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userbjphillips
Posted: 18 September 2009 10:03 PM
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How many caravanners would like to be able to hitch up accurately without help from another person ,straight under the hitch & then only having to lower the van onto the ball ????????????????????????????????????????????????
usermike&caz
Posted: 25 September 2009 8:28 AM
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if i could do that, why take ere indoors ?
userbjphillips
Posted: 25 September 2009 9:34 PM
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Watch this space its under way !!!!!!!!!!You wont need er then.
userbjphillips
Posted: 6 October 2009 8:58 PM
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bjphillips - 2009-09-18 10:03 PM

How many caravanners would like to be able to hitch up accurately without help from another person ,straight under the hitch & then only having to lower the van onto the ball ????????????????????????????????????????????????


Im surprised there was no proper response this considering Ive often watched people sruggling to get it right even with the wife's help then having to heave a heavy van sideways to get it close enough to lower onto!!!
userPaul-
Posted: 7 October 2009 7:28 PM
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Maybe if you asked who used a motormover

getting hitched could frighten some off
userbjphillips
Posted: 8 October 2009 8:00 PM
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And how much does a motormover cost? I did suggest it was an inexpensive idea.
usermike&caz
Posted: 9 October 2009 9:46 AM
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cheaper than a wife, but not as warm @ nite..lol
userRanger
Posted: 7 December 2009 2:39 PM
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Put a good mirror on the inside of your front locker door arranged so that you can see the caravan hitch in your cars rearview mirror and the approaching car hitch. I've been using that system for years, works very well, and costs very little, no one elses fault if you miss and poke a hole in the back of your car.
userSyd
Posted: 9 December 2009 9:59 AM
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Fortunately for me our car is the exact same width as the two handles on the front of the caravan so I line up with these when reversing and hey presto I'm on
userRanger
Posted: 17 December 2009 5:14 PM
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Years ago I remember a company advertising a caravan ball hitch that unclipped from the back of the car and pulled out on the end of a long wire cable. One then plugged the ball hitch into the caravan hitch on the tow bar. The cable of the ball was attached to an electric winch, one then winched the caravan to the car, where the winch wire pulled the tow ball C/W a tappered shaft into the car part of the hitch and it clicked into place already to tow away. This is where our Uncle Derek from Ross probably has reference to this and will give us all answers???????
userRanger
Posted: 17 December 2009 10:04 PM
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I was reversing my motorhome into the drive using the reversing camera of course and thought (dangerous for me to think) why not put a reversing camera on the tow car???????????????????
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