Originally Posted by Terier
I almost brought that hitching mirror but the lady at CW talked into the hitching rods instead. While the rods are a bit of hit or miss they do help if I am backing up by myself. I usually end up about a inch off the mark until I can determine my slightly off center alignment view.
Tell me about using the mirror. Can you see it in the rearview mirror and can you see how close you really are?
The mirror works well. I will line up the mirror before pulling the truck into position......I try to figure out exactly where my inside review mirror will be. Usually I don't have to adjust the mirror up or down, as I have the tongue about the same height every time.
My unit is home made. I posted in a thread here: A Couple of Mods
I started with a convex mirror, but image was too small. The problem with the flat mirror is that I have to have it pretty much on the mark beforehand, or I will still have to get out of the truck to adjust.
I still use 1 hitching rod on the hitch shank. I use the mirror as the alignment for the trailer, and "allow" for the slight offset. Once I see the hitch ball in the mirror, then I can make small side to side adjustments as needed.
Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2006 Ford F150 Super Cab 4x4
2008 Surveyor 263