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Back Up Camera

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by korelandscaping, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. korelandscaping

    korelandscaping Member
    from CT
    Messages: 66

    Does anyone out there use a back up camera on their truck? I'm thinking of fabbing up a Daniels pull plow on my dump truck and I'm thinking a back up camera would be a nice addition. I already have the radio/dvd head unit so it would only cost 175.00 more to add the camera. Thanks for your input.
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    2 of the guys that I plow with bought them last year. These were the $120 type from Costco. They worked well during the day but were almost useless at night.
     
  3. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Last year at the very end of the season we mounted one on the one ton after one of our guys knocked over a light pole. Im not sure of the brand of it, but it was a wireless one and I dont think it was top of the line. When you would be moving there was alot of fuzz on the screen. I think this year we are going to install a non wireless one and see what thats like. We plow with our sanding rig, so its nice to have in there cause you cant look out the back window.
     
  4. stangman35

    stangman35 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    There awesome for hooking up a trailer but would be useless in the winter.You would be out of the truck cleaning the thing off all the time.Iv got one on my dually that I need to replace because it got water in it.
     
  5. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i have a wirless mounted on my vbox its wired to turn on when put in reverse
    also add to tractor lights to help light up the rear .works great. funny part is sometimes ill be driving and it pickup baby wireless cameras in peoples houses

    JR
     
  6. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Mine truck is all set up and also just the camera away from a backup camera install. I have toyed with the idea and If i do it, there are cameras out there with built in lighting with a ring of LED's around the lens. The part of keeping it clean I think would be the biggest problem. I was thinking of fabricating a tilted glass cover that could be wiped off easy at a angle downward like a lobster boat windshield so snow would stick on it.
     
  7. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    hey cardoctor, where do you have your camra mounted on your v-box? I put ours right on the drop box for the sand, but I think I get to much vibration when its running and it screws up my wireless signal, but of course this is a pretty cheap one.
     
  8. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i mounted mine on the shoot i have it angled down where to closest part of the pic is 3 ft behind the truck. i dont run the spreader all the time only when im on site salting.
    JR
     
  9. MnM

    MnM Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    i have a pioneer wired unit that displays on my pioneer avic N1. I also have the rhino back up light system and they work well together. I only jumped out once or twice to clean it off in a storm. Overall I am very happy with mine. Night, day whatever.
     
  10. New Heights

    New Heights Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Hey MnM lets see some pics of the pioneer system. How has it been, dose have navi, what did you pay? Thanks Dan.
     
  11. korelandscaping

    korelandscaping Member
    from CT
    Messages: 66

    I have the pioneer head unit and the back camera is under 175.00. I figure it would be worth the investment. I have piaa back up lights so the lighting issue shouldn't be a problem. Like most others said, cleaning it might be a small problem. I figure I would try to tuck it under the body a few inches and also try to enclose it somehow.
     
  12. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    If you really want to get into the project, you could make a plexiglass (or similar product) cover for it with a flat front to it, then you could go to the junkyard, dig around and get a volvo headlight wiper assembly and fab it to keep the camera cover clean!
     
  13. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061


    That's a good idea. Hmm:rolleyes: think my wife would miss her wipers?
     
  14. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    My wife wouldn't even notice they were missing untill it rained!!
     
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,865

    There's a company that makes a cleaner for the cameras, shoots it with a blast of air.

    http://www.msfoster.com/cw.html

    They really don't get that dirty. I have one on one of my trucks, at worst, we have to clean it off about once a load of salt (which is 7 tons). Takes maybe 30 seconds, they cost about $500 give or take and can save that much if you have a $500 deductible. Worthwhile investment IMO.
     
  16. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    mark that's a slick setup. It kind of big for a pickup IMO. I think a rag and a bottle of Windex is in the future for me.
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,865

    Yeah, paper towel, windex or snow works just fine for me too.
     
  18. pelt35

    pelt35 Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    backup camera

    Ford offers one on their 2008's I just got mine with it. the camera is by the tailgate handle and when you put it in reverse a color picture shows up in the left side of your rearview mirror and goes away when you shift out of reverse Nice system
     
  19. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I would take plowing with the tailgate off, over that.
     
  20. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I bought two from a local RV dealer (Camping World) for about $250 each, they were fiberoptic with voice and they work fantastic. You can even get an extra camera with plug in extension cord if you pull a trailer. We love them!