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Sue SadlerBy Sue Sadler
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Sue SadlerBy Sue Sadler
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 18 2018 6:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Camping with an RV trailer should be a fun time for all: hiking in beautiful wilderness settings, exploring the world, and relaxing around the campfire in the evening.

But at the end of the day, once you’ve found a nice spot and are ready to park for the night, you need to level the trailer. If you don't do this properly, you can experience all kinds of problems such as the refrigerator powering off, resulting in spoiled food.

Before now, leveling was done with a cumbersome, pain in the you know what process that involved getting in and out, checking the bubble, adding more blocks, running back inside and checking it again, adding more blocks on the other side, and doing this all over again, for as much as 25 minutes or half an hour, until the trailer is finally level.

Now, thanks to a revolutionary new device called the Hitch Pitch, it doesn’t have to be that way. Five minutes and you’re done!

The Hitch Pitch is a patented device that comes with a phone app, and together they make leveling your trailer a breeze.

Our main video above shows how it works, and this one shows more detail about how easy it is to use the app, which is available for iPhone or Android at the App Store or Google Play:

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You can also download our second app, Level3D, and use this device for all your leveling needs in your home or business. If you have a boat, it can tell you when the boat is level on the trailer. It's also great for things like hanging art, checking roof pitch, and even checking your own physical range of motion!

One of the biggest issues for camper trailers is the need to get them level. We've seen unbelievable acts of frustration trying to get a rig set up level so everything works, only to find out it’s still not level.

Bubble levels built into the trailers just do not give you the information you need in order to figure out how much you need to raise or lower each side of the trailer. Guessing becomes a frustration.

And using a level inside doesn’t work all that well, either.

With more than 500,000 travel trailers camping each year, we have seen a lot of frustration. Unhappy campers start off in a bad mood, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Wouldn't you rather spend the time having fun with your family and friends?
Wouldn't you rather spend the time having fun with your family and friends?
No sense ruining the quiet bliss of nature with the sound of someone running in and out of their trailer, yelling obscenities, as they try for half an hour to level their trailer, right?
No sense ruining the quiet bliss of nature with the sound of someone running in and out of their trailer, yelling obscenities, as they try for half an hour to level their trailer, right?

You might be tempted to just say oh heck with it, it doesn’t have to be perfectly level. But as you probably know, this will often result in your refrigerator losing power. The trailer needs to be level in order for the refrigerator to work properly.

An off-kilter trailer is the number one cause of refrigerators losing power in camper trailers.
An off-kilter trailer is the number one cause of refrigerators losing power in camper trailers.

After experiencing lots of frustration ourselves with trailer leveling, we decided it was time to create a product that fixes leveling issues once and for all - the Hitch Pitch!

Here's how to do it:

Just place the magnetic Hitch Pitch device on the trailer mount and connect it via bluetooth connection to your smart phone app, on which you can see exactly where in the camp spot, while backing in or pulling in, you are most level.

The Hitch Pitch is magnetized so it won't fall off.
The Hitch Pitch is magnetized so it won't fall off.

Once parked, the app shows you exactly how much to raise or lower your rig side to side and front to back until it is level. No more guessing! No more frustration! And best of all, happy campers! 

The Hitch Pitch app gives accurate, easy-to-understand measurements and also beeps to let you know when your trailer is level. For complete instructions, click the picture above to be taken to the "How To" page of our website.
The Hitch Pitch app gives accurate, easy-to-understand measurements and also beeps to let you know when your trailer is level. For complete instructions, click the picture above to be taken to the "How To" page of our website.
  • Wireless Range: 30 meters (approximately 100 feet) 
  • Device compatibility: IOS, Android and some Fire OS devices
  • Accuracy: .05 Degree 
  • Battery run time: 20 hours 
  • Battery standby (full charge): 1 year
  • Recharge time (from empty): 2.5 hours 
  • Includes: Hitch Pitch, instructions, USB 2.0 micro-b charging cord, and a magnet for temporary placement on trailer tongue or other ferrous surface.
  • Warranty: 5 years

The technology used in the Hitch Pitch offers 9 axis of freedom with accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer for drift correction. Many other precision leveling applications!

An engineering app will also be available shortly that will allow you to use two or three Hitch Pitches in concert with each other to view twist, flex and bend over a known distance.

The Hitch Pitch comes with a full five-year replacement warranty. If at any time your Hitch Pitch stops working due to manufacturing defects, just send it back and we'll replace it for you right away!

We worked long and hard to make this happen, but here it is, our official U.S. Patent:

The Hitch Pitch is patented technology!
The Hitch Pitch is patented technology!

We travel around the country ourselves with a camper trailer, and everywhere we go, people just love the Hitch Pitch!

Eventually it will be available everywhere, but for now it is ONLY available through this Kickstarter.

Here are just a few of the prelaunch testimonials that are starting to pour in from our beta testers!

First up is the Arthurs of Ohio, who say the Hitch Pitch has actually saved their marriage!

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Next is J. Murin, full-time RV'er, who has nothing but praise for the Hitch Pitch.

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And weighing in on the merits of Hitch Pitch on behalf of trailer manufacturers is A. Young from Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. of Elkhart, Indiana.

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Here are a few more glowing comments from happy beta testers:

"Great for trailers. I personally like the beeping feature so you don't have to look at your smartphone while I'm parking.  My wife likes it because we get the right amount to pull up onto our levelers the 1st time." ~Brian

"I love the Hitch Pitch! The beeping when I’m pulling in or backing in to know the most level spot is awesome. The size of the Hitch Pitch and its portability mean I can share with fellow campers easily. I will be the cool one using it." ~ Tom

"We have a self-leveling system, but we don’t trust it. Always have to adjust it manually. So the Hitch Pitch will be a huge help. I also like the Forget Me Not since I’ve left our antenna up and it broke when we hit a tree branch." ~ Engjell

Available only for this Kickstarter campaign, our Forget Me Not lanyard system is a real lifesaver when it comes to camping “without a hitch,” so to speak!

