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Old 02-10-2016, 09:19 PM   #81
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As noted, the angle of view of my Swift Hitch camera is quite narrow. I mount it on a metal disc glued to my spare tire cover, pointed down to the ball. I don't see much more than the weight distribution hitch.
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All the cameras look pretty pricey in Canadian Dollars.....
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:35 PM   #83
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All the cameras look pretty pricey in Canadian Dollars.....
You just put it on your Xmas or birthday list. I wouldn't have spent the money myself.
I've reached the point in my life that I don't want more toys because I don't want to read the manual or keep track of what charger works with what device.
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:43 PM   #84
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Or just stick it on the pin box.
That's what I thought at first, but on top of the pin box it would lose sight of the hitch at the end (especially for those using an Andersen ball instead of the foot-wide plate of a fifth-wheel), hanging off one side would be awkward for lining up, and hanging under the back side it would produce an inverted image... although that may be okay (mount the monitor upside down, etc).
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Gosh, now I feel kind of bad about starting this whole seeing your hitch dialogue. Just thought I would post about our experiences not being able to see the hitch and using a camera. Does using a camera work? Yes it does, but it was still kind of a pain in the butt. Especially in low light, bad weather situations. I always try to keep our camping as easy and as simple as possible. Heck one of the reasons I cruise this forum is to see what others come up with. Scott

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Gosh, now I feel kind of bad about starting this whole seeing your hitch dialogue. Just thought I would post about our experiences not being able to see the hitch and using a camera. Does using a camera work? Yes it does, but it was still kind of a pain in the butt. Especially in low light, bad weather situations. I always try to keep our camping as easy and as simple as possible. Heck the only reason I cruise this forum is to see what others come up with. Scott

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I don't understand why you would feel bad, you opened up a good discussion. Some situations require solutions. As a group we can brain storm for ideas. I for one definitely want a tonneau cover, and though I know a camera is not necessary, I have hitched blind thousands of times, I did get used to liking the one on my Pilot.

There are differing solutions for all of us, which bring up lots of ideas for everyone to consider.
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If you find a camera with a wide field of view and magnetic base, you could probably glue a metal disc to your folded tonneau cover and place the camera there for hooking up.
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If you find a camera with a wide field of view and magnetic base, you could probably glue a metal disc to your folded tonneau cover and place the camera there for hooking up.
That would work too, as that would be the underside of the back panel.
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Time for the time honored tradition to name the new calf er make that camper.
How about "AD" on the end. To stand for aero dynamic. Picture coming shortly for Jim Norman.
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I don't understand why you would feel bad, you opened up a good discussion. Some situations require solutions. As a group we can brain storm for ideas. I for one definitely want a tonneau cover, and though I know a camera is not necessary, I have hitched blind thousands of times, I did get used to liking the one on my Pilot.

There are differing solutions for all of us, which bring up lots of ideas for everyone to consider.
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