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Plowboy
03-08-2010, 08:30 AM
Thought this was pretty cool for us bumper hitch folks. Would save me a ton of time hitching up the trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TeleSwivel#p/u/3/5OKzq2-d2qw

Plowboy
03-08-2010, 08:31 AM
This is some heavy equipment.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TeleSwivel#p/u/3/5OKzq2-d2qw

KC_Bobby
03-08-2010, 08:45 AM
Yeah, that would be sweet. Wonder what the weight limits are and if they have one designed for a WDH.

Buster Dog BBQ
03-08-2010, 10:22 AM
Pretty cool device. I usually make my wife back up so I can get her lined up the first time. Wonder if they make a class 4 adapter.

Jorge
03-08-2010, 10:41 AM
A friend called me last week with a question....

"Is there any reason I can't velcro a cheap camera to my bumper so my wife can watch the laptop to back up and hook up to a trailer when I'm not around?"

A couple of bucks for some USB adapters and longer cable, a little velcro...and it worked.

YMMV

Ron_L
03-08-2010, 10:56 AM
A friend called me last week with a question....

"Is there any reason I can't velcro a cheap camera to my bumper so my wife can watch the laptop to back up and hook up to a trailer when I'm not around?"

A couple of bucks for some USB adapters and longer cable, a little velcro...and it worked.

YMMV

I thought about that. Glad to hear that it worked.

I need a 5" drop on my hitch adapter. I don't think the Teleswivel folks support that. I'm going to go look.

KC_Bobby
03-08-2010, 10:56 AM
I thought about buying a back up monitor from Sam's - about $140 or so. Then have a mount for the camera on the bumper and another on the back of the trailer. Place the camera on the bumper when hitching up and then moving it to the back of the trailer for transport.

ZILLA
03-08-2010, 11:01 AM
I sure could have used that a time or two.... Very good idea. I'd need a 2.5 drop.

Plowboy
03-08-2010, 12:36 PM
If you need a drop... roll your own with a Teleswitch receiver. They ain't cheap, but as many times as I move trailers... somethings just pay for themselves overtime. Plus the back of my truck has about 12 dings in the bumper from when I "miss".

http://www.teleswivel.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/TeleSwivel.woa/wa/TeleSwivel/product?sku=ATSC-0102MX-B

QueTPiesBBQ
03-09-2010, 12:12 PM
pretty cool.....would make it easier and not as many dings in the bumper or license plate.

jonboy
03-09-2010, 04:57 PM
This is what i use with my trailer.
Magnetic hitching poles.
They have saved me alot of trouble.
jon


http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/magnetic-hitchin-rods/28563

Plowboy
03-09-2010, 07:47 PM
This is what i use with my trailer.
Magnetic hitching poles.
They have saved me alot of trouble.
jon


http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/magnetic-hitchin-rods/28563

I've tried a version of those. Don't seem to work on my drop hitch and BullyDog hitch on the trailer. Looking at the picture, how do you back the ball under the hitch if there is a pole on top of it?

jonboy
03-09-2010, 08:59 PM
When you are backing up the pole will start to be knocked over,pole on ball is hit by hitch and then you stop. The poles are four foot tall and easy to align.
I cant really explain it. Its just magic. The poles are only twenty bucks, will fit on your gun rack for easy hauling, kids use them as light savers, have been well worth it.
Hooking up the trailer is now a one person deal. Everyone that has seen them used asks where to purchase them from. Mine came from a local rv dealer.
jon
The hitch adapter you showed is cool also. Not sure if it is four hundred cool.

Plowboy
03-09-2010, 09:07 PM
The hitch adapter you showed is cool also. Not sure if it is four hundred cool.

I hear that, buddy!

TeleSwivel Greg
03-16-2010, 10:39 AM
Folks, thanks for talking about the TeleSwivel hitch. I run the product development area for the company, and we are developing both a weight distributing attachment and a drop hitch attachment for our TeleSwivel product. They should be out in the summertime.

The weight limit for gross trailer weight is 10,000 pounds for both models; the one with just a ball will hold a tongue weight of 1,000 pounds; the one that takes regular ball mounts (the BX model) will support a tongue weight of 800 pounds. It is lower because it sticks out farther from the truck.

Thanks again,
Greg

Jacked UP BBQ
03-16-2010, 10:48 AM
:thumb:Fark the hitch, that little kid is a machine on that bike!:clap2:

Plowboy
03-16-2010, 01:47 PM
Folks, thanks for talking about the TeleSwivel hitch. I run the product development area for the company, and we are developing both a weight distributing attachment and a drop hitch attachment for our TeleSwivel product. They should be out in the summertime.

The weight limit for gross trailer weight is 10,000 pounds for both models; the one with just a ball will hold a tongue weight of 1,000 pounds; the one that takes regular ball mounts (the BX model) will support a tongue weight of 800 pounds. It is lower because it sticks out farther from the truck.

Thanks again,
Greg

Because of how my trailer was designed, I have a more tongue weight than I should have to. The further the ball is from my truck, the more leverage the trailer has to squat the tow vehicle. A weight distribution attachment would be ideal. Let me know how that progresses, Greg.

Bigdog
03-16-2010, 05:52 PM
Because of how my trailer was designed, I have a more tongue weight than I should have to.

I have a solution: Add more weight to the back of your trailer. :heh:

River City Smokehouse
03-20-2010, 04:34 PM
I think that is a neat product. As long as they are tested to the extreme, I'd be cool with it. The one I have is 17 yrs. old and cost me a heck of a lot more than the Teleswivels do. And mine eats me out of house and home.:doh: