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backup camera on trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by koppandson, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. koppandson

    koppandson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    anyone ever think about putting one on the back of your trailer?
  2. Mimowerman

    Mimowerman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    just purchased one yesterday, $80 and it says it has a 25 ft remote range , trailer is 20 ft, plus truck, its gonna be a little close! if it dosn't work on my enclosed , I think i'll mount it to the truck to use as a hitch up device.
  3. Patatoe1

    Patatoe1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Let us know how it works out.
  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    Or you could save money and just learn how to back a trailer!
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    amen! i was about to ask why?! i can see it on the back of the truck...but trailer. come on.
  6. Mimowerman

    Mimowerman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I can see why you are asking this but I can assure you I know how to back up a trailer , however , why do garbage trucks, semi's ,ups, fed-x, fire trucks ambo, etc... have back up camaras? because it is impossible to see directly behind the trailer when it is as large as mine( 8x20 enclosed) or the previous examples, even with extended mirrors.:hammerhead: I operate in heavily populated areas , and to me the cost vs. risk of hitting a small child is by far worth it. I 'm not gonna mount it till spring , but when I do I'll be sure to post the results. :usflag:
  7. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,325

    I just put a wireless camera on my Suburban. It gives a pretty good picture in daylight, marginal at night with the backup lights on. The biggest drawback is that the picture flickers a lot. Interference from cell phones, and who knows what else. I'm going to hardwire it. I really wouldn't recommend the wireless model.
  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    I remembered this thread from B4 X-mass. Costco Wholesale has a wireless $80 back up camera and I was wondering how these really work. I would be using it on a 6 x 12 enclosed. Yes I'm a pro driver and backing up is my specialty. I view this as a fail safe. Pro or Not If you happen to back into something you'd end up kicking yourself for not having it. Cheap insurance IMO.

    Any feed back on these? Anyhow Costco has that bullet proof return policy. Don't like the color return it.
  9. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    I have one on my motorhome. During the day I dont use it but at night it really comes in handy. I can also use it going down the road to check the trailer in tow.

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