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Old 12-06-2015, 03:46 PM   #11
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I simply use the center of the backrest for the back seat between the headrest looking in the rear view mirror. Gotta' look again but, I think there is a loop for something on the back seat that is in the center to line up with the pin box. Usually hit it pretty close as long as I am coming up to it almost straight back. Aften, I stop, get out and, look before I continue on back. Sometimes, I adjust the pin height a little.
x2 but I still have to check height when I get close.
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Old 12-06-2015, 06:22 PM   #12
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I spent about $4 on a ballpoint pen sized telescoping magnet. I stick it on the front edge of the hitch and center it on the second E in REESE on the pin box.
Bingo, I do the same thing, works everytime.
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Old 12-06-2015, 07:20 PM   #13
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I used to be able to just twist and watch the coupling but I added a toolbox behind the cab and ca't see the hitch any longer. Just that little orange rubber handle of the telescoping magnet gadget and the wife adjusting up/down on landing gear and its easy. I learned to put it in park if she gets a phone call though. Too much distraction for her.
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Old 12-09-2015, 05:57 PM   #14
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When I back up my pick up, I line the drivers side end of truck bed with the lite next to the pin box on same side. Will get you pretty close.
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:53 AM   #15
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I'm spoiled. My TV came with a second backup camera in the third brake light on top of the cab. It points right down in the bed.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:30 AM   #16
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Spanky1, which truck do you have?
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:14 PM   #17
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Spanky1, which truck do you have?
I have a 2015 Ram 3500 crew cab, SRW, with the bighorn package. Just push a button on the u connect radio and it switches cameras. I start the truck by an app on my smart phone.
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:34 PM   #18
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Maybe I'd better look closer at my 2014 Denali. Might have something like that and don't even know it.
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:48 AM   #19
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Similar to Cosmic's solution I bought a pair of magnetic telescoping hitch aids for my first TT bumper-pull from Harbor Freight. They were terrible. I discovered putting one on the hitch plate is a perfect allignment tool. Watching with the rear view and aligning the rod with the center of the pin I hit it every time. When the rod begins to tip over I know I'm about to close the jaws.
I did the same thing. Works like a dream.
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I have been seeing commercials for Ford's sissy solution. Wonder how it will go over?
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