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    • #64233
      Steve McCarthy
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      I have a 2023 F150 that I plan to use to haul a popup camper. I am removing the tail gate to slide in the camper and I will loose my tailgate camera. Does anyone know of a plug in replacement camera that I can install on the back of the camper that allows me to use the monitor in the cab? And preferably plugs into the ford wiring that was disconnected when the tail gate was removed.

    • #64234
      Phil Patterson
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      Well, what I did was bought another bare OEM Camera and wiring harness, but honestly it was kinda pricy…Were I to do it over again I’d likely buy a digital rear view mirror overlay with a continuous feed rear view driving camera from Amazon…

    • #64686
      Geoff Orth
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      I’m following this! Also looking for a “digital rear view mirror overlay with a continuous feed rear view driving camera”. Any recommendations or reviews?

      2006 Ford F-350 crew cab, utility bed, 4WD, DRW
      2007 Northland Polar 860

    • #65079
      Stan
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      I’ve had the Furrion Vision S rear marker light camera and 5″ monitor. It’s pricey compared to others on the market but has a good daytime view and a great IR nighttime view while driving.

      I’ve noticed some very good reviews of the Haloview systems, especially their new Byte Tango series but haven’t been able to find any footage of rear view monitoring nighttime views in city or rural driving. Haloview has two monitors that seem to easily attach to the rear view mirror and can be cast to from your smart phone.

      2017 Arctic Fox 1150 Dry Bath, 510 watts Solar, 300 Ah lithium battery, 2000 watt MPPT inverter, A/C, propane genset, various cabinet mods. Previous 2007 Arctic Fox 990 and 5vr.

      2007 Dodge 3500 4x4 5.9 Cummins dually.

    • #66070
      Kelly
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      I also have a 23 F150 and am looking into backup cameras.
      Camerasource.com has replacement tailgate cameras that say they plug into original wiring.
      Pretty pricey at $439 for a camera. $199 for a housing and wiring that uses your own tailgate camera when removed.

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      • #68201
        Steve McCarthy
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        Well I got my 2023 F150 and loaded the new Hallmark Guanella. When I got home 8000 miles later I weighed the rig and found I was 700 pounds over my gross. I then traded the truck in on a 2021 F350. I now have a backup camera, a set of stainless Stabiloads and a set of frame mount tie downs that I would like to sell.
        Steve McCarthy 57oh.72four.six3six5

    • #66429
      Mark G
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      A Ford dealer can sell you a replacement backup camera that plugs into your F-150 wiring harness. It costs around $50-60, if I recall correctly. You can then drill a hole in the rear bumper where the license plate goes, install the camera there, punch a hole in the license plate where you mounted the camera, and reinstall the license plate. I had this done on my F-150 two years ago and it works fine. It works so well I don’t bother to reconnect the tailgate camera when I put the tailgate back on.

    • #68087
      Joel Gambino
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      I’m late to the party, but I did the Camera Source plug and play camper camera for my truck camper. I have an F350, but I assume they have them for the f150 as well. It plugs into the tailgate camera connector and you can get a harness length anywhere from 10 to 64 ft. The camera works fine in daylight, but sometimes cuts out in the dark. When installing, use some silicone dielectric grease in the connectors. I had a connector get corroded so bad I had to replace the adapter cable. Otherwise, been working fine for about 3 years.

      Joel

    • #68225
      Terry
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      I put in a Camera Source plug in camera and it works well.

    • #68226
      Terry
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      I put in a Camera Source plug in camera and it works well.

    • #68300
      Kevin MacAfee
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      I purchased the Pormido front/rear camera from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0987M9BRR?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1) for my Ram 3500. It fits over the stock mirror and records and stores footage that can be downloaded. Easy install and its been solid for the past few months with no issues. I also purchased the hardwire kit so it only comes on when ignition is on.

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