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Old 08-03-2018, 07:33 AM   #1
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One more backup camera thread

Those who have read my original post know I am thinking about adding a backup camera. Now I am a believer in using a surge protector but have not sold myself on the backup camera.
Then I asked myself why should I spend the money on one especially since I have been backing up many times alone without incident since 2012. So my question is for those who do not use one Why not and for those who have them can they do without them.
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:52 AM   #2
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I could do without mine, but I feel a little better being able to see behind the trailer while driving down the road. I haven’t used it very many times when backing up. I’ve normally switched the iPad to work with the Level-Mate Pro so the camera has been off. Now I have a cell phone and can use the Level-Mate Pro with it, so I may use the rear view camera more in the future while backing up. My camera was less than $60, so i’ll Keep it.
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This is a personal preference item. Best mirrors and the Get Out And Look perspective are primary solutions. The camera is additional help, not a replacement. If you can't afford a camera, use the methods that have been used for many, many years.

Note - the very best addition is the eyes of an external spotter. Stop is a very effective instruction. Turn left or right is usually not required if you are doing your job.

Now, as we all get older, we need more help doing what we do. Worth considering.

So, not necessary if you GOAL, but a very nice good to have after you have completed the GOAL exercise. Pat
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