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Old 11-08-2014, 02:39 PM   #141
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I hitch solo, just line up the handle on my truck cap with the hold down on my propane tanks to get squared up and then use the GOAL method.
Intend to try some of these other ideas too.

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Old 11-08-2014, 05:41 PM   #142
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Well, after my first season, I use no fancy feature, etc. just line it up and drive to within a foot or two and then gauge corrections based on visual inspection as to what turn to make next and do so. I'll keep my drivers side door open and pick targets on the ground and track against the triangle point of my door hinge. So far, the most I've had to reset the realignment is four trips back to the hitch ball to review. Usually I have it in two or three visits.

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Old 11-08-2014, 06:14 PM   #143
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I use the magnetic tennis balls to hook up to the Hensley. Works OK, may have to get out of the pick- up and look 2-3 times. Stabbing the pin in the box has to be so exact I often wonder if a backup camera would be worth the cost.
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:24 PM   #144
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Yes, a backup camera is worth it.
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Old 11-08-2014, 10:11 PM   #145
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Before I acquired a TV with a backup camera, I sighted center by using the camper cap latch handle and lined it up on the centerline of the AS to aim at the ProPride socket. Dead slow backing, a couple stops and get out and look cycles aid I was usually able to get the stinger aimed right. Then adjust AS jack for height and in it goes with a gentle clunk. Latch and go from there.

Yes, it was a lot easier with a spotter standing clear on one side for safety. IMHO it's too dangerous to stand in harms way where I'm backing a big truck into a small target. Still got out to see 'ground truth' when close.

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