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    Default BACKING UP A TOW BEHIND TRAILER

    i'm new to mine and have a lot of trouble backing it into the garage, any tips on how to do it, i have to put it on
    one side not in the middle.

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    It's just like backing up any other trailer: the shorter tongue just makes everything happen faster...
    When you cut the bars: the trailer will turn to the side that has your bar end pointed forward...
    Of course: turn your head in the direction that you want the trailer to move...
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    Default Back up

    Lot's of practice and it will start coming to you.
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    Yea i think i need a lot more practice

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    What I found , was that you need to make very small corrections to put it where you want, my wife still struggles but if I get off my bike and stand behind her and talk through our coms she does better. I can put mine where I want usually on the first try now. It did take a lot of practice.
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    If you have a lawn tractor and a garden cart: it's pretty good practice!
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    Lots of practice makes it much easier. I know a guy that no experience and had a terrible time. I just told him to unhook it and roll it by hand.
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    I've been known to do that also...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwlarry View Post
    Lots of practice makes it much easier. I know a guy that no experience and had a terrible time. I just told him to unhook it and roll it by hand.
    I ended up doing that each time, guess i need a lot more practice, i get close but not really where i want it.

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    Default Backing a Trailer with your Spyder

    In one word ...DON'T ... Since 99.99% of the time you will dis-connecting it anyway , just dis-connect first and move it by hand .......wasting 15 minutes of your life doesn't make sense, compounded by the fact that if you damage something it will ruin your day ......................jmho ........ Mike

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    Gotta go with the paractice bit. Now if you are not going to use the trailer the next time out just push it where you want it. I never got good and it took a lot of time but for those tight spaces with danger of damaging it or things around it I just unhooked it...
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    will be using it every sunday, i think i will back up to a certain point then unhook. oh my wife makes beeping
    sounds when i back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPECTACUALR SPIDERMAN View Post
    oh my wife makes beeping
    sounds when i back up.

    I like that ,good for her.

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