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Old 10-26-2016, 02:24 PM   #11
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Which white?
Some whites are blue and some are yellow. To my eyes, a blue/white truck doesn't match the Dover White of Escape gelcoat.
True. Mine is Platinum White Metallic, and doesn't match the trailer. But, I don't care if it matches or not.
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:20 PM   #12
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We have ordered a Ford F150, which comes with a backup camera. I believe the camera is mounted in the tailgate, which will be of no help in hooking up to our Escape 5.0TA. Does anyone know if it’s possible to add a camera to the Ford system to help lining up a 5th-wheel connection?
There are systems where you can tie into existing displays for more camera views. These are a bit pricey, and require removing part of your dash to access connections. I am thinking of just getting a WiFi camera that sends a signal to my phone, and setting it up in the box for hitching.
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I used this on my 19' and will use it on my 5.0 if needed. Works pretty well.
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:53 PM   #14
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This is one I am considering hitching up to my 5.0. Gotta come up with a method of getting a magnet to stick to aluminum though.

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The idea of having a camera to see 5th wheel hookup is great but doubt it will ever be offered in an F150 since the majority of 5th wheel trailers require bigger than a half ton truck. That being said it would be nice to have. I could see the top of hitch in our 2010 F150 but with the new one, with a tri-fold tonneau cover the folded up cover is in the way so I used the tape trick to line up. Still finding it much harder though than actually seeing the hitch.

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Old 10-26-2016, 05:58 PM   #16
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The idea of having a camera to see 5th wheel hookup is great but doubt it will ever be offered in an F150 since the majority of 5th wheel trailers require bigger than a half ton truck. That being said it would be nice to have. I could see the top of hitch in our 2010 F150 but with the new one, with a tri-fold tonneau cover the folded up cover is in the way so I used the tape trick to line up. Still finding it much harder though than actually seeing the hitch.

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No doubt you are right, Adrian. The Super Duty's are meant to be towing machines, thus get the towing bells and whistles. Most 150s are used for passenger vehicles with moderate work use. With my quad fold tonneau it is impossible to see the hitch, and even without the tonneau, I don't think you would see it anyway.
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What about putting the camera on the trailer and watching the truck approach instead of the other way around?
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What about putting the camera on the trailer and watching the truck approach instead of the other way around?
That would likely work, maybe mounted on the underside of the pin box, though everything would be backwards from normal as far as turning direction.
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That would likely work, maybe mounted on the underside of the pin box, though everything would be backwards from normal as far as turning direction.
Maybe it could be set up to use a mirror image....
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That would likely work, maybe mounted on the underside of the pin box, though everything would be backwards from normal as far as turning direction.
How about adapting the suction cup base of a dash/windshield cell phone holder? Could use on rear glass or rooftop maybe.
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