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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.



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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Old 08-05-2014, 02:18 AM
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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!"

Nice!! LOL
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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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