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#1 OFFLINE   Turner Luce

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:48 AM

I'm spec'ing a new Chevy 3500HD and would like to include the rear bumper mounted ultrasonic parking sensor option. The rear sensor array provides an audible warning when the bumper is close to a stationary object.

 

Does anyone have experience with how the sensors will respond to the camper rear overhanging? Will the array sense the overhang and generate an audible warning whenever the truck is in reverse?

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#2 OFFLINE   Skyhammer

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:47 PM

My Fords sensors go off with the camper and they go off if the tailgate is down.

I just turn them off, problem solved.



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:53 PM

On my 2007 GMC 3500 HD it does not like the camper and pops up every time the truck is started as parking assist disabled. So if the truck will be dedicated to the camper as mine is then I would not get the factory parking assist but get a backup camera mounted on the end of the hitch extension, my camera is currently mounted on the license plate frame and I will be relocating it to the end of my 36" Super Hitch extension.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:28 PM

My 2013 has a button to disable the Park Assist. As noted, it shows up in the DIC on startup, but just turn it off, not a big deal, especially if you'll be using the truck at times without the camper. I would order it as an option if you think it would be helpful.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:26 AM

I have a 2017 Chevy dually with the sensors. You disable them with a switch in the dash when the camper is on. Then use a spotter.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:20 PM

I use a sonic sensor.  My wife stands near the rear of the camper and hollers if I'm getting close to anything.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:33 PM

Keep the windows open and the radio off when using the sonic sensor (wife)!

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:35 PM

In our 2012 GM 3500, our rear sensors seemed to somehow figure out we had a camper on, and simply did not squawk.  I didn't need to turn it off.  Might have something to do with the camera circuit being removed while the camper was on.






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