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Ever back a trailer into a hard spot ?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by JCMINIS, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Mar 20, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    JCMINIS

    JCMINIS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My grandfather left me a 60+ year old wood cook stove,no room in house currently so I put it in my storage shed.Stove is 500 pnds or better and I dont want to move it far.Time to test my backing skills and my nerves.Didnt take me as long as I thought, couple of tries and I was in.

    Backed in.
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    The path.
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    The slope.
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    The stove.
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  2. Mar 20, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    zanodave

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    great looking stove. oh great jog at backing the trailer.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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  4. Mar 21, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    clarkie152

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    I do it all day at my job. I'm a Class A delivery driver for Anheuser- Busch. 36 foot trailers every day!
     
  5. Mar 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    My road is about 1/4 mile long and very narrow. I had to back our 20' trailer (I know, the longer the trailer, the easier it is to back) all the way down one time because I had forgotten something and didn't want to have to turn around somewhere on the main road. You have to use the mirrors :thumbsup:
     
  6. Mar 21, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    As stated above, the longer the trailer the easier it is to back up. Try backing up an air compressor trailer. You barely turn the steering wheel and it will jacknife on you in a heartbeat if you don't watch it.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Yep, I went to the lake last summer with my buddies and I was towing his little jet ski trailer. The wheels on the trailer are like 10' behind my rear tires and it would jackknife instantly if you make a mistake.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    psycho

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    the trick for a newby is....grab the bottom of the steering wheel and turn it the way you want your trailer to go. thats how i was taught anyway
     
  9. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    Beefed Taco

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    I sure have. That's why I put a hitch on the front of my truck....a million times easier! It even saved me in the ice once when I had to *push* my trailer back down the mountain I couldn't get up with no chains.
     
  10. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    Rucas

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    hey i like your long bed with the front bumper.
    and what lift do you have up front?
     
  11. Mar 21, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    Thanks,as for the front its a Hell bent steel 2.5 spacer kit,just TSB in rear.
     
  12. Mar 21, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Yep, I haul trailers all the time and backing them up is always necessary. I usually have to back into some tight spots at my jobs, into the parking at home between other trailers (like 6" on either side), and into campsites and such.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    esgordon123

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    I drive for Roadway and I have to back into some tight spots with a 53' trailer
     
  14. Jul 18, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Its a thing of beuaty to see someone back any size trailer in a tight spot with one try
     
  15. Jul 18, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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  17. Jul 19, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    My boat trailer is 97" fender to fender, door is 103".

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  18. Jul 19, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    In the air force I back up loaded tailers of bombs and missiles into hangars so they could be loaded onto the jets. The trailers had front and rear axles and the front ones would turn just like a truck, so its even reversed from backing up a normal trailer and they had surge brakes so if you go to fast the brakes would lock up and you have to start over...

    these are the ones I towed
    http://www.pdi-gss.com/comparison.htm
     
  19. Jul 19, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    Backing small trailers can be a real PITA.

    Backing up my buddy's 18ft. tandem axle car trailer is cake compared to backing up the trailer to my waverunner I used to have.

    Good job on backing that one, looks like a tight fit.

    bb609...impressed, that is definitely a tight squeeze.
     
  20. Jul 19, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    Pugga

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    Hardest thing I ever had to back up was a chipper with a F-350 dump body. By the time you could see the thing in the side mirrors, you were already jackknifed. Had to use the shadow of the chute on the ground to figure out where it was. Needless to say, there were a lot of 4 letter words backing that thing down the driveway...
     
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