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Posted: 08/19/10 10:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The September 2010 issue of Trailer Life has a good article about several trailer hitching aids. They include simple tennis balls on sticks, magnetic mirrors, and small video units. Does anyone have a favorite method you use when another person is not available?


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I use the magnetic attached mirror. Makes hitching alone a snap. I get it on the first every time and it only costs like $15.

No brainer IMHO.




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My wife or if not her ..me climbing in and out a couple of times to line it up.
Piece of cake either way.


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Posted: 08/19/10 11:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Although rare, I've had to do it by myself a few times and just use mirrors to center TV as I back up. Can usually get hitched in a couple of tries.

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pbohart wrote:

I use the magnetic attached mirror. Makes hitching alone a snap. I get it on the first every time and it only costs like $15.

No brainer IMHO.




Where did you buy that magnetic mirror? It looks like a no brainer method. Thanks for the photo.

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Once you buy any hitching aids, you will find out that you are better without them and won't need any aids.

I hitch solo almost all the time since the DW is blind in one eye.

You'll just get good and creative. Ive centered and backed up close enough and just left the TV in neutral and hand pulled the truck under the hitch. Has to be nicely centered and watch out on slopes!





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You'll just get good and creative. Ive centered and backed up close enough and just left the TV in neutral and hand pulled the truck under the hitch. Has to be nicely centered and watch out on slopes!


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The back-up camera on my new F150 has negated the need for any aid!! It's fabulous. Takes a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it's always bang on!!


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