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Old 21 January 2003, 17:55   #1
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Trailer Manouvering

Have just found this great sim - not as easy as you think it is
http://village.infoweb.ne.jp/~tkos/
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Old 21 January 2003, 18:57   #2
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grr!!!

why oh why, i even had my dad (tank driver, full artic license etc) giving me instructions and sort of got it
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Old 21 January 2003, 19:09   #3
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No Way!!! I can tow honest ........ apparently not!
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Old 21 January 2003, 19:22   #4
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Superb fun, from this i conclude either:

a) I can't reverse a trailer

or

b) This is quite unrealistic

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Old 21 January 2003, 20:05   #5
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all I can say is....

...... it's a good job I don't have to drive my car using a mouse!
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Old 22 January 2003, 04:55   #6
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Sadly, I reckon it is quite realistic. The reactions are anyway, even if the viewpoint is slightly unorthodox!

It (only!) took me about ten goes to park my caravan. As with a real trailer, the key is to taking it very slowly, and stopping to think if it starts to go wrong . . .

The next stage, once we've all wasted a day or two practising, will be to race each other against the clock. Anyone bringing a laptop to Plymouth?

Must speak to the T-shirt people about some RIBnet anoraks . . .

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Old 22 January 2003, 05:59   #7
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I canít do it. Mind you in reality when I hit things reversing. The car stops rather than just going over it.
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Come on KH....

are you really sure that you want to put your SIB on a trailer?

I think that I'm going to have to go on one of those trailer handling courses.
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The only trailer I've ever had a problem reversing is one where the towing vehicle was steered with the rear wheels, and the (four wheel) trailer had front steering - so to have to struggle with a b----y computer image ! As John said, I think it's accurate - unfortunately.
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There must be something wrong with me (now he tells us), I can do the reversing on the computer but not in real life!

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