2017 - Volume #41, Issue #2, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Simple 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; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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