Tips on how to back up with a 2-axle trailer?


Any tip on how to properly back up and manœuver with a 2-axle trailer (with front directional axle)?
I really have a hard time manoeuvring those properly, and it often ends up like me, backing up at full throttle without caring on where and what the trailer does...

When truck and trailer are properly aligned and if I have to back up in a straight-ish line, I'm doing okay. But in all other cases, it's a mess!

Any tips? 🙂

Thank you

You should watch youtube videos of truckers doing the same moves.
It is literally the same thing.

now it is not quite as simple as this, but think of it like this. with a normal trailer you "chase the trailer" with the vehicle. now with a trailer that has a steerable axle on the front, you are chasing the trailer with that steering axle and then chasing the steering axle with the vehicle. think of backing a normal trailer up, but you want to do the reverse of what you would normally do usually. to help with the matter, go slow and do not rush it. at least until you get a bit of practice anyway. now there is a little play in this also. say if you are backing and it is a long slow easy turn. then you can get away with steering it like a normal trailer sometimes, if you have everything lined up correctly.

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winch the back to a tree and pull while you turn around

@araxp awe, but why do it the easy way? lol

Hi an easy way to think about it if you are backing up a single axle or a semi trailer if you turn to the right the trailer will go to the left and with a two axle trailer if you turn to the right the trailer will go to the right

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