Handy Devices

March 2023 Handy Devices: Mirror Image

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Camera phone and selfie stick trick helps line up a trailer hitch with a ball mount. (Ray E. Watkins Jr.)

It's one of those troublesome tasks: lining up the trailer hitch with the ball. Marc Peters, Belvue, Kansas, uses a bit of modern technology to make it easier. He borrowed his wife's iPhone and selfie stick. He put the stick in one of the stake pockets in the back of his truck, the phone's camera focused on the hitch. From his own iPhone, he can watch the hitch and ball come together on the first try.


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