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Thread: Backup Camera
03-17-2009, 11:36 AM #1
Does anyone really like the exercise they get when hopping in and out of your tow vehicle when trying to get the trailer hooked up?
How about getting guided to the trailer by your wife or better yet, your 7 & 9 year old daughters?
Moombadaze posted under his mods a backup camera a few months ago. I had been looking for one and found the same brand he has in a wireless version on clearance at Target for $69.99!
Since my boat stays on the lift 90% of the time, I wanted to set my camera up so I could make easy to set up and use when I needed it versus mounting it to my truck. The local police were sure to pull me over for the camera covering up part of the license plate
Below are the details of the job.
supplies - camera kit, magnets from Home Depot, male flat 4 trailer plug, 8 to 4 pin adapter, heat shrink tubing and screws & bolts which got changed to double face tape b/c the magnets were too hard to drill through! Also had a few small tools such as wire strippers and heat gun.
spliced wires together and put double faced tape on magnets
used heat gun to shrink tubing
stuck magnets to camera bracket
2015 Supra SG
03-17-2009, 11:42 AM #2
Backup Camera continued
plugged 8 to 4 pin adapter into truck and stuck camera on tailgate
used dash mount hardware that was supplied with camera and plugged into cigarette lighter
great picture of hitch, except missing the trailer and boat! Gotta get it in this weekend!!
This was a VERY simple job!
Thanks to moombadaze who helped with the wiring (black from camera to white/ground on plug and red on camera to brown/taillight on plug) as well as a most helpful hint: if you have auto headlights like I do, be sure to manually power on the lights or the camera won't work!Drew
2015 Supra SG
03-17-2009, 12:14 PM #3
Thanks for the info and guide.
03-17-2009, 02:13 PM #4
thanks for the info. could this be the perfect pass marriage saver for backing up to the trailer? i will look around and see if i can get one, looks pretty easy.
i hook a trailer 1-2x per week, then the boat hooks too. at least half the time i am alone.
03-17-2009, 02:25 PM #5
BTW - this item is $140 in the 2009 Overton's catalog.Drew
2015 Supra SG
03-17-2009, 10:36 PM #6
Sams Club has them too.. i think they are $99 at sams..Brad
2011 Launch 21V
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03-18-2009, 08:29 AM #7
03-18-2009, 08:37 AM #8
I saw one of these on dealtime or dealnews a couple days ago. It was pretty cheap but I couldn't find it again today. I guess I'll just leave the boat hitched up ALL YEAR!My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
03-18-2009, 08:48 AM #9Senior Member
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I picked one up at pep boys yesterday for 69.95
03-21-2009, 03:53 PM #10
Ed, let us all know how it works for you-i think the term was "dead nuts on"Hey, Its Moomba time
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