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Old 07-15-2015, 10:20 PM   #1
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whats everyone using

whats everyone using for backup camera. i want to use one for a rear view mirror. so it will need night vision.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:34 PM   #2
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whats everyone using for backup camera. i want to use one for a rear view mirror. so it will need night vision.
Just to let you know after my latest trip. The rear cheap camera I used, is on the fritz. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The side camera I have on the rearview mirrors is still working like a champ. I think I might buy another for the rear. It takes very little light for it to work, and has a great picture.
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My eyes. With over 2 million miles of commercial experience, I don't need one.... I realize not everyone can do this, but I'm usually the exception, not the rule..... Story of my life.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:43 PM   #4
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Just to let you know after my latest trip. The rear cheap camera I used, is on the fritz. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The side camera I have on the rearview mirrors is still working like a champ. I think I might buy another for the rear. It takes very little light for it to work, and has a great picture.
Do you remember which camera you bought for the side..
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if you can back a 30' limousine in the dark, with 10 screaming drunks listening to AC/DC full blast, in the rain, and opera lights glaring in your rear view mirrors... and never hit anything.... a camera seems kinda senseless
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:56 PM   #7
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if you can back a 30' limousine in the dark, with 10 screaming drunks listening to AC/DC full blast, in the rain, and opera lights glaring in your rear view mirrors... and never hit anything.... a camera seems kinda senseless
Agreed!

Also if you can back a 53' semi trailer to a rail-lift dock @ 0300 in blinding snow with black ice under ALL tires and not hit a thing and gently put that trailer on the lift with 30 knot gusts, you probably don't need a rear-view camera either. Just sayin'... Did it more than once too......

Better yet, if you can blind-side back a load of raw newspaper inside the Chicago Tribune with a 40' Intermodal container and do it under 15 pull-ups and less than 20 minutes without getting out of the cab to spot-check (did it twice a week for 5 years), then you probably don't need a rear-view camera, not that it would help anyways......
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Agreed!

Also if you can back a 53' semi trailer to a rail-lift dock @ 0300 in blinding snow with black ice under ALL tires and not hit a thing and gently put that trailer on the lift with 30 knot gusts, you probably don't need a rear-view camera either. Just sayin'... Did it more than once too......

Better yet, if you can blind-side back a load of raw newspaper inside the Chicago Tribune with a 40' Intermodal container and do it under 15 pull-ups and less than 20 minutes without getting out of the cab to spot-check (did it twice a week for 5 years), then you probably don't need a rear-view camera, not that it would help anyways......
Not saying you can't back a trailer. But 90% of the over road truckers, that drop deliveries at my work place can't back up sh!t. Day delivery drivers is another story... I can back a trailer, but having back up cams just make a great piece of mind of what is directly behind you. Plus, my neck really enjoys not checking my blind spots all the time.
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Hv,

I know MANY o-t-r drivers that can't back up to a toilet.... That being said, I have video evidence, SOMEWHERE, of me backing my transportable shelter 100 feet with my M103A2 Deuce'N'A-Half at the Frog Follies in Evansville, Indiana back in '03 I believe.

For those of you not familiar with a transportable shelter, the front axle is a STEER axle, and the rear axle is a solid axle. Add to this it's a pintle hitch (read MULTIPLE contact points, not one focal point like your common ball-hitch trailer) and you can understand the level of difficulty in backing up this set-up. Not trying to toot my horn, just stating what my driving record encompasses....
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For those of you not familiar with a transportable shelter, the front axle is a STEER axle, and the rear axle is a solid axle. Add to this it's a pintle hitch (read MULTIPLE contact points, not one focal point like your common ball-hitch trailer) and you can understand the level of difficulty in backing up this set-up. Not trying to toot my horn, just stating what my driving record encompasses....
Yep...very familiar. And while I've been known to stick an ambulance in the tightest of ER bays and double stacking 5 ton trucks, there are times a backup camera is useful, and the one I got off Amazon last year is also NV-equipped (Just not NVG compatible)
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