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How to Back a Trailer
To start the final back-in procedure of a trailer, steer from the bottom of the steering wheel. With that positioning, right steering moves the back of the trailer to the right and vice-versa. Big corrections during this operation are best made by stopping the vehicle completely, turning the wheels of the vehicle to create the desired effect on the trailer and continuing slowing. Learn to use mirrors when backing up trailers. New students of the trailer should learn to use the vehicle’s side mirrors almost exclusively because there are several situations and trailers where mirror-only backing is required. Mastering the direct-view approach where the driver turns while seated to direct the trailer by looking over one or both shoulders is easiest, but it is an incomplete skill. Top drivers facing demanding situations often use a hybrid technique with both side mirrors and the direct-view approach in play. Together, with a spotter a second person watching a directing the trainer's progress, successfully learning how to back trailers is a fun, easy and relatively quick study.
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