If you’ve ever had to back a vehicle and trailer up into a tight space like a driveway, loading dock, or boat launch, you know that it really isn’t as easy as it looks.
The trouble, of course, is that you don’t always turn the steering wheel the same direction to get your intended outcome, in terms of which direction the trailer goes. That can result in plenty of course correction—and moving forward again at times to get back on track if you start to jackknife.
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Now Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] has revealed a new feature, called Pro Trailer Backup Assist, that makes its debut in the 2016 Ford F-150 and could not just make the task easier but help you save face when family, friends, or coworkers are watching your trailer-reversing prowess (or lack thereof).
With the new feature, you simply rotate the knob