Reversing while towing
Reversing guide and safety
Our guide to reversing when towing
Reversing can be tricky when your towing. Our reversing guide aims to give you the main points your should be aware of when you need to reverse your towing vehicle.
1. Start with your vehicle and trailer straight
Make sure you have enough room to manoeuvre.
Keep the angle
2. Always keep the angle of the trailer shallow relative to the towing vehicle
Turn the other way
Use your mirrors
4. Reversing round corners
For reversing round corners you want to move very slowly, use your mirrors to see when the trailer starts to turn and ensure you begin straightening as soon as it does so that you so do not jack-knife and risk damaging either the trailer or your vehicle.
Top tip from Mitsubishi
If you get stuck in an awkward position such as the trailer bumping into the curb, the best thing to do is pull forward, don’t keep reversing!
One more thing...
In a standard UK right-hand drive vehicle, reversing to the right is easier than to the left because you do not need to look across the passenger seat so whenever you can, reverse to the right.