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Now to go out and practice backing up.

I don't know where you go to do that in a 5er. When I got the RV we saved up a weeks worth of empty cat food cans, soda tins, etc. and then set out to the big mall parking lot at 8:00 on a Sunday morning. (The mall didn't open til noon.)

"Built some roads" by setting them out in various configurations (tight turn, backing into a space, etc.) and with Mrs. Goofy on the ground and me behind the wheel, both with a walkie talkie (pre cell phones) drove around and around and got used to it. Mall security never showed up, which was nice, and we cleaned up and left.

One thing I learned was that the rig was so wide, and the GEO Tracker toad so narrow, that no matter how tight the turn, if I managed to make the turn in the rig, the Tracker would follow along, and there was no way I could damage the car because its turning radius was inside that of the RV.

Got lots of practice backing into parking spaces, I'll say. Crushed a few cans too, as I recall. The biggest learning curve was on backing into a tight space, but eventually even that became pretty easy.
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