AW SHOOT; Backing ain't no biggie. Just nobody areound ever teaches you how to do it. First go over to Wally World and get yourself one of those 15 dollar humongous candlepower spot lights. That's so you can see in the dark. Have momma put that light on the back end of the parking space so you can see where you are going. When you back up get your trailer aligned as straight as you can if you have the space to make it easier or just pull it in and unhook if possible. If not back her up. First practice in the day light. Get up right now and go sit down in the driver side of the car. Go on do it! now point to the left side of the vehicle with your left hand pointy finger. I'm waiting! OK now come on back in here. Did you point toward the side with the steering wheel on it? Godd for you unless of course you are driving one of those foreign right hand drive machines then we need to talk real serious like. Now go back out there and sit back down in the same spot. Now turn your head toward the right and look over your right shoulder and out the rear window. Take a real good hard look. Now look into your rear view mirror. Now again take your left hand pointy finger and point at the left side of the car. OK come on back in and sit down at the computer. Which side of the car did you point at this time? A whole lot of folks want to point at the wrong side of the car and that is what makes backing up so difficult. Same thing happens when you try to use the rear view mirror only twice as bad. Now here is the thing; "directions only appear
to reverse". Everthing really remains the same. Your eyes are just playing tricks on your mind. That's why you need to practice it. Now here is what you do: When you are backing up, "ALWAYS" look over your right shoulder if at all possible. Sometimes it won't be possible and you will have to rely on mirrors. Next grab your steering wheel at the very bottom with an overhand grip. For some reason this tends to make the mental distortion easier to live with. Then slowly start backing. If the trailer goes in the wrong direction, stop and without moving the steering wheel pull forward, stop, center the steering wheel, and try again. Then repeat the back up step turning the steering wheel in the opposite direction. Always make slow small movements. Kind of like shooting; "aim small miss small!" I'll check back later to see how you are doing. Right now I got to get a wrecker to pull my truck, boat, and trailer, out of the river!