Originally Posted by SamIam
“Right now, we’re wondering about the backup camera. We definitely want a backup camera, but yea or nay on the Escape one? Where do they mount it? Up high or on the bump”
It’s mounted high; by the clearance lights.
I have the camera and I sorta like it but rarely use it. My original thinking was to use it in traffic but 'object are closer than they appear' applies and light conditions are a big problem at times.
Backing up? I get out and look things over and at times I will place markers to form sort of a channel if it's a bit tight. I'm alone so have to be more careful.
Made a trip recently early and the sun was up about 45 degrees off the rear at the right. Couldn't see anything behind me with the camera.
I remember years ago learning to trust my mirrows and quit trying to twist my head around to see sides of the trailer. Maybe the same will apply here but I doubt it.
Would I order it again? Probably not. At this point in my life, need rarely affects my buying decisions. If I want something and can find the money to pay for it, I do it!