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Old 05-10-2014, 07:34 PM   #21
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easy and cheap

I picked up a telescoping, ball point pen sized, magnetic deal. Under $4 at Ace. Stick it on the front center edge of the hitch and center it on the second E in Reese on the front of the 5er pin. Wife adjusts up or down as I back in. Simple.

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Old 05-11-2014, 07:16 AM   #22
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I have a very similar rig as yours and had the same problem. 1st I took the middle head rest out and placed in the storage under the seat. 2nd I raised the head on the B&W one bolt hole. hope this helps


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Old 05-12-2014, 06:39 AM   #23
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Like rsbwjohnson, I remove the middle headrest and put in storage under the seat. My hitch head is not visible due to my sliding bed cover but I found if I aim right for the center of the two headrest mount points, it puts me pretty much dead-on.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:47 AM   #24
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I always had problems seeing the hitch with our short bed truck, now that we have a long bed, it is easy to see the hitch.
The only thing I have to do different now with our new Q24 Curt Hitch is make sure I have some weight on the hitch when unhitching or the hitch keeps latching and locking when pulling forward with the truck. With a little weight in the hitch, it unhooks much easier.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:22 PM   #25
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Thanks for all the input! I've got an update on this. I have a set of the magnetic hitching aid (from HF) from the previous trailer. Magnet on one end, telescoping arm and a bright yellow foam ball on the top end. With the arm collapsed (abt 10") I center it on the forward edge of the hitch plate. As I back towards the pin I can see the pin nicely out the back window and line up the arm with the center of the pin. Have had good luck with this over the last several hitchings. I've removed the center headrest prior to trying this and plan to re-install it to see if I can still see the pin and arm.


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