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    romahome in reverse gear ...or emohamoR

    To be honest i dont find reversing in our R20 very easy it could be as i seem low in the front with a higher back and small windows. Ididnt seem to have trouble in a works trade van using mirrors only butit was a lot higher so i may be making excuses.A customer would say can you park in that space ? yes if you dont watch!!!!!!any way at Oxford the warden said i wii stand on the spot iwant you to be and i had try 3 times as stood where i could nt see him in my wing mirrors and it would not be polite to .....sort of knock him over ..not a way to make a friend either.He was very good and saw the funny side of it as i said bet your glad i havent got a caravan (grin grin!!!!)It was a grass tump i had to get level on and ok in the end...you can make a game out of anything.Does any one else find it a bit tricky in reverse or is it me.the Warden may of been saying right a bit but im a bit deaf so no help that way i suppose so perhaps i need to practice...practice.......Mark

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    Originally posted by cordyroy View Post
    To be honest i dont find reversing in our R20 very easy it could be as i seem low in the front with a higher back and small windows. Ididnt seem to have trouble in a works trade van using mirrors only butit was a lot higher so i may be making excuses.A customer would say can you park in that space ? yes if you dont watch!!!!!!any way at Oxford the warden said i wii stand on the spot iwant you to be and i had try 3 times as stood where i could nt see him in my wing mirrors and it would not be polite to .....sort of knock him over ..not a way to make a friend either.He was very good and saw the funny side of it as i said bet your glad i havent got a caravan (grin grin!!!!)It was a grass tump i had to get level on and ok in the end...you can make a game out of anything.Does any one else find it a bit tricky in reverse or is it me.the Warden may of been saying right a bit but im a bit deaf so no help that way i suppose so perhaps i need to practice...practice.......Mark
    Mark you say you have driven your works van so you mus be halfway there.

    Get a Road Cone from somewhere when the lighter nights come or at a weekend go find a quiet car park and try to perfet your reverse parking and driving.
    Sooner or later you will find a need to reverse for a distance practice now before it happens

    Alf

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      #3
      Originally posted by alf39 View Post
      Mark you say you have driven your works van so you mus be halfway there.

      Get a Road Cone from somewhere when the lighter nights come or at a weekend go find a quiet car park and try to perfet your reverse parking and driving.
      Sooner or later you will find a need to reverse for a distance practice now before it happens

      Alf
      Why not put a marker where the rear driver's side corner of the Romahome needs to stop and reverse up to that? It could be a road cone or even a bucket. Anything!
      Jim.
      Keeping people waiting is stealing a part of their lives.

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        #4
        Whew! So it is not just me! The reversing sensors are helpful when back up the drive, between the house and the communal fence. But to reverse into a parking space, which I can do without hesitation in a car? Er..... This driver needs more practice as well.
        Carpe diem! :)

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          #5
          I've just fitted reverse sensors to our Duo.. Would a 'how to' thread be helpful? (It was a PITA by the way!)


          These are not easy to reverse - even for the most skilled drivers as the rear corners are in blind spots.

          If you have time or inclination, I'd suggest a Sunday morning hour in Tescos carpark would be useful, 20-odd goes at blind reversing will get you spatially aware of the corners.
          Last edited by rubberrat; 07-02-2012, 18:50.
          Aircooled VW Camper nut!

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            #6
            yes thanks for the advice and really like the marker idea its quick and easy and would work ok .I can reverse along a kerb no trouble but onto a pitch backwards not easy so most often drive on back off ......thanks ......any one remember the old tv advert Reginald Molehusband parking in his austin 1100 i think it was......Mark

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              #7
              I have the same problem with my caravan - why do they always stand in the middle of the pitch instead of where they want the right hand corner to go?

              How about a periscope? I remember when I was young a lot of cars towing caravans had them.

              You can get a wireless reversing camera set for about £130 from Maplin - I got one, but when I got it home I realised it has to be wired in to the reversing light - and my caravan doesn't have one.

              Spaces in a car park should be easy 'cos you can see the white lines in your mirrors if you have them set right..

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                #8
                I have driven several vehicles with no rear windows our Transit camper included, the method I use is to look for a point that i can see in the drivers door mirror and concentrate on that, it helps if you can have a reccy at the space you want to reverse into as you drive up to or past it-practice makes perfect.

                derek b and Babs
                derek b and Babs

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                  #9
                  When on a campsite I always get out and have a reccy before I start to park on a pitch.

                  I remember the Reginald Molehusband adverts - it shows my age.

                  Peter

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