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Old 04-11-2008, 12:57 AM   #57
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And what I REALLY need is something to tell me how close I'm getting to the trailer ball when I back. I can line up just fine- but then I'm always getting out, measuring how much further, and trying to back just that far.
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Bobbie go online to Harbor Frieght and order item#95684-3VGA. They are magnetic backup aids, one for the TV and one for the trailer, that you watch in your rear view mirror and when the meet you are in the correct position.
I have been towing all of my life and I wish I had bought a set of these years ago.
Some one here mentioned them a few weeks ago so I bought a set. They were very inexpensive, about $12.00 including shipping.
This is the second best thing I have invested in for camping.
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:10 AM   #58
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:32 AM   #59
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Or you can order them from Cabelas for $29.95 plus shipping!
What a deal!
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:47 AM   #60
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Bobbie go online to Harbor Frieght and order item#95684-3VGA. They are magnetic backup aids, one for the TV and one for the trailer, that you watch in your rear view mirror and when the meet you are in the correct position.
I have been towing all of my life and I wish I had bought a set of these years ago.
Some one here mentioned them a few weeks ago so I bought a set. They were very inexpensive, about $12.00 including shipping.
This is the second best thing I have invested in for camping.
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I can see how they line you up but how can you tell you are far enough back towards the trailer? One would eclipse the other if you were in line, and how would you know if they were close together?

Never mind, the Cabela's description is better and I see what is supposed to happen.

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Old 04-11-2008, 11:16 AM   #61
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I would have to say my Honda 2000i would probably be at the top of the list of essentials for me. Avoiding wired campsites like I do, it is important that I be able to keep the laptop and camera batteries charged and viable. Nice to be able to use the M/W once in a while, too.

It also gets quite a bit of use around my place. I just plop it in the back of my UV and can use it for an electric lop-saw or even a mitre-saw for kindling for the fireplace.

Very useful tool.
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:33 PM   #62
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The Harbor freight product is like two tennis balls on radio antannae mounted on magnets.We mount one on the ball, one on the hitch....not exactly as shown in the Harbor Freight pix. When you're in line and on top, one falls over. Easy to see when you're right on top. I wear trifocals and have astigmatism... My husband prefers these to my often erroneous directions...

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My back up mirror is a pretty handy tool, yes. That has to be in the top 5 list.
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:26 PM   #64
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Hey Bob, you be styling now.

This last weekend I finally went camping with my VuQube satellite dish. It's great. I'm going to love having it on my trips particularly the long long trips. I'll add it to all my other toys I have as best investments.

Bob I forgot to take a picture of my first satellite campout. I was going to stay Monday but my holding tank was full. Since I had to pack up and unhitch and drive way around the lake I decided to head for home after dumping. It was good to see you again. I've never been to San Luis but have it on my mind for a short trip one day.
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:28 AM   #65
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The Bal Leveler is nice, too. What it needs to go along with it, though, is an audible level that could be placed in an appropriate spot so that when the trailer was leveled, it beeped or something. (Is there any such thing?)
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Camping World has an audible level made for Motor Homes. I don't know if it is loud enough to hear outside the trailer.

We like our awning clamps, which are pretty useless without an awning. So, awning first, then the clamps make it more usuable.
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