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Reverse logic

Postby Activity_Dept » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:27 pm

Himm this isn't as easy as it looks.
Reverse this caravan into the parking space.

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/games/reverse.asp

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Postby Troyk » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:34 am

Yep just the same as I do it in real life. :)
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Postby amanda » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:42 am

Yes, art imitating life! I have to confess to being very poor at reversing a trailer, and for some reason the smaller the trailer the worse the problem.
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Postby Komodo » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:00 am

Amanda dont feel bad thats typical. lighter and smaller trailers are harder to reverce. Many smaller trailers over come this by having longer draw bars which helps revercing.

boat trailers are generally extreemly easy to reverce because the wheels are so far back and most of the load is so far back and behind the wheels.
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Postby Komodo » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:07 am

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Postby Barby-Q » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:33 pm

the screen is not big enough.
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Postby jollyroger » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:20 pm

I did it 4 minutes and 37 seconds. I have a mate that can't do it in real life let alone on a puter...

Just in case you don't believe me 00:04:37:10 that from the game counter.

That was a hoot. It's really hard..
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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:18 am

amanda wrote:Yes, art imitating life! I have to confess to being very poor at reversing a trailer, and for some reason the smaller the trailer the worse the problem.


I had to learn real quick when on the side of a mountain on loose gravel and the only way out was in reverse back down the mountain.

I was by myself and had no one to guide other than my faithful fur baby.

It was the best thing for me and whilst I was extremely nervous it has given me the confidence to have a go at reversing into almost any site.

Previously I would only ever choose a site that I could drive into.
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Postby Activity_Dept » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:20 am

OK so how did you go on the game then? Should we have a comp, boys against the girls or is that to cliché?

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Re: reverse logic

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:45 am

Activity_Dept wrote:OK so how did you go on the game then? Should we have a comp, boys against the girls or is that to cliché?

Jollyrogers on my side though.


I didn't try the game, sorry.
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Postby Komodo » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:40 pm

not my best but

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Postby jollyroger » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:11 pm

komodo...


Ouch!

I am in awe :shock:

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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:41 pm

Komodo wrote:not my best but



I want lessons from you Komodo
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Postby Komodo » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:08 pm

I've learnt a fair bit over the years - I started reversing trailers when i was about 8 or 9 with the ride on mower and the "farm trike".

Since then I've had to learn to reverse fairly well as the driveway at inverloch leaves less than 1ft either side of the boat to reverse 20odd meters from the road down to the back of the block and unlike dad I dont like unhooking it and pushing it.

Also I've spent countless hours watching the boys from thommos transport reverse semi's and extendables upto 19m long into our workshop with precision like you wouldnt believe - and you can always tell the good drivers from the bad.

Though I have to admit holding the steering wheel at the bottom rather than the top helps (sometimes) and I'm not always great - especially if I havent tow'd for a while and im a bit rusty - sometimes it leaves a lot to be desired. But I guess like gypsy I learnt from going down a track that wasnt wide enough to pass on and having 3 vehicles with trailers coming from the other direction - I had to reverse about 1.5ks up a bush track with a really light weight 6x4 box trailer with a short draw bar - that was HARD and taught me a lot.
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