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Old 06-21-2012, 03:20 AM
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you have a couple of choices
most short trailers have a short Tongue, 3 feet or less
utility trailers are usually fairly low, where things like horse trailer are pretty tall


with shorter trailers that you can't see over the tailgate, just go to a hardware store like Home Depot, buy 2 orange or any color flags on wood dowels & 4 hose clamps. mount them at the 2 rear corners of the trailer, then practice practice practice.
Otherwise buy a backup camera & practice practice practice
pretty soon you will be able to back anywhere & any where & any time
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Originally Posted by hemiv8dodgeram1500 View Post
well i bought a small utility trailer today and found out that well its a total b!tch to back up lol. I have never towed a trailer before and dont want to continue to be the jack @$$ on the street getting out and lifting the thing into place. please help me and tell me some tips to get better at this.... i will take it to practice on my day off but i have come dang close to jacknifeing the f'in thing.
+1 to the other comments.

I'll reinforce the fact that the smaller the trailer, the harder it is to back.

Smaller trailers are harder to see and the shorter the distance between the hitch and trailer axle, the more prone they are to jackknifing.

So, keep that in mind, don't beat yourself up (literally and figuratively LOL) and keep practicing in a safe location. You'll get there.
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