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    Any ideas to make empty trailer easier to back??

    All,

    I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to make an empty single easier to see from the drivers seat while backing? My wife can back the trailer just fine, but cannot see it from the drivers seat of the Suburban when it is unloaded. I have seen guide posts and what not for boat trailers, which I am sure I could modify for this use, but I was wanting something that I could fold down or take off except for when needed. I don't mind buying something commercial but am unable to find anything made for this.

    Thanks for the help !!

    sawdust


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    When I had my RXT trailer behind the mini van I could never see it neither. I put a set of these on.
    http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...7&classNum=763

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    Those would work great. I wonder if I could mount them in a way where they would fold down along the side of the trailer except for when I needed them ? Since you have used them do you think that is an option?

    Thanks

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    PVC is cheap too. Those posted above by Dsquare are nice also.

    guide posts how-to
    http://boatingworld.com/Articles/200...uideposts.html


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    fold down the seats and open the trunk

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    addicted,

    That is what she finally had to do today. Like I said earlier, she is awesome as long as she can see where the trailer is. I am just looking for a more consistent, simpler solution to save the hassle of all of that. I think Dsquare has the answer, I might just mod it a little bit to do exactly what I want. I was kind of hoping there was a commercial solution where all of the work was already done.

    sawdust

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    I'm envious, you have a wife that can back up a trailer.

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    And looks good in a bikini This is why I must keep her happy and come up with a good solution to the problem. I think today she was ready to kill me because there was someone waiting to use the ramp and she looked like she didn't know what she was doing. I have to admit that I HATE backing that little tiny trailer empty. We have a 31 foot RV that I usually have no problem putting into a spot by myself, but this stupid thing gives me a run every time. I am really leaning toward those LED sticks that Dsquare recommended.

    sawdust

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    Another way is once you start to see the trailer in your side mirrors turn the sterring wheell towards the mirror you see the trailer in and it will even up.

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    I'm sure you could keep her happy by buying a second PWC and a double trailer then.

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