Originally Posted by DavidSo
That looks like a great system.
I've been using a different unit for years and it attaches to your existing hitch. You just have to remember to pull them out before towing. I forgot once and bent mine a bit
. It guides the hitch over the ball and makes one man hook ups easy. The other advantage is they work with other trailers you might need to tow as well.
DuraSafe CC001 Coupler Connect Trailer Hitch Alignment Device : Amazon.com : Automotive
I solo with my trailer. I also use the DuraSafe Coupler in conjunction with the magnetic alignment balls and
a back up camera on my SUV. This combo works really well for me.
For about $5, I added "The Coupler Protect" to my purchase. Coupler Connect plus Protect, Coupler Connect and Extra Parts
The Coupler Protect is a separate hold down device that prevents the coupler from accidentally popping off the two ball during travel. You can use a padlock on the "Protect" to help prevent theft. BTW, the "base plate" slot which holds the "Protect" was accidentally bent out of shape (I probably backed into something when driving around town so I'm sure I am at fault) and DuraSafe replaced it at no cost.
Upon reviewing the Quickbite Coupler video, I'm thinking that the DuraSafe Coupler gives you a little more width when trying to hitch up. What it does is slide the ball into the couple those last couple of inches, saving my sanity and time. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ON THE DURASAFE LINK!
My two cents: The Quickbite is a rather expensive product. But something to try if you need to replace your old, rusty, bent coupler (as I did last year). If your current coupler is in good shape, I'd recommend going for the far less expensive alternative.
Having said that, I'd love for someone to buy the Quickbite and review it on this site.