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Old 08-07-2008, 06:55 PM   #15
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Hooking up my trailer is one of the ways I get my exercise. I'm with everyone else (I get out and look, get out and look, get out and look.) Someone forgot the pull forward, turn the wheel, put in reverse...
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:38 PM   #16
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I bought the Harbor Freight one last fall. It was very flimsy and broke the 2nd time I used it. I'll make my own 2x4 blocks+dowels+magnets+tennis balls next time. May not store as easily but will stay together.

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This gadget is on sale at the Harbor Freight stores for $9.99 thru Aug 25. I got one for those times the spouse isn't around to help. It appears to be reasonably well made. The rods extend to 43". http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/disp...temnumber=95684
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:24 PM   #17
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I got my harbor freight item today for $9.99....last one on the rack. simple enough! it's an old fashion extendable car antenna with a large magnet on the bottom and a styrofoam ball on top....if i break it the lower section is sturdy enough that i could just cut it and epoxy an old fishin pole or something in the hole.Slowly I'm spendin the kids inheritance
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:08 PM   #18
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I bought the Harbor Freight one last fall. It was very flimsy and broke the 2nd time I used it.
That's not good! I went and looked at mine again, and perhaps they've changed the quality, as I would rate it "very good". The rod is thicker than my old 57 Chevy radio antenna, and I extended them to full length and back 20 times each, simulating a couple years of use, with no ill effect. The magnet is large and well attached. The ball is not syrofoam, more like foam rubber.

All in all, looks like a quality product, well worth $9.99. YMMV!

P.S.-I don't have any old fishing rods, and my '57 Chevy is long gone, so sometimes you gots to go with the non-homemade versions!
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:55 PM   #19
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That's not good! I went and looked at mine again, and perhaps they've changed the quality, as I would rate it "very good". The rod is thicker than my old 57 Chevy radio antenna, and I extended them to full length and back 20 times each, simulating a couple years of use, with no ill effect. The magnet is large and well attached. The ball is not syrofoam, more like foam rubber.

All in all, looks like a quality product, well worth $9.99. YMMV!

P.S.-I don't have any old fishing rods, and my '57 Chevy is long gone, so sometimes you gots to go with the non-homemade versions!

When I am at home set my trailer jack on a snowmobile dolly and roll the trailer over the hitch and crank in down. A board works with the dolly while we are camping.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:24 PM   #20
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That's not good! I went and looked at mine again, and perhaps they've changed the quality, as I would rate it "very good". The rod is thicker than my old 57 Chevy radio antenna, and I extended them to full length and back 20 times each, simulating a couple years of use, with no ill effect. The magnet is large and well attached. The ball is not syrofoam, more like foam rubber.

All in all, looks like a quality product, well worth $9.99. YMMV!

P.S.-I don't have any old fishing rods, and my '57 Chevy is long gone, so sometimes you gots to go with the non-homemade versions!
had to laugh...... I have a bunch of old fishing rods right now and my 57 chevy convertible (primer black) is long gone..... i gotta say the ball on top of mine is more like rubber also and it seems pretty well built to me too.....$10 you can't go wrong
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:39 PM   #21
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cant go wrong with this new one HF has on sale. It lines it all up for you even if you REALLLY suck at it.



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Old 08-08-2008, 07:00 PM   #22
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Now that last one is the kind I want. No cost shown. wonder how much it is?
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Now that last one is the kind I want. No cost shown. wonder how much it is?
Just remember, you need to have a wheel on the jack, otherwise you'll either bend the jack or screw up the foot/asphalt/concrete.
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Thanks Donna. I would not have thought about that but I do usually have a wheel on the front of the trailer anyhow.
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