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Old 05-10-2016, 05:54 PM   #51
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Sure - says the guy who pulls trailers all the time at work!

And that's how I know it works.
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:57 PM   #52
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And that's how I know it works.
You just probably have fun sipping a good Scotch watching the rest of us try to back into sites.....
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:17 PM   #53
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You just probably have fun sipping a good Scotch watching the rest of us try to back into sites.....
Another good reason for practising.
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:21 PM   #54
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I completely agree, and have tried to stress this point before.
And, I completely disagree with you Jim, because I don't tow a trailer daily.
There is no trick. It's simply hold the bottom of the wheel and move your hand left to go left and move your hand right to go right.
I don't have to think about anything else.
It's kinda like the difference between short division and long division. No intervening steps.
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There is no trick. It's simply hold the bottom of the wheel and move your hand left to go left and move your hand right to go right.
I don't have to think about anything else.
To me, this step is more thinking than needed.

Am I wrong to suggest there is a better way, one that is used by people who do reverse with trailers quite often? I am no professional driver, though I have driven a lot with trailers as part of my profession.

Hey, if these tricks work for folks, and they don't care to improve on it, that is just fine. I am just suggesting what I feel is a better way.
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The last time you wrote a description of how you back up a trailer, it took at least a full paragraph and involved switch directions of travel a couple times in your head. You obviously don't refer to that paragraph when backing a trailer. To you it is intuitive.
My "trick" takes one sentence to describe.
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The last time you wrote a description of how you back up a trailer, it took at least a full paragraph and involved switch directions of travel a couple times in your head. You obviously don't refer to that paragraph when backing a trailer. To you it is intuitive.
My "trick" takes one sentence to describe.
Unfortunately Glen your "trick" is an impairment to improving your efficiency.
And I mean that in a kind way
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To me, the essence again, is that for folks who tow and back up a trailer often what works without thinking, as second nature, might not work nearly so easily for us too infrequent tow'rs.
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Unfortunately Glen your "trick" is an impairment to improving your efficiency.
And I mean that in a kind way
Nobody has explained how that is. I just know that it works without me having to think "if I do this then this will do that and that will do this". Left is left and right is right.
And keep an eye on your front fender so you don't turn into a tree or a rock ( thank you BC Parks ).
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