Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-08-2014, 03:39 PM   #141
3 Rivet Member
1978 31' Excella 500
Barrie , Ontario
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 217
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.

"Its what you learn after you know it all that counts'
Bev1940 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2014, 06:41 PM   #142
Rivet Master
IanPoulin's Avatar
2021 25' International
Aldie , Virginia
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 632
Images: 4
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.

2011 Airstream International Serenity 28' - 30a/taupe
2013 Fors F150 v6-ecoboost with max tow and HD payload packages
2021 Airstream International 25FBT +Hatch +50A
2020 Dodge Ram 1500 eco-diesel
WBCCI 4CU 8118
IanPoulin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2014, 07:14 PM   #143
2 Rivet Member
Olie's Avatar
2003 30' Classic
Las Cruces , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 94
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.
Olie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2014, 08:24 PM   #144
Rivet Master
m.hony's Avatar
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 12,111
Yes, a backup camera is worth it.
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2014, 11:11 PM   #145
Rivet Master

2007 22' International CCD
Corona , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 9,090
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.

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
Rich, KE4GNK/AE, Overkill Engineering Dept.
'The Silver HamShack' ('07 International 22FB CCD 75th Anniversary)
Multiple Yaesu Ham Radios inside and many antennae sprouting from roof, ProPride hitch, Prodigy P2 controller.
2012 shortbed CrewMax 4x4 Toyota Tacoma TV with more antennae on it.
rmkrum is offline   Reply With Quote

hitching, solo

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solo fulltiming shinyteepee Solo Streamers 22 07-31-2011 10:37 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.