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Old 04-23-2014, 07:06 PM   #1
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Tail Gate back up camera

I have a 2013 Chevy 3/4 ton with the back up camera on tail gate.
Saw a youtube video about using it "better" to help hook up to your pull behind. Thought I would share it.
If you open the tail gate and loop the wire for your tail gate over the peg so you gate is only open about 5", it makes the camera point EXACTLY down on your ball and makes hooking up and hitting your mark the first time so much easier.
Thought I would pass it along to anyone else that has the camera on the tail gate, try it, you will be amazed how much easier it makes things
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:15 PM   #2
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On both my Fords 2009 F-150 Platinum and 2014 F-250 Lariat, the camera is pointing straight down at the receiver on the bumper...no need to open the tailgate.
Very useful when coupling to any trailer !
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:42 AM   #3
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I night try that. Currently, my ball is in the lower part of the nav screen and I use one of those wing things to prevent the trailer from actually hitting the vehicle if I back up too far. However, where I park my trailer, the hitch faces east, and I always seem to connect early AM so my truck produces one giant shadow on the hitch and eventually the trailer tongue. Aiming it straight down might be better.
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