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Back up camera
« on: April 03, 2018, 10:17:09 PM »
I am real close to having my 01 F450 road ready. Got the bed on yesterday and still have a bit of whittling to do to get it the way i want. Started thinking about i will primarily be using this truck to pull and how handy a backup camera could be. Anybody have a suggestion for a system that is easy installed, dependable, and not overly priced. I have looked at some of the wireless magnetic hitch cameras that seem to be an option, but I know I am waaaaay out of my field on this and am just looking for some guidance. Thank you in advance for any and all response.

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Re: Back up camera
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 11:03:27 PM »
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Re: Back up camera
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 03:59:14 PM »
I had pieced together a dual channel screen and 2 different cameras on amazon for like $40 or so total shipped and it was exceptional on my 4door + sleeper international MDT where the hitches are a mile back.  One pointed at the goose and one at pintle/receiver.. Was excellent until i smashed one and the other died.  Never had to get out and look.  
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Re: Back up camera
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 05:01:20 PM »
Mike,

   No offense here my man but how could it be excellent if you smashed it? :D

   When I hook up to my mill I just stand a shovel or such against the hitch and back up till I bump it. The dents in my bumper probably show that is not the best system.  ::)
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Re: Back up camera
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 05:49:57 PM »
 I'm not sure how good they are but Walmart atleast used to sell a backup camera kit that mounted on the license plate mount and had a rear view mirror that when activated part of it would turn into a LCD monitor screen. I had thought about installing a similar setup on my truck one day.
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Re: Back up camera
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 11:38:57 PM »
Backed into it with bobcat.
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Re: Back up camera
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 02:10:30 AM »
Backed into it with bobcat.
Need a backup camera on the Bobcat too?  ;) :D
My little Toyota has a backup camera built into the stereo. VERY handy for backing up to trailer hitches as the rear visibility basically sucks. Camera is just above the licence plate on the back hatch, and looks slightly downward. This has the tow hitch clearly visible at the bottom of the screen, so set it up like that so you have a direct view from straight above the hitch.
The other nice use is if you have to back out of angle parking onto a busy street, and your view is blocked by a large vehicle beside you. The camera on the back is far enough out to see down the street and check for traffic, so you don't have to back out blind and hope they avoid you. 
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Re: Back up camera
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2018, 08:53:34 AM »
Yeah id love one on there but rain would wreck it.  Ive got a fused vertebrae in my neck and cant turn much better than frankenstein.  Need to get some mirrors in the thing soon.  My kids are always running right up to me in it despite me screaming my head off about it. 
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Re: Back up camera
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 02:23:32 PM »
many years ago i got a wireless backup camera from Samís Club. Peak pkc0rc
over the years the wireless part stopped working so i got the 2 camera system from Harbor Freight #62284.

I mounted one of the cameras in a metal outlet box. i then use a STRONG magnet to place the camera box where i want it. either at the hitch or to watch the load or ground clearance, or at the back end of the trailer.



 

 

 
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