Bad information - that's so wrong !!!
I use orange tape
Welcome JazzCruiser ! You didn't say which superglide you had... but the manuals are online for your review... I show the link to the 18k below...
first off, don't worry - everyone has "fun" times learning
we have the Trailair pinbox with the shock absorber on top and I put the tape on the higher top shock mount since I lose sight of the pin and hitch in the crew cab as I'm backing up... (the tailgate camera is great until I have to drop the tailgate - need to get my in bad camera installed so I can see it then...)
my pickup happens to have some type of embedded ppg glass etchings that is in the center of the rear window and that's what I use to line up...
with practice it will come... I promise - but ALWAYS
check by looking !
to make sure the pin is clasped by the fingers before pulling away !!!! ASSUME it's NOT clasped !
A couple of "oh by the ways" I've found out...
maybe mark where your rear tires are before you unhook ?
hopefully as you pulled in the front of your 5er is level because unhooking is ok, but when u go to hook, one side of the capture plate may drag and twist the hitch before latching (I've had this issue and had to raise the 5er UP then drop it once close)
have the 5er at the proper level to ensure the plate doesn't twist from the pressure as you back in... (front lip of capture plate on pin JUST above the rear lip of hitch when tilted back)
ensure the 'tightness' of your hitch is adjusted such that it doesn't move to the side without some pressure...
from here-> http://www.pullrite.com/pdfs/4100_4400_SG_OM.pdf