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#11252773 - 11/29/15 06:17 PM back up monitor for truck -boat
chas1 Offline

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Has anyone installed an aftermarket back up monitor on there vehicle or boat.

#11252824 - 11/29/15 06:40 PM Re: back up monitor for truck -boat [Re: chas1]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3362
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Yes, I put a wireless camera and monitor on my Colorado. The brand name is Peak.

Edited by Wayne P. (11/30/15 12:22 PM)
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#11254146 - 11/30/15 11:53 AM Re: back up monitor for truck -boat [Re: chas1]
Bob Landry Online   content
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1891
Loc: Austin, Tx
I've had Rostra B/U cameras on my last three trucks and have been very happy with them.I can't speak to the wireless models, except that I did not see many positive reviews on them, prompting me to go with the Rostra. The monitors imbedded in the rear view mirror has very good resolution and clarity.
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#11254634 - 11/30/15 04:21 PM Re: back up monitor for truck -boat [Re: chas1]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
My Ram came with a cargo camera which was pretty much worthless to me. I installed a backup camera that feeds through the screen on the dash. Took my son and I about 4 hours to run all the wiring and do the mods.
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#11256264 - 12/01/15 11:44 AM Re: back up monitor for truck -boat [Re: chas1]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 10106
Loc: Plano,Texas
My Expedition came with one and I love it.

#11256338 - 12/01/15 12:28 PM Re: back up monitor for truck -boat [Re: chas1]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1577
Loc: Allen, TX
My new Tundra came with a built in back-up camera. My old Tundra did not have one. I bought an aftermarket one called iBall that had a small monitor that plugged into your cigarette lighter and a waterproof camera with a magnetic base. I put that on my hitch and it worked pretty good. The picture rolled a little but it still was better than getting out of the truck several times to check alignment. Cost about $130.

#11257622 - 12/02/15 07:00 AM Re: back up monitor for truck -boat [Re: chas1]
gary purdy Online   content
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
I use the IBall all of the time on my 2010 Chevy pickup and my Ranger Polaris sportsman moving boats. I have found all kinds of uses for this camera. Example you can put the magnetic base camera at the back corner of your trailer to see when to stop backing, I used it to center tires on a ramp to work on the bearings of a tandem torsion axel trailer, used the camera to watch a fuel pressure gauge while running down the lake. Any place you have a accessory 12v plug (cig lighter) it will work. Just use the good lithium 9v battery`s.
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#11258562 - 12/02/15 03:51 PM Re: back up monitor for truck -boat [Re: chas1]
chas1 Offline

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
I just ordered a peak brand, looking forward to using it.


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