Originally Posted by hhuber
I am very visual so I just look at the space and make a calculation. I just imagine where on the trailer I would have to "push" to get it to go in the direction I want then I think about the car and aim it there. I cant see much behind the trailer but I do stop and get out if need be. I do correct as much as possible from the very beginning or else sometimes it gets too out of hand. This works for me. Go really slow.
You will not believe how fast you learn this.
As far as hitching up, I try to get "lined up" as far away as posible and come straight back. Too much correcting to get lined up gets complicated.
It is great to have a spotter but if you dont you can do it all by yourself!
Heidi, i'll definitely try your method....in a way, it sounds like shooting pool.
So Big Dee, what is this about balls on a magnetic strip? I've also heard about a flag-thingy (sorry
) that sits on the jack and when you hit it, you know you've backed up far enough.
actually, right now, at this minute, i feel ok. i know it's just a matter of time until i feel really comfortable. frankly, the trailer ain't that much bigger than the van!!
i think that as i head south, every time i see an empty parking lot, i'll just pull over and practice practice practice.
i tell you, i 've only ventured a few miles east of portland and already i have many stories to share....like what it's like being the only liberal in an rv park full of republicans