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Old 04-17-2008, 07:49 AM   #15
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Try searching the airforums site from google with the following syntax.

search string etc

I tried

backup camera OR monitor

and came up with a lot of hits.

Good luck and let me know what you find. I'm really interested in a backup camera system as well.



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Old 04-17-2008, 08:01 AM   #16
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I had done that, and I just used your syntex and did it again with the same results. I just can't find the one that I purchased any more. It was listed on EBAY and the guy was selling a lot of them. I like it pretty much, just can't find one for my friend.

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Old 04-17-2008, 08:16 AM   #17
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This is what I have.

I have one camera on the tailgate of the truck and bought an extra camera for the rear of the trailer.

I fabricated a holder for the truck out of flat steel stock, spray painted it with black rustoleum, and mounted it over the edge of the tailgate with stainless screws.

I purposely mounted it high for 2 reasons. When using it as a rearview monitor at night, the headlights don't "blind" the camera, and when using it to hitch-up, I get a good angle view.

I replaced the screws with thumbscrews so I can adjust the view so it can be used to hitch-up.

When towing, I disconnect the camera on the tailgate and connect to the cable on the trailer.

I made a mount for the trailer camera out of galvenized steel and then painted it with silver rustoleum. It matches the trailer skin pretty well. I attached the mount to the bottom 2 holes of the license plate bracket.

It's worked pretty well so far.

Another nice thing about the camera on the trailer is being able to see what's behind you when backing in to a site.

One drawback so far - opening the tailgate when the trailer is attached. Camera hits jack head if not careful.

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Old 04-17-2008, 09:32 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Chuck
Align-Quik Hitching Guides

20 bucks; works like a charm. no wiring.
Love this - analog, no batteries, brilliant.
All I can say is DUH, why didn't I think of this?
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:52 PM   #19
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I have a nice camera and monitor for 3 years now.
It's still in the box waiting to be installed.
in the last 3 years I learned to hook on the trailor alone, and to ignore my better half when getting the trailor on the spot.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:10 PM   #20
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May I direct your attention to a new thread that I started detailing a new find that I just made on this subject:

I think you will enjoy it!


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