Couple-Mate Hitch Aligner?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ShilohRed, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Anyone use one?
    Just wondering if they do work ?
    Pete
     
  2. akwolf41

    akwolf41 Master Instigator of the BOC!

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    Uncle Pete:

    Any Hitch is a Couple-Mate. Just get your Mate to Guide your Blind #&%@$
    to the Trailer and you will have it Made. LOL

    Your Dear Buddy:

    Gene
     

  3. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Uncle Gene. Getting where turning around is well lets say a pain. So looking for a better way.
    Also who is blind? I can see you getting wet while fishing with me the end of April.:lol:
    Pete
     
  4. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    whats a couple mate hitch aligner ? and whats it uses anyway ?
     
  5. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Pete if you are going to use it to back up to your boat trailer then it will work okay. If the trailer has a jack that will let it roll or slide easy to the right or left then it works okay but on something heavy it doesn't do so good.
     
  6. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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  7. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    40 bucks. WOW!
    Somebody is making da money .
     
  8. jim

    jim New Member

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    I used one of those Couple Mate Aligners when I first got married,particularly in the dark.After two kids me and the wife pretty much had things figured out so we stopped using it.:big_smile: :lol: :eek:oooh: :roll_eyes: :smile2: :tounge_out:
     
  9. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    Mine comes in the form of my 8 year old son. Works really well.
     
  10. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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  11. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Pete, you just need to get in tune with your truck bumper. Its all by feel.:big_smile:
     
  12. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Be the bumper! Be the bumper!
     
  13. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Pete, is that what I have to look forward to when I get to be your age?

    Two tips: Put the hitch at ball level so you know when you hit it, then get out raise it back up 2 inches and done.

    Second: drop your tailgate, or if in an SUV open the tailgate, or visualize that rear handle (middle of the truck)

    Third: Use your exterior side mirrors. You know exactly how it should look when you tow it, where the fenders should be, how can you be off....?

    Ooops, that's 3... I can't add, I'm a car dealer.

    PS, I'll trade you driving lessons for that underwater photo lab... I mean depth finder you have. :wink:
     
  14. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    pete i have one it works great on my pontoon just got to get it ajusted right but it takes the gussing out of hookups.
     
  15. oldprowler

    oldprowler New Member

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    I guess no one else will admit to it so I will. I did buy one. It does accomplish the "fine alignment" but not as well as advertised.
    1. The trailer jack wheel must be on a smooth, level surface to allow the trailer to self align.
    2. The lip on the trailer jack will stick in the "V" of the aligner and when all is said and done you will still have to move the tow vehicle forward that inch or two to drop it onto the ball.

    The bottom line is IF you only do the hook up thing once or twice a year it may speed up the process. IF you hook up often, you will soon be able to do as well (if not better) without the aligner if you follow some of the hints listed above.
     
  16. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Thanks guys.
    My problem is way to many trailers and each one is different so its hard to keep up with were each one is when backing up to it.
    Used to be when I only had one boat, And no other trailers I could stop with it right where it needed to be. But not any more.
    Also with the camper loaded in the truck. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/Okanagan 811-SL/camper107.jpg Its not easy to back up just right.
    Pete
     
  17. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Now you know the old Depth finder would not be any good on your new boat.
    :big_smile:
    And here is where the hitch deal would come in handy.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/Okanagan%20811-SL/camper107.jpg
    This is so wide I can't even see the 8ft wide boat behind it. :confused2:
    Pete