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post #1 of 11 Old 10-29-2012, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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best Rear camera for trailer hitch for SCT livewire???

I purchased a SCT Livewire and want to add a back up camera. Anyone have a recommendation or experience with them?

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I'll bump this, I'd like to know as well!


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Got one on Ebay for my CTS, like $18 at the time I think. A few other guys have them same one on here and so far its worked like a champ, way better than spending over $200 for Edges.

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That depends, do you really want best? Or best thats reasonable? Or cheapest....

Here's what I'd do optimally (and most likely will.) I'd bury a gopro hd hero3 in the tailgate somewhere. Run hdmi from it to a proper monitor. Run usb from it as well so you can do data transfers and it gets powered. The hero3's are now $200 and are wifi enabled. The app for iphone/ipad already exists, however it doesn't yet for android. There's even some work being done right now in the user community on reverse engineering the HD Hero backpack connector on the back so you could diy a trigger system for turning on and off recording, snapping 5MP photos, etc. These will also do time-lapse at a variety of intervals which could be useful.

You can go the LCD HU route and plug it in (not sure if any LCD HU's currently have hdmi in though, so you'd be wasting resolution by converting it) or make a custom mount in the dash for it. At this point you're halfway to having a full on carpc if you desire that too. I may be going the route of just fabricating an iMac into the dash. This way I'll have the whole works right there with a very nice touchscreen. From there the possibilities are endless.
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an 08 up tailgate with the handle cam FTW

I run a Boyo and since We can't block any plate in AZ I have it mounted above the plate on the top of the bumper ,, it stays protected by the tailgate and looks ok



I can't see sticking a Gopro just to see your trailer ball ? and how would it charge ?

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My $16 ebay worked great for a year then I got water in the lens... what can I expect for a bargain.

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If you have an 08 tailgate with camera can you hook it up to a CTS? Same plug?
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Can you post a pic??

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If you have an 08 tailgate with camera can you hook it up to a CTS? Same plug?
Anyone know?
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