The Roehl 45 backing method explanation?

Discussion in 'Roehl' started by 1278PA, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. 1278PA

    1278PA Road Train Member

    Dec 5, 2015
    I did a quick drawing I'm pretty sure this is how it goes. Sorta zigzagging it into a 45 angle. IMG_20171220_170101131.jpg
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  2. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    The 45 degree back is easiest on your tires too. It’s a much smoother transition into the space with far few pull ups when done correctly. If I am not heavy, the 41 foot mark over the back tire provides enough overhang to back tightly without worrying about your right side hitting anything next to you. Just chase it smoothly and you are in like Flynn.
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  3. Home_on_wheels

    Home_on_wheels Road Train Member

    Apr 19, 2015
    In my lazyboy
    LOL, try that in a small Pilot. You be done hit 6 trucks.
  4. Justrucking2

    Justrucking2 Road Train Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    Plymouth MI
    If I watch this stuff I'll never be able to hit a hole again! LOL!
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  5. DakotaJoe

    DakotaJoe Bobtail Member

    Jan 28, 2018
  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    I usually kept my tandems just so back there as if it was two feet shorter than a full 48. The result is that there is a point forward of those axles and tires but not as far up as the middle lower yellow marker center that I use to guide towards the sight side corner of the semi next to the spot I want.

    When done just so I either follow it in one move or end up doing a pivot as a option if I need to just before following it back into that spot.

    Im not trying to confuse, just emphasizing that I like to have options in battle so to speak. If door A wont open, proceed to door B as you go.

    It does not eliminate the oppertunity to always stop and get out and walk back there and look. I would do this a thousand times if I have to. They can trash talk all they want to. lol.
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