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Swift Hitch vs License plate mounted backup camera

Discussion in 'Towing' started by dougmays, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Feb 12, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    dougmays

    dougmays [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to get a backup camera for loading and unloading my trailer, since i generally do it by myself. I like the swift hitch because i can take it off and/or position it wherever i want. But on the other side i like having one permanently mounted so i dont have to get out when im ready to back up. Also a perm. mounted camera would be nice for backing into paring spots and other uses.

    what do you guys think?
     
  2. Feb 12, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    sliverworm

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    Get a permanent mounted one.. much cleaner look..
     
  3. Feb 12, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    Ive got the license plate one and its awesome works just fine and clear in picture.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    nermalgod

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    Not going to brag.
    Just look at what Toyota did, the Tacoma has such a big blind spot that the '09s come with a backup camera. Spend an afternoon running cables and then spend the rest of the truck's life seeing what's back there. I dig mine so much that I'm going to run a second camera to the truck's nose. Then I'll really be able to parallel park.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    dougmays

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    ok...next question..what cameras do you have and what viewport? do you have a specific viewport for the camera or do you have a combo cd player with a screen? what brands/models?
     
  6. Feb 12, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    SocalMan22

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