Ever try to hook up a trailer in a small area all by yourself? Not only is it a frustrating job to do alone, but doing so also puts your truck, trailer and whatever surrounding structures at risk of damage, especially at night.

Now you can make the job a whole lot easier and safer thanks a new wireless wonder of technology by Two Loons Trading Company. Called Swift Hitch, this is an easy-to-use battery-powered wireless back-up camera system was designed to assist drivers attaching travel trailers, boats and other towables to their trucks.

As we learned during out test, it takes only three simple steps for you to have a clear picture of what's happening behind your truck. We simply mounted the magnetic camera on the back of our pickup. Then we turned it on. Once inside the cab we switched on hand-held color 2.5-inch LCD display monitor. Thanks to the clear image displayed in the monitor we proceeded to back up our tow rig until the hitch ball was exactly where we wanted it. It was that easy.

We tested the Swift Hitch several times for ourselves and we can say that this product is a homerun for people who tow. We were so impressed in fact, that we complicated the testing - beyond the manufacturer's recommendations - and used it as a rear vision camera on a 36-foot diesel pusher towing a 24-foot enclosed trailer. While the screen did show some slight noise and intermittent interruptions it still gave us a good idea of what was happening more than 60-feet behind us. At night the camera was particularly helpful.

The Swift hitch transmitted the signal at 2.400 MHZ and had an unobstructed range of 300 feet. The integrated automatic night vision allowed for up to 15-feet of vision in total darkness. A 12-volt DC rechargeable Lithium battery powered the monitor while a second smaller Lithium battery handled the camera's needs.

Both are charged by a 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter, which was included in the kit. Two small protective soft-cloth storage pouches protected the units while they were not in use and an extra battery was included for the monitor. At around $300 this little unit is a must for anyone who pulls a trailer or boat.

Swift Hitch
1093 Ridge Road
ME  04363