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#11575936 - 04/30/16 10:14 PM after market backup camera
gwl2 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
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Loc: waco tx
Looking to install an aftermarket backup camera on 04 dodge 2500. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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#11576128 - 05/01/16 06:35 AM Re: after market backup camera [Re: gwl2]
whnigt Offline
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1216
Loc: Troy, Tx.
I have one from e-trailer.com Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera and Hitch Aligner System - HM50002 cost 114.00. It is a wired one not wireless. Tried a wireless one and it didn't work. My only problem is I have it mounted to the upper right side of windshield. The camera keeps coming off of the rubber mounting pad that is attached to bottom of the mounting bracket. I'm going to try to super glue it back on. It was easy yo install.

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#11576136 - 05/01/16 06:44 AM Re: after market backup camera [Re: gwl2]
Lee in Texas Offline
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Registered: 03/23/13
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I bought an 'after market' wireless add on wire less camera to aid me in backing up to my rig from Orielly Auto Parts.
It was ok but, it had a draw back that I did not think of.
The camera used a license plate mount and a wire coming out of the top of the camera .... short story: some yo-yo came along and cut the wire at the top of the camera.
Non repairable due to not enough wire to repair.....
I guess this can happen to any add on camera system that has an 'exposed' wire hook up.
Good luck in your choice.
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#11576462 - 05/01/16 11:32 AM Re: after market backup camera [Re: Lee in Texas]
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Registered: 08/17/14
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Loc: Austin
After I bought my used truck I had an aftermarket backup camera installed as well as a new stereo receiver to view the camera images when backing up. I was not happy with the camera they installed so I bought a replacement camera that is a license plate frame mount rear view camera and I have been happy with it.

I also have a small trailer that I cannot see while driving down the road so I needed a way to see the trailer. I ended up getting a wireless IR night vision backup camera kit. I attached the wireless camera using a Harbor Freight dual suction cup lifter and put a cigarette lighter adapter on the camera power cord. I mount the suction cup mount on the top of the camper shell rear window and plug the camera into the camper shell auxiliary power port. I then put the wireless monitor in the cab with me and I am able to see the trailer and the contents of the trailer.

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#11576930 - 05/01/16 05:41 PM Re: after market backup camera [Re: gwl2]
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Registered: 01/22/06
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Loc: Azle,Tx
I have the iball wireless camera. Works great. Camera has a magnet you put on
over the ball and the receiver plugs in to cig. lighter. Just take off after boat hooked up.
sells for 149.00. Works great.
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#11585074 - 05/05/16 12:15 PM Re: after market backup camera [Re: gwl2]
Kapnbill Offline
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Registered: 06/30/02
Posts: 304
Loc: Austin
I als have the iball. It does work ok but make sure you have a magnetic surface for the camera. I drive a Yukon XL and there is nothing on back that will hold a magnet. I have to use a Velcro strap on the rear wiper arm which is nuisance. It's barely worth the effort. They need to offer the camera with a suction cup mount.

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#11589266 - 05/07/16 09:14 PM Re: after market backup camera [Re: gwl2]
NCSkeeter Offline
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Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 53
Loc: Lake Gaston, NC & Holly Spring...
I bought a $250 Pioneer double din 6" radio from Crutchfield and $20 Esky camera of Amazon, I'm happy with the backup camera and got an upgraded radio with Bluetooth and other modern tech. It's a big upgrade over the stock Cd/fm/am radio i've had for 11 years in my truck.

I haven't tested it backing up to a trailer yet.

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#11599878 - 05/12/16 04:33 PM Re: after market backup camera [Re: gwl2]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 5143
Loc: The Colony, TX
Another vote for the iball
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#11599897 - 05/12/16 04:51 PM Re: after market backup camera [Re: gwl2]
rsmith Online   content
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Registered: 11/11/03
Posts: 269
Loc: killeen tx
iball works good

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#11627691 - 05/26/16 09:34 AM Re: after market backup camera [Re: gwl2]
Richard Meadors Offline
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Registered: 05/24/10
Posts: 297
Loc: SW Fort Worth
I have the iball and it works great. After I hookup, I move the camera to the rear of the trailer so I can see behind my pontoon. Helps in backing plus I can see traffic that I can't see in my rear view mirrors.
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#11629235 - 05/26/16 09:01 PM Re: after market backup camera [Re: gwl2]
Freeman Clark Offline
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Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1258
Loc: Temple, Texas
How did you boys ever hook up to your boat ? Without all of this high dollar toys.

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#11629457 - 05/26/16 10:07 PM Re: after market backup camera [Re: Freeman Clark]
txsrig Offline
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Registered: 07/31/06
Posts: 766
Loc: fort worth
Originally Posted By: Freeman Clark
How did you boys ever hook up to your boat ? Without all of this high dollar toys.



Still using a rotary dial phone there Clark?

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#11629766 - 05/27/16 07:17 AM Re: after market backup camera [Re: gwl2]
Slow Drifter Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 749
Loc: CenTX
I see you're in Waco. Shroeder's Car Stereo on Waco Drive at New Road. The installation will look factory and the money they can save you on equipment will cover the installation expense. Really good people to do business with.
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#11630723 - 05/27/16 02:22 PM Re: after market backup camera [Re: Freeman Clark]
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 2766
Loc: Gonzales, Tx
Originally Posted By: Freeman Clark
How did you boys ever hook up to your boat ? Without all of this high dollar toys.


I use this.....

http://www.harborfreight.com/magnetic-trailer-alignment-kit-69778.html
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#11634685 - 05/29/16 10:53 PM Re: after market backup camera [Re: Slow Drifter]
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Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
I see you're in Waco. Shroeder's Car Stereo on Waco Drive at New Road. The installation will look factory and the money they can save you on equipment will cover the installation expense. Really good people to do business with.


I can second Shroeder's. I was a good friend of his before his death. He was a cool dude. He got me started on my career 29 years ago.
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