Backing up a trailer - Manual transmission

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Backing up a trailer - Manual transmission

I’m curious to know other’s experience with backing their trailer into a site with manual transmission.  I’ve been driving a stick shift all my life and I’m reasonably proficient at backing up the Scamp - although my experience is with a fifth wheel automatic and horse trailer (very different), but I think that all things considered I’m not bad at backing a trailer or a manual transmission … my problem is that in reverse I’m riding the heck out of the clutch.  If I have to back it uphill I can smell the clutch burning.

Is there some kind of secret that I don’t know to avoid this or am I stuck with burning clutch, thoughts?