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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #16
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I love the backup camera. Actually the moving path lines are a great feature. 2104 Summit.I would defiantly go to the 2014 for the really slick electronics. I think this is also the year that Jeep moved to a new buss architecture for the electronics so future improvements will probably be made here.

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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #17
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For loading the trailer and my wife backing it into the garage. Yes I would. But her last truck 09 Tacoma Trd sport 4x4 had the camera too.
So it was an option high on the list. But so were heated seats.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #18
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Alright I'm still waiting to get everything together so I can purchase my Jeep. However I've ran into a slight problem. This weekend I drove a Ford with a Back up camera. My heart is set on a Laredo E but I drove that Ford with a back up camera and got to thinking about that for the Jeep. Any of you that have the Limited is the back up camera any good. I'd like to keep the UConnect5 screen and keep it as low tech as possible but I'm wondering about that back up camera; how good is it and is it worth it?

Thanks. This is a great forum and so far has been very helpful.
Hi, yes, it is a very nice feature to have IMO as mentioned the Laredo X has it or I am sure it can be added to other models too. This is the first vehicle that I have had with this feature and we just love it, its handy for 4 wheelin' too!
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Unread 08-21-2013, 08:34 AM   #19
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This is my first vehicle having it & although I think it's a good idea, I don't find myself using it too often. I've been driving so long w/o a camera, I still find myself looking in all directions & using the mirrors when backing up. Some old habits are hard to break, which in this case isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:14 AM   #20
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I still use my mirrors a lot too but having it for spacing behind you or making sure no odd objects are in your way is great.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:27 AM   #21
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Thats really what I use the camera for is for spacing behind me. As i said before, its hard to back into a driveway, like i do every day, using the backup camera because of the moving lines.....i cant quite judge with it. My olf ford had it with no moving lines and i never had an issue....the lines stayed put and it was easy to judge.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:50 AM   #22
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OP, definately get it, it is super handy. I wasn't wanting it but it came with the jeep I bought and couldn't imagine life without it. I do a ton of parallel (beach) parking and being able get that last inch before bumping bumpers saves a lot of time and frustration. Now if I only had lockpick for the front camera.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:02 AM   #23
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Been driving for ~15yrs and the Laredo X is the first time i had used a backup camera and i love it. Use it all the time to back out of or into a parking space. Obviously the camera has its own blind spots so you have to turn your head back, check mirrors, etc as well, but it is very useful. If i ever buy new again (unlikely) i will make sure i get the rear camera and when buying used i'll do my best to find one with it.

At first i was hesitant to get the camera and it was an up-sell my wife could not resist, but i'm def glad we got it.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:07 AM   #24
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I love the backup camera. Actually the moving path lines are a great feature. 2104 Summit.I would defiantly go to the 2014 for the really slick electronics. I think this is also the year that Jeep moved to a new buss architecture for the electronics so future improvements will probably be made here.
That is so cool
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Unread 08-21-2013, 01:13 PM   #25
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I bought my first Jeep this weekend. I choosed the 2011 LTD, only picked up the van last night and just loving the backup camera. What's strange though is that the side mirrors turn down to assist you when reversing and no where in the user manual or owner's manuel does it say it does this. Maybe I just missed it, but they are awsom features.
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