charge. Bridget checked out Cats. The dogs are pretending that it didn't happen. 

 
This was the first time I had to back into a site and you really need quite a bit of room in front of the site. It is easier than a regular bumper pull trailer but I need a spotter to watch where the back corners are. I think some 2-way radios would be a good idea. Possibly more reliable than hand signals. 

11 comments:

  1. Backing up this huge trailer is an art, and often needs a guide do do it right. But 2-way radios? Is this a metaphor? What happened to mobile phones?

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    1. Still a lot of places where there isn't any cell signal.

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    2. I am obviously so spoiled by full coverage in my neck of the woods ;-)

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    3. I too was thinking the phones would act as a two way radio. Didn't even think about cell coverage.

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  2. We use two-way radios, they live in the truck one in each front door. It helped to agreed on a vocabulary and definitions...
    Rule: I do not move unless I can see her in a mirror. If she is out of sight in the mirror I must hear her on the radio to continue. But its better if she stays in visible contact at all times.

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    1. It makes me wonder about vocabulary. "About" = 2', "Stop" = -1'...

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  3. Red Rock Canyon!! Two way radios. Those make life easier. Especially when backing up at night.

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    1. We haven't had the "at night" challenge yet. We tried the cell phone and it kept dropping out...

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  4. We had high winds pretty much our entire two month trip out west. Also we use walkie talkies to negotiate RV parks and they work Great! Rechargeable and priceless in avoiding trouble :-)

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    1. Do you have a rear view camera and do you disconnect the trailer first. I'm been thinking that some walkie talkies may be our near future...

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  5. We do have a rearview camera, but you really can't depend on it for backing into a site. Your partner, with a walkie, is the way to go. If we have a back in site, we disconnect the trailer and move it with a trailer dolly. It is fiberglass, so very light and easy to move unless it's in deep gravel. But the walkies are the bomb. We got them at Best Buy, but sporting goods stores have them too. About $45 but well worth it.

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