Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Great Father's Day Gift - If There's a Trailer Involved

Do any of you have a dad, husband or sons with a trailer parked in the yard somewhere? It could be a utility trailer, a camping trailer, a boat or some other toy haulin’ trailer, but whichever kind it is, here’s an idea for a Father’s Day gift (or fill-in-the-blank gift, if it’s not Father’s Day but you’ve got a guy to buy for.)

Im going to tell you about a great tool for hitching up a trailer. It might even save some wear and tear on your relationship. I don’t know about you, but flagging someone back into position isn’t my favorite thing in the world. Since Derrill got his Hitchin’ Rods at Camper’s World, he hasn’t asked me once. Come to think of it, he quit asking me a long time ago, figuring it was easier to make several tries himself than to try to hide his disgruntlement with my frenetic hand gestures.

The way it works is this: The rods are magnetic, and one is placed on the ball of the pulling vehicle, the other on the top of the part of the hitch that goes over the ball.

As you back up, you watch in your rearview mirror and line up the two rods. This will bring you straight-on to the hitch. (Kind of like the hymn, "Let the lower lights be burning.")

When you're right in position, as the ball goes under the receiver, it knocks the rod off the ball, and that is your message that you're there. Works like a charm every time.

Here are links for where you can buy this type of tool on the internet:

One is for Align Kwik, and another is sold on Amazon. The ones Derrill bought at Camper's World can be bought online, too. Click here.

So, there you go. I know I'm late, that Father's Day is just a few days away, but call around, I'm sure you can find these locally.

And, if your guy doesn't have a trailer, well, maybe that's the place to start, before you buy the Hitchin' Rods.


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Julie Wright said...

My brother bought a trailer and has a birthday coming up. thanks for this idea!

Cecily Markland said...

I love it! Great idea!

Michele Holmes said...

This is brilliant---might have saved a few "backing up the trailer" fights:D Thanks for the great idea.