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Simple Hitch Guide
Gene Reed’s rear license plate has more than a few dings from hooking up his trailer, but there have been no new ones since he installed his hitch guide.
  “It is easy to get pretty close, yet not quite there when backing up to a hitch,” says Reed. “The hitch guide isn’t much, but it is just enough to bump a hitch into line with the ball. It also prevents backing up too far and banging up a license plate.”
  When Reed says there isn’t too much to the guide, he’s right. In his case, he used a piece of right-angle steel salvaged from old construction equipment. After taking out most of the angle, he welded it to a short length of 2 by 2-in. receiver hitch. He then welded the ball to the other side of the plate.
  “Each wing should be about 6 in. wide to catch the trailer hitch,” says Reed. “It can be any height you want.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gene Reed, 13442 E 132nd Ave., Brighton, Colo. 80601 (ph 303 659-8260; windmillreed@outlook.com).

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #2