Took Me An Hour Today To Get Backed In Today.

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Moe's Comment
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Not all of it was an hour but I would say a good 20 minutes of it was. It was a t a retail home depot store. The other part was spent dealing with the various quirks of the store.

After 3months, should it take me 20 minutes to safely back in? Am I being too slow or dumb? I guess I'm just doubting myself a bit today.

On the plus side I replaced grommets in my glad hands and now have reefer pretrip nailed down...but backingbhas me feeling a bit...... tarded today.....

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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Some days or locations may take longer for many reasons. Yours could just be inexperience.

You didn't get hung up on the curb, crunch a car, or run over any pedestrians did you? If not, it could have been worse.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Ha ha, lol PackRat... any day you didn't hit something is a veerrryyy good day. :)

You'll get better as time goes on.

I was thinking about starting a thread on backing, maybe I should. It keeps coming up.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Ha ha, lol PackRat... any day you didn't hit something is a veerrryyy good day. :)

You'll get better as time goes on.

I was thinking about starting a thread on backing, maybe I should. It keeps coming up.

PLEASE DO!!

Erroll V. had one rolling with a (tm) logo around it, for quite awhile; it's not been added to for .. a LONG while. Would ya? Could ya?

I'm just a sponge around here.. as you know.. (Nope, I'm not Bob, haha! No square pants...atm...)

Just... a great idea, IMHO!

~ Anne ~

Greg H.'s Comment
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LoL, ok.... I had a good idea for what I was going to write. lol, I was awake for 40 hours for the past couple of days busy with other stuff, but I'll get around to it. :)

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Ha ha, lol PackRat... any day you didn't hit something is a veerrryyy good day. :)

You'll get better as time goes on.

I was thinking about starting a thread on backing, maybe I should. It keeps coming up.

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PLEASE DO!!

Erroll V. had one rolling with a (tm) logo around it, for quite awhile; it's not been added to for .. a LONG while. Would ya? Could ya?

I'm just a sponge around here.. as you know.. (Nope, I'm not Bob, haha! No square pants...atm...)

Just... a great idea, IMHO!

~ Anne ~

Rubber Duck's Comment
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All that matters is you don’t hit anything. Everyone with no experience with combination struggles with backing for a very long time. Looking like a newb is part or trucking. Don’t even worry about it. Just keep being safe until the day comes you got this!

Not all of it was an hour but I would say a good 20 minutes of it was. It was a t a retail home depot store. The other part was spent dealing with the various quirks of the store.

After 3months, should it take me 20 minutes to safely back in? Am I being too slow or dumb? I guess I'm just doubting myself a bit today.

On the plus side I replaced grommets in my glad hands and now have reefer pretrip nailed down...but backingbhas me feeling a bit...... tarded today.....

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Auggie69's Comment
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Not all of it was an hour but I would say a good 20 minutes of it was. It was a t a retail home depot store. The other part was spent dealing with the various quirks of the store.

After 3months, should it take me 20 minutes to safely back in? Am I being too slow or dumb? I guess I'm just doubting myself a bit today.

On the plus side I replaced grommets in my glad hands and now have reefer pretrip nailed down...but backingbhas me feeling a bit...... tarded today.....

I watched a guy at a local DC take over 30mins to back in. And he had PLENTY of room. He was so bad I dropped my trailer and moved my tractor across the yard as he was trying to back in next to me.

He finally did it, to fist bumps from the drivers he almost hit, but what struck me most is that he kept his cool. He didn't let the frustration get to him. He may actually work out in this business if he can keep that cool

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Old School's Comment
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what struck me most is that he kept his cool. He didn't let the frustration get to him. He may actually work out in this business if he can keep that cool

Excellent observation Auggie69!

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