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Old 08-23-2012, 11:40 AM   #41
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I know a lot of readers of this posting won't believe me, but I simply... "Use the Force, Luke". I live in a cul-de-sac so I can never be lined up with the trailer to hookup (just look at my avatar to the above left of this post). Actually, I've gotten quite good at it over the years. About the only thing I do to help me hitch (besides using my wife to help direct me) is when I'm real close (like inches) to the hitch being over the ball I sometimes open my door so I can look down to see how far I'm moving relative to the ground.

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Old 08-23-2012, 09:03 PM   #42
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:15 PM   #43
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I permanently mounted a hitch mirror to my electric jack made from a muffler hose clamp, tubes from an old fender mount mirror, a few bolts and screws, and a convex mirror purchased at Pep Boys. I installed it years ago and it's still going strong. Always there when I need it. No set up. And best of all, total cost less than $20.

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:17 AM   #44
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I bought the iball back up camera. Portable magnetic if I recall it is about $130 and it works very well. Most of the complaints about this camera are from people that have blue tooth phones. It operates on the same frequency and blue tooth phones will cause interference to the iball camera. Since I hook alone I wanted something to make it easy. Works for me.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #45
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I was just looking at the iball camera online this morning. I help my husband to back up, but I'm pretty sure I do a lousy job as he's constantly hopping out to check it for himself. This might make his life easier (and get me off the hook).
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:07 PM   #46
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peak 4.3" backup camera at amazon. paid $70 for it last week. so easy I feel like I'm cheating.

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Old 09-29-2014, 03:13 PM   #47
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:37 PM   #48
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I bought the magnetic hitching aid from Harbor Freight and didn't like them very much. They didn't stand parallel so I couldn't really judge if I was on target. At the Houston outdoor show I found the Hitchin' Rods. They were a bit $$ but worked very well, then I bought a 5th.

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Old 09-29-2014, 05:34 PM   #49
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:47 PM   #50
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Asking my wife to help me will only lead to divorce. So I do it by myself while my wife walks the dog...

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