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Old 05-18-2016, 01:15 PM   #15
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I also use the Solo Hitch and with the tongue weight being so light,
if you are a wee bit off you can maneuver the camper with ease.
I bought it to save the bumper on my new car
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:08 PM   #16
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I just lean a sweeping brush up against the coupler and that seems to do the thing for me, but then I'am a cheapskate, not realy, just always short of money.
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:12 PM   #17
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Thank you everyone who replied! You have some great ideas!!
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:10 PM   #18
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solo hitching

I just use 2 little orange cones. 1 on hitch 1 one bumper of jeep lined up to the ball. works pretty good. I like the door open an marks on ground for distance sounds like a good idea.
thanks for that idea.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:04 AM   #19
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Ditto what Jon in AZ stated. I tried the clip-on mirror device and Swift Hitch but gave those up for the flying by the seat of the pants approach. Sometimes it takes just a few attempts. Other times I have to take a coffee break to ease the frustration after many failed tries. The only device I use now is a Tongue Twister made by Bal, which allows small lateral adjustments if needed. The Hensley Arrow hitch that I have not only requires precise lateral positioning but the angle the stinger makes with the hitch is important, otherwise it won't engage completely. Practice is the only thing I've found to make the whole process easier.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:22 AM   #20
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Another vote for the telescoping balls, $9.99 at Harbor Freight. Simple and cheap.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:07 AM   #21
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Here's the setup I use...but not for backing up. Although, you CAN use the suction cup to stick it to a tailgate or what have you. But since we're on the subjects of cameras, I would NOT be without mine in the rear window of my Scamp!! I Can see directly behind me. Before this, I would start to change lanes and inevitably, someone would start over with me and I've been nearly rear-ended-- until I started using this "Peak" camera. There are better systems out there but this one was cheap.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/503516...57629562084569
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:58 PM   #22
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[QUOTE=Darral T.;588210]Here's the setup I use...

That's a nice setup. Where did you get the suction cup?
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:32 PM   #23
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Thanks Sam.

Something wasnt just right when I first bought the camera and they had sent me a new unit. So with the spare suction cup, I modified it for the camera. But there's other suction cups you probably could use as well. Works very good on the window glass.

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That's a nice setup. Where did you get the suction cup?
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:00 AM   #24
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Thanks Darral!
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