The thing that keeps amazing me is the
eternity of camper trailer owners coming up with a simple idea to
solving a problem either on their camper trailers or vehicles or
to make camping easier. It is also all the better when it is
a DIY project made up with little or no cost.
There are devices available on the
market to help align a ball coupling when backing up to hitch the
camper single handed . These have a V plate that slips behind the
ball & aligns the coupling directly over the ball ready to wind
the jockeywheel down & lock in the hitch.
Most off road hitches have a pin which
connects the two parts of the coupling so the V plate is useless.
Kevin came up with an idea to help him align his Treg Coupling
when he is hitching up by himself.
It consists of 2 pieces of 20mm X
1500mm (OD) PVC grey conduit. The end section of the conduit which
fits into the hitch needs to be filed down about 1mm to fit the
This DIY project takes about 30
minutes to complete & costs about $2.