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Where have/would you have mounted your backup camera?

  • Tailgate bib

    Votes: 11 22.9%
  • On the tailgate below the bib

    Votes: 6 12.5%
  • On the rear bumper near the rear bumper

    Votes: 13 27.1%
  • On the trailer hitch

    Votes: 13 27.1%
  • Other... Please specifcy

    Votes: 5 10.4%
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
OK, I am getting ready to pull the trigger on one of the "CCD Camera w/Night Vision" backup cams from eBay.

Well now I am undecided as to where to mount the camera when I get it. So my options are on the tailgate bib, on the tailgate itself below the bib, on the rear bumper near the plates, on the trailer hitch.

I like how the ones on the tailgate/bib look but am concerned about wiring through the tailgate and the cam not being usable when the tailgate is down with the bed extender.

The one on the hitch looks the easiest to install but it does not look too "factory".

Where have you guys mounted your back up cams? If you don't have one installed, where would you want to install it?

Additional pics and comments from current owners would be great.

10pages of backup camera searches yielded these great photos:

http://www.titantalk.com/forums/att...69-backup-camera-picture-007.jpg?d=1107539095

http://www.titantalk.com/forums/att.../7693-backup-camera-dscf0912.jpg?d=1107575090

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee288/7machado/2023003d.jpg?t=1195015152

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5664/installed24ju.jpg

Edit: Option 3 was supposed to be on the rear bumper near the rear license plate.
 

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i dont know about drilling on to the truck like that. thats just me though. i would probably mount the camera between the hitch if i had one or right center of the license plate.
 

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The problem I've heard about the license plate cameras is that the license plate lights blind the camera at night. In one install I've seen the person ended up removing one light in order for the camera to work at night.

I like the Ford and Tundra solutions which place the camera near the handle so that it's up high enough to see the hitch.
 

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I was also thinking about drilling straight into the bumper and line up the camera with the rear sonars but am a little concerned about the camera being skewed to the side.

Does anyone have pics of the stock Armada backup cam location?
 

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FYI: I have an Eiger back up camera installed under the bumper beneath the lower shelf on top of the hitch box beam. If I was to do it again I would install it higher up on the tailgate bib or just below.
The reason is you have very little to no depth perception at such a low elevation.
The view is clear an panoramic but decieving on how far away you are from any object, person, my daughter's bike, the dog...
Just my two cents...
 

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FourDoor said:
I was also thinking about drilling straight into the bumper and line up the camera with the rear sonars but am a little concerned about the camera being skewed to the side.

Does anyone have pics of the stock Armada backup cam location?
The Armada camera is integrated into the tailgate handle assy.
 

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Hmmm... The trailer hitch seams to be winning right now but there aren't that many people that voted so far.
 

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I tested (days to weeks) each of these locations. See this thread for pics of the winning location:
http://www.titantalk.com/forums/1055367-post14.html

Mounting the camera on the downward angled metal of the tailgate cost me 28$ at a local body shop and resulted in all these benefits:
  • Able to see tip of hitch ball to ease line up when Im solo
  • Able to see all the blind spots
  • Able to watch the payload while moving
  • Wires secure and neat
  • Out of the weather
  • Other pluses

I can list the negatives of the other locations if that will help.
 

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I would hide it just behind the tailgate release handle. The murano Is done in this fashion and works well.;)
 

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I had one below the bumper by the hitch which did not work very well (it was too low). I have one above the license plate now which is better, but the higher you can get it, the better!
 

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I had one below the bumper by the hitch which did not work very well (it was too low). I have one above the license plate now which is better, but the higher you can get it, the better!
Exactly- Higher = better depth perception and view of payload (and more).
 

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Machado7 said:
I tested (days to weeks) each of these locations. See this thread for pics of the winning location:
http://www.titantalk.com/forums/1055367-post14.html

Mounting the camera on the downward angled metal of the tailgate cost me 28$ at a local body shop and resulted in all these benefits:
  • Able to see tip of hitch ball to ease line up when Im solo



  • When you say you can see the tip of the ball...is it that close that someone may not see it with a long drop hitch like 6inches?

    Thanks BB
 

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i have mine on the plate frame...i can adjust it pretty much anywhere i wanna see....no drilling....looks close to factory and works well day and night...the license plate lights dont affect it that much at night. with led reverse lights i need more light behind any ways:cheers:
 

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nyc07_king.titan said:
i have mine on the plate frame...i can adjust it pretty much anywhere i wanna see....no drilling....looks close to factory and works well day and night...the license plate lights dont affect it that much at night. with led reverse lights i need more light behind any ways:cheers:
That looks like the kit from BJ's. BestBuy has one right now which is integrated into a license plate frame - but has no monitor.
 

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na i got it off ebay for like forty bucks...hooked it up to my pioneer nav.....when i go into reverse it changes automatic.....works great....theres also i really nice one that is a plate frame and everything...but this works for me for now.
 

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Personally i think mounting it right above the liscence plate frame is your best bet, i swear by the thing especially in all of the god d**n parking garages here in so cal...
 

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ya having a titan in new york is tuff enough already..but parking fugaboutit.....reAR view cam is a must have..wher ever you put it...get one!!!


i was wondering if a armada handle cam would replace the handle on the bib..that would be perfect and look stock as hell:cheers:
 

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I really liked the license plate camera that I had installed on my '04 Titan. I had it connected to a Pioneer Avic D3. I had it angled to see just the top of the tow hitch ball (see picture) to assist me when hooking up my Aquatrax.

My only complaint with it was the 1 lux capability of the camera along
with the auto-dimming feature of the D3 when the headlights were on.

I hope to connect a rear camera to my factory nav unit in my '08 Pro-4X soon!
 

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