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Old 12-30-2014, 03:54 PM   #29
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I can't see the hitch either, so I hookup close to what MnTom does but a little differemt. I removed the center headrest off the backseat. I line up the kingpin up between the 2 holes the headrest posts slide down in, thru the rear view mirror. My Cougar has the nirror on the front so I can see if & when the tailgate travels under the Kingpin and if the pin is in the center of the rails of the hitch. Makes it real easy for me to hook up by myself.


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Old 01-03-2015, 06:02 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by soliver View Post
While we only have 8,000 miles on our 350 DRW/DRV (we are noobees), we solved the problem by buying two fluorescent magnetic wands from CW. One goes dead center on the hitch, one dead center on the pin box. They are about 3 feet high, and literally fool proof. I usually hook the trailer up myself. All you have to do is line them up on each other using the inside rear view mirror. I always make sure the hitch pin plate is 51.5 inches off the concrete and pin and hitch mate up perfectly. If you position the hitch wand perfectly, fore and aft, the trailer knocks it over literally a half inch from having the jaws close around the pin.

I know this method marks us as beginners, I have never seen anybody else use this it, but it is so damn easy and straight forward, I don't see why it isn't used more.
What I do. Works every time. ray

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