Towing and camping should be stress-free, but for some it can be a stress-filled event. Parking or backing up tends to be the most stressful part of towing yet it doesn’t need to be.

The saying, “practice makes perfect” applies to backing up and parking, and there are some great technologies that can help with your accuracy, including back up cameras and electronic side mirrors.

After ensuring you’re all set with a properly fitted tow hitch and weight distribution system, it’s time to tackle backing up. We have found some steps to help you understand the concept:

  1. To back up a trailer, place one hand on the steering wheel and turn your body and head to look behind you.
  2. Next, turn the wheel to the right to make the trailer go left so you can back the trailer to the driver’s side. Pull past the parking space, turn right, and then turn left sharply so that you’re positioned at an angle.
  3. Finally, shift into reverse and back slowly into the space, adjusting the wheel as needed to keep the trailer traveling in the right direction.

If you would like further tips on making final adjustments before parking, read here.

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