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Is the Golden Age of Trucks at an End? Is the Golden Age of...

Is the Golden Age of...

It’s tempting to hitch up your suspenders and yell from your porch “back in my day, things were made out of metal and would last you a lifeti...

Do Trucks Really Hold Their Value? Do Trucks Really Hol...

Do Trucks Really Hol...

The short answer to this question is, yes, trucks really do hold their value! As a general rule, most trucks lose most of their value within the ...

why ford diesels are so cheap Why are Ford Diesels...

Why are Ford Diesels...

Ever wondered why Ford Diesels are so affordable, and also hold value so well? We’ve got the answers to those questions and more in this post. ...

How to Adjust the An...

How to Adjust the An...

There’s a number of reasons you might need to adjust the angle on your backup camera. Maybe the angle at which the camera is set is not to your...

Toyota Tacoma Deprec...

Toyota Tacoma Deprec...

 

The Toyota Tacoma is one of the most popular trucks in the world and is a perfect vehicle for people looking for a reliable light ...

The 12 Fastest Depre...

The 12 Fastest Depre...

 

Trucks are good investments for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is that...

The Ultimate List of...

The Ultimate List of...

The Ford Raptor is the high-performance version of the F-150, designed specifically to be a street-legal version of an off-road racing vehicle. In 2019, the Ranger Raptor was in...

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Used Trucks with the...

Used Trucks with the...

When you’re shopping for a used truck, determining the cost of ownership comes down to plain and simple research. Used truck shopping isn’t easy, and you’ll need to know w...

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5 Trucks With the Wo...

5 Trucks With the Wo...

Buying a truck is a major purchase, and rightly so. When a truck is properly cared for, many models can last for decades and hundreds of thousands of miles. But, the reality is ...

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8 Top Factors Affecting F-150 Resale Value 8 Top Factors Affect...

8 Top Factors Affect...

The F-150 is one of the most sold trucks in the United States, and rightly so. This powerful workhorse of a mid-size truck is one of the most reliable and practical vehicles ava...

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F-150 Depreciation R...

F-150 Depreciation R...

Depreciation rates and changes in value are something many truck owners want to know. It's useful information to be familiar with the market and how to get the best deals— as ...

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Which Used Truck Sho...

Which Used Truck Sho...

If you’re here, it means that you’re interested in purchasing a used vehicle. That’s awesome. Buying used is a logical and economical choice for shoppers that are looking ...

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Install a Backup Cam...

Install a Backup Cam...

If you’re reading this, you’ve purchased or are looking to purchase a brand new Chevy Silverado backup camera, and you’re trying to figure out how to install it. If you’...

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Ford Ranger Years to...

Ford Ranger Years to...

The Ford Ranger is a solid all-around compact truck with a reliable history of few recalls and complaints. Very few people report major problems, as the truck is considered a fa...

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Chevy Silverado Year...

Chevy Silverado Year...

The Chevy Silverado has been doing heavy-duty work since 1998, and it’s one of the classics. But like any classic line of the vehicle, they can run into problems in different ...

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Common F-150 Issues...

Common F-150 Issues...

The Ford F-150 is one of the most-sold trucks of all time, and is appreciated by collectors and truck enthusiasts as one of the most reliable trucks ever made. But, every now an...

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6 Ram 1500 Model Yea...

6 Ram 1500 Model Yea...

The Dodge Ram 1500 is part of the Ram line of trucks, which is a reliable and trustworthy line of vehicles in the Chrysler stable. Ram trucks have even been Motor Trend’s Truc...

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The Ford F-150: Mode...

The Ford F-150: Mode...

The F-150 specifically, was introduced in 1975, and this design went on to be one of the most-sold trucks ever. Its design has gone through numerous iterations and has been upgr...

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Troubleshooting a Br...

Troubleshooting a Br...

Is the backup camera on your Jeep causing you problems? It could be the backup camera flickering, showing no picture, or your Jeep Wrangler’s radio resetting constantly. You m...

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How to Troubleshoot ...

How to Troubleshoot ...

