FIRST Day On The Range At Chattahoochee Tech!!!

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Gary A.'s Comment
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Wow...FIRST day on the range, with straight backups and offset driver's side backup...We have 2 excellent instructors, very patient and encouraging. We all had a BLAST! The director of the program told us that our class was one of the BEST he's had in a LONG time! (he was actually able to leave early and leave it to the assistants!)-I did OK on the initial straight line backups, had a bit more trouble with the offset, but was able to get 'er in there with only 2 cones knocked down...Then I went, hopped in a truck, and started straight backing again..Silly trailer kept wanting to drift to the left, no matter how much I adjusted...I think my mind kept trying to treat it like a car and I just had to stop and THINK for a second, I could get the trailer straight, but then my tractor was right at the cones on the driver's side...I was getting frustrated and just shut it down for the day..The HEAT on the range was a bit more than I expected though...I'm sure I'll get it...I was pretty tired at the end of the day, but elated that I actually drove a BIG RIG!!! Stay tuned...more to follow!!!

mountain girl's Comment
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Fun stuff, isn't it? It's just fun. Vroom-VROOM!

Keep us posted on how you do! They told us at my school, when you're backing up and looking in the mirrors and the trailer shows up in whichever mirror, steer towards the trouble. Turn your steering wheel toward that mirror.

Just keep that positive attitude! You'll get it!

-mountain girl

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lilrichie collins's Comment
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Just where the devil is chathoochee tech at???!

lol lmao lol

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