Backing up a camper

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  1. AlexVanEks

    AlexVanEks Member

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    That guy was amazing but I do see where being a pro would come in handy lol.

    I've driven a lot of forklift/tow motor and admittedly have a brass pair when backing up. I'm planning on taking Belle up to an old abandoned shopping center that has a nice flat parking lot and take some green Menard's buckets and practice maneuvers until I can do it in my sleep. May even go back and do it again at night cause it's abyssal black there and it will be a darn good challenge.

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  2. Anthony Hitchings

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    and if you have a stick shift its more challenging, so on my Jeep Liberty I use 4WDlow-range for the short distance involved IF the situation is "tight". This trick continues to produce good results, as recently as 3 days ago. And it does not break my Jeep's transmission.
     
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    Let’s face it. Backing in sometimes—often?—becomes a spectator sport:
     
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  4. Ladiesman

    Ladiesman Active Member

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    Just go slow when backing, The biggest mistake is over turning the wheel. As men we get frustrated easy and over correct. My wife takes it nice and slow and can put a trailer in any spot even better then me. I would never tell her that but she is really good. Lol
     
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  5. Unity1822

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    I am so glad I am not alone in my fear. Haven't had my camper very long and it's pretty embarrassing when it takes me 50 tries to back it in right.
     
  6. jonkquil

    jonkquil Active Member

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    The nice thing about most pop ups is after several failed back-in attempts and frustration from being the camp ground entertainment, they can easily be unhitched and maneuvered and pushed by hand back into your site!

    Ask me how I know that!!!
     
  7. James Rucker

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    I've been pulling splitters, stump machines and trailers for decades and one learns how to back up, hook up and haul solo. The best thing I ever learned is to just go slow and make small corrections. Tis' true that the smaller the tow, the harder it is to back up. Much more difficult when you can't see the top for reference, but that's what mirrors are for.
     

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