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Old 08-22-2008, 09:29 AM   #1
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Made this hitch helper in about 20 minutes, using unbreakable plastic mirror, about 13' long and 1/8' wood for the sides, and of course duct tape to hold it all together. It also folds flat for easy storage. It works perfect.

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Through rear view mirror (Not very clear in photo, but in person VERY CLEAR)
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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What a great idea! It's simple, effective, and easily stores out of the way when not in use. You just gave me an idea for something similar to attach to the storage box above my propane tanks.

Thank you very much!
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:31 PM   #3
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Kevin, Excellent Duct Tape placement! I can always appreciate a good use for Duct Tape.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:24 PM   #4
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Sorry that I am such a doofus, but I don't get it at all. The mirror seems to be facing into the tow vehicle --- but that can't be right. How do you see the ball and the receiver?

What do you see in the rear view mirror that helps you hitch up alone? (I really do need the answer to this because I do a LOT of solitary hitching up).

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Old 08-24-2008, 06:40 PM   #5
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You look through the review mirror of your tow rig and the angle of the mirror lets you see the trailer hitch ball.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:50 PM   #6
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Oh I get it now!

The mirror is hanging off the P/U cap so you can look through the lift up window and not off a tonneau sitting on the tailgate.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:25 PM   #7
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Great idea Kevin ...but I would like to know Where did you get your unbreakable mirrows ?

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