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Dave in Pa 06-23-2013 05:46 PM

Backup Camera Surprise!
 
Today for the first time I hooked up my boat trailer to my new Limited. I wondered if I would have to turn the camera off because of too much warning beeping etc. Surprise, with the ball mount installed it "lightly" beeps and extends a track line off the ball mount too, and I was able to put the ball under the trailer coupler on the second try!! I was astonished; after 40 plus years of doing it the old fashioned way. The "light beeping" changes to a steady "tone" when the ball is under the coupler. One more reason I am enjoying this new vehicle. Dave :thumbsup:

John47 06-23-2013 05:55 PM

Re: Backup Camera Surprise!
 
If you've got the Quadralift air suspension you can actually hook it up!!
We use it regularly on our 2012 - but it doesn't have the sensors so we don't get the beeping - ours has just the black line that is there even without the hitch.
Makes it a one person job to connect up - still a manual job to plug the trailer electrics in though.

jeelo 06-27-2013 01:35 AM

Re: Backup Camera Surprise!
 
I just discovered this too a couple weekends ago. Amazing I tell you!!!

Jim_in_PA 06-27-2013 09:57 AM

Re: Backup Camera Surprise!
 
Yea, I love the camera for when I hook up my trailers. I nailed it first try the other night when I was attaching the horse trailer in preparation for a morning haul to the horse park. When the chrome ball disappears under the black hitch...it's "there". I leave the "beeping" on while attaching, but then turn off that feature so it doesn't get angry with me when I'm backing the trailer up. ;)

Interestingly, I find it easier at night for this process and decided yesterday that I'm going to paint a small white stripe on the centerline of the Bulldog hitch on my trailer to help with visual assist during the day.


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