Originally Posted by chiefneon
You need to go to a large empty parking lot and learn how the 5er tracks when making turns. This should help you gain some confidence towing.
When I moved up to a Class A (from a 13 foot Scamp) the length did not bother me at all... I've pulled assorted trailers in the past and am used to calculating turn radius and such.. the WIDTH however, was an entierly different horse. As was pulling in for gas (IF you have a DP that's not an issue)
I second the recommendation for a large (Shopping mall) parking lot after hours when there is nothing to hit but the brakes.
If you can get 'em take some dunce caps with you (Traffic cones)
Drive on the circle road, figure out where "Center of lane" is and put a sticker (avery inventory control dot, or any other peal and stick dot (Publisher Clearing house green dot?)) on the windshield in the proper spot. to cover the center line .
Practice backing into parking spots (without taking out a dunce cap)
and overall get comfortable in the driver's seat.
That is the best advice I can give.
It is hard to type just now.. Watching "Get Smart". and when your eyes tear up from lauging your .. er,, anatomy,, off it's hard to type.