Originally Posted by Cowracer
My wife knows to leave me alone when backing.
I can put my camper anywhere in reverse that I can fit it going forward. I need no help or spotter.
As with all things... practice, practice, practice. I heartily recommend finding a big, empty parking lot and spend a couple quality hours practicing backing your rig. Try to get it going straight. See how it responds to steering inputs. Drag a couple cones or soft trash cans with you and make a 'spot'. Try to back into it from various angles and offsets.
Backing a trailer up is not a big deal once you know how yours backs up. Too many people freak themselves out in their heads about how hard it is before they even get a chance to try to get decently good at it.
I agree Tim....practice makes perfect. And although I'm with you on capabilities (you have to be on a farm), sometimes it's nice to have those other set of eyes. We do a lot of late arrivals and when doing so in a place I've never been, having someone to spot is very helpful. I've also been in places that are like bee hives (Pirateland comes to mind) and people park alongside a 1 lane road giving very little room to swing the TV out (BIG pet peeve of mine). So again, a spotter sure comes in handy to avoid an insurance claim and some ugly words.