Guidelines for Towing a Fifth Wheel 

Based on our usual experiences from towing a 30-foot fifth wheel, we bring you tips and guidelines in pulling. As a matter of fact, according to most professional towing in Virginia Beach, the backing up part in tight spots is the most complicated of all maneuvers in towing. The following are some tips for us for pulling a fifth wheel.

Towing

Unhitching and Hitching 

This is so common nowadays, that you may acquire the best advices from just watching a ten-minute YouTube tutorial video. It is very essential to get these methods properly hence, you need to practice doing towing maneuvers in an uncrowded and no traffic areas prior to taking a haul to the highway. 

Towing the Trailer 

Just imagine a right angle whenever you turn your trailer. At least 90-degrees such as a huge square corner. In addition to that, the arc of your trailer will just follow you passing through the edge inside the turn of your truck wheels. You may watch again a tutorial video and then go practice this move so you do not take a vehicle out when you do this maneuver the first time. 

Also, when you are near an intersection, go as deep into the crossing as you believe you can go with your truck prior to making the swing. In addition to that, this will give your trailer more clearance as it passes through a corner. Furthermore, similar case with turning into the parking lot from the road – you go far past a driveway prior to turning into it. 

The even more complicated part is when you are on a campground where there are a lot of tight curves and skinny roads. In these situations, you will always have the front or the outside tire of your truck off the pavement as well as the rear or inner tires of the truck off those pavements. This is somewhat good – you are not the largest rig that has been there so basically there is enough space for your big truck. 

 In Traffic 

Take a pause. Take a deep breath. Be patient. Count numbers from one to ten. Some drivers are not patient enough when it comes to large rigs. As a matter of fact, they will go cross the lane in front of you, they’ll ignore your signals and they will not even consider you having the need of extra room for parking, turning or slowing down. You just have to get used to it. 

Always remember, driving slower than everybody else around you decrease your stress levels rather than you try to keep up with the other drivers. Just enjoy the drive. 

In multiple lane highways, remain at the center. The far-left side lanes are for those vehicles in high speed while on the right-side lanes are for those slower cars. Just stay in the middle of the highway. 

 Backing Up a Trailer in a Campground 

Your starting position is the key. Actually, there are two vital aspects to the starting point – distance from the target site and the side of the road. 

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