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#10638 - 02/21/13 09:28 PM Re: Tips for Backing Up a Trailer - Inspired By RBfromHPA [Re: CampingPA Ranger]
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Well, I guess I better put my two cents in, only because hubby gets so frustrated when backing, especially in the dark when you cannot see anything in those mirrors, and to boot , we dont have expandable mirrors or even extensions. I know this sounds crazy but what helped hubby was a trick an old friend taught me when I used to pull a horse trailer...always keep your hand on the bottom of the steering wheel. Now dont ask me what the difference is, I just know it works for me...and that is how I taught hubby. He also read tips here about pulling well enough past the site to get started, another great tip. Then there are those times when for some reason nothing works, hubby turns to me , the back seat driver and asks " Do you want to back this thing" ( slightly more than irritated LOL), and I always say , "NO WAY"...that usually also does the trick and he gets in just fine. rofl
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#10639 - 02/21/13 09:49 PM Re: Tips for Backing Up a Trailer - Inspired By RBfromHPA [Re: CampingPA Ranger]
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When your hand is on the bottom of the wheel, if you move your hand to the left, that is where the trailer goes. When using this trick, backing a trailer is pretty easy.
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