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$12,180
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
82
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 23 2019 5:36 PM UTC +00:00

About

Selfie Hitch is a new and patented trailer hitching system for effortless alignment, and the ONLY system available that will stop your vehicle when the ball and coupler are aligned. It makes hitching any trailer a breeze, even when alone. 

Selfie Hitch is the only trailer hitching system that accurately aligns AND STOPS your vehicle in less than one minute, for perfect trailer hitch alignment every time. A camera cannot stop you at the correct distance. This is the perfect system for anyone who must hitch a trailer alone, or as a gift for friends or family.

Watch the first video for a 1 time set up. Ryan explains how it works. He takes you through initial measurement and marking of the rods for your vehicle. After that first time it’s easy. The second video is a full set up and use. After a little practice you'll be hitched up in about 1 minute or less. (No Math Required!)

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SelfieHitch is the only product that provides a guiding line that is easily seen and followed through the side-view mirror. No more canopy, camper, or ATV blocking your view of alignment.


Measurement and Testing – Approximately 5 minutes

· Place chock behind wheel with stripe along outer tire edge.

· Extend rods fully and rotate hub

· Place ball tip rod directly under ball

· Place wheel tipped rod along outer tire edge

· Adjust rods to length and test

· Mark rods for future use

Every Time After - Approximately 1 Minute or Less 

· Extend rods to pre-marked lengths. (10 seconds)

· Rotate hub (2 seconds)

· Place ball tip directly beneath coupler and wheel tip in direction of approach (10 seconds)

· Unwind the stripe and center chock at wheel tip (10 seconds)

· Position the stripe (5 seconds)

· Back up to chock keeping tire edge along stripe (10 seconds)

· Step out of your vehicle and admire your perfect alignment (10 seconds) 

SelfieHitch is also the only product on the market that provides a chock to stop your vehicle once aligned. No more dented bumpers or coming up short. Even a camera doesn't stop your vehicle.

SelfieHitch is accurate at any approach angle. Even novice drivers with limited hitch hooking experience can angle in easily.

No more guessing if your coupler is raised high enough to clear your towing ball. Getting the height just right is one of the biggest frustrations for hitching up accurately. 

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SelfieHitch can be used to back close to loading docks or whatever you need to get square and close to. 

 SelffieHitch can also be used as a reflective marker in roadside emergencies. 

You may have seen inferior competitors on the market. Mainly tennis ball guides, Steel bump guides, or backup cameras. Our system is PATENTED because of our innovative design. No other hitch system utilizes pre measurement of vehicle, a guiding stripe viewed in the side view mirror, and a chock to stop you safely. 

Selfie Hitch is a vast improvement on the "Stick and Balls" style alignment system in that the means of alignment is easily visible in the side view mirror and is also the ONLY system that actually stops the vehicle. Selfie Hitch succeeds where other systems fail.

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What Is Included In My Pledge? 

I created the Selfie Hitch to help me with a problem that I know others are struggling with every day. We are excited to bring you my patented design to help out you and your family. 

With your generous pledge, you will receive: 

· 1 SelfieHitch alignment System

            o Wheel Chock

            o Stripe

            o Telescoping Rods and Hub

· 1 Year Limited Warranty

· 1 Instruction Booklet and Website Instructional Video Access  

Attempting to hitch a trailer alone usually requires backing up, getting out, getting back in and pulling forward again several times to realign. Not only time consuming and frustrating, it often results in dented bumpers, and wounded pride. Having a spouse, friend or co-worker to guide you may sound helpful, but often leads to mutual frustration and seldom ends with hugs.

"Selfie Hitch...saving bumpers AND marriages.” 

 To improve or create vehicle accessory designs to make people’s lives easier.

We used high quality materials and common sense to create our PATENTED design. We are the only self-hitching tool that includes a chock to automatically stop your vehicle. The stainless-steel rods and yellow tape will work in any weather no matter how rainy, muddy, or cold. We designed a low-tech system to match the low-tech simplicity of the universal Tow-Ball and Coupler hitch. 

1. Stows within itself - Stores nicely behind or under seat

2. Rods secure stripe - Magnets hold in stored position

3. Rotating Hub – Magnets lock rods for left hand drive, right hand drive, or for storage.

Use Selfie Hitch on any terrain - whether you are on a rocky road, the dessert, on a field of grass, a marshy area or in your driveway, you are covered. The stainless-steel rod material and weather proof yellow tape retractor system will work anywhere you can drive your vehicle. The lightweight chock and rod can be easily stored anywhere in your vehicle, even conveniently under the seat. Never miss a connection again. 

