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May 27, 2018
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Hey all,

I am a proud new owner of a 2015 what appears by the specs to be the 177se.

I’m so green that Friday was my first time ever pulling anything. It went okay up until reversing into to driveway, oh my goodness.

It was like I had to turn the wheel the opposite direction and I scraped the two jacks across the concrete repetedly.

Here I am Sunday am, it’s been raining here for 2 weeks and I need to get this thing into my backyard.

My side gate is just over and 8ft clearance and I do not have the confidence nor the skills to reverse it thru there. If I did reverse the the entry door would be up against the fence anyhow. I’m sure I could get it in but getting it out on the other hand…. Please wish me the best with all that!

Meanwhile our heads are stiring with modifiications and trip planning.

Second and third priority are these wonky unsafe looking tires and probably having it lifted if we ever want to put it in our driveway again. I suppose then we could finally go out on the road, if we could ever get it out of the backyard!

Any and all advice here is appreciated.

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May 27, 2018
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From your photo it seems that you don’t have the lift, so yes you need it. Tires need to be upgraded to good radials. Lots of choices. I personally chose Greenball Transmaster radials, but Goodyear makes some really good ones also. Read reviews first.

As far as backing…it will come in time. First rule: turn wheels the opposite way you want the trailer to go. I think you figured that out. Practice!! Go to a local high school on the weekend when its empty and practice your backing skills. You will be surprised how fast you learn… Good luck…

May 27, 2018
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Roccosamore said
From your photo it seems that you don’t have the lift, so yes you need it. Tires need to be upgraded to good radials. Lots of choices. I personally chose Greenball Transmaster radials, but Goodyear makes some really good ones also. Read reviews first.

As far as backing…it will come in time. First rule: turn wheels the opposite way you want the trailer to go. I think you figured that out. Practice!! Go to a local high school on the weekend when its empty and practice your backing skills. You will be surprised how fast you learn… Good luck…  

Thank you for your reply. Most helpful advice. 

I’m definitely going to use that idea of practicing in a parking lot, that is such a brilliant idea, thank you.

I did figure out a way to gain width for backing it in by removing some fence panels. Going from 8′ to 17′ leaves me plenty of room for error.

 

Thanks again!

June 7, 2018
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Welcome KT.  Don’t panic, we are all learning.  I don’t like to back up my TT, but have become pretty good at it.  You will get more comfortable as time goes along.  Good practice can come by going to a large parking lot, mall, or church etc.  Practice makes perfect.

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