After spending, literally, over an hour on each of my last two attempts at hooking up my Hensley trailer hitch system by myself, I decided to do something about it – I was not going to go through that horror scene again, especially at the end of a long camping trip. So, one item that I decided I had to have was this Reese Solo Hitch Alignment System – which, as you can see in the picture at right, is really just a fancy name for a couple of foam tennis balls stuck to the end of two telescoping rods with magnets on the bottom. BUT, this system is “almost” perfect, even if a little flimsy.
I say flimsy simply because, in general, telescoping rods can easily be bent or broken. As a result, I can easily see someone ruining this set and then having a useless foam tennis ball on the end of a magnetized, bent rod. Not too useful. So, I suggest being careful with these when you use them and placing them directly back in their plastic case (which “buttons” open and closed easily for simple, safe storage) when you are finished.