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Old 06-04-2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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Has anyone seen one of these?

Saw one years ago on a Prowler (1970s/80s)

For what it's worth, if there is no one making them and there's enough interest, I could probably have them made... I may have one made anyway...
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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That looks like a diagram from a patent.

Before I start guessing what it is, as I can read several things into it…. What is the intended use?
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....What is the intended use?
My thought too. It looks like a tongue jack with 2 feet. Is it used to "walk" the tongue in tight locations?
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I have not seen one in person, but in pictures. I was told it is used to assist you hitching up the trailer. Supposedly, once you get your tow vehicle backed up to your trailer, this device will then move the tongue left or right so that it will drop down onto the ball. (Tongue has to be raised enough to clear the ball so it can move into position to drop onto the ball) This eliminates having to get in/out of vehicle several times to get aligned if hitching by yourself. IT's sorta like a jack only designed to lay sideways and move sideways.

Thats my story and I don't know that it's correct. but it's what I was told.
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We got something like it when we bought our coach. It's from the same folks that make the Hensley Arrow.

http://www.safetowingstore.com/product-p/40015.htm

As you can see, they refer to it as a hitch helper. We have not had to use it yet.
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OK, more blonde thinking. I get the concept of this "helper" but I really wonder how it would do on a double or triple axle trailer. I bet it is great on a single axle TT or pup.

HUM, wonder if we could make it work on our Sunline

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HUM, wonder if we could make it work on our Sunline

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No Sweety.... In our case, we (I) have to just settle with moving the truck..
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HUM, wonder if we could make it work on our Sunline

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On your 17 foot Sunline it might do just fine. On the 30 something foot one..... Well have to put one on each landing gear. Na.....
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On your 17 foot Sunline it might do just fine. On the 30 something foot one..... Well have to put one on each landing gear. Na.....

The 17.5 is light enough, that I move it by hand...
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I take it you are "just waiting" to find he exact right moment to use all that new Smiles....

The chicken dance is a real chuckle.....
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The 17.5 is light enough, that I move it by hand...
Yep, he moved it by hand , "HAND SIGNALS" to let me know which way to turn the trailer to get it in the spot where the 299 used to sit.

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Were you able to sell the 299 frame then? I saw you had it listed on CL...
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Were you able to sell the 299 frame then? I saw you had it listed on CL...

Not yet... Still here
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I take it you are "just waiting" to find he exact right moment to use all that new Smiles....

The chicken dance is a real chuckle.....
I have a whole folder of smileys, in my photobucket account. When I see one I like, it gets dumped there...

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Yep, he moved it by hand , "HAND SIGNALS" to let me know which way to turn the trailer to get it in the spot where the 299 used to sit.

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Ummmmm...... Ok, no comment.......
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