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Old 02-03-2016, 01:45 PM   #21
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I have a backup camera and love it. It allows me to see cars up close to my rear when I cannot see them in the side mirrors - which is often when in traffic. Wireless and yes, I have ETI install the wiring while in production. Got mine from TADI Brothers and there are multiple models from which to choose. I'd do it again.
We too have the backup camera and love it . Also have towing mirrors , you can't have too many ways to see behind and around you . There is a reason most new vehicles all have back up camera 's installed on them now . Our camera also has sound if needed . Escape installed ours . Pat
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Old 02-03-2016, 01:59 PM   #22
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Note that new vehicles with back up cameras are set up so that they only work when in reverse. And, that's for a reason too.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:13 PM   #23
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Note that new vehicles with back up cameras are set up so that they only work when in reverse. And, that's for a reason too.
You are correct Glenn . However as a extra means of seeing and hearing , backup cameras are very useful in our opinion. Pat
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:29 PM   #24
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Has anyone thought to check out whether using a backup camera while driving is legal, this is a quote from the distracted driving law in Alberta. I would think watching a backup camera screen might fall under the the 3rd condition.

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I use a portable one for hook up and wish I had one on the RAV for parking ( especially with the spare hung on the back ), but I don't see a use for a back up camera on the trailer.
I get out and do a walk around when backing into a site, and have assistance from my wife.
On the road, a back up camera will allow you to see a tailgater, and to fret and raise your blood pressure, all the while taking your eyes off the road ahead.
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I use a portable one for hook up and wish I had one on the RAV for parking ( especially with the spare hung on the back ), but I don't see a use for a back up camera on the trailer.
I get out and do a walk around when backing into a site, and have assistance from my wife.
On the road, a back up camera will allow you to see a tailgater, and to fret and raise your blood pressure, all the while taking your eyes off the road ahead.
Each to there own . This is a Democacy . You would be nuts driving and just looking at your back camera , not paying attention to what is in front of you . It is what it says it is a backup camera . Still glad we have it . Wouldn't Change a thing . It is a good idea we all don't think a like . We can just agree to disagree . Pat
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It seems to me that using a rear view camera while towing is no different than using a rear view mirror when not towing.
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It is what it says it is a backup camera .
Agreed. It is for backing up.
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Agreed. It is for backing up.
Ok . Pat
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It seems to me that using a rear view camera while towing is no different than using a rear view mirror when not towing.

Exactly right.
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