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Old 10-26-2016, 10:03 AM   #1
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F150 factory installed backup camera

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 itís possible to add a camera to the Ford system to help lining up a 5th-wheel connection?
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:09 AM   #2
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Can't the 5th-wheel hook up be seen through the back window?
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:38 AM   #3
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Can't the 5th-wheel hook up be seen through the back window?
You can really see the hitch with our Frontier. We plan to use the Andersen Ultimate in the F150 and with that there will be a depth issue to consider.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:48 AM   #4
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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 itís possible to add a camera to the Ford system to help lining up a 5th-wheel connection?
Hi: D&R_MA... Which engine did you opt for? Alf
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:53 AM   #5
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Can't the 5th-wheel hook up be seen through the back window?
I would imagine it depends on what kind of cab the truck has and how tall in the seat one sits. I'm 5'7" , the truck is an extended cab (which means my head is more than 3' from the back window)... I can barely see the tailgate and can't see any of the 5th wheel hitch when I hook up.


The tailgate camera is nice, but does nothing for me when hooking up Ten Forward... sure wish it was located on the top/back of the cab!
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:31 PM   #6
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Hi: D&R_MA... Which engine did you opt for? Alf
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Copied you and got in white to match the Escape.

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I would imagine it depends on what kind of cab the truck has and how tall in the seat one sits. I'm 5'7" , the truck is an extended cab (which means my head is more than 3' from the back window)... I can barely see the tailgate and can't see any of the 5th wheel hitch when I hook up.

Getting the Supercab, not sure of distance to rear window, but probably similar to our current Frontier Crewcab. Rosemary is 5'3".

The tailgate camera is nice, but does nothing for me when hooking up Ten Forward... sure wish it was located on the top/back of the cab!
I've seen where people use multiple camera location. Hopefully the Ford camera will allow that.
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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.
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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.
My F-150 is Glacier White and it certainly doesn't match the trailer body. But it does the wheels of the trailer and I'm good with it.
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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.
Hi: gbaglo... The Platinum white is a 550 buck pop. Alf
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I've seen where people use multiple camera location. Hopefully the Ford camera will allow that.
The new Ford Super Duty offers up to 7 cameras including a center high-mounted stop lamp camera for connecting 5th wheel and gooseneck hitches and a connection for a camera mounted on the back of a trailer. Hopefully this technology will be included on the F-150 models one day.

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