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Old 03-21-2016, 09:26 PM   #15
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Lots of folks here in the South have box hitches on the front of their pickups, primarily for putting their fishing boat in the lake or river at "primitive" (dirt) boat ramps. It keeps the rear wheels on dry(er) dirt (especially if it's red clay that gets super slick when wet). Everything they need to see is right there in front of them (granted, it's easier to look over the top of a bass boat than a camper). And it's much more maneuverable (very responsive to minor steering corrections). If I'm not mistaken, isn't that how those little "Tug" things at the airport push big commercial airplanes out away from the terminal far enough that the plane can then use its own power to thrust forward from there? If a front-mounted hitch is good enough for maneuvering a 250' long 747, then it ought to be good enough for a 21' Escape. (Also used as a front mount for a portable winch for pulling yourself or someone else out of trouble.)

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Old 03-22-2016, 07:24 AM   #16
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Or your could just get a new TV that does it all

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Old 04-26-2016, 09:23 AM   #17
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My Dad had a hitch on the front of his 32' Pace Arrow motorhome to back his boat down ramps. Worked really well.

For the trip up the driveway, you could mount somebody's phone on the back of the trailer and connect with it via Facetime or Skype. Planning to try this next time we hitch up our trailer. My wife's backing up signals are less than fluent.

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