Probably The Best Way To Improve Backing Skills :-)

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Andrey's Comment
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It is only my second week of city driving in small New Hampshire towns, but my backing skills have really improved! Today I put my trailer (well, it was not a real trailer, just a 48') into a hole which I would never think of as a possibility a month ago :-) It is not in the picture, but there were cars in front, a dumpster on the left and steel posts on the right about 6-8 inches from the tandems.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Pete B.'s Comment
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Congrats Andrey, sounds like you’re doing great! In some ways a shorter trailer is more difficult to back; it will react quicker/Is more responsive to movements of the steering wheel. Keep up the good work!

Andrey's Comment
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It is not in the picture, but there were cars in front, a dumpster on the left and steel posts on the right about 6-8 inches from the tandems.

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Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

G-Town's Comment
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I’m in complete agreement here. Nothing beats real-world repetitions.

Good luck Audrey!

Andrey's Comment
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Audrey

Andrey, not Audrey, it's Russian for Andrew :-)

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Audrey

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Andrey, not Audrey, it's Russian for Andrew :-)

Congrats from meeeeee also! Many of us sure do have ... > STUPID spell correcting things.

Sure would be great if Daniel B. would stop in with a bit o'Russian, too!

Anyway.. 'just annie' .. says, YOU ROCK! Tomboys (and real boys!) used to call me Andrew .. and then DREW! in 7th grade.. i dunno how and or why, haha!!

~ Annie ~

Wojciech G.'s Comment
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Couldn't agree more. City driving is the best way to test your skills to the limit and improve them. I never imagined how insane some of the delivery spots are. Although I'm on a long break from driving gonna need some driving school juuust to be sure I'm still ok to get back.

G-Town's Comment
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Audrey

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Andrey, not Audrey, it's Russian for Andrew :-)

Sorry for the typo.

Andrey's Comment
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Sorry for the typo.

Not a problem, I know that my spelling is both wierd and misleading. I cannot go with Andrew though, because it sounds too far from Russian (Андрей)...

Bird-One's Comment
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How’s it going out there Andrey?

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