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Re: [RC] hooking up a trailer - steelsidedown

I put an object (cinderblock, cone) beside, almost touching, my drivers side 
rear tire before I unhook.  When time to hook up, I just have to line my rear 
tire beside the object (lines up both length and width of the bed)... I can see 
it easily by opening my drivers side door!


---- Jessica Spoone-Raines <jspoone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
I added a box to my truck and can't see the ball now either. I found on 
either Country Supply or Valley Vet this pole thingy that works really well. 
It has a big magnet on the bottom of it and it sticks up in the air a good 2 
feet at least. I seem to recall it only cost about 20.00 and it was well 
worth it. 
Jess Spoone-Raines
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Katrina Mosshammer 
  To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 2:17 PM
  Subject: [RC] 

  I started hooking mine or mom's trailers a soon as I learned how to drive. 
I have never been able to see the ball .(both trucks are ext. cab and usually 
had either truck box or hay bale) So I learned to line the goose up with the 
bolts on the tailgate. Took me a while but now I can do it at more than a 
45° angle if I have to. That's the trick I learned.


  Re: [RC] [RC] truck box - Sharon Levasseur
I've got an Ex-Cab so I can't see my GN ball even *without* anything else in 
bed of the truck.  Back up slowly and hope is the order of the day!!  Sure 
I could find a reliable, durable, easy guide system that wouldn't cost me an
arm and a leg...?

-Sharon L. in Maine
(who, by pure luck, managed to hook up the last two times in ONE TRY!)

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