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Old 12-15-2023, 07:08 AM   #1
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Help - Rear sensor experience?

Has anyone installed anti collision avoidance radar sensors to the side of your rig so you don't rip off the back end again?
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Old 12-15-2023, 08:23 AM   #2
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Sounds like more to this story!
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Sounds like more to this story!
Yep turned to sharp and hit the fuel
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This is something that I've wanted to do for fun. I was planning on a DIY path because the sensors are so cheap. But I just scanned Amazon and you can get a kit, sensors and readout for $20!

For a double-sawbuck, it'd be worth ordering and seeing if it works?
Looks like we'd have to lengthen the cable...
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This is something that I've wanted to do for fun. I was planning on a DIY path because the sensors are so cheap. But I just scanned Amazon and you can get a kit, sensors and readout for $20!

For a double-sawbuck, it'd be worth ordering and seeing if it works?
Looks like we'd have to lengthen the cable...
Im looking at sensors with a long range bluetooth to communicate from trailer to cab. TadiBrothers out of Calf.
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Im looking at sensors with a long range bluetooth to communicate from trailer to cab. TadiBrothers out of Calf.
More than $20, I take it?
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Old 12-15-2023, 04:30 PM   #7
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More than $20, I take it?
Yep but not that bad considering the repair cost. Depending how its configured less than $250.00
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It happens! I have 2 friends who have done exactly the same thing. Ripped the whole rear cap off.
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that is why truck stops are better...more room to go straight out...but yes, there are also other issues.
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long bed truck 43' fifth wheel = determined the cost of in bed auxiliary tank was less than the potential repairs from fuel stop accident. This way I can always refuel unhitched.
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that is why truck stops are better...more room to go straight out...but yes, there are also other issues.
That’s what so embarrassing we were at an RV fuel pump at a pilot with plenty of room and I guess I was just too tired.
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Old 12-16-2023, 10:59 AM   #12
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That’s what so embarrassing we were at an RV fuel pump at a pilot with plenty of room and I guess I was just too tired.
Don't feel bad - there are those of us who've done that and the rest who will.

Give those sensors a shot and let us know how they work. I'd like something similar on our rear end. I know some people hate these new sensor gizmos on cars, but I love 'em.
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Did the Ol’ Tail Swing Boogie in my own driveway, parking the rig at the end of a 10k mile travel season.

Once I felt the tug, I knew it was too late. Corner of the patio wall was caught on my 377’s rear bumper… after tearing through 3’ of the the sidewall.

Almost puked when I walked the 40’ from the driver seat and arrived at the scene of the crime.

That’s what insurance is for.

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Yes….I installed my wife as driver….works very good, but cost is another thing!
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My truck came with an anti-collision device already installed in the right front passenger seat.
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My truck came with an anti-collision device already installed in the right front passenger seat.
Same here, but I do wish the volume was adjustable when it activates.
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My truck came with an anti-collision device already installed in the right front passenger seat.
I have one of those too. Wish the vehicle sensitivity was adjustable though.
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