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capnqball

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Posted: 04/24/11 11:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I noticed the ad in the latest Trailer Life mag and wondered if anyone has used this brand?
I'm interested in a possible purchase of a system, but not sure of a particular brand. The ad states a price of $139.95 and free shipping within the next 30 days which seems pretty reasonable. Any comments on this or other systems?

Ron

Edit: I have to correct the above, the mag was Highways, not TL.

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Posted: 04/25/11 06:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think for $139.00 I could heir a lot of neighbor kids ($5.00 a pop) to come over and guide me onto the ball


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Posted: 04/25/11 10:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are similar products out there that are far less expensive.

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Posted: 04/25/11 06:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They make those magnetic flag things that stick to the hitch and the ball.And they are alot cheaper.Or just get out a few times to check your progress till your over the hitch.


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Harbor Freight has the magnetic ball for only $12.99.

http://www.harborfreight.com/magnetic-trailer-alignment-kit-95684.html

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I have the Swift Hitch camera system and love it. I've also used the balls and they work ok, but if they aren't set exactly right, I would still be in and out of the truck several times rying to finess that last little bit to get the hitch where it would lock down when lowered.


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sandersmr wrote:

I have the Swift Hitch camera system and love it. I've also used the balls and they work ok, but if they aren't set exactly right, I would still be in and out of the truck several times rying to finess that last little bit to get the hitch where it would lock down when lowered.

I also have a swift hitch that works well. The I ball is abetter buy at $139.00


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Thank you for the responses folks. I've tried the magnetic tennis balls using them on my car trailer but still find they don't quite get you where you need to be. And in the interest of marital bliss was thinking the camera system might be the way to go. I'm sure there are other guys who can relate to this. The $140 or so just might be cheap in the long run. We are just getting started in the TT thing and want to make it as pleasant as possible.

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Looks pretty nifty too.

If you could put it on the back of the trailer at the campground or storage lot, that would be very handy too. All depends on the range of the wireless signal.

I bet it would come in handy in the house too to check on the teenagers downstairs.


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Posted: 04/25/11 09:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Swift Hitch system is great for backing up to the hitch. Not good as a camera for the back of the TT if you want to see what is going on behind you. I think I got "hosed" on the price of the Swift Hitch. I've seen basically the same for a hundred bucks less!

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