Area NO. 1 Outdoor Club

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How to Back a Camper

Most drivers are accustomed to driving with their hands on top of the steering wheel. When backing a camper, it will move in the opposite direction of your hands. Backing a camper can be done easier.

Here's How:

  1. Start with your vehicle and camper lined up straight.
  2. Put your hands on the bottom of the steering wheel.
  3. Watch the rear of the trailer as you back up slowly.
  4. To move the camper to the right, move your hands to the right.
  5. To move the camper to the left, move your hands to the left.


  1. Practice makes perfect.
  2. Try backing up in a big parking lot before tackling a campsite