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Old 05-23-2016, 12:02 PM   #11
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I have this problem as well. Thought about spraying some fluoescent spray on the coupler. My camera also has dashed lines on it that cover up where I'm trying to back into. I keep forgetting to see if there are some settings I can play with to turn the lines off.

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Old 05-23-2016, 12:52 PM   #12
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My Garmin GPS also doubles with a camera......once you're hitched up, it has adjustment lines where you can adjust each side to pinpoint the hitch........once set, the lines disappear, and it stays that way until you re-adjust the, once set you're good to go

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Old 05-23-2016, 02:34 PM   #13
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I painted the ball receiver safety yellow. I've done this with all of my trailers. I get asked all the time why. I see a lot of folks doing the same thing. Makes hook up much easier.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:23 PM   #14
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I aim at the tongue jack under the hitch. Line the ball with the jack. I have distance reference lines on my TV camera and a line right across the top of the ball. So when the line is on top of the ball receiver, the ball is lined up. The reflector tape idea sounds really good, so I will give that a try for sure!
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:53 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by johng4706 View Post
Instead of using paint, I used two pieces of 3m reflective tape on my ProPride hitch. I mounted them like a "T". Now I have a better idea that the stinger is in the hitch far enough.
EXACTLY what I am planning. I already have red 3M tape on the stinger...

... and I am going to frame the socket with white tape.
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:04 PM   #16
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Good idea. Maybe a brighter color next time.

I have one for the bumper and also installed a camera in the bed for the fiver. Works great!
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:25 AM   #17
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This works for us. We have done this on 4 trailers. This is easy to see even in limited light.
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