The Chevy Colorado is the compact powerhouse of the GMC/Chevy line, along with the GMC Canyon. These trucks are powerful companions and workhorses for any job, and the backup ca...

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5 Safety Tips for Ef...

5 Safety Tips for Ef...

Though you’re going to be viewing your car through the front windshield and the backup camera most of the time, knowing the dimensions and clearances of your vehicle beforehan...

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​Choosing the Best...

​Choosing the Best...

If you’re trying to outfit your RV with the best camera options available, you’ve come to the right place. At Camera Source, we work to provide both the best products as wel...

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How to Troubleshoot ...

How to Troubleshoot ...

The Ford F-250 is a reliable, 10,000lb workhorse that helps you get whatever job you’re working on done. But, unfortunately, you can sometimes end up having backup camera prob...

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​How to Troublesho...

​How to Troublesho...

The Chevrolet Silverado is one of the most popular heavy-duty vehicles in the United States. Introduced in 1998 as a follow-up to the long-running Chevrolet CK line, this truck ...

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How to Troubleshoot ...

How to Troubleshoot ...

The Ford F-150 is the backbone of the American workforce, and is an incredibly reliable and trustworthy vehicle. Unfortunately, sometimes the Ford rear view camera can cause pro...

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Announcing our Front...

Announcing our Front...

Camera Source is your number one stop for the highest quality dashboard cameras, and the latest addition to our dash cam lineup has arrived, and we’re very excited to share it...

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How Blind Spot Monit...

How Blind Spot Monit...

Whether it is a super-computer full of information that fits in your pocket or anything you could want to buy delivered to your doorstep within a few hours, technology sophistic...

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Announcing 2019 Ford...

Announcing 2019 Ford...

Camera Source is committed to providing OEM quality innovation and hardware in our aftermarket solutions. We hold our suppliers to the highest standards to make sure our product...

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How To Adjust A Back...

How To Adjust A Back...

If your backup camera is showing your license plate, you have a problem. Luckily, we have solutions for you that will help you ensure that this problem doesn’t stay a permanen...

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​How to Set Up and...

​How to Set Up and...

A note before the post: a continuous stream of video that shows the back of your vehicle can be a serious distraction from driving, and it’s importa...

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How to Use Backup Ca...

How to Use Backup Ca...

If you own or lease a newer car, odds are that you have a backup camera installed. Most people utilize these cameras just for their picture-perfect view of whatever’s behind t...

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Why Don't Backu...

Why Don't Backu...

A common question that many people have about their backup camera is one that seems pretty intuitive: If someone rear ends me, does my backup camera record accidents? The short ...

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The Beginners Guide ...

The Beginners Guide ...

Looking to do your first backup camera installation? You’ve come to the right place.

This guide will walk you through the steps of purchasing, planning and preparation...

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How to Troubleshoot...

How to Troubleshoot...

When your backup camera stops working suddenly, it’s a raw deal. This technology is enormously beneficial, preventing accidents, helping with parallel parking, and more. When ...

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How to Clean & T...

How to Clean & T...

Anyone who owns a backup camera has likely experienced the same scenario: It’s 20 million below outside, you climb into your warm car ready to back up, and your backup camera ...

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5 Ways to Deal With ...

5 Ways to Deal With ...

Backup cameras have quickly moved from a luxury item to a necessary component for safety, ease of driving, and utility. That’s why it’s bad news when the images from your ba...

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Guide to Buying a Us...

Guide to Buying a Us...

The Toyota Tacoma is a midsize pickup truck, has been around for more than 25 years and is one of the most popular models on the road today. Finding the truck that’s the right...

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Which Truck Body is ...

Which Truck Body is ...

When you are choosing a truck for your business, you will want to think carefully about how you will use it and what features you will need. 


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Toyota Tundra vs. Ni...

Toyota Tundra vs. Ni...

If you’re trying to decide between the Nissan Titan and the Toyota Tundra, you’ve got some good options. Both full-sized trucks provide plenty of power, safety, and capacity...

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Silverado vs Titan: ...

Silverado vs Titan: ...

