When performing an alley dock, backing from the driver’s side is recommended.

  • Position your vehicle so that the trailer is angled in the direction you want it to take.
  • Turn steering wheel hard to the right while backing slowly.
  • Look out driver’s window to monitor trailer while checking mirrors.
  • If the turn is too early or sharp, turn wheels slightly to the left accordingly. If the turn is too late or wide, adjust wheels by turning it to the right.
Example of Alley dock (driver's side)
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