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Decent after market backup camera

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by hbrady, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    My 2014 Silverado is not a joy to backup at night, especially with my old tired eyes. I thought about some bright LED backup lights but I also wanted something to make hooking up my camper a little quicker. Went on Amazon and found this Esky backup camera for $50. I was skeptical but after the install last night, I must say I'm impressed. Just thought I'd share :popcorn:

  2. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,654

    Wait until you have some sunlight in the sky...I can't say I am as impressed with mine as you are with yours...about the only thing it is good for is lining up the trailer...and when to stop while backing into a parking spot.
  3. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,264

    Interested in seeing it at night. Crazy, you live right down the road from me!
  4. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Howdy Neighbor ;) I used it last night and it was OK. Problem for me (besides my eyes) is my regular cab with tinted back window and black tonneau cover. My mirrors are good but when I turn to look over my shoulder it's a sea of blackness (and dash reflection). At least with this I can keep my eyes forward (mirrors and screen). Next mod.. 2.5'' leveling :mechanic:
  5. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Rain.. meet my parade ;) Actually my biggest problem is at night so hopefully it will get me by. I just couldn't fathom dropping 1K + to add the GM OEM camera.
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,394

    Does it have a heated lens
  7. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Negative but it's pointed at a downward angle on license plate to 'hopefully' it won't ice up.
  8. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,205

    I won't run without them. I buy the ones you often see on RVs, heated/night vision 7"screen.. I mount them up on the top of the V hopper... always go wired, wireless suck!! I run it off the upfitter switch so I can use it when ever!! Deal extreme often has them for $70...
  9. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    I use CABCAM, they have several models, black and white, color even wireless, i think even a heated camera......fyi
  10. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,383

    What brand is this?
  11. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,205

    Here's a link for example? I've had good luck with them, one is going on 4yrs!! Even have one on skidsteer with no issues! Summer time it's mounted to see the trailer hitch!! Like I said tho, go wired way less headaches!! Good luck. ..

  12. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,383

    Awesome! Thanks!
  13. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i have the Esky EC170-09 plate frame camera hooked up to a panasonic head unit. the only complaint i have with it is there is no rain deflector over the camera, and at times the lens gets wet blocking view.
    and in the winter it easily gets snow covered blinding the camera.