When it comes to trucks, the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram, and GMC Sierra top the list in sales, but the Nissan Titan is worth your consideration as well. If yo...

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Blind Spots What New...

Blind Spots What New...

When you get into a car, there is the sense that you are fully in control. With your rear-view mirror, side-view mirrors, and backup camera, it is easy to think you can see ever...

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Chevrolet Silverado ...

Chevrolet Silverado ...

If you're looking for an affordable and reliable vehicle for towing, look no further than the Chevrolet Silverado. There's a reason the Silverado is a two-time winner of the pre...

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Making the Most of Y...

Making the Most of Y...

One of the unspoken expectations when it comes to driving is that safety equipment should work when we need it. A broken seatbelt, a misfiring air bag, or seized anti-lock brake...

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Comparing the "...

Comparing the "...

How people compare the three, however, depends on their personal definitions of “automotive excellence.” Are they speaking from experience as customers – discussing the vi...

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ATV v.s. UTV? The Ri...

ATV v.s. UTV? The Ri...

Sometimes outdoor recreational enthusiasts have trouble choosing between an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) or a Utility-Terrain Vehicle (UTV). The best choice depends on how you inte...

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What To Do When You ...

What To Do When You ...

It's a Monday morning and you're on your usual route on your way to work. You come to a red light, and as you are patiently waiting for it to change, all of a sudden you get rea...

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Complete Introductio...

Complete Introductio...

When it comes to tow vehicles, the Ford F-series stands out. Since 1948, Ford manufactures the go-to truck no matter what you plan to tow. When choosing a Ford truck to tow your...

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Towing Terms You Nee...

Towing Terms You Nee...

If you are like many truck owners, you may worry about towing trailers, recreational vehicles (RVs), and heavy equipment. Don’t worry! We compiled this guide to demystify comm...

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Buyers Guide; Findin...

Buyers Guide; Findin...

America is a truck-loving nation! Country music star Scotty McCreery may have put it best when he said, “I gotta get a truck.” For the last 30 years, that truck has been the...

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Wired, Wireless Or S...

Wired, Wireless Or S...

Vehicle safety features have improved leaps and bounds in recent years. Whether your car or truck comes standard with state-of-the-art safety features or you install the latest ...

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The 20 Most Popular ...

The 20 Most Popular ...

The truck is a part of American culture. Actress Piper Perabo captured this sentiment when she said “I really like to just jump in a truck with your backpack and just drive an...

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Got Elderly Parents ...

Got Elderly Parents ...

As we age, it's important to maintain our independence, but tasks like driving grow more difficult over time. As drivers get older, their driving habits and abilities change, an...

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FMVSS 111: Understan...

FMVSS 111: Understan...

The architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe once said, “It’s not possible to go forward while looking back.”

For those in the transportation industry, however, being ab...

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How to Master Backin...

How to Master Backin...

Besides parallel parking, backing up a trailer is the most difficult driving task an ordinary person can ever expect to undertake. Whether you need to back your boat into the la...

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How to Safely Transp...

How to Safely Transp...

Your horse represents a big investment. Not only does it cost a lot to keep it healthy, but it is also a part of your family. As with any other family member, you want to make s...

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How to Prevent Home ...

How to Prevent Home ...

As security technology continues to advance, online devices provide increasingly valuable tools to assure peace of mind and overall safety. But as we expand our

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The Best Gifts to Ge...

The Best Gifts to Ge...

It has finally happened: your teenager studied, practiced, took the test, and just got their driver’s license. Learning how to drive is a huge part of growing up. It gives you...

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Buying a Used Car? 5...

Buying a Used Car? 5...

Americans love a good value, particularly with their cars. In 2015, over 38 million used cars were sold in the United States—the largest number since 2007. Just take it from s...

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Top Ten RV-Friendly ...

Top Ten RV-Friendly ...

While on the road in your RV, chances are you get the urge to play the games. Whether you like the slots, the poker table, or the roulette wheel, dozens of casinos across the co...

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The 10 Best Golf RV ...

