Reversing a trailer can be tricky. And if you haven’t reversed one then it’s best to start now and practice in a large empty space that will allow you to confidently maneuver the trailer. When it comes to reversing a trailer, it’s often easier to reverse the bigger one compared to a smaller trailer. Whether you are reversing a big trailer or a small one, you need to start now using the following tips.
How to Start
Make sure that the tow vehicle and the trailer lined up straight as possible. It’s best that there is someone who will observe and help in the process. The extra eyes can help in tricky situations like using a boat ramp. But before you rely on the other person when reversing, make sure that you have agreed on the hand signals to use.
You Need to Observe the Trailer
You need to keep an eye on the trailer during reversing. During this stage, you may use mirrors or reversing cameras to complete the job. But if you want to be sure, you can look out of the window to get a better look at the trailer. If your view of the trailer is reduced or has been obstructed, then that’s the time you can rely on the help of an assistant.
Learn How to Control the Trailer
You need to be in full control of the trailer when reversing. Keep in mind that the trailer will turn into the other direction to the way you turn the wheel. This means that if you turn the wheel to the right, the trailer will move to the left. To follow the trailer around the curve, simply straighten the wheels of the vehicle.