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Old 07-19-2018, 08:03 AM   #1
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Does this feature work with 5th wheel trailers?
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:09 AM   #2
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No. It relies on the backup camera that is located in the tailgate handle, which tracks a checkered sticker that must be placed quite specifically on the tongue of a standard bumper pull trailer.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:12 AM   #3
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Trailer mirrors work great.
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In addition to the use of the tailgate camera, the system assumes that the hitch pivot point is just behind the bumper - not somewhere near the axle - so it wouldn't be tuned appropriately for the fifth-wheel configuration even if you relocated the camera.
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