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Old 12-02-2021, 07:00 PM   #1
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For those of you who tow.... I am looking at wireless backup cameras. Towing a 2400 SCR with a Ram 2017 1500. And recommendations or thoughts are appreciated.
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I've towed trailers for almost 30 years. What problem are you trying to solve? Proper towing mirrors, turning around when necessary, and technique should get you there.

Two tricks I like to employ, whenever possible.

1) When reversing, put your hand at the BOTTOM of the wheel. Now your hand moves in the direction you want to move the trailer.

2) Whenever you have to make a turn in reverse to line up, place your target on the left hand side of the vehicle and trailer. You can now easily look out the drivers window and mirror. I find it is easier than turning to the passenger side where you have to look through the tow vehicle and you only have the passenger mirror.
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I tow a 2400 SCR with no problem backing.
I have to back down a 200 ft. driveway with gentle curve in it with no problems.
Just take your time and have someone back there to help. If you have to do it by yourself, just stop as needed get out and check things out.
My Wife is more than willing to help me when I need it.
In time you will be confident enough to go and do it by yourself.
I towed it 2000 miles last summer and had to back up several times, not fun but it can be done if you just take your time and not get mad about things.
Good Luck.
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Shrew, I don't have any issues with that. My biggest concern is checking to see what is behind me while traveling. I don't like to delay those behind me. Plus being able to see clearly while backing. I don't have much vision with side mirrors due to the size of the boat.
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Thank you Donald.
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Shrew, I don't have any issues with that. My biggest concern is checking to see what is behind me while traveling. I don't like to delay those behind me. Plus being able to see clearly while backing. I don't have much vision with side mirrors due to the size of the boat.
Try adding trailer tow mirrors to your truck.
I did that when I had a 1/2 ton GMC that I was towing my 2400.
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Shrew, I don't have any issues with that. My biggest concern is checking to see what is behind me while traveling. I don't like to delay those behind me. Plus being able to see clearly while backing. I don't have much vision with side mirrors due to the size of the boat.
That's why proper towing mirrors was the first thing on my list. People behind you should never be a problem. Nobody should be 'travelling' in the passing lane anyway. I had a commercial license for years, where travel in the far passing lane is prohibited in a many places. I simply apply that to towing and don't go into the far left passing lane.
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Any other input on backup cameras. I'm looking also. Thanks
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