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Old 08-01-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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Backing Down

Ever had to back your trailer down a steep hill? If so, how did that work out for you? I seem to have gotten myself (and trailer) into a situation where the only choice is to back the trailer down a hill.

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Old 08-01-2014, 09:41 PM   #2
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Backing Down

Yes. Camp ground in North Carolina. They do not tell you about it and photos of camp ground are deceiving. All worked out ok no problem backing down and also had to turn across a bridge. Don't plan to ever return there was a nice little private camp ground they just were not up front with the park setup and i did not think to ask but learned from that trip. Just go real slow so you won't have to make much correction when turning it will all work out ok.

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Old 08-02-2014, 01:51 AM   #3
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It's really no different than backing on flat ground or uphill, in fact it's easier to me. I just put the trans in neutral and just use the brakes to control my speed. No biggie.

It's disconcerting if you have to back it into a hole, but that's not bad if you get out and look the path over before you transition it.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:51 AM   #4
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Just be careful when trailer levels and truck still at angle if you are in 5 er...if level part of site short, like some corp parks in may not get your 5 er level if you don t crunch when backing down with one vehicle at steep angle and one level...we don t even attempt those our little 5 er good luck.....

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Old 08-02-2014, 06:24 AM   #6
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If the Jeep is 4X4 or AWD just put it in 4 low and let it idle or just a touch above(enough to get it moving) and remember to G.O.A.L.(get out and look)
If you have even the slightest doubt about where and how you are situated with where you want to be.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:28 AM   #7
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you beat me to it Ford Idaho. 4x4 low will keep a vehicle moving at a snails pace in reverse for sure

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