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MuskieJunkie

Anyone mount a back-up camera before?

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I'm putting a backup camera on my truck and looking for any experince you guys have with them.

I am wondering if it would be better to put it above the trailer hitch facing strait back (I'm guessing that is the standard way), or I'm thinking in the bumper as far to the passenger side as I can get it. This way I can watch the side of my boat trailer, this would be good for backing into tight spots, into the garage or down a boat ramp.....

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I guess the ones I have dealt with have been mounted using the license plate mounting holes. I guess that made it a lot easier when deciding where to mount it. I like the idea of seeing the center of the hitch when backing up to a trailer also.

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What happens if you accidently forget to hit the brake soon enough though? There goes that nice new back-up camera if you hit it right. I would think that trying to mount it off to the side would probably be better than dead center. Unless you are mounting it high enough to be sure you wont hit that is.

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I've only dealt with the factory installed camera's which were directly above the license plate. I'd say it's worth the investment if your launching frequently in steep launches and/or are alone. I frequently launch from ramps that can be incredibly frustrating if you can't see what your doing when backing in. That being said, I think it's a nice addition and having it in the center would be nice for a point of reference on turning sharply or backing in tight spaces. good luck.

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I've been asking around and it sounds like higher is better. Keeping it out the way of the possible trailer tounge collision is a good idea, thanks polar. I think my idea of aiming it down the passenger side is out. Thanks guys.

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Muskie...have you found anything at a reasonable price that is supposed to be good?

I'm thinking of just trying out the one from Wally-World...VR-3 or something? Its the only one I find in the stores. It is wire-less, but I think it is only a license plate camera. (Not sure how I'm going to mount it up high).

I'm looking for one for my motorhome-boat combo. I have a hard time judging 46 feet with just mirrors on the freeway!

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Muskie...have you found anything at a reasonable price that is supposed to be good?

I don't know. I just put an alpine DVD player in my truck and the camera is an add-on for $200. I can get it at cost for $120 so I thought why not.

A guy at my work bought a new Tundra and it was $500 from the dealer, he says it was worth the money, but what's he gunna say "yea I got ripped off".

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