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Old 10-02-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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TT Jackknive experiences..anyone?

I've got 28bhs and looked like I was about to jackknive once, but not sure!
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:24 PM   #2
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #3
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It never ends well. The brake settings should keep the TT behind you. If you feel unsure of this important part of safe towing then you should have everything checked out.
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Could you go into a little more detail? Weather conditions, road conditions, traffic, etc? What brought you to the point of almost jackknifing?
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Not while towing. I was backing into a tight spot
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:58 PM   #6
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Not while towing. I was backing into a tight spot
Did you bend anything?
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Yikes. Not fun
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I did that once. I tried to cut it too sharp backing up and ended up creasing my truck bumper slightly where it pushed against the propane tank. No TT damage, though.
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I did that once. I tried to cut it too sharp backing up and ended up creasing my truck bumper slightly where it pushed against the propane tank. No TT damage, though.

I've done it once or twice. Luckily it was with a boat, and I was going slow, so it made "gentle" contact, didn't bend anything.

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Well, that's good then, right? So long as you were able to get out of it without damaging anything, all is well! Nothing hurt but maybe the pride!

Go slow and pay attention, and you should be able to avoid it in the future. I usually will just give up and start over, or come at it from a different angle, or just give up on the spot completely, long before I get to a jackknife situation. But then my trailer is really friggin' long (for me), so I avoid tight spaces at all costs.
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