The 10 Best Golf RV ...

Here are some of the best RV golf resorts in the U.S. You're sure to find delightful landscapes and challenging links embedded like emerald gems in perfect little pieces of para...

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How To Sell Your Tru...

How To Sell Your Tru...

Selling a truck can be a traumatic experience. Our vehicles tend to be the center of our everyday lives—it’s how we get to work every day or perform that work once we are th...

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Building Security: 6...

Building Security: 6...

No doubt you'll agree that security is important, both at home and at the office. Sometimes we forget about this, though, because we have a lot of demands on our time and budget...

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How to Drive Safely ...

How to Drive Safely ...

Fall is winding down, and winter is almost upon us. As the chilly season draws near, new conditions will present themselves on the road, such as rain, snow, slush, and ice. As i...

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Car Ergonomics That ...

If you spend a lot of time in your car, you know the aching feeling of lower back or neck pain. Sitting in a car is different from sitting in a chair or at a desk. Your arms are...

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11 Things Only 5th W...

11 Things Only 5th W...

We’ve all done this, seeing a magazine, movie, or show and thinking “I’d love to see (insert scenic vista) someday.” On the other hand, maybe you want to go see the fami...

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10 Most Luxurious Mo...

10 Most Luxurious Mo...

From sea to shining sea, America sure is beautiful. But the U.S. is made up of more than just beautiful bodies of water and shores of golden sand. Some of the most amazing mount...

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Easy Install Backup ...

Easy Install Backup ...

Utility beds offer a ton of storage with heavy-duty outside cabinets, and often utilize modular shelving and drawers. Cabinets allow for easy access to commonly used tools. Less...

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How To Install A Wir...

How To Install A Wir...

This has led to serious demand for aftermarket RV backup cameras. Simply put, a few hundred dollars spent on a backup camera makes driving a vehicle with far more horsepower and...

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How To Install A Bac...

How To Install A Bac...

Get an F-150 backup camera kit for a fraction of the price. F-150 backup camera kits from Camera Source are the best you can buy. These kits use all OEM Ford parts except for th...

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Top Car Conventions ...

Top Car Conventions ...

American car conventions feature the very best from top automakers year after year. Each auto show has its own flavor, depending on where it is held and what crowd they are aimi...

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Most Luxurious Beach...

Most Luxurious Beach...

Whether you are headed across North America to a sandy California beach, or the sun and excitement of the Gulf Coast, or a golfing weekend in lovely North Carolina, you can find...

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The Pro's And C...

The Pro's And C...

Backup cameras have done wonders in improving safety for RV owners. With a backup camera, you have a much clearer view behind your recreational vehicle to help you maneuver more...

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10 Low-Cost, Low-Tec...

10 Low-Cost, Low-Tec...

Your beloved recreational vehicle should be your home on wheels, but a stripped-down model can feel less like a home and more like a submarine. Fortunately, you don't need to tr...

Go Hands Free In You...

Go Hands Free In You...

There’s no question that smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. There’s an app for just about everything, including driver safety. Smartphones can prov...

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7 Best Automobile In...

7 Best Automobile In...

Automobiles can be a fascinating subject matter. But instead of reading another article, how about checking out an infographic instead? Infographics are a quick, bite-sized way ...

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Optional Features Th...

Optional Features Th...

When selling an automobile, there are several factors that determine its value to potential buyers. Cars depreciate relatively quickly and factors such the model, age, mileage, ...

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Is Distracted Drivin...

Is Distracted Drivin...

Over the past few decades, significant media attention and law enforcement resources have been devoted to the dangerous, illegal, and potentially fatal combination of drinking a...

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Most Luxurious RV Ca...

Most Luxurious RV Ca...

Whether you are headed across North America to a sandy California beach, or the sun and excitement of the Gulf Coast, or a golfing weekend in lovely North Carolina, you can find...

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7 Best Auto Museums ...

7 Best Auto Museums ...

America's automobile museums. There’s no better place to soak in the history and development of the automobile, in addition to getting an up close glimpse of some of the fines...

