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Old 12-24-2011, 09:42 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by donn View Post
There are backup camera systems for trailers. most of them are wireless, but seem pretty costly to me. We have found a better solution. We have a pair of FRS walkie talkies. DW gets out and tells me where to go. Again! Seriously, we use standard hand signals and the walkie talkies and she does all the talking. I only listen. It is also a standing rule, if I cannot see her in the mirrors I stop and do not move again until I can again see her. We can back into some pretty tight places using this method. Only reason I can see positive for a backup camera would be to have a rear view mirror on while going down the road.
This is not a frivolous response! We do exactly the same thing with 2-way radios; and it works great. Only difference from quoted post is that I depend on my wife to be on the side that I can't see. She is my fail-safe over there. She does a great job and it works great for us. $40 instead of an expense camera. Plus, she can observe the placement for slide, slope of the site, get us in the best possible position for leveling etc. To me, this is a superior solution to a camera. Just an opinion. Not knocking anyone's camera setup.

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Old 12-24-2011, 10:44 AM   #12
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I'm not knocking your wife nor you. However, I think in the long run, a camera setup would cost much less than a wife. I still wouldn't trade my DW for anything.


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Old 12-24-2011, 10:50 AM   #13
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We use the walkie talkies as well. DW says drivers side or passenger side to avoid the left/right confusion. Worked well so far--we're still married!
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:04 AM   #14
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Considering the length of trailer you are looking at you may want to consider a 5th wheel. There are many advantages especially tow ease. Guess it depends on what you have as a tow vehicle but don't forget to consider this option. Forest River has some real nice lightweight 5th wheels out there.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:42 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the advice.. I think we will get the back up camera, walkie talkies, and a second wife.. somwe have one on each side of the trailer.
Wait... If we get a second wife.. We will need an even bigger

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Old 12-24-2011, 01:54 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ladywendolyn View Post
I think we will get a second wife..

wait until I tell my wife MountainLady
what the ladies on this site recommend for backing up !!!
I think that I need one of those
or would I just be in double trouble ??

we just bought these little cheepies
at Best Buy - 30 dollars
they are very small - I like that
seem pretty clear also
do not think they will work for
miles and miles and miles as stated
should make it from the truck
to the back of the trailer !!!

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