Originally Posted by Fr8Train
You should be fine. Smaller trailers are harder to back. IMO. Larger trailers turn slower but more controlled than smaller trailers
Agreed with the smaller trailers being a pain. I had a 16ft trailer that was harder to back than my 30ft Jayco.
Here are some tips I can offer:
- Put your hand at the bottom of the steering wheel when backing up. Then you just move your hand in the direction you want the rear of the trailer to go...hand moves right, rear of trailer goes right.
- A backup camera helps, I have a Furrion wireless observation camera and it makes it so much easier to get in and out of tight spots.
- Check the mirrors
- Don't be afraid to pull back forward and reset...I usually never get it perfect the first time.
- Don't get frustrated with your significant other who is making random spastic hand motions trying to communicate that they want the trailer to levitate and move several feet in one direction or another. The rest of your trip will suffer if you make any negative comments about this situation.
To be honest I find the hardest problem I have with the longer trailer is pulling into and out of areas with narrow entrances. I catch curbs sometimes if there isn't enough turn width. Having an extra 15ft of trailer and an extra set of axles can make things interesting getting into and out of the gas stations in smaller towns.