Class one HGV Tuition is ideal. If, after going through these courses, you
can't put a tractor / trailer unit backwards through a narrow street, or
round a tight road junction, then there's no hope for you. :-))
Of what they are all doing wrong. They all seem to think that pushing the
trailers sideways around corners is perfectly acceptable, but a study of
what your pages show should help them understand where they're going wrong.
Now all I have to do is get them to come to a practice weekend.
Definately worth doing, unless you have the use of a field and don't
mind playing around practicing for a few hours by yourself - and even
then, you don't get the benefit of being taught.
I did a faq for horse trailers, may be of some use;
Simon Avery, Dartmoor, UK
uk.d-i-y FAQ: http://www.diyfaq.org.uk /
from firstname.lastname@example.org (rob w) contains these words:
I agree 100%.
If it is a small camping\DIY building materials trailer, your money is
better spent on buying a jockey wheel (if it does not have one already)
and just unhitching and manouevering by hand.
In any case go out and practise reversing in an empty corner of a
supermarket car park on a Sunday morning. Go slowly, and keep stopping
and getting out to look at the position of the wheels at each stage of
the movement, reversing into the marked bays.
This takes the same effort as going to a course, and is free. If you
cannot get the hang of things, then take the course, or just watch other
vehicles reversing to see where you were going wrong, and go back and
I used the same method to teach daughters and their friends the basics
of riding small motor-bikes. Do not make the mistake I did with my
innocent party-stopping comment, heard by all in a moment of hush; 'I
had Helen on Tesco car park this morning.'
Good luck, John.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.