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Old 06-06-2010, 11:41 AM
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Back up camera F350

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I have a 2010 F350 Lariat fitted with factory nav/tailgate back up camera and just purchased a truck camper. I plan to remove the tailgate and fit the camper each year May throught Otober and want to install a back up camera at the rear of the camper which plugs into the factory wiring.
I believe that the factory camera is expensive but that the camera itself produces the image whith the "sights" i.e. yellow/green/red lines which I like and providing the standard cable length works may go for.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Old 06-06-2010, 01:52 PM
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Well believe it or not, I used one of those cheapo china license plate frame mount cameras. Its perfect for when you back up to mount a trailer. That was the only reason I wanted it for, not to view everything. So the license plate, I thought was the perfect place to put it.

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I would like to see what you are looking at while backing up to a trailer?????
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Well believe it or not, I used one of those cheapo china license plate frame mount cameras. Its perfect for when you back up to mount a trailer. That was the only reason I wanted it for, not to view everything. So the license plate, I thought was the perfect place to put it.

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Have this same camera on my dads Silverado and have the redline set in the middle of the top of the ball, when hooking up I line the top of the hitch on the redline and it is in perfect position, and it only cost me $13 for the camera and another $17 for the 7" monitor that I mounted on the dash. And, I can see everything I need to see behind me when the trailer is not hooked up. I want an '08 or newer tailgate for my '06 so that I can get the factory camera set up but may get another monitor instead of a BT and camera ready touchscreen.
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I see where you mounted the camera. I'm looking for pics of your monitor while you are backing up to a trailer and into a parking spot.. Many businesses sell these and lots of other cams, but no one seems to have a video of what you will see with their cam and monitor....
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I've got a cheapo backup cam on my license plate that's hooked up to my 7" in dash head unit. I will post some pictures and a video in a few minutes as soon as I go take them.

Update: So here are a few pictures of both how my camera is installed, and a photo of what I see on the screen with the camera on. I'm not backing up to a trailer or into a parking spot, just into my driveway. You will still get the idea though and have a concept of what the camera shows and the quality.


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That is great!!! Thanks for the info and the video. I didn't know they also have the warning beeps as well!! I want one for backing into parking spaces and for hooking up my trailers... That HAS to be 1000 times easier with the camera..
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That is great!!! Thanks for the info and the video. I didn't know they also have the warning beeps as well!! I want one for backing into parking spaces and for hooking up my trailers... That HAS to be 1000 times easier with the camera..
Well the warning beeps are actually a Ford feature, I've got four OEM sensors in my bumper that beep as I near an object while in reverse, so unfortunately you won't get those with just a camera. But for backing into a trailer it's great. Parking spaces 99% of it is using my side mirrors, but the camera is perfect for getting my hitch within an inch of the car behind me. Utilizing every inch of a parking space makes parking a long truck a lot less aggravating for everyone. The camera is a definite recommendation in my book. Plus it's fun to look at the dummies picking their nose in their little compact cars behind you in traffic!
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"Plus it's fun to look at the dummies picking their nose in their little compact cars behind you in traffic!"

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I had the chance to drive a brand new Ram truck a few months ago. The backup system was awesome. I'm thinking Ford has the same or better. Now if only I could afford a NEW truck!! Until then, I guess I will be hunting for a new stereo head unit and a back up cam...

Thanks for all the info...
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