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Old 09-27-2018, 05:15 PM   #1
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After watching a YouTube video where a gentleman was hooking his fifth wheel onto his hitch using a little "hook" to aid his endeavors I began to wonder how many others had made special little tools to make some of the chores a bit easier. This wasn't a big deal it simply extended his reach to be able to complete the hooking process without having to climb on the tire or get a small ladder. If you've created something that makes life a bit easier, I'm sure others would like to see it.
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Old 09-27-2018, 05:43 PM   #2
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I married my wife. She’s pretty handy when I need help, and she makes my life quite a bit easier. True story.
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:06 PM   #3
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This says "not available" but this is what I got on Amazon and added a painting extension pole from Lowe's. I push/pull the lever on B&W hitch, and reach anything in bed of truck

https://www.bhg.com/shop/big-reach-p...9ca941a86.html
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:03 AM   #4
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The threaded end broke on my shop broom. I drilled a hole in the remaining plastic insert. Got a large screw in wall hook from hwd store and screwed it the drilled hole. Done.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:25 PM   #5
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I didn't make it, but I use a boat hook to reach things in the storage area of my TT and in the bed of my F150. I hate removing the cover from the bed of the truck to reach things that are always in the front of the box.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:44 PM   #6
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I married my wife. She’s pretty handy when I need help, and she makes my life quite a bit easier. True story.
Are you calling your wife a "tool"? She's not gonna like that!
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:45 AM   #7
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I weighed the consequences. She is home made(not by me though lol), and she makes the chores a bit easier. Appreciation wears many different hats. I just wanted the D ish W asher to know she wasn’t being taken for granted.

I did buy an aftermarket folding step for my F150, to help me climb in and out of the bed, but it wasn’t made at home. It was installed there, but I don’t think that counts. Great knee saver.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:10 PM   #8
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I began to wonder how many others had made special little tools to make some of the chores a bit easier. If you've created something that makes life a bit easier, I'm sure others would like to see it.


Hi Adda

I made a ‘bump block’ to help line up my tow trailer hitch with the ball when backing up. There are previous posts in the forum about this, but let me know if you’d like to see a picture.

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Old 10-15-2018, 10:37 PM   #9
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I like to see pictures.

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I put a piece of white duct tape on top of the black coupler on my trailer. On my F150 I can zoom in using the rear view back up camera and literally back up my truck and place the hitch ball right under the coupler on the first try. Very handy.
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