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Send me driving vibes for tomorrow

post #1 of 11
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Tomorrow will be the first time I drive the truck and use the trailer by myself.
I had another "driving lesson" tonite for abt an hour-driving with it isn't any big deal but backing it up is!!! So I went into my neighbor's yard and backed up and turned around (she is retired from farming so lots of room to manuver)
Then a 5-6 miles jaunt and then backed up several different ways in our driveway. YIKES!!! I surely needed that beer!. Anyhow Neil said I did I good job-just have to do subtle steering while backing up.
So tomorrow I first have to get gas-two local stations I can get in and out-pick up and plant 5 shrubs-will have to leave truck on side of road-driveway of client way to narrow and hard to see backing out without a trailer and then about a 30-35 each way trip to get several yards of mulch-then back to same client-this time I will have to drive in yard (and then the backing!!). I'm going to put several beers in tomorrow morning as I may need them by the afternoon. This is the same client I worked at today when the place I got topsoil from kinda overloaded my truck this morning and I was really afraid I was going to blow a tire-the back end of the truck I swear was only a foot from the ground. If I could survive that today-this should go well too!!
post #2 of 11
I had my first truck pulling a trailer experience a couple of years ago. I never did learn to back up. Always went somewhere I could pull straight out of!! Good luck!
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
Tomorrow will be the first time I drive the truck and use the trailer by myself.
I had another "driving lesson" tonite for abt an hour-driving with it isn't any big deal but backing it up is!!! So I went into my neighbor's yard and backed up and turned around (she is retired from farming so lots of room to manuver)
Then a 5-6 miles jaunt and then backed up several different ways in our driveway. YIKES!!! I surely needed that beer!. Anyhow Neil said I did I good job-just have to do subtle steering while backing up.
So tomorrow I first have to get gas-two local stations I can get in and out-pick up and plant 5 shrubs-will have to leave truck on side of road-driveway of client way to narrow and hard to see backing out without a trailer and then about a 30-35 each way trip to get several yards of mulch-then back to same client-this time I will have to drive in yard (and then the backing!!). I'm going to put several beers in tomorrow morning as I may need them by the afternoon. This is the same client I worked at today when the place I got topsoil from kinda overloaded my truck this morning and I was really afraid I was going to blow a tire-the back end of the truck I swear was only a foot from the ground. If I could survive that today-this should go well too!!

I guess fridge is a cuss word You must have left out the "d"

Sending many good luck with the trailer vibes{{{{}}}}
post #4 of 11
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The beer will be placed in the large "ice box" in the kitchen!!
post #5 of 11
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The beer will be placed in the large "ice box" in the kitchen!!
Good cover!

Lots of driving vibes for tomorrow.... I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
post #6 of 11
OMG GAIL!!

THAR SHE BLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But good luck, sweetie.
post #7 of 11
Good luck - better you then me!! I hate backing up on the best of days, let alone with a truck and trailer.
post #8 of 11
Good luck Gail...Be Safe
post #9 of 11
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Good luck Gail...Be Safe
...)))) ((((( don´t get nervous on volant! have a nice and safe trip...
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Got gas, drove around to pick up shrub, then to clients then "up north" for 6 yards of bark mulch-but surprise I couldn't set the electric brake control for the trailer. It worked last night though. So I took it slow and gave myself plenty of room to come to a stop a the stop signs. I even backed the darn thing up just right for unloading!!!
So I drove home and instead of backing I thought I would drive around the circle part of the driveway-oops drove over some perennials-at least I did it so I can't blame anyone.
Now just to figure our the brake thing-hopefully only a loose wire or something easy as I have to use it again tomorrow night and Thursday morning!!
Forgot to chill beers so they are in the freezer right now!!
post #11 of 11
Glad you survived even if your perennials didn't!
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