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Old 01-27-2015, 11:22 PM   #1
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How often are you scared when you look at your rear camera and your TOAD is missing?

It never fails, that during trips when I am Towing the car, that I make a turn and glance at the camera display and come close to a heart attack because I don't see the TOAD behind me.....whoops....the turn signal is on and that is the side view.

Am I the only one that does this

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Old 01-27-2015, 11:52 PM   #2
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Hey that really happened this week so it can be a reality! The bumper came off in a Equinox and there goes the toad....it was on the news somewhere...I read about it in another forum site. The man was very lucky. No one hurt.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:58 PM   #3
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Ha .................. I've heard of that happening to folk !!
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Old 01-28-2015, 04:02 AM   #4
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Not after I disconnected the wires from the turn signal. Get ready to change lanes and some goof ball pulls next to the toad but you can't see it because the turn signal is stealing the camera view that I really need. I can still select them manually but rarely do. I have great mirrors.
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Not after I disconnected the wires from the turn signal. Get ready to change lanes and some goof ball pulls next to the toad but you can't see it because the turn signal is stealing the camera view that I really need. I can still select them manually but rarely do. I have great mirrors.
Good idea. I don't use the camera for a lane change, only the mirrors. But I do use the camera to confirm the toad is still tracking correctly. Wish that was a configuration setting.

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Old 01-28-2015, 05:39 AM   #6
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Happened to me a while ago. I was pulling out of a rest area on a very windy day and heard a loud banging noise. Looked in the camera display and no toad. Of course the turn signal was on and the banging was a slide topper flapping in the wind. Fresh pair of shorts and off we go........
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I admit it happening to me,,,,once.
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I saw the news in Mobile AL last night and a TOAD came loose and drifted down the Interstate until it came to rest. No other vehicles involved. It was a Chevy I believe and the owner was interviewed and said it might have been a weld problem. I could not see a clear view of the car, but the plastic part of the bumper was missing. Generates a lot of questions in my mind, but no one hurt.
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Not after I disconnected the wires from the turn signal. Get ready to change lanes and some goof ball pulls next to the toad but you can't see it because the turn signal is stealing the camera view that I really need. I can still select them manually but rarely do. I have great mirrors.
I want my rearview shot all the time.
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I had a red HHR and one day the exact car passed me by and for a split second ( felt like much more ) I thought it was my toad.
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No, for one reason the side view camera is COLOR and the rear view is wack and blight.. er, black and white.

And if you have been reading the story of the Equinox that lost the front clip, along with the motor home towing it... Well when my Lumina was about to do that I pulled into ye-old-body shop and .. .they fixed it.

Thankfully I felt something was wrong.. and though I did not know what, The body man did. (The very failure that the Equinox in that story has, only in the "Developing stage",, Nice of Ramo to catch it in time).
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The ONLY time I would become concerned is if the RV2 Brake monitor threw a ***BREAKAWAY*** alert on the display! I read about the vehicle that just recently broke away from an RV... Have these people ever heard of an auxiliary break package??
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Good idea. I don't use the camera for a lane change, only the mirrors. But I do use the camera to confirm the toad is still tracking correctly. Wish that was a configuration setting.

Dan

A simple snip of the cutters and your cameras will not be activated by the signals.
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I have had a brief scare a time or two when we were not towing since I am so used to seeing a car there. Mine is prior to the turn signal camera models ...sometimes "improvements" solve one problem and create another one or two.

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I read about the vehicle that just recently broke away from an RV... Have these people ever heard of an auxiliary break package??
Read it again, look at the pictures, and think about how it is all set up. Auxilliary brake systems do not always have a breakaway feature, and when they do, the trigger is almost always mounted on the part of the car that came off along with the base plate. I agree that the news report leaves a lot of unanswered questions that rver's would like to have answered (ie. how did the car travel 2+ miles from where the front end was ripped off/why was the front end or base place not still attached to the tow bar on the rear of the mh/etc, etc), but IF he had an aux brake system and IF it had a breakaway feature installed, the trigger likely was not pulled because it was ripped off the car along with everything else.
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