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Another option, I painted a red stripe on floor centerline front to back. I then stick a wood pole in receiver long enough that I can see it in rear camera. Back in with eyes on camera following line. Keeps it dead center. I have a 12' wide door which seems like a good minimum.
You do have a nice sturdy garage.
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Chris,
That's a beautiful Birds Nest. Great job! It does feel good when you can get your baby out of the elements. I saw you had a lawn issue when pulling in, but pulling in should be a lot easier overall. If you are reasonably straight, once the mirrors clear the door opening you just aim for a hanging tennis ball. When backing out clearing the mirrors is pretty easy. Another benefit is you can warm the engine without exhaust filling the nest. I'm in Michigan so warming takes a while. My top exhaust shoots out of my nest since I pull in. Just my 2-cents. Maybe you can make pulling in work? Enjoy your new bird nest / man cave.
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I can stick my head out the drivers side window, don' t know what your windows are like. A bright painted line on the floor makes it easier. If you can stick your head out the window, and you hhave a reference line, you do not need you mirrors, you could fold them in.
Always good to have someone watching, that can yell " stop".
Nice garage, I want one.

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Just a thought not necessarily a good one.
You could get a $25 Wyze camera, mount it inside looking toward the door on your blind side. Then you can pull up the camera on your phone as you back in. You can look out your driver window for street side. The camera can watch curb side.
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Another option, I painted a red stripe on floor centerline front to back. I then stick a wood pole in receiver long enough that I can see it in rear camera. Back in with eyes on camera following line. Keeps it dead center. I have a 12' wide door which seems like a good minimum.
You do have a nice sturdy garage.
Thanks, it’s on my list. Was thinking of a LED bullseye on the center of the back wall and a crosshair on my rear view monitor. Still going to try to get the 12 foot door.
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Just a thought not necessarily a good one.
You could get a $25 Wyze camera, mount it inside looking toward the door on your blind side. Then you can pull up the camera on your phone as you back in. You can look out your driver window for street side. The camera can watch curb side.
That is a good idea. Thanks!
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I can stick my head out the drivers side window, don' t know what your windows are like. A bright painted line on the floor makes it easier. If you can stick your head out the window, and you hhave a reference line, you do not need you mirrors, you could fold them in.
Always good to have someone watching, that can yell " stop".
Nice garage, I want one.

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Thanks Peter. I need to pull out both side windows and rework them. Right now I can’t open either. I’ve been meaning to look at them. Think the P.O. screwed them shut. With a camera on one side and my head on the other, it might be a plan!
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i have seen a guy use a strip of LED lights nailed to the back wall vertically,lined up with the side of the coach.
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i have seen a guy use a strip of LED lights nailed to the back wall vertically,lined up with the side of the coach.
Thanks Randy. That could help. It’s just the last 8 feet or so when I need to pull my mirrors in. I’m thinking right now about what you suggested, a wireless camera that Bruce suggested (just ordered it now ) and my LED X directly center behind me with a small tape X on the monitor. I already spent a ton of money on this. I love to put in a bigger door but I got to see what it’s going to cost from the company that made the carport. I see doors on the WWW for about 1200$ plus truck shipping. If the carport company will work with me, give me a good price and drop it off on their next trip down here, I might go that way. If not, all the electronic aids I can come up will make it work. I’m going to get two strings of red LED Christmas lights, tack them on a 1/4 and have my wife help me line them up on the back wall. Make a one foot X of LEDs and Then the camera in the meantime.

Just thought about some sort of soft rubber or plastic thing that would have a buzzer or a light in it that I could mount on a 1/4 hunk of wood and bolt down on each side door frame. I know the coach isn’t slab sided, but something that could swing or move a bit. Keep me from getting close to the door frame. Hmmm.
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