Originally Posted by Electra glide
Is there a camera that will work with the stock backup camera and screen on a Chevy?
It appears you have a camera on your tailgate. We didn't have one on our '13 Silverado. We added a Boyo license plate camera to work in reverse. That has a 4-pin din waterproof connector going to the in-dash head unit. The great thing about the license plate camera is that it still views rearward with the tailgate down.
We then added a trailer camera that is made by Rear View Safety. That system gave us a camera, a one-piece 36' cable for the length of the trailer and ending at the hitch and a 5-pin din waterproof connector mounted at the hitch. A coiled (stretch) cable connects the trailer to the TV via another 5-pin din plug at the receiver hitch. A supplied cable for the TV was fed to the head unit. Because the Rear View Safety system is 5-pin (microphone in the camera), I asked Rear View Safety to supply a proprietary 5-pin to 4-pin conversion and then to the head unit. This camera is on all the time when connected so it is a rear view camera. However, the GPS screen is disabled with the camera on. So, we use a portable GPS if the need arises.
Both systems have worked very well for 3 years. Once you have had a camera on the back of a trailer, you are at a loss without one.