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Old 04-16-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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Hitch Alignment tools

Need a one person Hitch Alignment tool. Do you have one? Do they work?
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just ordered one yesterday.draw tite from tweetys.com looks very promiseing
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:46 AM   #3
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I just asked this question on Airforum (Airstream forum). Most reply's were backup cameras. The next most used was a set of backup balls you can purchase at some RV supply or Harbor Freight. I just purchased a backup camera from Walmart for $70.00 and have not installed it yet to see how it works out.

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For my pull-type trailers I use Search results for: 'hitch alignment' , they work as advertised. I hitch by myself and these make it so I don't have to guess. Inflation has struck though, I paid $7.99 for mine 5 years ago.
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For my pull-type trailers I use Search results for: 'hitch alignment' , they work as advertised. I hitch by myself and these make it so I don't have to guess. Inflation has struck though, I paid $7.99 for mine 5 years ago.
Was looking at the type you have with the two balls, also saw one called Spot N Hitch. It just hooks onto trailer and has a plate that the ball hits and bumps it off when you are back far enough. I think either one will surely be my solution. Thanks
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Howdy!

I just asked this question on Airforum (Airstream forum). Most reply's were backup cameras. The next most used was a set of backup balls you can purchase at some RV supply or Harbor Freight. I just purchased a backup camera from Walmart for $70.00 and have not installed it yet to see how it works out.

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Love to hear what you think about it and the install. Was just looking at them. Wonder how well they work, seems priced right...
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:57 PM   #7
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I have a mirror on the end of an extendable pole with a strong magnet on the other end. Put the magnet on the tongue of the trailer and adjust the mirror so you can see in from the drivers seat of the tow vehicle. It was very inexpensive at camping world and I joke that it is saving my marriage!! It would take 10 min. with the DW directing me now I do it by myself in less than a minute!
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This is what I use and it does a good job.

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We also use the Hitchin Rods and they work great. We had to adjust the one on the camper more towards the drivers side.
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I tried the rods, but they were too inconsistent, especially if the approach angle between trailer and TV is not perfectly flat. Then I found the "Hitch Helper" mirror, which works great for me.
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Amazon.com: Valley Tow 53410 Hitch Aligner: Automotive (I like these because they take telescope down and are less likely to brake) I also have a back up camera, but it's wide angle so it distorts things. I put a mark in the middle of the back truck window, on the hitch post, and dead center in the middle of the camera. I line them up and I get almost always in one try, now, and rarely need the hitch guides.
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