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RV Backing

1:Do you as the driver have a problem backing your motorhome or trailler into a campsite?

  •  yes (my motorhome)
  •  yes (my trailer)
  •  no (my motorhome)
  •  no (my trailer)
  •  my partner has trouble (w/motorhome)
  •  my partner has trouble (w/trailer)
  •  my partner doesn't have trouble (w/motorhome)
  •  my partner doesn't have trouble (w/trailer)

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RV Backing
Authored by: butterbean on Tuesday, November 02 2010 @ 07:22 pm UTC
Howdy Mark,
THE REASON I DON'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE BACKING MY MH IS*****I LEARNED FROM THAT

YOUNG WHIPPER-SNAPPER KID DENNIS HILL AND PAID ATTENTION!!!!! ALSO, I HAD BEEN

DRIVING LONG BUSES AND TRUCKS FOR YEARS, BUT I LISTENED TO PROFESSOR HILL AND

LEARNT SUMPTHIN !!!!!
RV Backing
Authored by: campnqueen on Tuesday, November 02 2010 @ 10:06 pm UTC
Hhhmmm? Well I don't do too bad... I could do A LOT better and would feel more comfortable if I did it more. My hubby says I do a pretty darn good job... for some one who does not back up and or pull the trailer a lot (6-8 times a year for a weekend trip).

I have driven and backed up trailer at past jobs.... got pretty good.... working around LARGE airline aircraft is a BIG intensive not to screw up! Also pulled a trailer and backed it up with folks riding (hayrides). That too is great intensive not to screw up!

I am sure that if I get out and practice parking and backing up... I WILL get better... any tips?
RV Backing
Authored by: KBODELL on Wednesday, February 16 2011 @ 06:00 am UTC
Mark
While growing up on the farm, I learned from my dad (and simple experience) how to back all sorts of vehicle combinations. One pointer he gave me is to get on the ground and walk the route that is desired for the vehicle to follow before attempting to back up. Another pointer is that the backing process starts with positioning the vehicle or combination of vehicles properly when driving forward into position. The very back wheels must stop on the path that is desired for them to follow.
Learn pointers by watching how others pull up and back their vehicles (from a safe distance and without making them nervous - I cannot back a vehicle worth a hoot with an obvious audience - I have driven for 50+ years).
Backing a trailer requires that the trailer lead the tow vehicle while being controled by the tow vehicle. The tow vehicle must be able to follow a path that does not lead to an obstruction of either the front or back of the vehicle.
Backing a Motor Home requires that the rear wheels lead directly on the desired path of travel and the front does not become obstructed or drive over an undesirable path or object.
Practice with smaller vehicles if possible before tackling the real thing. Get instruction from a professional if and when necessary.