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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    Imagine trying to back a B-double or a triple!
    A daily occurrence for some of us!
    Short (19m) b doubles are often harder to back than long (26m) ones. Different types of prime movers are more suited, as well.
    Stacking up road train trailers onto each other is fun, too! Especially when you can't see over the loading ramp until the prime mover is on it
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    I have two reversing cameras on the Defender - one down low for the towbar and the other above the rear door to see over the camper - and find them very useful.
    With hands on the bottom of the wheel they make backing much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    I have two reversing cameras on the Defender - one down low for the towbar and the other above the rear door to see over the camper - and find them very useful.
    With hands on the bottom of the wheel they make backing much easier.
    I just use my mirrors
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    Yes, the mirrors help for sideways movement, but the camper is too tall to see over from the mirrors, so the high camera solves that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    I put my hand on the bottom of the steering wheel and move my hand in the direction I want the trailer to steer.
    This is fine if the towing vehicle has power steering. I could never do this with the Stage 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    An "amount" of money is very "Countable"
    But Yes saying the "amount" of trailers on a truck instead of saying the "Number" of trailers makes little sense.
    Amount of stuff, number of things. A number of dollars makes an amount of money. A number of vehicles makes an amount of traffic. A number of grains makes an amount of sugar. Water comes in amounts, people come in numbers.

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    I used to consider myself a professional with trailer backing, worked on a spud farm for several years and I used to race the harvester back down the row when towing the bulk trailer, the harvester had steering so it was not a fair fight but no problem, even when sliding around in mud. Could back a 40ft semi anywhere it would fit, in one bite. Now the big rear overhang of the 130 combined with the short drawbar length of my camper trailer often makes me look like a rank beginner.

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    An amount of water makes a number of glasses of water.
    Can't count liquids like water, but can count glasses filled with water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    An amount of water makes a number of glasses of water.
    Can't count liquids like water, but can count glasses filled with water.
    So how does a Water meter work then HOW TO BACK A TRAILER
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    So how does a Water meter work then HOW TO BACK A TRAILER
    Not sure how it will help back a trailer, but here you go:

    Water Flow Meters – How They Work.

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