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Old 03-11-2015, 05:58 AM   #1
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Parking video

As a newbie I was wondering if there are any good videos on backing up etc with a TT I have seen a few YouTube videos but they mostly are staged in a parking lot whereas something showing real life parking would be great.

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Old 03-11-2015, 08:51 AM   #2
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You can watch all the videos you want, but your best way to learn how to back up your trailer is to go to a large parking lot and practice, practice, practice. I know what that sounds like, but trust me I am only trying to help. Take along some cones or markers of some sort and lay out what you want be it 45* backing, 60*, 90*. Then see what and how you need to do it. Don't expect to become an expert on the first day of practicing. After pulling trailers off and on for the last 40 years I am still practicing.....

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Old 03-11-2015, 09:45 AM   #3
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Yeah, you just have to go do it in a safe environment. Also, get out and look at how steep you can cut it before you jack-knife.
There will ALWAYS be people watching you park at every campsite. No avoiding that. Sometimes it goes great and you look like a pro, and sometimes it takes 5 tries with lots of shouting at the wife.

The biggest thing to remember is which way to turn and to watch the top of the trailer around trees. Also, no video is going to teach you how YOUR rig will respond to a given input.
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