- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 10, 2005

It’s simple and it works, It’s a versatile new product that takes the headache out of lining up a trailer hitch and a hitch ball. And you can use it on any vehicle by using the rear-view or side-view mirrors. The Magnetic Hitch Locator from White Co. is a set of reflector cylinders attached to masts that extend to 60 inches. The masts attach to the bumper and hitch by strong magnets and the cylinders extend above or outside the vehicle bed, allowing the driver to see the hitch ball and trailer hitch. When the two cylinders touch, the hitch ball and trailer are aligned and can be hooked up.

The Magnetic Hitch Locator (MHL) is simple to use and is ideal for aligning your towing vehicle’s hitch with your boat trailer, camper trailer, travel trailer, motor home, or fifth-wheel trailer.

The MHL is also great for hooking up plows on the front of trucks, but that it is to be hoped is a long way off when next winter arrives.

There are several qualities of the Magnetic Hitch Locator that differentiate it from other hitch guides on the market.

Because of its reflective cylinders, the MHL can be used effectively day and night because it reflects the light from the backup lights. The MHL is the only hitch alignment guide that works on all vehicles and can work with rearview and side-view mirrors from either side of the vehicle. The MHL can rotate a full 180 degrees with fingertip adjustment and needs no tools to install.

OK, just how does this magnetic hitch locator work? You place one Magnetic Hitch Locator base on the tow vehicle’s metal bumper and put the other MHL base on the tow vehicle’s hitch ball. Then simply extend both Magnetic Hitch Locator masts until their reflector cylinders are aligned and visible in the tow vehicle’s mirrors. Then remove the second Magnetic Hitch Locator base from the tow vehicle’s hitch ball and place it on the trailer hitch. Back the tow vehicle to align the Magnetic Hitch Locator’s reflector cylinders, hook up your trailer and you’re ready to go. Check it out.

The Magnetic Hitch Locator sells for $39.95 and is available online at www.magnetichitchlocator.com or by calling 701/678-2704.

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