Smart Hitch Camera and Sensor System
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Smart Hitch Camera and Sensor System

Smart Hitch Camera and Sensor System is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
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Delivers hassle-free hook-ups.

Easily align ball to trailer every time. Whether it's hooking up to a trailer or backing out of the drive, put eyes where you need them. Simply select Everyday mode or Hitch mode. 3.5" color monitor with crystal clear image mounts conveniently on dash or windshield. SmartZone Sensing with three audible detection zones makes both hitching and everyday backing easier. Plug-in Simple! installation with sensors and camera in one device. Camera/sensors mount behind license plate. Exact OEM fit requires no splicing—just plug it in behind the tow connector. Keeps tow connector active on bumper for trailer’s electrical connection. 12-volt.

Hopkins Towing Solutions for a simpler and more rewarding towing experience. Getting ready to tow shouldn't be a hassle, but backing up to hitch a trailer can be a frustrating task. Due to poor visibility you may find yourself stopping short or completely misaligned. Make hitching easy, place an extra set of eyes where you need them.

Introducing Smart Hitch, the only backup camera and sensor system with hitch mode assistance. In hitch mode use the on-screen guidelines to easily align ball to trailer every time. Hassle free hook-ups gets you on the road quicker. When you're not towing, switch to everyday mode. In everyday mode the camera and sensors work together to see and detect objects behind you. Maximum visibility helps prevent accidents and vehicle damage.

To make things better, installation of the Smart Hitch can be done in three easy steps. Place the monitor in a desired location. Attach the camera and sensor system behind the license plate. And connect the plug-in simple harness at the rear of the vehicle. It's that simple.

The Smart Hitch by Hopkins Towing Solutions; made for towing, great for everyday use.<
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Smart Hitch Camera and Sensor System is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good value Had this professionally installed on my Silverado as running the cables into the cab and up into the headliner required some real tools/skill. The camera works well, provides a good view. Bought it over simpler units as I wanted a general back up camera, not just for hitching. I like that you can adjust brightness and contrast on the monitor, as well as sound, but the design of the single button for switching modes as well as these other settings is terrible. I don't bother with the different modes anymore, but I'd like to switch. It's just too much of a hassle. That's the only downside I've seen. I'd still recommend it.
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes life easier! I've had this camera for over a year now and absolutely love it! Totally makes hitching trailers by yourself sooooo much quicker and easier! I pull multiple trailers often and this is a time saver. The incremental marks are nice for knowing exactly where hitch is in relation to the trailer tounge. Bonus for a general backup camera but the real beauty is in hitching trailers. I have a F350 CrewCab long bed and had to call customer service for the video extension cable, they sent it at no additional cost and I had it in 3days, no complaints, can't ask for better. I mounted camera above rear view mirror, in between mirror and roof. So I can easily veiw all mirrors and camera simultaneously.
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Camera This camera is the best for, one, the price and second, for the quality. I just installed this camera in less than 1 hr. The install was so simple for any level of experience, just follow the directions or view the YouTube videos. The quality of clarity on the screen is amazing! I contacted the manufacture because I installed this camera on a 2010 Ford F150 Crew Cab and was concerned the length of the cable that came in the box and they sent me 2 additional cables at no charge! Wow what a great unit, compared to online searches that cost from $300 to $600 for a backup camera that didn't even compare to the Hopkins camera. I would highly recommend this unit for hitching your trailer, or just using as a safety backup camera. It is so precise--that amazed me. The viewing is incredible on the screen.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Camera works great but.... I just finished installing the Smart Hitch Camera on my 07' Ford F150 Super Crew. The camera works as advertised. However, there were a few issues with the installation. It was necessary to grind off a corner of the right sensor mount in order to accommodate tire access for lowering the spare. That sensor also partially covers the license plate expiration tab and that may cause an issue with some law enforcement folks when you are not towing. Other than that it went well.
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely Love this Product! I bought this system after quite a bit of research on the net for the perfect setup for my 2000 GMC Yukon. I Love it! It works Perfectly every time and it makes it so much quicker and easier to connect to my trailer! No more jumping out and checking alignment and closeness to the trailer tongue as I attempt to hook up by myself! Plus I now have a great backup camera when just using my Yukon as a passenger car!
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Item This back-up camera is awesome. I had a cheep one on my F-150 before I got my Smart hitch camera. The smart hitch camera was so easy to install I couldn't believe it. Everything just plugged in. The picture is very clear at night and in the day. My wife used to get real nervous helping me hook up our trailer, now I do it all by myself. The camera works great in both the trailer hitch mode or as a back-up camera. Great Price too. I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart Hitch Camera &amp; Sensor System Installed system in less than 1 hour in Ford F-150 Super Cab 5 1/2 foot bed! Mounted screen on top of dash with plenty of cable to spare. Camera and sensor alarm works great! My RV dealer wanted to charge 3 hours labor at $105/hr. Kit was very easy to install yourself. Hitching to trailer is so much easier now. No more twisting my head around and trying to guess if I am aligned properly.
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart Hitch Camara Backing up has never been easier!! We let the guys at our Camping World do the install and they had it done in no time. We highly recommend this product and the price was right!! We think this is going to be one of the smartest purchases we have ever made!!
Date published: 2014-02-11
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brand name of smart hitch camera and sensor system on page 209
Asked by: Anonymous
This system is made by Hopkins Manufacturing.
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-03-08

Will this work on a Jeep Wrangler?

Since my 2013 Jeep Wangler's License plate is mounted over the driver's side taillight....I assume this camera wouldn't work for hitching?
Asked by: cptphilb
The camera and sensors has an adjustable tilt, but must be inline with the hitch ball, so this product is not suitable for vehicles that have an offset license plate mount.
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-03-08

Woud we have to buy another one to attach to our tow behind camper to get into tough spots in campgrounds

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, another set would have to be purchased along with extra connection cable. Or another camera and a lot of connection cable but would have to swap the cable connections to the monitor by hand when you want another camera feed. This system is designed more of a full time backup camera system for the towing vehicle as opposed to hookup to a trailer or 5th wheel.
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-03-08

Is this vehicle specific? does it fit a 2004 GMC 2500HD?

Asked by: Bodie
Yes, this product is vehicle specific. It will work on GMC Sierra 2500/3500, yeas 2003-2007&lt;p&gt; &lt;a href=http://www.hopkinstowingsolutions.com/products/towing-cameras/smart_hitch_camera_and_sensor_system.html&gt;Vehicle Fit List&lt;/a&gt;
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-03-08

Does vehicle have to be in reverse for camera and monitor to work?

Asked by: Anonymous
If you follow the provided instructions, the camera will only have power when in reverse, however, you may wire it to any 12v power, but should add a switch to turn off camera power at night, distraction from lighted screen.
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-03-08

What is everyday mode?

Asked by: genius
This camera has two modes. Hitch mode (where camera focuses on hitch) and Everyday mode (where hitch focuses behind you - for back-up).
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-03-08

Does monitor have reverse image setting?

Asked by: genius
This camera has two modes. Hitch mode (where camera focuses on hitch) and Everyday mode (where hitch focuses behind you - for back-up).
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-03-08

Can this be put in the bed of the pickup for 5th wheel hookup?

Say mount it on the underside of the front bed rail pointing back over the 5th wheel hitch? Would like this to line up the in bed hitch and pinbox. ! I have a camera on the tailgate, but it's down when backing into 5er :-}
Asked by: John
This should work, however the only issue I see with this would be the power connection. This item is plugged in behind the tow connector, and I am unsure if there would be enough wiring to get this item plugged in.
Answered by: cw_staff
Date published: 2019-03-08
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