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Old 05-27-2012, 10:24 AM   #11
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I painted the ball section of the hitch white and the top of the coupler white as you can see in the convex mirror. One stab backing up and coupler is over the hitch ball. No pain, no strain. Mirror was permanently mounted off tongue jack.
You should patent and sell that !!
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #12
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I painted the ball section of the hitch white and the top of the coupler white as you can see in the convex mirror. One stab backing up and coupler is over the hitch ball. No pain, no strain. Mirror was permanently mounted off tongue jack.
Looks like you and I had the same idea.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:28 AM   #13
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Been using one of these since our first trailer in 1975. Something similar to it has been on all 7 tt since and the 5er we have now.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #14
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Thaks for the suggestions. Will see which method works for me. I have an after-market back-up camera othewise there would be marker guides display on the rear mirror.

Some of my problem might be corrected if ever I get a well-fitting contact len with the correct RX. The sight in my left eye changed instantly after being rear ended on the freeway. Most likely wasn't a high speed accident but with the impact being directly on the hitch the force was 2.5 times stronger and enough to cause head & neck injury. BTW - I no longer drive around with the hitch attached.

There's is a HF that is close to home so thanks for the tip. I get their coupons too.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #15
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I love my backup camera. I can usally hit it dead on the first try. It takes a little getting used to the somewhat distorted view, but after a few times I have it down. I would hate to be without it.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:14 PM   #16
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T The sight in my left eye changed instantly after being rear ended on the freeway.
Get that looked after !!!
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:43 PM   #17
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I have those tennis ball thing but can't seen to get the thing to stand straight on the coupler. It wants to keep falling to one side. How do you get a flat magnet to sit on top of a round coupler?
you don't have to put it on top of the round part, just move it back behind the round bulge.
and raise the ball an inch more.

doesn't have to actually be on the round coupler to work.
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I just have to say that I find the title to your thread very funny "Hitching up Solo" . No malintent, just funning.
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I just have to say that I find the title to your thread very funny "Hitching up Solo" . No malintent, just funning.
Terry, were you looking for the on-line dating link?

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Funny, I have to hook up solo... My DW can't get any directions correct so I find doing it myself it's easier and less stressful than arguing. I've become very good at it.
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