Any Advice On Backing In To Tight Spots

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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And remember. Every back that results in getting it in without hitting anything is a successful back. Nothing else matters.

No matter how long you have been doing this, there will be a time when you suddenly just can’t seem to get the trailer to do what you want, for no apparent reason. Lol

I like to get my trailer positioned in front of the hole as far out as possible, so that I can back it straight in once it is between trailers.

If there is plenty of room in front ( enough to make a u turn), my preferred method is to approach with the space on my passenger side, when my passenger door is beside the trailer on the right of the spot I want, crank the wheel hard left and watch the driver side until my cab is at a 90 to the trailer.

Then watch out the driver window until I see the trailer to the left of my spot coming into view. At that point turn hard right until the rear of your trailer is in front of the hole. Stop. Turn the wheel left while stopped and you will be set up for a nice easy back in. If needed you can make a u turn and start over.

Practice this a few times to get the exact spot to start your turn.

You can do the same by approaching from the drivers side but you can’t see the spot as easy.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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When using the above method, be careful. If you go over a 90 to your trailer the end of the trailer will actually move backward.

PackRat's Comment
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Practice, practice, then more of it. It's going to take more than a few weeks to get it. I guarantee there are other drivers that are worse than you, too. How do I know? You haven't backed into another guy.

Just take your time and practice every chance you get. GOAL A LOT! Watch other drivers anytime you can. What was their setup? What did they do right or wrong? After you finish a backing problem, think about what you did, then fine-tune that for the next time.

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