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Old 10-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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flat tow

Ok just curious how far have u been able to back up in a tight spot
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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I would not even attempt to back up.
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I would not even attempt to back up.
Same here.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #4
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If you do that you will, I repeat, YOU WILL, snap your tow-bar, Just dont do it.

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O you can a little
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The is a thread here somewhere about backing up and flat towing. All but a few gave a resounding don't do it if I recall correctly. I tried it once. Only needed a few feet. Bumper of the Jeep was up against the rear corner of the Motorhome lickity split. First and last time I tried it,,,
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The is a thread here somewhere about backing up and flat towing. All but a few gave a resounding don't do it if I recall correctly. I tried it once. Only needed a few feet. Bumper of the Jeep was up against the rear corner of the Motorhome lickity split. First and last time I tried it,,,
Lol too funny I know it was not then though
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Greg,

Yeah you can just a little, I have seen it done, as I am sure you have as well, but why take the risk ? unless of course its a very dire situation in which you have to do it.

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I'm not talking 20 ft 4-5 ft I have no problem
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When we had a motorhome and towed 4 down, I managed to back up a few feet straight (like 3 or 4) a couple of times, but never more. I have seen tow bars that were bent from trying to back up.

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I had heard dont do it! Tried it the other day cause I'm hard headed. Had the wife back up MH with Tracker hooked up ready to tow all Roadmaster hardware. Was careful to ensure Tracker wheels were straight and wife was creeping - uneventful for 6'. It seems to me if someone watches or controls toads steering wheel, you should be able to move it anywhere you needed slowly. Would not recommend unattended backing!
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Lol too funny I know it was not then though
Yeah. It was one of those things you know you should not try - but do anyway. And then wonder why you did not listen to yourself. :-)
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I had heard dont do it! Tried it the other day cause I'm hard headed. Had the wife back up MH!

I knew there was another reason I would not do this "the wife" does not drive the MH!
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4-5' no problem, the problem occurs when the toads steering wheel turns one direction or the other when getting shoved backwards, that is when you must stop! 4-5' can get one out of a turn gone wrong sometimes, I have backed up 3-5' before with no problems(wife watching) and wasn't due to a turn gone wrong, just needed to back up a bit in a campground.
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