Originally Posted by Rick&Cheryl
First and foremost, dont be in a hurry,,whether its on the road, hooking up or unhooking
Know you stopping distance at various speeds
Maintain a good safe distance between you and a vehicle in front of you
Been a while since I pulled any kind of trailer however the above is very very very very good advice.. I fully second it.
One thing I recommend is the local shopping mall at least 3 hours before start of the business day (Well, at least 2)
Take a set of "Dunce caps" or other easily run over things (Jack pads will do, empty or gallon milk jugs with a quart of water in 'em, things that 1: won't damage your equipemnt and 2: you won't mind if they get run over) and set up a psuedo campsite, practice backing into it, over and over, in a space where there is nothign to hit save the stuff you put down and the brakes.
Practice, as they say, makes,, well if not perfect, closer to it.
Myself.... That's more or less how I leaarned to back a trailer, Dozens and dozens and dozens of backing a farm trailer into a tight space over and over and over again till I got rather good at it. Hazard of being a genuine cowboy (or if you like growing up on a dairy farm). Oh, there is an advantage to being a Dairy Farm boy too.. When I listen to politicians speak.... Well... I've shoveled a few tons of that stuff too.