I didn’t learn to back up a trailer until I was 37 years old.
Until then, panic set in whenever it came time to go backwards with anything attached to the hitch of my car. Especially at the dump. That’s where a burly man would point to the empty slice of space between two massive F-250 Super Duty trucks and expect me to back my trailer perfectly between them. I’d try, only to wind up with the trailer nearly parallel to my car while hanging my head in shame.
My dad, on the other hand, can expertly perform a 3-point turn in the space of a small driveway while towing a 35-foot boat.
I’ve gotten way better, and trips to the dump are now handled with confidence, but I definitely didn’t get the right gene passed down into my DNA. That’s why new functions such as Volkswagen’s Trailer Assist are not just cool options, they are vital to the ego for people like me.
Volkswagen recently released this fun new ad promoting its Trailer Assist feature: