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Old 03-16-2008, 04:07 AM
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Am I shady?

I want to install 4-5foot snowplow whips on the rear ramp of my 18ft 1200lbs flat bed car hauler. Basically the problem is that with no ride on the trailer I can only see the trailer fenders with my basic work truck mirrors. Therefore when I back up with nothing on the trailer I have to boost myself in the seat while working the clutch, gas and brake to see where its going.
So what I am asking is am I girl for wanting to do this?
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:08 AM
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lol I have to drop my tail gate to back up an empty boat trailer.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:09 AM
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Ummm this is a grey area. But if it helps you out then go for it. I personally don't see anything wrong with it. I know lots of guys that do this to there boat trailers.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:10 AM
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oh i dont know about girlish but my grampa would probally do somthing like that just do it by feel she'll let you know when your back far enough
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:14 AM
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In my opinion it's a safety issue and that puts you in the clear as far as the girlie man status goes. In reality I would rather see someone take safety precautions than to not be in control of their rig and endanger others.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:23 AM
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HA HA HA yall are funny. This came to me last night after trying to back this thing in between a 40ft enclosed trailer and a 35ft fith wheel travel tailer. (By the way RVing is huge in AK. Not to mention both of those rigs cost way more duckets then I want to pay out.) I get to thinking about the neon "hitch rods", and think if you can back a tailer to rod then I should be able to put rods on the trailer and be money.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:41 AM
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I've run into the same problem backing my utility trailer when it was empty. Especially in the dark.

I say go for it if it helps.
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Or install backup lights on the trailer, then you could see in your mirrors at night. There should be a blank pin(if a 7 prong) for reverse lights.
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