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    Default Backup Camera to hook up trailer

    I want to get a camera to help in backing up to hook up the trailer.

    I've seen the license plate style. They look pretty simple.

    But - like anything, I'm sure there are junk ones and good ones.

    Who has any experience with them?
    '05 Kubota 1830
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    Default Re: Backup Camera to hook up trailer

    I bought the license plate style B/up cam for my truck. It was on sale when I ordered my cat back exhaust system so I bought it. I installed it in about an hour. It took an hour because I wired it up to an on/off switch under the dash instead of wiring it into the backup light circuit.
    It works great for me, My hitch sticks out far enough for the camera to see it and I can back right under the trailer hitch in one shot. No more getting out of the truck to see how close I am or whether I have to go more left or right. I only cost me $50. so thought I'd give it a try. The only problem I have is it transmits on the same frequency as my home security cameras so if I'm close to one of them I get some interference (cross channel).

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    Default Re: Backup Camera to hook up trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by George2615 View Post
    I bought the license plate style B/up cam for my truck. It was on sale when I ordered my cat back exhaust system so I bought it. I installed it in about an hour. It took an hour because I wired it up to an on/off switch under the dash instead of wiring it into the backup light circuit.
    It works great for me, My hitch sticks out far enough for the camera to see it and I can back right under the trailer hitch in one shot. No more getting out of the truck to see how close I am or whether I have to go more left or right. I only cost me $50. so thought I'd give it a try. The only problem I have is it transmits on the same frequency as my home security cameras so if I'm close to one of them I get some interference (cross channel).
    Any info on this camera? What size screen?

    Aaron Z
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    Default Re: Backup Camera to hook up trailer

    My 09 F150 has the stock back up camera. It is a wonederful feature. It has a center line that lines up with the hitch.

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    Default Re: Backup Camera to hook up trailer

    Based on personal experience, be careful of the Flea-bay junk.
    Paraphrasing Douglas Adams - So long and thanks for all the bacon.

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    Default Re: Backup Camera to hook up trailer

    auto zone has one has anyone tried it?
    Woody

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    Default Re: Backup Camera to hook up trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by mjncad View Post
    Based on personal experience, be careful of the Flea-bay junk.
    I agree, buyer beware is the rule on Ebay.
    I ran across a couple of items, (backup sensors and a backup camera w/7" LCD) that I might be interested in if they are worthwhile.

    Aaron Z
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    Default Re: Backup Camera to hook up trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by buck12 View Post
    My 09 F150 has the stock back up camera. It is a wonederful feature. It has a center line that lines up with the hitch.

    Same here on my 08 Titan. Its displayed on the large 8" nav screen. I do not know how I got by with out it all these years. Sure wish I had them on my other 2 trucks but I feel I would be disappointed with a after market unit after having this fully integrated factory unit with such a large screen.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Backup Camera to hook up trailer

    09 Tacoma has one, I use a trailer about 80% of the time I drive it. Very nice feature. 2" display on the rear view mirror... Mounted by the tailgate latch.

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    Default Re: Backup Camera to hook up trailer

    I'm considering one of these: iBall Camera I've seen pretty good reviews of it on other forums. I like it because there is nothing to wire in and I could switch it between the Silverado and the Suburban quite easily.
    Jim
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