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Old 03-19-2014, 07:43 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Glenn Baglo View Post
I've had these for four years.

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I purchased it on sale at ETrailer for 19.95 + 3 shipping. I've ordered from them before so it was as easy order and they take PayPal.

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Old 03-19-2014, 08:29 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Sharon D View Post
Sigh. I showed them to the husband, and he rolled his eyes and said you have a backup camera, how much easier can it get?

All these gizmos mentioned above are for people who don't have back up cameras.

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Old 03-19-2014, 09:25 PM   #31
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Or these gizmos are for people who need to practice more by going camping more!
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:01 AM   #32
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I have a set of the tennis balls too but don't use them.
I tried them and didn't care for them, found the sites I stay in are rarely flat so the trailer tips a bit one way and the TV a bit differently, meaning the balls never lined up. I also had issues with finding a flat level spot on the trailer to attach the magnets to, if I remember right, one would point a bit backwards so even if I had a level site the balls never touched.

I see you're in Ma as am I, if you want mine you can have em. I'm just west of Springfield, probably not worth shipping though at $20 new. I'd have to go out to the shed to make sure they are still there if you're interested.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:55 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Otters View Post
I've heard these are good quality that will last. I will probably buy one of these. The Harbor Freight tennis ball type didn't last long--the telescoping function pulled apart and is no longer usable. Dang!
Very durable! They have survived my accidental multiple attempts to crush them.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:14 PM   #34
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I just came across this thread, so I'll throw my two cents in. Last year, being a complete newbie, I tried to invent all kinds of stuff. I made myself a large mirror that attached with magnets to the angled steel tube on my 5th wheel Scamp. I hoped to be able to see the ball and the coupling from above, in the rear view mirror. The alignment of the mirror was never right. It was always different, depending on the angle of approach and how level the ground was. What worked for me well however, was the white line I painted in the bed and on the tailgate of the truck. When the coupling is above that line, I straighten the steering wheel and back up the rest of the way. I may need to step out to look if I cannot see the ball and coupling over my shoulder. That happens when there is stuff loaded on the back seat and I cannot fold the back part way. What still bugged the heck out of me was the need to lower the tailgate, back in part way, get out, raise it and finish. I realized that if the gate can be held half way up, I can save that step. Its top edge needs to be just a little lower than the ball, and it just clears the gas tanks when connected. To hold it up at about 45 degree angle, I use a piece of 1/4 inch steel rod that I bent to hook onto the tailgate "hook" and the other end is simply ell shaped and engages the tailgate latch. I stash it and close gate when done. I like being able to do the hitching by myself, without a helper judging how many inches to go and which direction. We may have a communication problem! And usually the helper is busy doing other things anyway.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:09 PM   #35
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I'm definitely interested in that slide in thingy! The site shows several different models and different prices. My Burro uses a 2" that what you have?

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