I have question on turning radius while backing in to all those with long TT's, 33' and up.
We are going from a 21' 2 axle Hybrid (X19H) to possibly the 34' 2 axle 28BHBE depending on my ability to park it at the house. Did some measurements Saturday just before heading back to the dealer and said a big "uh oh" so did not pull the trigger yet and actually looked at a shorter 28' Whitehawk with Double Bunks in back and Murphy Bed in front (24MBH). We really want the BHBE to work and only thing holding me back is being able to park it at the house where I have 30 AMP, Water and Sewer Drain hookup for it. I do not want to pay storage and want our trailer to be at the house. I live on a dead end street so cannot turn around at the end with the BHBE and have no way out once in other than backing into my spot to turn around or backing down the street.
I am working on figuring out whether I can back it into my storage spot on the side of the house and whether I would be able to get the trailer straight enough before running out of room to go back. I know I will have to do some "inch turns" I will call it to get the trailer straight to back into my fenced in area. My Gates are 10' 6" wide with a total of 12' 6" from house to the fence once inside. I am not to worried about the width just the length and the swing to get it in because of the distance from the street to where my fence gate is. The distance from the street to the fence is 50 Ft and 72 Ft from the opposite side of the street where I would swing the nose of my truck. I have plenty of room to back it up further once inside the fence opening, assuming I can get it straight to back it in there, to pull in and out to straighten it up.
Length of my overall rig would be roughly 55 Ft with Spare Tire and Hitch length (truck is 20 Ft long). I remove my WDH before backing it in and use a regular Reese drawbar. Driveway is on one side of the back in path and my neighbors yard is on the other but I can cut through there a little if needed, which is the way I will be coming in.
In this link for my For Sale add…
…you can kinda see where I would be backing in, 2nd photo you can see the storage area with rock, the gates are open. It is 50 ft from the gate location to the street.
Do the longer trailers were the axles are farther back from the hitch point turn less aggressively and "swing slower" (my made up phrase) then the shorter trailers where the axles are close to the hitch point?
Do the longer ones "swing slower" to allow me some more time to straighten the trailer without wasted backing in distance?
I know with my shorter camper or my little boat trailers you have to be careful not to get it swung around to much or it will go crooked fast. My 25' boat trailer seems to "swing slower" so was wondering how the longer campers reacted.
Thanks for the help!