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Camera on a-frame

After trying to hook up the a-frame, with the wife giving directions, eventually hitching up, I thought there must be an easier way, so I had an idea, I purchased a reversing camera and monitor from Amazon for £34. I wired the live feeds for camera and monitor to a cigarette lighter plug. So when ignition is on the camera/monitor is on, I mounted the monitor on Velcro on toads dash, then I mounted the camera on Velcro on the a-frame jockey wheel, so now i can see where the tow ball is and drive the toad slowly so the frame is over the ball. Results no more rows and no heavy lifting of the a-frame. The frame didn't,come with the jockey wheel I bought that with a mounting bracket again from Amazon. When hitched up I disconect the socket and put the camera inside the toad, only need it for hitching up.

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Easier than that, fit a jockey wheel to the A frame and just pull/push the car onto the ball. No effort and no mistakes. Wouldn't have been without ours.
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Easier than that, fit a jockey wheel to the A frame and just pull/push the car onto the ball. No effort and no mistakes. Wouldn't have been without ours.
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I'm with Gerry on this; only difference is that I drive the toad onto the hitch. Set the jockey wheel height to be just above the centre of the tow bar ball and then as you touch the ball with the hitch it just rides up the ball and drops down into place. Job done!

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Hi I always drive up to about 1 foot from the ball,- I can see the handle on the coupling to get straight - then pull the car on to the ball. This has always been the recommended way so that you know the car is not in gear or handbrake engaged - simple safe method has worked for me for the last seven years. - Michael
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Hi I always drive up to about 1 foot from the ball,- I can see the handle on the coupling to get straight - then pull the car on to the ball. This has always been the recommended way so that you know the car is not in gear or handbrake engaged - simple safe method has worked for me for the last seven years. - Michael
That's how I do it as well - never had a problem.

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Easier than that, fit a jockey wheel to the A frame and just pull/push the car onto the ball. No effort and no mistakes. Wouldn't have been without ours.
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Even easier than that and without the extra weight of a jockey wheel. Check >this< out.
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