For the second time, I jack knifed my trailer into the side of my truck.

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  1. JimP

    JimP Senior Member

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    Obviously, I'm not very good at backing up my utility trailer/truck.

    This is the second time I jack knifed my utility trailer into the rear quarter panel of the truck. Not very bad but will need a trip to the body shop.

    Does anybody make some kind of proximity sensor that lets you know when you're getting too close? Maybe even a voice coming over the radio that says "hey stupid...stop!!!" lol
     
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    More and more practice- that is your best solution. or a truck with that fancy " backing up " stuff like the ford has for parking trailers. However I would advise learning how to do it and not relying on a "smart truck".
     
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    Yea, a wife...

    Are you checking your mirrors when you back? I can't imagine not being able to see the trailer if it is jack knifed far enough to hit your quarter panel...
     
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    This thread needs pics :buffer:
     
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    Small trailers are a pain to back up, especially if it's on loose gravel
     
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    Im starting to think its time for you to just hang up your receiver hitch brother, your truck will apparently thank you :crazy:
     
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    Just let your tail gate down so you can see it better :hahano:
     
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