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Old 09-22-2019, 11:30 AM
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Default Backing up your trailer at the boat ramp

How many of you have switched from the old tried and true method of steering using the rear view mirrors as opposed to using the video screen in your dash?
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:45 AM
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It will always be mirrors for me. I see much more real-estate using my mirrors than what the camera sees.

For those times that I don't have a trailer behind, I'll use both the camera and my mirrors.
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:56 PM
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I canít see enough on that screen. Always mirrors for me.


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Old 09-22-2019, 01:15 PM
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Mirrors. Camera to connect to trailer and then just plain old mirrors when vehicle and trailer are in motion together.

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Old 09-22-2019, 01:51 PM
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As i've told my wife. If the Lord didn't intend for you to use them he wouldn't have directed the automakers to install them.
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Old 09-22-2019, 03:56 PM
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90% of the time, neither. Most ramps around here are single docks on the driver's side of the truck. I crack the driver's door open and look right at the boat and dock. Honestly, I hate using morrors. I'll rather wait for a dock to open on the driver's side, if possible. In the rare case that the dock is on the passenger side, I use mirrors. At most ramps, I can see pretty good with the camera if I wanted to use that, but I'm still trying to get comfortable using mirrors. lol Miss using my SUV with the big giant wide open back and side window view. I didn't even have to crack the door or use mirrors with that.

On a side note, LOVE the camera for hooking up to the trailer! The truck I got last year was the first tow vehicle I've had with one. Being able to zoom in on the ball and hitch, I haven't missed once yet or had to get out of the truck to check if they were lined up.

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Old 09-23-2019, 06:05 AM
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Always mirrors for me.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:21 AM
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Mirrors...my 2001 Excursion doesn't even have a camera.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:47 AM
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Mirrors. Can't see anything but the front of the boat through the camera (can't even see the tires). Usually I pick the mirror closest to the dock I'm putting in at and just use that one.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:59 AM
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Mirrors - truck doesn't have cameras. After using mirrors for 45 years, I'm not sure I'd like cameras anyway.
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