One piece of equipment that you can stay connected to while backing up is the SwayPro and TrackPro from Blue Ox. Both of these products are weight distribution hitches that allow you to back up without disconnecting.
Can you backup a trailer with a weight distribution hitch?
You can back up a trailer with a weight distribution system installed on as long as you dont end up in too tight of a turn. This is especially true with the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17422 as it has a friction sway control system as well.
Can you back up with a load leveling hitch?
Yes, the Equal-i-zer hitch is designed to allow you to back up and take tight turns with the hitch hooked up.
Do I need a load leveling hitch?
Weight distribution hitches are only necessary for bumper pull trailers, so if youve got a gooseneck, you dont need one. Otherwise, if youve got a bumper pull and your load is anywhere near the upper level capacity for your tow vehicle, a weight distribution hitch will help ensure a safe trip.