With Uncle Norm's Marine Products' Never Miss Hitch, hitching up a trailer without assistance should be a whole lot easier. "Now, one individual can back directly to the hitch the first time and every time," promises the manufacturer.
A three-point sight system "makes it impossible to miss the target" when backing down, the company claims. Just keep the single rig pole centered between the two fixed poles on the hitch in the rearview mirror, "and ball and hitch meet with rifle-like accuracy." Wings on the hitch create a positive stop and absorb the docking impact. While towing, a locking tab over the hitch ball helps prevent the trailer from coming off the ball. Hardware is made in America from powder-coated steel. The PVC guide poles are threaded with elastic cording to provide strength during extension and a small profile during storage. MSRP is $59. Uncle Norm's Marine Products, Pasco, Wash. Phone (800) 627-8088, www.unclenormsmarineproducts.com
This article originally appeared in Home Waters Sections of the March 2011 issue.