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236eagledave

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I like the zoom feature on mine. Gets the the trailer ball in perfect position every time.
 

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The back up camera is the best feature in new cars... next to radar cruise control.

I don't have either.

Tell us more about your set up.
 

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Yup, put rear cameras on both my tow vehicles a handful of years ago and I no longer get frustrated with my wifes crossed-up hand signals. Even put a second cam on my truck to clearly see 5'er hitch, in fact, I put a 3rd one on rear of 5'er so while driving I can see behind me as if a normal rear view mirror.
The camera setups I've installed all replaced my OEM rear view mirror. The truck one is actually dash-cam stuff so it records front and rear views.
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It's like sliced bread.....with butter and jam😊
 
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@Ziggy which ones did you install? I've been wanting to put one on my truck as it doesn't have one and I have looked at serval aftermarket ones.
 

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I’m old school and almost never look at my camera- mirrors all the way.

But.....hooking up to a trailer by yourself, the camera can’t be beat.
If you tow the same trailer all the time, I pick a landmark on the trailer (about 2” of steering wheel visible) that lines up with the top of the tailgate through the mirror and that gets me within about 2” of the ball most times...

Back up cameras are for maskers.
 

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I hate the one Ford uses.. it starts bringing up yellow and green boxes in the only part you need to see.. lol
You can probably turn the colored boxes off.
 

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@Ziggy which ones did you install? I've been wanting to put one on my truck as it doesn't have one and I have looked at serval aftermarket ones.
I used this one. There are several just like it but I chose this one because it came with sd card too. Ordered a mirror arm and fab'd a bracket to mount mirror to it so the added weight of dashcam mirror doesn't overwhelm the glued-on tab on windshield. Bought a couple compatible rear cameras and ran that cable to mirror too. Depending on which function I need I'll swap which is plugged into the mirror.
It's been a great addition for multiple reasons.👍
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The back up camera is the best feature in new cars... next to radar cruise control.

I don't have either.

Tell us more about your set up.
I just bought a new RAM pick up. This is the 12" display. The camera is on the top of the tailgate.
 

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The back up camera is the best feature in new cars... next to radar cruise control.

I don't have either.

Tell us more about your set up.
I have that and I think it’s dangerous sometimes when the brakes jack up and you’re not expecting it. I set the cruise gap on narrow and last week on a curve between golden valley and bullhead there was a semi in the other lane. The radar thought it was in mine and jacked the car up. Fuck that adapted cruise.
 

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The back up camera is the best feature in new cars... next to radar cruise control.

I don't have either.

Tell us more about your set up.
I've rented a few cars with the adaptive cruise and I'm not a fan so far. Even with the following distance adjusted all the way down, it still leaves a giant gap where you constantly get shuffled backwards in traffic. It also seems to get lost while changing lanes which makes me feel like an ass if I slot into a gap in traffic and then the cruise slows me down right in front of another car. I wish there was a way to turn it off.
 

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You can probably turn the colored boxes off.
You can, post 6, I did it on my wife's car 2014 I'm just not sure the programming stayed the same so I'm curious if it's still the same on RD's truck. He is out of town so we will have to wait until he gets back to Havasu
 

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You can, post 6, I did it on my wife's car 2014 I'm just not sure the programming stayed the same so I'm curious if it's still the same on RD's truck. He is out of town so we will have to wait until he gets back to Havasu
They are all Sync based, should be the same or very similar.
 

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I've rented a few cars with the adaptive cruise and I'm not a fan so far. Even with the following distance adjusted all the way down, it still leaves a giant gap where you constantly get shuffled backwards in traffic. It also seems to get lost while changing lanes which makes me feel like an ass if I slot into a gap in traffic and then the cruise slows me down right in front of another car. I wish there was a way to turn it off.
i drove a 2020 gmc pickup with the adaptive cruise and it stays close enough that i had a few times i almost went for the brakes. and with one button you can turn it off for regular cruise
 

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We have them on 2 of our trucks , wifey for the longest time could not figure out how I stick it every time 🤔😂😂😂
 

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Backup camera is handy as a shirt pocket for backing up to the trailer, but sucks for backing the trailer. And if your Sync is acting wonky I learned how to reset it today. Hold the power button and song forward button down at the same time for 5 seconds and it will reset.
 

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I use my testicles to hook up my trailer, havent let me down yet thankfully........
 
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