Helps for EZ Hitching ....and end marital strife. - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-24-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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Smile Helps for EZ Hitching ....and end marital strife.

Hitching our Casita 17' can be a pain trying to
get centered over the elusive Hitchball....causing
major marital strife....here are some helps listed
that may keep the Misses or Misters in a more civil
mood when hitching.

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Old 10-24-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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I thought there was only way to improve situations that caused major marital strife...


"Yes, dear." said by the husband with great sincerity
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:02 PM   #3
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I thought there was only way to improve situations that caused major marital strife...


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Yes Dear......Karen is right..........and it was all my fault that I crumbled
our License Plate and have a skinned bumper..........
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:45 PM   #4
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The driver hitches the trailer without help! Spouse (or SO) goes into the house or a walk and leaves the driver alone. So what if it takes 30 minutes to hookup? No arguments and only one person takes the blame for a dented license plate. What would you do if there was only one person to do the task... like the driver? I hitch all the time by myself and find it works better than with (unneeded and/or unwanted) help. It takes me more time with help and things typically go wrong!

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Old 10-24-2010, 08:14 PM   #5
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Walmart has those magnetized tennis balls--I wondered how they would work???
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:36 PM   #6
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The driver hitches the trailer without help!
I recently bought a Hitch Helper Mirror. AWESOME!
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:42 PM   #7
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I also hitch it all by myself..... takes about four times getting out to look but it sure saves a lot of arguments.
Frederick's mirror setup looks worthwile
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:59 PM   #8
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After seeing one in a thread here I made this one from an old aluminum chair leg, a piece of aluminum strap and a dollar store mirror. It fits on my crank at the front of the trailer and allows me to see the reciever through the rear mirror in the vehicle.
"Thank you dear, but please stand way over there where I won't back into you."

There was a thread back about 2007 but I can't find it through the useless [to me] search proceedure.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:03 PM   #9
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Here it is mounted. I wrapped the handle with hockey tape to make a better fit.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:16 PM   #10
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Thats a cool looking piece......I tried one of those and the sticks but couldn't
get a "perfect hitch set" ....still had to shove and tug.......I got one of those
EZ-Hitches and it did ..........with a 17' Casita....has been to hard on my back...lol
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Walmart has those magnetized tennis balls--I wondered how they would work???
I have them. The work really well if you are on level ground. My drive has a slight slope, so I have "roll" issues, but I still use them. Keep watch for a Harbor Freight sale and you can get 'em for $10.
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Walmart has those magnetized tennis balls--I wondered how they would work???
The tennis balls work very well. When the tennis ball next to the front of my 2" ball starts to tip towards the cab of my truck I know I need to pull forward about an inch and I'm perfectly lined up. Harbor Freight also carrys them
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:50 PM   #13
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Walmart has those magnetized tennis balls--I wondered how they would work???

I love these things.Now even I can hook up our Boler .No more trying to direct hubby.My directions were not to his liking.Now I can do it myself.Ahhhhhh marital bliss.
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Here's another vote for the yellow tennis balls. I bought mine at Harbor Freight for under $10; they look like the ones WalMart sells for twice that price, but would still be worth it - they really work well!
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