First, you must understand the concept of backing a travel trailer. This is a complicated process that should be done with a bit of practice. It is important to remember that you cannot straighten the trailer out while going backward. Once you have backed up, you need to turn it and aim the wheels at the axis of the trailer. If you find that you’ve made a wrong move, reposition the trailer as far as possible and try to straighten out the vehicle. It is a complex process that you should practice repeatedly until you have it right.
If you have a long driveway, you may want to take a few precautions. If you’re facing a steep grade, you can raise the rear of the tow or trailer’s tongue to make the driveway grade more manageable. The alternative is to regrade your driveway, which can be costly and not a permanent solution. Alternatively, you can lay down cement pavers or pour a concrete extension to help you back into a driveway.
Once you’ve located the location for backing, it’s time to back into the driveway. The most important thing to remember when backing is to take into account any potential hazards. After you’ve backed up, you lose the greatest amount of visibility. Therefore, it’s important to place some traffic cones where you’re backing. These will act as a guide and will show you the way.