It is interesting to watch people with campers in camper parks, or people with boats at boat ramps. What’s really comical is when somebody is trying to direct the driver, and they haven’t worked out their signals.
Backing a trailer is really not all that difficult, when you realize some basic things about it. That’s also true with a lot of things, isn’t it?
A major mistake a lot of people make when trying to back a trailer is that they don’t pull down far enough to begin with, then they try to move too fast. It’s best to pull down as far as you think you need to, then pull down a little further. Taking it slow will do as much as anything to at least make it look like you know what you’re doing.
A long trailer actually is easier to manage in reverse than a short trailer, because it will make its turn more slowly. When a short trailer starts turning, if you don’t follow through very quickly with your vehicle, it will go too far, requiring pulling up and taking another stab at it.
Where the trailer is hitched on your tow vehicle makes a lot of difference, also. A bumper hitch and a fifth wheel hitch respond very differently.
I see many people turn the opposite direction from the one intended, when attempting to back a trailer. If you have trouble with this, you might try putting your hand on the bottom of your steering wheel and moving your hand in the direction you want the trailer to go.
It is not a bad idea to take your trailer to an empty parking lot someplace and spend some time practicing backing it in at different angles. It’s not rocket science, it’s like a whole lot of other things: you just need to get the feel of it, get comfortable with it, and then look forward to opportunities to get to do it.