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rhagfo wrote:

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You're better off buying a separate monitor for the trailer camera. The factory screen in the truck will only display the trailer camera while the truck is in reverse.


Are you sure about that, my 2016 Ram Laramie the rear cam is available from the touch screen.


I've asked my Ford parts guy to look into it and after checking he told me the trailer camera will only come on in reverse. This makes sense because the back up camera and bed camera on my truck are only available in reverse ..... that said I have selected reverse at highway speeds to use the bed camera and it did activate.


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I know you mentioned Ford, but have you checked the new Chevy HDs? They have been advertising a new camera system to use while on the road. Not sure how it works, but supposed to integrate up to15 camera views.


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With the NAVTV setup, the Ford system can activate the rear trailer camera in drive or reverse. With the system it can do it at any time or speed. Very nice and easy to install.

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Thanks for all of the replies folks. I just purchased a 2019 Ram 3500 today. I decided to go with a moderately equipped Tradesman, so no plans to integrate with the 5” screen it came with. So the separate camera is the plan. Again, you guys are awesome. All the info on here really clarified my thought process.


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wowens79 wrote:

I know you mentioned Ford, but have you checked the new Chevy HDs? They have been advertising a new camera system to use while on the road. Not sure how it works, but supposed to integrate up to15 camera views.


I recently just purchased a 2020 GMC Sierra. The new camera system is awesome. When the trailer is hooked when you engage your turn signal you have a side view camera that looks down the side of the truck and trailer.
You have a camera to help you hitch.
The invisible trailer camera gives you a nice view when backing up.
When you are driving there is an app button on the home screen you can hit and see different camera views. That will view for about 6 seconds or so.
GM really did a great job with these extra cameras.
If yo have not checked any of the 2020 models out it is an awesome truck.


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