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Old 05-11-2012, 08:53 PM   #21
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I also always hook up alone and I also use a small piece of masking tape on he inside center of the tailgate and I line up with the center of the tt. It usually takes me 2 or 3 in and outs to get it but it only takes a couple of minutes. happy camping!
x2. Also - an easy way to back up a short distance is using your foot as a measure. Check the distance between the ball and the hitch. Then rest your foot on the ground outside the drivers door as you back up. Touch your toe to the ground and as you slowly backup let your foot touch the ground to your heel. Do as many feet as you measured. Learned this long ago on the farm.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:06 PM   #22
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Back-up camera works great, it comes with the navigation system on the Tundra.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:00 AM   #23
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hitchin sticks never looked back.. used to argue with wifey over hitchin up now I do it all by myself and dont get in anymore arguements.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #24
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:54 PM   #25
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I use a version of the "hitchin' sticks" .. paid less that $20.00 and they're great (imho). I hitch-up 100% solo (although sometimes I pretend to take direction from my DW, hehe).
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:55 PM   #26
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I do better backing up myself to the TT than I do with a spotter. Once I got hooked up the first time I looked in my side view mirrors and saw how the TT was centered. I store my TT in my drivway in back of my TV. Now everytime I use the TV for non towing reasons I practice backing up while keeping my TT centered in the side view mirrors. This constant practice has really helped.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #27
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Hitching sticks. Tennis balls on extend sticks. Aim by looking down the middle. I lift center storage and line myselfup first. Missed once all year. The Mrs. still thinks she gives the best directions. I thank her every time.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:44 AM   #28
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I do better backing up myself to the TT than I do with a spotter. Once I got hooked up the first time I looked in my side view mirrors and saw how the TT was centered. I store my TT in my drivway in back of my TV. Now everytime I use the TV for non towing reasons I practice backing up while keeping my TT centered in the side view mirrors. This constant practice has really helped.
I do the same. Always easier solo than with the wife helping. I just centre my truck between the front clearance lights and I know I'm straight.
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Another vote for a rearview camera (Peak license plate mounted camera with 3.5" display $80).
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #30
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This is my first year with an RV so still getting the hang of a lot of things, but I actually got the knack of this pretty quick and without any tools. I keep the propane cover over the tanks and use the center of it lined up with the middle of the brake light to get centered. I usually put something on the ground at the point where I approximate that I'll need to be, leave my door open, and get out when I get near. I can usually get it lined up within 1-2 tries, no more than 5 minutes from start to finish. Took me double that with my wife helping
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