Which backup cam

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  1. jubm3m

    jubm3m Bobtail Member

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    Which wireless backup cam works for you folks with long trailers (53') the way they are advertised?

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  3. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    No need to start multiple threads….
     
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  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    I don't know anyone using one. Unless you own and only pull your own trailer you are going to have to install/remove the cam every time you switch trailers. Or, you can just learn to back a trailer and be careful. That costs nothing but time.
     
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  5. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    I use the mk1 cameras that come preinstalled with every human and when they fail i get out and look. Backup cams while great in theroy tend to make for poor drivers as you become reliant on them and when you hit a situation where they dont work, are broken or are blocked.....well thats how crunchys happen
     
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  6. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    I use a cab cam wired camera on my trailer. Works really good. Know a few guys that have used wireless cameras with unreliable results. You really need line of sight between cam and receiver for them to work good. You have to run power to the camera anyway why not run cam cable too
     
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  7. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Just get a backup beeper and everyone will move out of your way :)
     
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  8. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

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    I actually don't know a single trucker who uses a back-up cam in their rig. Not saying there aren't any, but I've never seen one, nor do I use one. So, no idea which works better.
    I think, as inferred by others, just learn to back your rig.
    I tend to be against gadgets that allow a driver, either in a rig or a 4 wheeler, to be lazy. Drivers need to learn driving skills and use those skills. Those gadgets, like back-up cams, lane assist, parallel parking, etc unfortunately allow drivers to weaken their skills and I simply think that's the wrong answer. My opinion.
     
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  9. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    I'll note I don't use mine as a backup camera
     
  10. jubm3m

    jubm3m Bobtail Member

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    Ya guys, I know how to back up. Been doing it for decades. But when I need to back my RV up into my home slot it is just weird approach and it is necessary to get out and see what the blind side is doing, trees and such block vision. Never mind the wife trying to help by being invisible and just yelling expecting me to hear her with the sound of the truck. LOL.
     
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  11. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    wired cam on the passenger side view should work well enough , no? I mean all you need to se is the corner, yes?
    I might guest visit an Rv forum for that specific application, ya know?
     
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