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Old 08-22-2013, 07:28 PM   #21
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I can't see the 5th wheel at all having a back seat in the truck but I do something similar. I back up linging up my rear middle headrest on the pin box and fine tune with the camera.

Good idea Herk
Just lift the pin higher. That is what I do.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:38 PM   #22
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Just lift the pin higher. That is what I do.
It is also a 4 door crew cab.

My technique actually works better with crew cab due to the longer sight picture.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #23
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I have a cover over the pin box with a light just above the pin that I can see from inside my f150 screw. I line it up with a tab on top of back seat.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:25 PM   #24
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The best thing my 5th wheel has is a light exactly center and exactly about 1/3 the way down my back window when I'm on pin. I put a piece of masking tape permanently on my back truck window, when I just about to be hitched, when the trailer light and masking tape line up exactly, click.. I'm in the hitch, give it a try. I must say that in the relatively short time I've been on this forum, I've learned more about trailers, wheels, brakes, backing, and anything related.. it's an amazing source of info. Thanks to all. !!!

ps, I have a crewcab Ford, so took the backseat head rest out, just clicks out .. lots of view now.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:06 PM   #25
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the wife hold it instead of giving finger directions.

thought i was the only one who got those .......
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:40 AM   #26
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the wife hold it instead of giving finger directions.

thought i was the only one who got those .......
My wife gives me finger directions all the time!!!
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Couldn't see mine either especially with half of a tonneau cover so I made this.
And here I thought that was just to admire yourself in!!
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:32 AM   #28
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ps, I have a crewcab Ford, so took the backseat head rest out, just clicks out .. lots of view now.
Tried that, still can't see the 5th wheel. The rear seat alone is too high.

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Old 08-23-2013, 08:40 AM   #29
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I think you need to buy one of those cheap video cams everyone has been installing.
Mount it with suction cups as many have done.
Sounds pretty simple to me.


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Old 08-23-2013, 08:47 AM   #30
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I think you need to buy one of those cheap video cams everyone has been installing.
Mount it with suction cups as many have done.
Sounds pretty simple to me.


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See the first post here. I have a magnetic mount camera and it works great for the last couple of feet. I have a white stripe on the pin box and 5th wheel that I line up on the monitor.

I also have a stripe on the top of the pin box and camper body so I can see if the pin box is straight before I disconnect. Pivoting at the camper instead of at the pin, there's no room for error.
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