The Hitchin Rod – Item of the Day
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Hitchin Rod. I first discovered the concept of a device like this when I bought my first RV. They still make ones like the first one I had. Basically two foam balls on something like an old school transistor radio antenna. Problem isn’t that they don’t work, rather that they break.
Here is an example of the cheap style ones I no longer use. They work fine, they just break often.
I bet you older folks like me remember using wire or coat hangers more than once to fix an old school radio antenna. That material is just designed to break, so you might imagine how swiftly it gets broken in an application like this. Still being able to back up and hook up fast and easy on your own was nice enough that I would just replace them when I had to.
Then I found the Hitchin Rods, someone decided to be good rather than cheap. These are even better than the cheapos with the balls in function not just longevity.
Here is how it works. Put one of them center on your trailer hitch, the other center on your truck hitch and back up lining them up. Since it is just a magnet your trailer hitch will simply push the rod on the truck hitch over, as soon as you move it back a bit you are lined up.
Get out crank your trailer down, hook up your safety chains and electronics and roll the hell out. Having worked construction for many years I actually came up with a great way to guide folks onto a hitch that works better than any I have ever found. And if you have two people and both get it, it works slick. Tune into today’s show and I will explain it.
But let me point you to something the manufacturer says about this product, they say,
Imagine the marriages this can save!!
Yea don’t know about saving a marriage but it makes a happier one. I love my wife but a good ground guide she is not when it comes to hooking up trailers. It isn’t a “woman thing” either I have dealt with plenty of guys that can’t guide you to a hitch to save their life, you end up doing it alone. Back up, get out, take a look, adjust, etc. They wave their hands but you give the hell up on their erratic meaningless motions and just deal with it.
For 35.99 with free shipping that problem is gone for good. And they are well made in a durable one piece format. At 48″ long they fit easily behind your truck seat taking up almost no space and you know they will be there when you need them.
This is how I feel about this product the first time you use it and get on the road faster with no stress you will feel that they have already paid for themselves. It is just that convenient. So if you often have to hook up trailers alone or with people that lets just say have “spacial perception and communication issues”, get a set of these. It will make your life easier and lead to less shouting as well. So check out the Hitchin Rods today.
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