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Old 12-24-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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So I was doing some surfin' this morning because I was bored when I checked into Lippert Components site for some RV related info and I came across a couple of cool products I had never seen before. As Lippert builds both products they have videos of them on their main page.

The first one that caught my eye was the Quickbite coupler. Now for those of you who have trailers you may just roll your eyes and say "oh big deal" but I had never seen these before and as this is the first year of owning a boat I can identify with the pain in the butt procedure of hooking up the trailer to the hitch. These couplers are available for only around $80 at Cabela's, I'm definitely getting one!

The 2nd was is a covered utility trailer that when stowed can be put in your garage and used as a storage cabinet, totally cool looking idea.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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That hitch is nice enough, but you still have to be really close for it to work. If you were off to the side more than about 2 inches, you would miss.
I like my backup camera and it can be used with any trailer. I already had a overhead dvd player for my son and the camera was under $30 with night vision. When I go to back up, I only have to flip a switch and I have a 10.5" screen showing me my ball hitch. Easy hookup first time everytime.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:04 PM   #3
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That hitch is nice enough, but you still have to be really close for it to work. If you were off to the side more than about 2 inches, you would miss.
I like my backup camera and it can be used with any trailer. I already had a overhead dvd player for my son and the camera was under $30 with night vision. When I go to back up, I only have to flip a switch and I have a 10.5" screen showing me my ball hitch. Easy hookup first time everytime.
This is why they provide the extendable magnetic alignment sticks so that you can line up more or less centered. I just get tired of getting in and out of the TV to walk back and be sure that I am centered under the coupler, side to side isn't that much of an issue for me. I also don't want to install a backup camera in my Jeep Liberty just for hooking up the boat.

With the camera in the motorhome it is really easy to get lined up, I just center the trailer on the logo at the bottom of my display screen, but I still need the wife back there to tell me when to stop backing up as I can't see from the cam if I have gone far enough back or not. With the Quickcoupler all I would have to do is back up until I hear the click.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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Understandable.
My backup camera shows my truck ball on the screen, along with several feet behind the truck, so I just back up to the right spot first time. I installed it solely for backing up to trailers. I use this truck for pulling the tt and other utility trailers.
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:11 AM   #5
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Hey I like that tow n stow! Pretty cool idea if you just need it a couple of times a year!
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