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Old 08-29-2016, 10:49 AM   #1
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Wireless Backup Cam - Funny Story

Just a little funny story....

I have a inexpensive wireless backup cam set up on the back of my travel trailer. It's not a "great" unit, but it works... I have it suction cupped to my windshield out of my field of vision, but close enough to peek at it here and there when I want clarification of where the ass end of my trailer is. Anyways...

Was driving between Amarillo and Ft Worth on Saturday, and glanced at my monitor and noticed a car following me very closely. I mean this vehicle looked to have it's nose under my bumper it was so close! I did a little swerve and looked back into my mirrors and there was nothing there, not even a shadow. I looked back to the monitor and the car was gone, and the screen flickered and it was back again - then it flickered back out. That's when I noticed a motor home going in the opposite direction with that same TOAD attached to it's back bumper. I chuckled at the odds at which something like this would happen.

It was then that I realized that if I saw a car behind me, imagine the driver of the motor home when he glanced at his/her monitor and the car was gone! I laughed even harder thinking of what must have run through their head if they noticed the screen like I did. I would have had a heart attack and crashed if the TOAD that I'd seen behind me for miles and miles and miles was suddenly gone.

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Old 08-29-2016, 11:57 AM   #2
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Oh my! I know the start I get when I'm not towing and look down at the monitor to see you know car!

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Wow, that is really an eye opener. That would get the heart rate up.
We tow a white Chevy Trailblazer and I am used to seeing it on the monitor. It has happened a couple time when I have had the exact same car pass me. The first time it really freaked me and now I know there are a lot of the same vehicles on the road. I still jerk my head toward the monitor when I see one and hopefully will never see mine passing me.
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:31 PM   #4
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That's funny. When I maiden voyage pulling a toad. All watching it in the rear camera. Then the First time I hit right blinker the toad disappeared. And I suddenly "freaked out".
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