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Can't see whats in the bed...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by fastdave, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Feb 12, 2008 at 7:11 PM
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    fastdave

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    I am used to having a reg cab truck. When I would haul something in the back I could turn around and look through the window to check on it. Now I have a double cab and can't just look back there. I do tie my items down securely but for my piece of mind I still like to check on it. Is there a camera or mirror that I can install or will I just have to get used to not being able to look back there?
     
  2. Feb 12, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    wormhole7

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    I haul my dog a lot and I am constantly looking back there to check on her. Both through the rear view mirror and by turning my head to look through the back window. Although when she is back there I always leave the slider open as well. The only time I have trouble seeing her is when she is laying down.
     
  3. Feb 12, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    u could always wire up a reverse camera into the bed and install a monitor or one that u can just pop on the dash when u need to
     
  4. Feb 12, 2008 at 9:24 PM
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    ERdept

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    I suggest hiring midgets to monitor and manage the load in the back.


    Just kidding.

    The camera sounds complicated and interferes with the stock wiring. Sounds prone to problems too.

    The mirror solution seems simple and reliable.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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    natrlyst

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    You can purchase after market cameras that mount on the dash and they don't interfere with wiring and a monkey could install them, in Canada we buy them at Canadian tire, and they are about 100 bucks and work great.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2008 at 11:25 PM
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  7. Feb 13, 2008 at 7:35 AM
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    mjp2

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    That's so cute!

    :tussles surfsupl's hair:
     
  8. Feb 13, 2008 at 7:39 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    i'd be careful if i were you. mjp2 is at the perfect height to punch you right in the baby maker.....
     
  9. Feb 13, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    the only thing u have to wire into the truck is the power for the camera...its not that hard and wouldnt interfere at all w/ stock wiring. u can get a monitor and a camera for a couple hundred dollars off ebay.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    fastdave

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    Thanks guys. I just didn't know if any of you have already done this.
     
  11. Feb 14, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    Maybe get a topper or a canvas top, wouldn't be able to see it any better but peace of mind knowing the wind did not effect it.
     
  12. Feb 14, 2008 at 2:07 PM
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    gdawg25

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    Just get a midget, put him in the back and have him give you a thumbs up when all is good. Then when something goes bad have him do a dance, and wave his little arms around frantically.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2008 at 2:11 PM
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    What is with you people? Have you priced midgets? It turns out that they work for normal people's salaries. No half-off deals to be had.
     
  14. Feb 14, 2008 at 2:14 PM
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  15. Feb 14, 2008 at 3:49 PM
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    When did the price hike happen? Now all my dreams have been crushed...the chances of me owning a midget are now very slim.
     
  16. Feb 14, 2008 at 5:24 PM
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    I just came back from Valentine Day dinner and laughed so hard about this thread, I about threw up. Well done lads ! :thumbsup:
     
  17. Feb 14, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    You just came back from a Valentine dinner and you're HERE??? Not so well done lad!:p
     
  18. Feb 15, 2008 at 5:00 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    haha, nice play on words there :)

    yeah seriously, after i take my woman out to dinner the last think i care about is TW (sorry Bob but its true)
     
  19. Feb 15, 2008 at 6:03 AM
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    Yeah, after I went to dinner with the wife, all I wanted to do was go to sleep. We :eek: before dinner; I was lucky I didn't fall asleep during dinner.
     
  20. Feb 15, 2008 at 6:35 AM
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    haha, its probably a good idea to get things taken care of before dinner. i absolutey refuse to "get close" for a couple hours after i've eaten. i hate doing any kind of moving on a full stomach. So i guess before dinner is good, then about 3 hours after you can go at it again
     
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