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Old 03-26-2012, 01:56 PM   #11
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Re: Back up camera on trailer

Dave, I can only guess it is partially a comfort thing, and maybe something to keep the techno-geek in some of us happy. It most definitely is not `needed`, and hopefully is not something people rely on, but use more for reference.

Though I don`t have a camera on my trailer, I am equally as guilty buying some other non-required techno-gadgets. We all are. How many smart phones, laptops, tablets, iEverthings, GSP`s, stereo gear, vehicle upgrades, fishing gear, beer (those last two were for baglo), etc, do most of us have a few of, things that we would and could survive well without?
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #12
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As I get older I become even more reluctant to read yet another instruction manual.
I'll have another beer.

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Old 04-13-2012, 01:37 AM   #13
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Yes, you can do something about tailgaters. I slow down on them. Tailgating is dangerous to us, the other car's occupants and anyone else around. They usually pass me because I slow down enough that they do not want to be behind me. Slowing down also makes it easier for them to pass rather than to stay behind. I do not tolerate tailgaters. Tailgating is illegal many places for good reason.

Any time someone is tailgating you, it means that anyone else who wants to pass is forced to pass two cars at once, or two cars and a trailer at once if you are towing. Tailgaters are an absolute nuisance and a very dangerous one. A camera would be worth it just to know that they are there so I can get rid of them.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:50 AM   #14
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Hi: Cathy...The best way I deal with someone riding my rear, is to apply the four way flashers. This indicates to them that something is wrong with your situation. They usually backoff fast and then pass at the first opportunity.
The backup camera could help you, in my absents, to get "Floating Cloud" put away safely too. Alf
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:23 AM   #15
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Alf, great idea to use the flashers. I will remember that. Yep, I can see how that would work really well.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #16
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Re: Back up camera on trailer

I agree with you about tailgaters. I view it as a form of bullying and typically react negatively; slowing down enough for them to realize I don't like their actions. I like the idea of the emergency flashes...I'll give that a try next time.

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