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Old 02-11-2014, 07:04 PM   #29
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My street is like yours, about three car widths wide. I pull a 27 foot trailer with the Equalizer hitch. As I approach my house I drive as close to the curb (my house side of the street) as possible. As the trailer passes by the drive I swerve sharply across to the other side of the street. The effect is to pre-position the trailer in an angle across the street with its rear aiming into the driveway. At this point I'm effectively blocking the road with the trailer. Shift into reverse, tighten the angle and the trailer heads right onto the driveway. I can do it in minutes, but admit the first time it took me an hour and half.

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Old 02-11-2014, 07:41 PM   #30
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Our street is 2 cars wide, the drive is a single wide at 90 degrees to the street. One of these days I will video the tires of our 34's triple axle as they drag through the turn when we back in.

The 34' is easier to back in than a 22'

A 22' is easier than my 8' 4 wheeler trailer!

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:10 PM   #31
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Stop on your street and remove your sway bar. Then continue in drive to your house. When approaching your driveway turn as if you are going to pull straight in but then turn sharply the other way and then again back the other way before you hit the curb across the street from your house. Pull forward straight with the curb until it looks like you just pulled out of your driveway. Then put it into reverse and watch your mirrors and the front of your truck. I use Aero 2 clamp on mirrors and like them. I had a front hitch on my old sequoia and found it difficult to push my popup camper because I couldn't see what the back end of the camper was doing. When the campers are on the rear hitch I can use the side mirrors to look all the way down to the end of the camper.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:33 PM   #32
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I back 19' Bambi, between the hedges, down driveway then over to side back next to barn. I approach from opposite side of road, scoop in pull forward, no sway bar, flashers on. No radio. I backup using mirrors, and aiming back roadside tire for end parking place. It took me forever, but one big lot, a cooler as a marker, talking to myself going over the steps finally got me there. We live on a narrow country road. Just practice first go very very very slow. You can do it, no problem. i'm 60 and mom of five whose mostly does this by myself, no guidance.....aim for the cooler!

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