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Old 12-28-2020, 01:03 PM   #1031 (permalink)
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I need to spend 20 minutes backing up in a parking lot with a trailer using the rearview camera. All my life I've been looking over my shoulder, and knowing how to steer comes instinctually. Using the video camera is not instinctual for me even though the process is the same.

When the sides are off my Harbor Freight trailer, often I'm unable to see it looking over my shoulder, so I have to use the backup camera. I have a somewhat dangerous technique in the truck (no backup camera) where I sit on the window sill with a toe on the brake pedal while I hang out the window to view the trailer that hides behind the truck bed.

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Old 12-28-2020, 01:42 PM   #1032 (permalink)
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If it gets that hairy, I just use my front hitch.
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Old 12-28-2020, 02:00 PM   #1033 (permalink)
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All my life I've been looking over my shoulder, and knowing how to steer comes instinctually...
It's instinctive if you grasp the bottom of the wheel instead of the top.


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One on each rear corner. You could mount them low and store the top half until needed.
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Old 12-28-2020, 02:32 PM   #1034 (permalink)
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I keep meaning to install flags...

My parents now have a 2012 Leaf with a 72% health battery. Now to decide if we'd get enough utility installing a receiver hitch on it.
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Old 12-28-2020, 06:35 PM   #1035 (permalink)
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I can do it just fine, if I can see it. But if my wife is out there "helping", my military training kicks in and I expect her to ground guide.
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:28 PM   #1036 (permalink)
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I need to install flags on my flatbed trailer that I tow with my Avalon. A guy in a pickup ran over the rear corner of it at Home Depot and then took off.
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I need to spend 20 minutes backing up in a parking lot with a trailer using the rearview camera. All my life I've been looking over my shoulder, and knowing how to steer comes instinctually. Using the video camera is not instinctual for me even though the process is the same.

When the sides are off my Harbor Freight trailer, often I'm unable to see it looking over my shoulder, so I have to use the backup camera. I have a somewhat dangerous technique in the truck (no backup camera) where I sit on the window sill with a toe on the brake pedal while I hang out the window to view the trailer that hides behind the truck bed.
Mirrors?
In tricky places i have a bad habit of stretching out of the driver side door
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I just renewed by Fit's registration, and noticed the Vehicle Class was listed as "Pass-Trk". Ha.
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I just renewed by Fit's registration, and noticed the Vehicle Class was listed as "Pass-Trk". Ha.
Interesting. And makes it sound quite pointless that Honda would get rid of the Fiat in the American market while it being listed as a truck might help overcome the CAFE regulations.
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I heard once that it's something about having a flat cargo area. When the seats are folded, it becomes a "van".

Nobody wanted the Fit. The HR-V outsold it 5-1. It's a fat, lifted Fit, but people liked it more.

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