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Old 05-25-2015, 05:35 PM   #11
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Forgot to ad, when backing, CRANK the wheel all the way till you get used to doing it.
The longer the trailer the slower they start to turn when backing.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:26 PM   #12
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Lots of good advice here... and the walkie-talkie suggestion is a great one... especially when it's dark! The only issue we had with that though was which way was left or right ��

Don't sweat it. Take your time and take it slow. You'll look like a pro in no time!
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:49 PM   #13
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I know this going to sound like I'm a smart ass but if you come to a corner in a city and you have a tight right hand turn take 3 left hand turns instead. A little extra driving but sometimes safer. When you pick it up go to a very large parking lot and get a feel for it. Some dealers Will be more than happy to take you out and show you the ropes if you ask.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:33 PM   #14
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best to become best friends with your mirrors! When pulling they will not steer you wrong.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:56 PM   #15
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Lots of good advice here... and the walkie-talkie suggestion is a great one
We didn't bother buying walkie-talkies. We just use our cell phones.
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:07 PM   #16
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Using the convex mirror on the blind side is a very good way. Even thoí Iím used to towing my 35í, I still use it.
When backing a trailer, as previously said, keep your hand on the bottom of the steering wheel and steer the direction you want the trailer to go. Steer the wheels of your trailer, not the rear end. The trailer wheels will tell the rear end where to go. You just need to make sure the rear wonít hit anything.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:09 PM   #17
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Have some wood handy at the culvert. You might want to watch your back end of the trailer scratching the driveway. Placing wood under the tires will give you some breathing room.
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