Hindsight is 20/20...by Torklift Jen
I have a valid fear the unknown when it has to do with backing up the truck and camper.
When I’m out there solo and I don’t have a crew of marshallers guiding me in like a 747, I need to rely on technology.
So, I am trying to build a case for a new investment in a back up camera system for “Big Red” the F-350 and camper set-up.
Who knows what goes on back there?
But, it must be pretty exciting because they made a full feature movie about it called the “Blind Side.”
I’ve done my research and I know that comparable systems and solutions may be less expensive.
But I’m skeptical with names and features like the “Backseat Driver Camera,” “The I Told You So Alert,” or the camera app. that links right to your insurance company.
I’m a careful driver, so I’m sure my footage will not be a “hit”. Sorry…
I’ll keep gathering my data for the best system and keep you posted. So, if you’re hearing the “Beep, Beep, Beep” of a truck backing up be cautious, as that truck may be doing research for the movie sequel “The Blind Side2.”
even though I have great mirrors, west coast style with spot mirrors...I still use a back up camera. I have mine turned on all the time when the truck is on. it lets me see tailgaters and to check on my grill and bikes on the back while traveling. its also nice to have at gas stations when you have people flash by while backing up. for me....I love the camera. mine is a hard wired one.
I have an OEM rear view camera on my Chevy truck but it is a part of the tail gate, which has to come off to carry my truck camper. What I need to find is an after market camera that I could mount on the rear of my TC that would plug into my existing truck system wiring, but so far no luck in finding the same fittings that Chevy used.
Backing while alone with a TC can be a bit of an anxiety builder for me, requiring several "get outs to look".
Wiring is something else for me to consider, yes. So much to learn. It's off to the engineers again here for more help.