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Old 04-11-2013, 01:53 PM
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Intresting idea. I took a old ski mirror mounted it on a round piece of alluminum mounted a magnet on the other end and vola.......stick it on the tounge and back up looking in the mirror.works good
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:19 PM
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It would be handy for hitching up, especially behind the motorhome, but I would use it more for putting the boat in and out of the garage. I push it by hand now. Especially when I just want to do some driveway boating/maintenance. Hooking to the PU and pulling it out 25' is a pain.

Put a drill motor on the crank handle stub and it would be perfect.........

I had looked at PowerCasters, but they are $1000....
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:24 PM
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I picture myself making an adapter for an 18 volt drill to run it up the driveway.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:31 PM
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Video says 30 degree incline
wow!!! 30 degrees is a pretty steep incline! can that really be right???
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:31 PM
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I don't think I'd really consider purchasing one just to hook the trailer to the truck. I'm more interested in using it to move the boat around in the garage. I also like the built-in brake, so I wouldn't have to use wheel chocks to keep it from rolling in the garage.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:58 PM
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I suggest that guy in the video just learn to back up straight.

...or buy a backup camera.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:08 PM
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I don't think I'd really consider purchasing one just to hook the trailer to the truck. I'm more interested in using it to move the boat around in the garage. I also like the built-in brake, so I wouldn't have to use wheel chocks to keep it from rolling in the garage.
I agree, most of us don't have a problem hooking it up alone. The convenience of moving it around the garage or in and out of the garage may be worth the $400.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:09 PM
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have to agree ... I usually am hooked on with boat, out of the garage and setting up the tower by the time my wife comes strolling out of the house wondering if I need help getting hooked on.

Putting the boat back in the garage is a whole different story due to our very sharp curved drive lined with trees and uphill!!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:47 PM
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Given the hassle I have to get the boat in/out of the garage (I have to park at an angle in very close quarters), if it were to work for me it would be worth the $400.00 hands down. Converting it to power would be the cats meow!
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:18 PM
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I'll save $400 and use experience! California product?
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