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Truck Bed Camera for 5th Wheel


We have a F350 that we purchased this year to tow our new 5th Wheel.  We paid to have a truck bed camera installed and were given a refund because of technical issues with the install and the camera.  Ford does not have the camera available yet.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a truck bed camera we can purchase and installed?



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Lee Ann Bauer


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A similar question was just asked over on the Good Sam's forum this morning. I suggested they explore and possibly ask the question on the Ford Truck Enthusiasts' forum:

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/index.php

I've seen this same topic posted and discussed on the Ford forums several times recently.

Rob



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Thanks Rob!  Will check it outbiggrin



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Not sure if you're still looking but I have this one made by Swift Hitch. Amazon, "tiny" URL link ----> tinyurl.com/y8txljgz

Last year I had an above rail tool box and couldn't see the hitch at all. A friend who traded his fiver for a class a had this in his shed and gave it to me. Works great and you can reverse the image if you like so you don't have to guess which way is left or right on the camera.

I wound up removing the tool box and can now see the hitch. Been thinking of using a ziptie to mount it to the rear ladder of our fifth wheel so I can back up without a spotter when necessary. Not sure of its useful range though. (Hasn't been necessary yet)

Happy shopping!

 

Edit to add:  Another friend has a $30 license plate camera mounted on his tool box in the truck and pointed at the hitch.  Something like this -http://tinyurl.com/ybbdybhf  but you'll have to hardwire it.



-- Edited by Sean on Tuesday 15th of August 2017 12:59:27 PM

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2008 Ford F350 Dually



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Thanks Sean! So we took the truck for it's first oil change, etc. I learned that if the trailer package is installed at the factory when truck is made, the bed camera is included. The after market bed camera is the one not offered by Ford yet because the harness that holds the camera is not working. Our dealer found an after market camera that can be installed and connected to the onboard screen in the cab so we're taking it to the dealer this week. They are giving me a loaner car because it will take two days.

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Great news!  Glad they were able to fix you up with one.  It definitely will make it easier.



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