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Old 02-19-2016, 09:12 AM   #1
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How to PROPERLY Back Up A Trailer!

With all the discussion of proper tow vehicle, tongue weights and the inevitable how to back up a trailer questions I have found a great educational video from Volkswagon promoting their new "Trailer Assist" option!

Click on the video link below to learn proper trailering technique!

Volkswagen Trailer Assist
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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With all the discussion of proper tow vehicle, tongue weights and the inevitable how to back up a trailer questions I have found a great educational video from Volkswagon promoting their new "Trailer Assist" option!

Volkswagen Trailer Assist
When backing up the trailer...the direction of the bottom of the steering wheel is the direction you want the trailer to go.
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:48 AM   #3
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Here is another neat video of a light trailer.

Anyone know the manufacturer of this trailer AND if there were any other manufacturers of similar trailers?

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Old 02-19-2016, 10:58 AM   #4
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With all the discussion of proper tow vehicle, tongue weights and the inevitable how to back up a trailer questions I have found a great educational video from Volkswagon promoting their new "Trailer Assist" option!

Volkswagen Trailer Assist

Dear Racer, You learn to back a trailer like you get to Carnagie Hall : " Practice, Practice, Practice ! "
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:44 AM   #5
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Dear Racer, You learn to back a trailer like you get to Carnagie Hall : " Practice, Practice, Practice ! "
No practice needed.

Just click on the first video in my original post and see why Volkswagon's trailer assist is such a great option to include on your next VW!
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:08 PM   #6
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Keep in mind the UPS driver is actually backing three trailers. The converter dolly between the two box trailers is also a trailer.
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Omg that is priceless...
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How to PROPERLY Back Up A Trailer!

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Here is another neat video of a light trailer.

Anyone know the manufacturer of this trailer AND if there were any other manufacturers of similar trailers?


What! A four cylinder, fifty horsepower, gasoline, air cooled car pulling goose fifth wheel trailer!!!! Danger! Danger! We're losing containment on the reactor! The transmission is running at 150%. There is no backup WDH! The sway bar is gone! Everyone on the road is going to die!!!! Agh!!!
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I wonder how electrical connection to the trailer lights has been made... :-)
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They actually found one of the Beetle 5th wheels and are rebuilding it.
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:16 PM   #11
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That is a great video. It is just exactly how I back up our Scamp!
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:12 AM   #12
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Enjoyed your video.
Thanks for posting!
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What! A four cylinder, fifty horsepower, gasoline, air cooled car pulling goose fifth wheel trailer!!!! Danger! Danger! We're losing containment on the reactor! The transmission is running at 150%. There is no backup WDH! The sway bar is gone! Everyone on the road is going to die!!!! Agh!!!
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