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New Back-Up Mirror Makes Hitch-Ups Easy
"It worked so well for me, I decided to manufacture and sell it," says Ed Schroeder, Chapin, Ill., about his magnetic back-up mirror that makes wagon hook-ups easier.
The "Hitch'n Helper", as he calls it, is a 6-in. dia. adjustable convex mirror with a magnetic base. The 80-lb. pull of the magnet holds the mirror securely to the pickup tailgate. Once the correct angle of the bracket is set and tightened, no further adjustment is necessary.
"Other manufacturers have made hitch-up mirrors in the past but they mounted permanently to the tailgate or to the hitch. The advantage of this mirror is that you only bring it out when you need it. Once you've hooked up, you can take it off and put it back in the cab. Also, because the mirror is convex, it's got a wider viewing angle so it doesn't have to be set perfectly to see the hitch," says Schroeder.
If you've removed the tailgate, or have a tire mounted at the middle of the gate, you can mount the mirror to the left rear quarter panel. At night, you can position a flashlight with a magnetic base on the tailgate so that it shines onto the mirror. The mirror can also be used to hook up a gooseneck trailer on pickups with a toolbox behind the cab obstructing visibility of the ball hitch or fifth wheel. You simply put the mirror on the sidewall or wheel well inside the box. Can also be fitted with a suction cup for use on motorhomes.
The Hitch'n Helper sells for $24.95.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ed Schroeder, Rt. 1, Box 158, Chapin, Ill. 62628 (ph 217 457-2589).

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1988 - Volume #12, Issue #2