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Old 01-01-2020, 06:55 PM
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MIRRORS, better field of view, backup camera with boat behind you, you cannot see what's behind the boat. I guess my experience comes from backing semi tractor trailers, no backup cameras there.
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Old 01-01-2020, 09:32 PM
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May or may not be true, don't have it to play with but this sure sounds a lot like the people that used to claim the same thing about anti-lock brakes...
I don't think that analogy holds true. Have you tried this system?

When I tried to back from the street to the garage the knob would not turn the front wheels aggressively enough to make the 90* turn.

Maybe it is great when you start straight and mostly have to go straight. I'll play with it more come spring. How long until March?
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Old 01-02-2020, 02:35 AM
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If you have a vehicle with no possible rear view out the back, you will find that the rear facing video camera are wonderful.

Also, a lot of folks are also mounting a 2nd video camera on the back of the boat and then using a split screen in the cab to be able to both see the front of the boat as well as what is behind the boat when backing.

With mirrors, it is impossible to see what is directly behind the truck or what is directly behind the boat. But rear facing video cameras with an appropriate video display solve the problem.

For example:

https://gearjunkie.com/gmc-transparent-trailer-view
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Old 01-02-2020, 05:45 AM
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If you have a vehicle with no possible rear view out the back, you will find that the rear facing video camera are wonderful.

Also, a lot of folks are also mounting a 2nd video camera on the back of the boat and then using a split screen in the cab to be able to both see the front of the boat as well as what is behind the boat when backing.

With mirrors, it is impossible to see what is directly behind the truck or what is directly behind the boat. But rear facing video cameras with an appropriate video display solve the problem.

For example:

https://gearjunkie.com/gmc-transparent-trailer-view
Yes, and if you add in a satellite camera you can also monitor the top of the boat too. . . . LOL
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:35 AM
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Hey Bobby, I wan't one of those cameras! When I have to sleep in the truck because Herself won't let me back in!
I with Mooner on this one, that's exactly what I have to do. Retired, you take it from there.
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Old 01-05-2020, 12:14 PM
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Hey Bobby, I wan't one of those cameras! When I have to sleep in the truck because Herself won't let me back in!
I with Mooner on this one, that's exactly what I have to do. Retired, you take it from there.
Could you please repost this in English this time.
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Old 02-01-2020, 03:08 PM
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Mirrors 100% of the time. The camera is only for backing onto the trailer. Once the trailer is hooked up the camera is useless.
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That is WAY COOL. If/when I have to replace my truck, this is a big selling point to get a GMC!

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