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Old 06-10-2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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Backing up and narrow angle

Hi. Wanted to pick your brains in terms of backing up in narrow angles. Basically, is it possible to hit camper with truckís bumper when found in 90 degree angle while hooked up? Any feedback, pictures and or instructions as to how to troubleshoot for it is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:50 AM   #2
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I think you could hit the trailer with the truck. Anyway you really do not to get in that kinda bind. I actually unhitched and re-hitched the truck to get into better position. IMHO - That really is a better solution than applying additional torque to the trailer hitch and trailer frame and axles/tires.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:32 PM   #3
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Yes, it is definitely possible to hit the trailer with the truck's bumper when backing up. Hopefully, you won't be in that situation though. I have a crew cab, long bed dually and a 37 foot travel trailer. I'm about as long as it gets for a bumper pull & pickup truck. I've managed to squeeze myself into some really tight back in spots and haven't hit yet. It's possible, but if you pay attention, you won't do it.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:01 AM   #4
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Yes, and it is also very possible to do it while moving forward in a tight turn. Even with 5th wheels, not so much the frame, but I have seen several busted out back truck windows.
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