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New accessory provides options in lining up hitches

IT'S A versatile new product that takes the headache out of lining up a trailer hitch and a hitch ball — and it can be used on any vehicle by using either the rear-view or side-view mirror.

The Magnetic Hitch Locator from White Company is a set of reflector globes attached to masts that extend up to 60 inches. The masts attach to the bumper and hitch by strong magnets and the globes extend above or outside the vehicle bed, allowing the driver to see where the hitch ball and trailer hitch are. When the two globes touch, the hitch ball and trailer are aligned and can be hooked up.

The Magnetic Hitch Locator is simple to use and is ideal for aligning a towing vehicle's hitch with most any type trailer. The MHL is also used to hook plows to the front of trucks.

There are several qualities of the Magnetic Hitch Locator that differentiate it from other hitch guides on the market. Because of its reflective globes, the MHL can be used effectively day and night because it reflects the light from the backup taillights.

The MHL is the only hitch alignment guide that works on all vehicles and can work with rear view and side view mirrors from either side of the vehicle. The MHL can rotate a full 180 degrees with fingertip adjustment and requires no tools for installation.

The Magnetic Hitch Locator sells for $39.95 and is available online: or by calling 701-678-2704.

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