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Old 05-22-2016, 05:32 PM   #1
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Seeing hitch in back up camera

My new TV has a back up camera which is great, but my eyes had difficulty determining the alignment with everthing black. With some masking tape and spray paint this marking made it much easier to see the alignment.
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I had the same problem but took the lazy way out. I hit the front of the coupler with a can of fluorescent green paint and the base of the ball with orange. Just a dot on each, but it's easier to see now.
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I just put a piece of duct tape on the hitch, but would like something a little more stylish.
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:27 PM   #4
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Either of those should help. I was surprised how difficult it was to see the alignment.
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I love my back up camera on my F250, never have any problem hooking up, I am slow anyway. I will try the tape method. I cannot imagine it being much easier.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:04 PM   #6
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My problem was, in certain light conditions the shadows or glare would make it hard to tell what was hitch and what was coupler. Other times, no problems at all.
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I love my back up camera on my F250, never have any problem hooking up, I am slow anyway. I will try the tape method. I cannot imagine it being much easier.
The camera on our F-150 sure helped with family dynamics when it came time to hitch up the trailer.
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My problem was, in certain light conditions the shadows or glare would make it hard to tell what was hitch and what was coupler. Other times, no problems at all.
That was the issue I had as well.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:52 AM   #9
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I wear a pair of those yellow leather work gloves when dealing with the WDH parts. I just lay them on top of the coupler. Gives me something non-black to aim at.
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Instead of using paint, I used two pieces of 3m reflective tape on my ProPride hitch. I mounted them like a "T". Now I have a better idea that the stinger is in the hitch far enough.
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