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Where I mounted my backup camera

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ratrod, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Dec 24, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    ratrod

    ratrod [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I mounted my backup camera on my pop & lock. lets hope when I wire it it works and visualizes well in that position. the factory cam is in the same place but I think mounts down at an angle. I will update when I get it hooked up.

    IMAG0401.jpg
     
  2. Dec 24, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    The factory camera is angled down to aid in aligning the trailer hitch. The wide angle allows you to see behind you as well. I say if you can't at least see the edge of your bumper you're going to plow over some kid some day.
     
  3. Dec 25, 2010 at 1:35 AM
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    Yeah I wasnt sure about the angle. They do provide you with angled shims that can be placed to point the lens down. I do use my mirrors anyway to see blind spot around my shell. I fugure with the camera it may take some adjusting but I will definately have a better view behind me than before. Watch out kiddies!
     
  4. Dec 25, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    Today would be a good day. They are all out riding their new bicycles!
     
  5. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    Wired up my backup cam finally. Looks and works great. I will post pic of day and night operation soon.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    A year later? Congrats though

     
  7. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    I think only 3 months later although it felt like a year.

     
  8. May 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    Heres a pic of camera at work. Sorry some glare but image is really clear and works great. I can see everything. I did a test and placed a small water bottle on the ground and couldnt see it about a foot behind me. so unless a very small child is lying on the ground a foot behind my truck I should be able to see most things. The only thing is I still like to rely on my mirrors more so only if I really cant see behind me will I use the bu cam.

    IMAG0470.jpg
     
  9. May 3, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Can you see your trailer hitch? There's where I've found my camera to come in most handy.
     
  10. May 3, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Cant see it but dont tow anything. Aint got no money for towable toys! I live in CA and have a disgustingly huge mortgage pmt that sucks all my cash away! Put the cheap ($15) camera in just to see how well it worked with the cheap ($200) HU i have. The HU has everything (dvd, gps, cam, bluetooth, steering wheel contols, tv, ipod, etc.) and works great. I will probably angle cam down with angle shims that came with cam. I may need to see trailer hitch one of these days!
     
  11. May 4, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    Wow! Sounds like you got a sweet setup for cheap! Nice job! :thumbsup:
     
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