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Old 08-23-2016, 12:44 PM   #11
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i found backing a goose neck harder or different then a bumper pull not sure if a 5th wheel backs the same as a goose neck but I'm guessing it does. i found i needed more room to position the truck to straighten the trailer. Its seemed harder then a bumper duel axle trailer. But i also had to get used to backing a single axle trailer that seemed harder too- its very sensitive. Funny i usually back by myself and it seems harder when someone helps too much. I heard someone yell at his wife at a camp site last time i was camping "why is it harder to back this thing when you help!

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Old 08-23-2016, 12:58 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by C&G in FL View Post
If you have experiencing backing any trailer, the learning curve will not be steep.
Thanks, that is very helpful. You answered the question that I should have asked.

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Old 08-23-2016, 01:51 PM   #13
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We bought hand held radios.

After backing into many campsites the only three words the better half is supposed to use when spotting the trailer are, "that's good", "stop" and "STOP!". If I have any doubts, I get out, eyeball the approach and repeat if needed.

Works for us, and makes for a better relationship. Scott

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