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post #1 of 8 Old 03-16-2008, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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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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lol I have to drop my tail gate to back up an empty boat trailer.



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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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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

traded it for an 06 dodge sorry
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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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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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Is it even worth it???



 
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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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