How to Reverse a Caravan

This guide will give you a 'leg up' when reversing your caravan or trailer. It assumes level ground and that you have checked behind you.

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How to Reverse a Caravan
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Make sure that when you're seated, facing forward, in the drivers seat of the car, and that you can just see the sides of the caravan/trailer in your towing mirrors.

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Select reverse gear and lift the clutch peddle until the engine note changes. Increase the engine revs to 1000 -1500 rpm

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3

Lift the clutch peddle a little more until the car starts to move backwards. Still looking forwards, check your towing mirrors frequently.

4

If the caravan appears to be more in the right hand mirror than the left one, turn the top of the steering wheel towards that mirror until the caravan/trailer returns to where it should be.

5

If the caravan appears to be more in the left hand mirror than the right one, turn the top of the steering wheel towards that mirror until the caravan/trailer returns to where it should be.

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Remember, small movements 2-3 inches works best. Keep the engine revs steady and the vehicle moving slowly and practice.

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Happy and safe driving.

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7 inches of snow and -13C December 2010

7 inches of snow and -13C December 2010

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