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I wonder if there is a size threshold of frontal trailer area that it needs. I mean, will it see a little empty boat trailer. That would be cool if it can. Those little trailers that you can't see below the tailgate and inside the fenders will no longer need a spotter.
 
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I wonder if there is a size threshold of frontal trailer area that it needs. I mean, will it see a little empty boat trailer. That would be cool if it can. Those little trailers that you can't see below the tailgate and inside the fenders will no longer need a spotter.
I would assume it looks at the tongue of the trailer, so trailer size should not matter at all.
 
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Since it's just a camera, I agree, it can see any size of trailer, tall or short, wide or skinny.
 
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After watching several videos on the subject it appears that several cameras are involved including not only the tailgate camera (which I know can see small trailers) but also 2 mirror mounted cameras, a high stop light camera and also a front camera. In total there are up to 7 cameras available including one for the adoptive cruise control (helps prevent rear end collisions) and one portable which can be mounted anywhere but mainly designed for the rear of the trailer. All are options and probably available as part of a package.
 
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Originally Posted by fordmantpw View Post
I would assume it looks at the tongue of the trailer, so trailer size should not matter at all.
I think you're right. Probably similar to the F150s backup assist....doesn't it use a sticker of some sort on the tongue? This would provide a visual for system to pick up on and sense where things are positioned so it can make suggestions to the driver.
 
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I think you're right. Probably similar to the F150s backup assist....doesn't it use a sticker of some sort on the tongue? This would provide a visual for system to pick up on and sense where things are positioned so it can make suggestions to the driver.
I know the F150 system uses a sticker you put on the tongue as well as measurements you have to enter into the system. I'm not sure on the Super Duty though.
 
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