My new truck has a camper shell and I thought a hitch aid would help with the hooking up process. Visibility is somewhat less now. I know you can buy something like this for around $20 plus shipping, but I thought a trip through HD/Lowes would yield something as good for less money. Hey, it's winter anyways and I have to keep busy.
Here's my parts list and apx. costs :
1 1x2x8 piece of wood (straight is best) $1.00
1 2" pipe clamp (electrical dept) $1.35
1 1 1/4" pipe clamp $1.25
some spray paint
and duct tape
Total cost about $5.00