This is from a guy that has spent the better part of the last 10 years driving an over the road truck...so backing a trailer is second nature to me. However; to those of you who don't I'd like to share two things with you that will make your life considerably easier when backing "any" trailer. Number one, always back from your left...in other words, if you are going to back into your drive, considering you probably have to pull up in front of your house to start your back. Pull up with your left side to the drive, pulling slightly past the drive, then angle the unit to the right side of the street/road (be careful to check for traffic before you "block" the road
), now "slowly" start back, and this is the second thing...you use your mirrors, not looking over the back seat (it is ok to look out the drivers window to start, but as you get the unit backing into the drive start using the mirrors.) Now I know you will immediately tell me it is to hard to make the trailer go straight. If you go very slow the first few times, as the trailer starts to get out of sorts, you make small corrections with the steering wheel to bring it back in line.
This also applies when you are backing the trailer into the water to launch or retrieve the boat, except if you can pull up to get the car/truck and trailer straight to start off, that is what you should do.
For those of you who have been backing your trailer for long periods of time, but not doing this, you might give it a try and see if it doesn't make it a little easier for you.