I'm noticing more & more, especially when it's dark, that I'm looking less & less in my mirrors and turning around when backing up. I'm relying more & more on the screen in my dash.
I have a crew cab long bed truck with toolbox in the bed. Always drove a big truck, always have big mirrors to see a lot behind me. Love my mirrors. I remember in driver's ed, the book said to never trust the mirrors, and always turn around and look behind you.
But with this camera, I notice I'm now glancing at my mirrors and staring at the camera. While I'm not totally comfortable solely with the camera, it can show me what's right behind me WAY better than my mirrors or my eyeballs.
What about it? Do you rely solely on the backup camera? Do you back up the way you always have and just use it as a double check?
2014 F150 Lariat 4x4 Off Road Crew Cab 6 1/2' bed
First turn and glance.
Mirrors to check the boundaries.
Eyeball the cam for anything directly in the path.
Glance through back window.
Settle in close with the cam...so close that I got honked at tonight by the woman in the parked car behind me in the lot. It often scares the wife too from the passenger seat. I can put the bumper within 3" comfortably with that cam.
Location: In the middle of Baton Rouge and New Orleans
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I use mine way more than the mirrors. I still check my mirrors briefly during the backing up process but mostly stare at the camera. Definitely can see better with the camera opposed to turning around and looking out the back window. The problem I have now is that when I drive my old truck, I look for the camera first but it's not there.