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Old 08-06-2008, 04:41 PM   #1
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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 08-06-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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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
I just use a couple telescoping magnets similar to these. I picked up two 6-pound rated ones at an auto parts store for about 8 bucks. They're useful around the home and shop as well.

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Old 08-06-2008, 09:20 PM   #3
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...thats KQQL Pat, but at 21" extended height, I couldn't see it anyway!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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...thats KQQL Pat, but at 21" extended height, I couldn't see it anyway!!
That's not the one I have. Mine's longer.

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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All right, all right, enough of the mine is longer than yours!

I actually purchase a backup camera from Costco for $60. I a little more expensive but well worth it. It was quite simple to install, just hook up the camera to your backup lights and the monitor is wirelss. I had it installed in about 15 mins. Then, I just pointed the camera down towards the ball and can line up perfectly every time. It also has night vision! It might have been a one time purchase for Costco because I haven't seem them there since and the ones they have now are $90.

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:19 PM   #6
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I've been lusting after that camera too! It keeps calling to me as I, for some reason, walk by it every time I'm in the store.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:28 PM   #7
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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
Is there some kind of coupon for the $9.99 price?_______ the link is showing $14.99
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:38 PM   #8
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The sale is at the brick stores, not the online store.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:40 AM   #9
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The sale is at the brick stores, not the online store.
thanks patrick........ I have a store about 4 miles from me and will go there today. this will come in handy
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:46 AM   #10
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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

I`m going to get one of these--thanks.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:33 AM   #11
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... I got one for those times the spouse isn't around to help. ...
While my spouse is always around to help, we've stayed blissful for 34 years because I get out and look, get out and look, get out and look.
It's just easier that way.

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While my spouse is always around to help, we've stayed blissful for 34 years because I get out and look, get out and look, get out and look.
It's just easier that way.
Out of Everyone that's ever helped me my wife is the only one that knew how to guide me back into the right position....... all the others i "get out and look-get out and look" LOL
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:25 PM   #13
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I have used a couple of these, for several years, that I made from old fishing poles mounted in wooden blocks with dollar store magnets epoxied into the bottoms. Re-used something that would have been tossed and they only cost $1.00 for the magnets.
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:33 PM   #14
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Call me cheap, but for 90 bucks I'll get out of the car three or four times to line up.

I usually set the hitch level with the ball center and back up until it bumps, then lift the hitch to just touch the top of the ball and back up a little more until I feel it drop.
Now I have to admit sometimes it is two trys and sometimes it is a lot of trys.
Nothing is perfect.
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