If you’re looking for a tool to save your marriage and/or your mind, this may be it. Have you ever been in the situation where you’re trying to line up your hitch with a trailer that’s too small to see in your mirrors? If you don’t have a person who can back you up, you’ll end up jumping out of the cab a couple of times (at least) to get it right — unless you’ve got the Reese Solo Hitch.
One of those “why didn’t I think of that” ideas, the Reese Solo Hitch consists of two extendable rods — think heavy-duty retractable radio antennae — with a magnet on one end and a tennis ball on the other. Attach one rod to the trailer and the other one next to the ball on the hitch. Then just back up, line up the tennis balls, and you’re on the money.
The Reese Solo Hitch’ll run you about $19. If you have a few scrap parts you couple probably build a set, but for that price it might be better to just buy it.