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Old 05-04-2017, 04:24 AM   #21
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I did my install about a year ago, so I have forgotten most of the details. I put a switch on my dash to power up the camera when not in reverse and a diode on my reverse light wire so that the reverse lights don't come on when I send power to the camera via the switch. The camera still comes on by itself when I put the truck in reverse or I can flip the switch and get a rear view any time. Total cost was about $4.00.
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:02 AM   #22
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Pretty soon, between the back up monitor, the GPS, The hands free phone/bluetooth music, and the TPMS, your average TV will look like a 747 cockpit!
haha...that will be COOL
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Old 05-04-2017, 04:24 PM   #23
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Start creating a hookup checklist. Airplane pilots have checklists for almost any conceivable situation (to tie into the "cockpit" analogies some are drawing here). It won't save you from everything but it should help avoid the niggling doubts about having pulled up the jacks, connected the umbilicals, chains, coupler latch pin, etc.
I heartily endorse the checklist idea. I use one already, for hook-ups and also for take-along gear. I used to rely on memory alone, but those days are gone. Too easy to forget something important.

My tailgate mounted back-up camera works fine for viewing the hitch ball and trailer tongue. Makes solo hook-ups easier than 2nd person assist. Curious now about what may be involved in making it energize thru a manual switch, not just reverse gear activated. Have any DIYers done it?
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:36 PM   #24
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Just like glancing at my rear view mirrors, why can't the back up camera have a button for a 10 second view of your hitch? How many times have you heard a noise and wonder if the safety chain is dragging or did I really lock the Coupler? Once while pulling a flatbed trailer, I heard a noise and had to pull over where there was almost no shoulder (a huge safety issue). I thought perhaps I had lost some cargo but the pin holding up my jackstand had vibrated out and the bottom of my jack stand was grinding against the pavement. PLEASE manufacturers, give us a 10 second rear camera view while driving forward; Give us a safety feature that would cost you nothing!
Do you agree? Who can we contact?
Interestingly enough, the Toyota Tundra can do just that. When getting a test ride at our local dealer, the demonstrator threw the truck in reverse going 50 miles per hour forward (freaked me out) but the reverse camera came on and showed the same view as backing up, which when hooked up will show you the coupler. The truck never tried to go in reverse.

I am reluctant to do this with my own vehicle, but it was impressive...
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:19 AM   #25
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I have the 4 camera, hardwired. Flawless.
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:08 AM   #26
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Interestingly enough, the Toyota Tundra can do just that. When getting a test ride at our local dealer, the demonstrator threw the truck in reverse going 50 miles per hour forward (freaked me out) but the reverse camera came on and showed the same view as backing up, which when hooked up will show you the coupler. The truck never tried to go in reverse.

I am reluctant to do this with my own vehicle, but it was impressive...
Same basic control that prevents the transmission from downshifting to low gear even if you move the shift lever when the vehicle is moving at a speed which is determined unacceptably high for the low gear.
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:49 AM   #27
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I have a Ford F-150 with a back-up camera, and I can SEE the hitch when backing up. Makes it easy to connect the ball. However...........
I CANNOT use it when going forward.
I LIKE his idea.

C'mon auto makers: Do the right thing.
As he said, 'taint hard.
It's connected to the back up light switch on my F350. I personally don't want the option of switching to the back up view while driving. If i were to hear a sound I did not like I'd pull over. I'll bet you can order an aftermarket camera to mount on the rear of your truck to turn on anytime you want - wireless.
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Same basic control that prevents the transmission from downshifting to low gear even if you move the shift lever when the vehicle is moving at a speed which is determined unacceptably high for the low gear.
In the middle 1960's a friends father bought a new Mercury, he found that at speed you could put in reverse, don't move the throttle, nothing happened,until he moved the throttle, and he ended up in the ditch,there was no warranty on the transmission....not cool......what is cool is poking the dash and seeing my hitch going down the road on my new ram ,you can even see the electrical cord plugged in....
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:20 PM   #29
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Does anyone know of a good backup camera system that displays on iPhone/iPad? Ideally with wireless connections.

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Does anyone know of a good backup camera system that displays on iPhone/iPad? Ideally with wireless connections.

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Yes look at my post on the wireless backup camera. Works great on Android or iPhone, records as you drive and is reasonably priced. Haven't had any issues with the aluminum​ shell either.
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Thanks SL:

After much digging, I found the post here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f295...ts-164737.html

...but no specifics about make or model.
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I have one that was sold by forum member acestokes, but they seem to be out of business. However, all they did was package an off the shelf wifi camera and router. The camera talked to the router, which you put in the front of the trailer. Your phone talks to the router. It works well and any computer geek could put one together pretty easy.
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Thanks SL:

After much digging, I found the post here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f295...ts-164737.html

...but no specifics about make or model.
The model number is in a picture on the post: RVS- 020813. Rear View Safety WiFi Camera. It uses the Go Vue app for smartphone.
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Check this for ideas. Under $100.

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fantastic ...will try on mine thanks
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I haven't found the answer to this yet....

If I get the Airstream factory installed back up camera, where does that image get sent to? Will it appear on the nav screen in my 2017 F150?

Just bought new F150. Haven't got trailer yet, so can't go out to test.

Nobody at Ford or AS dealer has any clue.
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:46 PM   #37
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I haven't found the answer to this yet....

If I get the Airstream factory installed back up camera, where does that image get sent to? Will it appear on the nav screen in my 2017 F150?

Just bought new F150. Haven't got trailer yet, so can't go out to test.

Nobody at Ford or AS dealer has any clue.
There is no way that it will appear on your truck unless you have an option for an external video in or a wifi connection which I highly doubt. If AS uses a wireless connection then you can use a wireless monitor such as a tablet/phone or a dedicated monitor. But be aware that with any wireless connection the video will not be as good as a wired one.
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:12 PM   #38
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I haven't found the answer to this yet....



If I get the Airstream factory installed back up camera, where does that image get sent to? Will it appear on the nav screen in my 2017 F150?



Just bought new F150. Haven't got trailer yet, so can't go out to test.



Nobody at Ford or AS dealer has any clue.


Airstream currently uses the Voyager camera+ monitor. Its wireless and you can mount the monitor in you tow vehicle.
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