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Old 08-10-2015, 01:48 PM   #31
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I was going to say exactly what Toad on the Road and Pod2vibe said:

1) Hands on the bottom of the steering wheel and the trailer will go in the direction your hands move.
2) Practice, practice, practice in a large parking lot, the striping will act as parking guides. If there is no striping purchase a few orange traffic cones to aim at. You should have a couple of those with you for emergencies anyway.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:03 PM   #32
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Practice in a parking lot use cones to simulate the camp site your trying to get into also only give your self the same amount of room as most parks give to back in. Its all practice, Practice, Practice.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:06 PM   #33
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if your trailer's dry weight is below 5000LBS then you can use this "Trailer Valet" tool for backing it up. I have not used it in the CG but I have used it to backup my trailer (Flagstaff T12RBST) in the garage.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:16 PM   #34
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Best video that I have found is from a pro at C. R. England Trucking. It is for a semi, but the principles are the same. I have a 30 foot trailer that I had trouble backing in until I watched this.
Then like others have said, it takes lots of practice. Lots!
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:24 PM   #35
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Any farmer that can back a wagon load of grain up to an elevator with a tractor would consider any backing of any RV a piece of cake.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:17 PM   #36
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We invented some new words and our volume rose as we became more frustrated. I'd turn too much and then start over. My advise is two walkie talkies and practice. We just came back from our first three week trip and the best think I did was to have DW back it up into the camp spot and drive while we hitched and unhitched.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:40 PM   #37
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:42 PM   #38
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I think my biggest problem is knowing how to position the trailer in relation to the site.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:51 PM   #39
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I think my biggest problem is knowing how to position the trailer in relation to the site.
Take a look at the video I posted above. The teacher in this video talks a lot about the set up. I tried it exactly the way he teaches it and I will never go back to anything else. I hope it helps. I did go out and back it up a couple of times both drivers side and passenger side and put it exactly where I wanted it. The other day I backed up the entire length of our road just for fun and had no trouble. I just followed the clues and keys he states in the video.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:24 PM   #40
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1. Find a friend (or friend of a friend) who is a professional truck driver.
2. Set up the cones in a parking lot
3. Practice doing what he says until you get it.
4. Take the truck driver out for pizza and beer.

Done.
And after the pizza and beer......TRY AGAIN. LOL
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