A Girl and A Travel Trailer

Trailer Stuff

Parking Assistance


One of my biggest worries when planning this trip alone was hooking and un-hooking the trailer by myself.

I mean, how do you get the hitch and trailer lined up without someone yelling at you from behind the car.

That’s where what looks like two tennis balls on car antennas  come in.


You put one on the hitch ball and one on top of the trailer hitch. When you look back or even in the rearview mirror you can see the ball and metal rod… you keep them lined up and when they touch the hitch is right under the right spot on the trailer.

I thought the idea was stupid easy but it works like a charm. There is a little bit of getting in and out to check and make minor adjustments but it is pretty close.

ONE NOTE: I bought the cheap $10 ones and one snapped in half almost instantly – but the $20-ish ones have held together really well.