I've hauled a boat and a Jeep behind mine and I too can't say there is much difference in hauling when you add the camper except the weight. I can see through my camper so I can see that it's there or do a little swing to see the tires.
I was thinking about picking up one of those cheap cameras that mount to the license plate screws. I just want to make sure the boats still there...
I would stay away from those cheap license plate mount cameras, I had one and it was full of moisture after a couple of rainstorms. I replaced it with a better model from ebay for about $25.00.
One modification I did with the install was to wire in a toggle switch to a 12v supply so I could turn on the camera and monitor without being in reverse, I put a diode in-line between the camera supply and the back-up light wiring so I wouldn't turn on the back-up lights when I turned on the camera with the toggle. This allows me to turn on the camera whenever I like, to see what is (or isn't) back there.
We've pulled ours from Washington states Puget Sound to Utah's Lake Powell and back with no problems.
That's over a 1000 miles each way.
Our TC is smaller than yours but our Safety View camper window and side mirrors were sufficient.
Lake Powell is worth having your own boat when visiting.
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2014 Jeep Patriot
Future folding trailer or ?