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Old 03-13-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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Swift Hitch camera or...

Had been considering getting the optional back up camera on the F-250 we'll be ordering. But after coming across a few mentions of aftermarket cameras, just wondering if that might actually be a better idea? I somewhat prefer the Ford system as an installed option, but it's a bit pricey. Ultimately, price isn't a decision point, best performance is what we're seeking...

Be nice to hear a few experienced opinions on both sides of the coin!

Cheers! Bill.
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It all depends on how far and how much metal is between a wireless aftermarket and the monitor/receiver. I tried one on my old Chevy and it was a dud. Absolutely nothing and no return since I'd installed the stupid camera on my license plate. Wired systems cost a lot more than the typical wireless cheapies. The work, but not well on pick ups (especially with the tailgate up!).
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If it is just a back up cam for hitching, I would go with the factory unit. It is going to be the most reliable one, and I imagine it would help in backing up whether you are trying to hitch up or not. For instance, if someone is behind you while you're backing out of a parking space, etc.

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