As you know, lots of things can go wrong when camping, especially for those who are new to it. Here are a couple of horror stories:

Bob and Cynthia of Illinois: "After packing up our fifth wheel trailer, we were locked and loaded, ready to go. We pulled out of the camp spot only to realize we hadn’t locked the trailer to the truck and BAM! Dropped the fifth wheeler onto the tailgate and frame of our truck!"

Don't let this happen to you!
Don't let this happen to you!

Paul and Peggy from Florida: "We are 30+ year campers and thought it would never happen to us. Well, we forgot to disconnect the power from the pedestal at our campsite and pulled out heading to the exit, only to find we had pulled the power up out of the ground. An expensive mistake we could have avoided with your Forget Me Not lanyard reminders."

The Forget Me Not lanyard system has 19 different lanyards, with reminders for things like jacks up, pets on board, power cord stowed, disconnect sewer hose, remove chocks, and lots more. Plus there’s even a blank one for you to customize!  Comes with two rings so you can move from one to the other upon completion, never missing one again.  A handy velcro strap allows you to hang them anywhere to store.

The MSRP on our Forget Me Nots is $39.95, but our Super Early Bird and Early Bird backers will get it as a special bonus for pledging early!

Our Super Early Bird and Early Bird backers will be among the lucky few to get not just one but TWO super-sweet bonuses!

Not only will they get the must-have Forget Me Not lanyard system, but they will also get this drawstring bag, as cute as it is handy. With color artwork printed on the front, it says "I'm on the Level" with a picture of a very level trailer!

This drawstring bag comes with ALL of our Super Early Bird and Early Bird backer levels. But after they're gone, they're gone!

So look over the reward levels below and pick out the right one for you. And remember, the holidays are coming up fast, so pick up some extras - they make GREAT gifts!

We want to make sure every camper is a happy camper! So we want to get the Hitch Pitch into as many campers’ hands as possible.

This Kickstarter is the first phase of our marketing efforts. Funding will cover the cost of the initial production run as well as additional media outreach, hiring more staff, and so on.

Our manufacturer is ready to fire up production as soon as the campaign ends. We've tested and refined our final prototype with beta testers and have gotten great feedback from them. This campaign will give us additional feedback and improvements from a broader audience and will allow us to improve the Hitch Pitch and app even further.

With your support, we will also protect our intellectual property.

We have lined up influencers and backers in the market to help us take this from phase 1 to a mass market appeal after this campaign ends.

We do not plan to stop with only this application of the technology. Our patent allows us to move into many more applications such as commercial construction leveling tools and physical therapy movement measuring devices. We are only beginning with this product in what will become a series of technological advances.

We want you to get in on the kickoff of this great new technology!

To keep you in the loop with our future projects, we have created the Camp Happy Club. Every backer gets a card they can send in to us letting us know you'd like to be informed of new advances and applications of this exciting technology.

As a member of the Camp Happy Club, you'll also get a free sticker that looks like this:

It's super quick and easy to back our campaign and be among the first to own your very own Hitch Pitch. Here’s how:

1. Browse through our rewards chart above, and then select the reward you want in the rewards listings over on the right of this page. Kickstarter will ask for your credit card info and do a preauthorization. 

2. Once the campaign ends, Kickstarter will notify you and collect your pledge.

3. When it’s time to ship your order, we will send you a survey to confirm your shipping information. Note that we only ship to locations in the United States and Canada. UPDATE: We just added special reward tiers for Australia and New Zealand!

You will be among the first to receive this game-changing patented device. We will keep you updated via email as well as in the Updates section of this Kickstarter campaign page.

Thanks so much for your support!!

Risks and challenges

We've extensively tested the Hitch Pitch through numerous iterations and prototypes, and have gotten lots of feedback from our beta testers. The Hitch Pitch device and app have been thoroughly tested and proven to work very effectively at leveling trailers.

Our manufacturer is ready to start production right after the campaign, and we worked with them on making our final prototypes. We believe the manufacturing process will go smoothly.

We will stay in contact with you, our backers, to let you know promptly about our progress in delivering with urgency.

We are very grateful for your support, and we want you to have a very happy experience with your Hitch Pitch!

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    Our way of showing our sincerest thanks to you for backing our campaign! Free shipping.

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    Good for the first 48 hours only, this is our best deal. Save $134.85, or 70% off MSRP!

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    • Hitch Pitch Leveling System with USB cord, app, magnetic surface
    • Forget Me Not Lanyard Set to avoid costly mistakes when camping
    • "I'm on the Level" drawstring pouch holds everything in style
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    For all our camper friends in Australia and New Zealand! Be one of the first to own the best leveling tool available. Save $51.95, or 40% off MSRP! Pledge amounts are in USD. International backers are responsible for paying customs fees.

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    Double your fun - get two of everything! Good for the first 48 hours only, this is our best deal. Save $269.70, or 70% off MSRP!

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    • Hitch Pitch Leveling System with USB cord, app, magnetic surface
    • Forget Me Not Lanyard Set to avoid costly mistakes when camping
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    Get three Hitch Pitch Leveling Systems - they make excellent gifts! Save $164.85, or 42% off MSRP.

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    Buy 5 and have several on hand for gifts! Save $279.75, or 43% off MSRP.

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    Get 10 Hitch Pitch Leveling Systems and either have plenty for your friends, or sell them at retail. Save $574.50, or 44% off MSRP.

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