Trying to hitch a trailer on your own can be a frustrating and tedious endeavor, but many workers and travelers have no other choice. Even with popular alignment guides, the entire process turns into a repetition of backing up and pulling forward repeatedly in an effort to realign. Selfie Hitch allows drivers to stop the guesswork and efficiently hitch a trailer. Everything you need is held in one compact package. 

● All you have to do is measure the distance between your rear tire and the trailer ball with the included measurement rods one time, no math required. 

● The rods are then set up so that the ball end matches up with the trailer coupler and the wheel end sets the stopping point for the rear wheels. 

● Drivers will use the included bright yellow guide strip for backing up and will be stopped by the sturdy rear wheel chock when the ball is under the coupler. 

● The system is simple and ensures perfect alignment on the first try. 

When not in use, the Selfie Hitch is self-contained and small enough to fit under the seat. Finally, solo travel or work with a trailer can be easy. 

How much time does it take to hook up to a trailer? Long enough to feel like you’re wasting valuable time with the constant readjustments required to get the ball and coupler lined up. It’s time to simplify. Spend less time getting the trailer in line with the vehicle and get on the road earlier. Selfie Hitch has everything you need. 

We all know that person, the one who keeps one of their vehicles hooked up to a trailer indefinitely just to avoid the hitching process. You may even be that person, but now there’s hope. So don’t be afraid to unhook the trailer and use your truck for other tasks...it will feel effortless to hook back up with Selfie Hitch. 

I have been an inventor at heart for most of my 55 years. I joined the Navy at 18, trained in Electronics and Gunfire Control where I graduated at the top of my class earning the privilege to serve aboard the Battleship USS New Jersey. Having served for 8 years I chose to leave the Navy to marry my wife of now 29 years. Together we raised our two boys with a passion for all things outdoors. As an outdoors-man I have towed various trailers and so I have lived the struggle of hitching a trailer. Four years ago, while my son and I were preparing to hitch a trailer, I realized there was a simple measurement that would allow me to accurately predict where to position my rear tire, so that my tow ball would be directly beneath the trailer coupler. Two more years of trial and error, followed by intensive research and development, have resulted in the high quality, compact, simple, accurate and quick solution that you see today. With your support, I believe SelfieHitch will become the favored solution of those who have struggled with hitching a trailer. Though I have realized my lifelong goal of becoming a patented inventor, my dream is to provide inspiration, instill confidence, and provide an opportunity for my children to pursue their entrepreneurial goals.

How Will The Funds Be Used? 

● 25% Marketing

● 75% Production and Reducing Manufacturing Costs 

If you are interested in Selfie Hitch but can’t financially back us at this time, please take the time to share with your network on your social media pages. If you know anyone that owns a truck, please let them know. It would really help us out. You can reach more people than you think. Our official hashtag is (choose one) #HitchUp #GetTheHookup #HelpMeHookup #DIYHitch #SelfieHitch #HookMeUp 



Product Specific FAQs: 

● Will This Fit My Vehicle? 

Will work for all street legal towing vehicles, both single and dual rear wheel

● Can I Use Selfie Hitch If I’m Terrible At Backing Up? 

If you can back along a straight line you will find SelfieHitch simple to use.

●Can I Use Selfie Hitch In All Weather? 

Wind can cause stripe movement. Once you place the chock, retract the rods and use the hub/rods as a weight for the stripe.

● Will This Work In Difficult Terrain? 

If rods and stripe can be laid straight terrain is no issue.

● Can I Use This On 2 Different Vehicles? 

Can be used for several tow vehicles with color coded markings for each vehicle.

● Can I Use Selfie Hitch On The Same Vehicle With Different Items To Hook Up Without Remeasuring? 

The measurement is of the tow vehicle, and will work with ANY trailer.

Risks and challenges

We have experience in producing past consumer products. Because of this, we are aware of some of the manufacturing challenges. Good design takes time and experience which we have. We only expect small manufacturing delays if any. There’s always a chance of delays through customs or shipping. We are in constant contact with our manufacturers to bring you the latest updates.
Quality control is another issue we have faced in the past. To combat this, we will ask for periodic sampling and test out new colors with caution. We know what to look for and how to get there. However, we know that Plan A doesn’t always work and we always have a backup plan.

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