Backing

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Donna M.'s Comment
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We arrived in California a day early so we been in Barstow all day. I spent the entire afternoon backing from one parking space to another at the pilot. At the end of the day came over to flying j and parked in about the last spot. I actually can do this. Is it pretty ( no) it might take me 15 minutes but, it’s straight. I feel 100% better.

Splitter's Comment
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We arrived in California a day early so we been in Barstow all day. I spent the entire afternoon backing from one parking space to another at the pilot. At the end of the day came over to flying j and parked in about the last spot. I actually can do this. Is it pretty ( no) it might take me 15 minutes but, it’s straight. I feel 100% better.

Great news! When are you upgrading? (Beating Old School to the punch)

Susan D. 's Comment
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Just remember, there are no brownie points given for backing up faster. Every day you get docked, parked, etc without hitting anything, it's a GOOD day. Also even an experienced driver will have an occasional "off" day and look like a complete noob.

Just take your time, get out and look, and know you CAN do this and the more you back up, the better you'll get at it. It's common to take 6 months or more to actually begin to get comfortable backing.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Just like any aircraft landing you walk away from is a good one, any backup without hitting something is a good one. :)

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Doesn't matter how many pull ups or resets you take as long as you get it in the hole!

Just like any aircraft landing you walk away from is a good one, any backup without hitting something is a good one. :)

Jamie's Comment
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I consider any backing without hitting anything especially another truck or trailer is a good back. I've only hit one thing while backing and that was my first week solo, I hit a rock piller backing up at a loves in NJ.

I've had to reset a few times as my setup was pretty bad or I messed up while backing and I felt it was impossible to fix without setting up again. But I pull up as many times as I need too and I do not let anyone rush me like I did that one time I hit a rock piller.

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