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Old 06-14-2019, 11:40 AM
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Guys,

I'm sure everyone without the 360 degree camera package would love to have a front camera or parking sensors or both. But most of us don't want to take the time/expense of adding the factory system. But it would be nice to know when pulling in to a parking spot, garage, or other place where it would be nice to know how close your front end is to something.

There has to be some people out there that are using an aftermarket solution that works well for them. Please share your solution and specific product info and cost. A link would be great as well. Thanks all!
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:32 PM
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One of the forum members installed a Rostra sensor kit in his truck.

https://www.f150forum.com/f118/front...5/#post5832988

Also found this.

https://www.f150forum.com/f118/front...ntzone-362248/

Been thinking about doing this myself.
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Originally Posted by SHO4CY View Post
Guys,

I'm sure everyone without the 360 degree camera package would love to have a front camera or parking sensors or both.
One of many reasons why I like parking my van. Being the "nice guy" I try to park within the lines in a lot. Unlike the jerk I saw the other day that had four spaces taken up with his great parking job. Sad: My truck does not have it.
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There has to be some more people out there that have something they are using?
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There was no way I was going to drill holes in my KR chrome bumper, so I just went cheap & easy:

LeeKooLuu Backup Camera and Monitor Kit Easy Installation for Cars,RVs,Trucks,Pickups Waterproof Night Vision Rear View Camera Single Power System Reverse/Continuous Use Grid Lines


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I paid $38 on Amazon (must have been on sale, since now it`s $39.99). It works great & is not a permanent part of the truck. It works with a lighted switch that plugs into a 12v outlet. The only problem with mine is that the monitor view is reversed right to left.
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.....LeeKooLuu Backup Camera and Monitor Kit Easy Installation for Cars,RVs,Trucks,Pickups Waterproof Night Vision Rear View Camera Single Power System Reverse/Continuous Use Grid Lines.....
That is interesting. Where did you place the monitor?
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Mine fits in the little cubby in front of the shifter.
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kenv47 Good point, never thought of that. But yes, using a backup camera as a front camera the video image would be reversed.
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kenv47 Good point, never thought of that. But yes, using a backup camera as a front camera the video image would be reversed.
Think, think, think,still thinking. Nope, I give up. Why would the video be reversed?
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Is this job doable for someone who has little to know experience working on their own vehicle?
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