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Towing with backup camera

Discussion in 'Towing' started by jim5426, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Jun 19, 2014 at 9:17 PM
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    jim5426

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    I have a backup camera on tailgate and monitor on radio face inside. Is there anyway to adjust camera to see ball and trailer tongue as I'm backing into position to connect the trailer?


    NEVER MIND IT WORKS FINE, MUCH BETTER THAN I THOUGHT. I'M VERY PLEASED WITH THE ACCURACY OF BEING TO LINE UP BALL AND HITCH..:D
     
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  2. Jun 19, 2014 at 9:20 PM
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    User Name01 Little boy from FairyTale Land

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    It kinda already does that. Are you asking about when the tailgate is down? If so, then no. I have pondered on how to make it happen with the tailgate down but no luck yet.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2014 at 10:04 PM
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    I have the factory one and I can see the hitch....
     
  5. Jun 19, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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    Yep
     
  6. Jun 19, 2014 at 10:25 PM
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    Mine does that now. I've always backed up fine with it where Toyota put it.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2014 at 8:03 PM
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    I'll have to try it out (just got it) by looking at the camera location it doesn't seem like it would point down far enough to actually see ball and hitch alignment.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2014 at 9:25 PM
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    It does, I use it every weekend.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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    YOU ARE RIGHT!
     
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    There was room beside the handle to drill a hole in handle trim.
     
  12. Aug 13, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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    It's easy to use the camera to align the hitch from side to side, but knowing when to stop reversing so the ball is at the perfect spot under the trailer tongue is harder since you can't see it in the camera when it goes under the tongue. I put a small whiteout stop line on the top of the exactly where the forward edge of the tongue is over it (from the camera's angle of view) so I can see exactly when to stop reversing with the camera - perfect front/back and side alignment in just one try now!
     
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  13. Aug 15, 2017 at 5:33 AM
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    Balls are round and the trailer is onwheels7, you just need to have the hitch roughly in the right spot and it will center itself .
     
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