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Best Hot Rod Shows I...

Best Hot Rod Shows I...

Hot rod enthusiasts have plenty of opportunities to see these sporty cars throughout the year. Whether you live on the Eastern Seaboard, the heart of Texas, or the Pacific Coast...

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Internet In Cars: Th...

Internet In Cars: Th...

Internet in Cars: The Way of the Future or a Hacker's Dream?

The future of vehicles is the Internet, with cars offering connectivity that enhances the driving experience...

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4 Top Custom Shops I...

4 Top Custom Shops I...

Stock versions of cars exist so that you can customize them. This is the only way to make your car truly your own. The South is well known for boasting vehicles with incredible ...

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The Ultimate Guide T...

The Ultimate Guide T...

backup cameras are so effective that the federal government will start requiring them in all new vehicles in May 2018.

Rear-facing came...

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9 Accessories That W...

9 Accessories That W...

If you’re like most people, you spend a lot of time in your car. Whether you’re going to work, running errands, or taking fun trips, you put a lot of miles on the odometer a...

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The 4 Best Custom Sh...

The 4 Best Custom Sh...

Car enthusiasts will tell you that their car is an extension of themselves and their personality. This is exactly why people go to such great lengths to customize their rides to...

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Camera Source custom...

When it comes to safety Camera Source customer Rick W. doesn't compromise. Rick called looking for a complete trailer camera solution that allowed him to see around his camper f...

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2012-2014 Tundra Cam...

Over the years Toyota has done a wonderful job of installing the Tundra camera wiring at the factory. In fact, up until 2011 our plug and play camera kit would seamlessly connec...

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CMOS or CCD Backup C...

One of the most commonly asked questions by our customers is whether the camera system is CMOS or CCD. A common misconception is that CCD is better than CMOS, though in some cam...

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Our Favorite Auto Bl...

Our Favorite Auto Bl...

Sick of reading the same old boring car blogs? Car and truck enthusiasts rejoice! We have rounded up our top four favorite automotive blogs for your reading pleasure, and you ...

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Powering Your Backup...

Powering Your Backup...

Backup cameras are so effective at preventing accidents that they are becoming mandatory for car manufacturers by 2018. However, many trucks, SUVs, and other vehicles aren't equ...

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Backup Camera Displa...

Backup Camera Displa...

If you're interested in By adding a backup camera to a vehicle that doesn’t have one, you're making a wise decision for yourself and everyone else on the road. By May 2018, "r...

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Now you CAN add a ca...

Camera Source introduces a way for Ford owners looking for a way to interface the factory 4.2" radio screen with a rear view camera. Now available for Ford truck but will soon b...

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The Safety Advantage...

The U.S. Department of Transportation has indicated that approximately 17,000 injuries and 200 deaths occur annually as the result of a backup accident. Additionally, 44 percent...

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Camera-source.com co...

We have once again brought a new camera solution to market that allows truck owners to replace a burned out or stolen factory rear view camera. This time it's for the 2010-2013 ...

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Cameras becoming mor...

For years farmers have been hauling millions of tons of grain and hauling large equipment without a simple way to monitor grain bins and blind spots. Technology has skyrocketed ...

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Improve Vehicle Safe...

As vehicle manufacturers meet consumer demand with bigger and better trucks or SUVs, the rear blind spot grows even larger. A huge back shell or lifted chassis makes backing up ...

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Move camera from mir...

Move camera from mir...

We constantly get asked by our customers how to move the video signal from the factory mirror display to a newly added navigation unit so this article will help shed some light ...

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All new cars to have...

All new cars to have...

USA Today--The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a regulation requiring all vehicles, including trucks and buses, to have rear-view visibility -- in effe...

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Ford F150 factory re...

Did your F150 come from the factory with a backup camera and your Ford camera has burned out? Or perhaps your tailgate was stolen or damaged in an accident? Don't spend hundreds...

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The Importance of Ca...

If you work in the agricultural industry, you'll likely be looking for ways to safely and efficiently move farm vehicles into narrow spaces and monitor blind spots. In most inst...

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