DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2013 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2013 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the 2013 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-23-2013, 11:34 AM
nikeman nikeman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,622
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram Sport 1500 True Blue
Rep Power: 4
Rep:91
nikeman will become famous soon enough
Default Backup cam question

I test drove a new truck with the backup cam and I know they now have the lines on them. Do the lines represent where the tires are? Or are they just distance markers so you don't hit something?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 04-23-2013, 11:43 AM
Monster5601 Monster5601 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Oakland, Michigan
Age: 63
Posts: 1,134
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 RAM 1500 Laramie
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Cherry Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 2
Rep:465
Monster5601 is a glorious beacon of lightMonster5601 is a glorious beacon of lightMonster5601 is a glorious beacon of lightMonster5601 is a glorious beacon of lightMonster5601 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

The lines bend with respect to the steering angle, remaining parallel to each other, and show the predicted travel path the truck will take.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-23-2013, 11:48 AM
nikeman nikeman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,622
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram Sport 1500 True Blue
Rep Power: 4
Rep:91
nikeman will become famous soon enough
Default

Cool. I always wished my '11 ram had the lines!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-23-2013, 12:22 PM
Hermes1's Avatar
Hermes1 Hermes1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 60
Posts: 2,449
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Flame Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 8
Rep:2538
Hermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I noticed when I have driven to work, if I line the camera lines with the parking space lines, the truck is perfectly centered witihn the space.
__________________
Regards, Bruce
Sure you can take my truck, the door is un-locked and the keys are under my Akita.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-23-2013, 12:33 PM
nikeman nikeman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,622
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram Sport 1500 True Blue
Rep Power: 4
Rep:91
nikeman will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hermes1 View Post
I noticed when I have driven to work, if I line the camera lines with the parking space lines, the truck is perfectly centered witihn the space.
So you think the lines represent the outer edges of the truck? It pictures I've seen online it looks like the lines would match up perfectly with the tires and that would be very cool.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-23-2013, 03:07 PM
The Crow 1994 The Crow 1994 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 870
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 1500 Big Horn Crew 4x4
Trim Level: Hemi 5.7L w/8 Speed
Color: Copperhead Pearlcoat
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:54
The Crow 1994 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikeman View Post
So you think the lines represent the outer edges of the truck? It pictures I've seen online it looks like the lines would match up perfectly with the tires and that would be very cool.
The lines are supposed to represent the outer edges of the truck.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-23-2013, 09:55 PM
Hermes1's Avatar
Hermes1 Hermes1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 60
Posts: 2,449
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Flame Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 8
Rep:2538
Hermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikeman View Post
So you think the lines represent the outer edges of the truck? It pictures I've seen online it looks like the lines would match up perfectly with the tires and that would be very cool.
That is what I am guessing or at least close to it, but to be honest I have not had enough real world experience with it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Crow 1994 View Post
The lines are supposed to represent the outer edges of the truck.
Well there we have it, thanks.
__________________
Regards, Bruce
Sure you can take my truck, the door is un-locked and the keys are under my Akita.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-24-2013, 07:40 AM
rdsabin rdsabin is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southern MN
Age: 61
Posts: 655
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Sport Reg Cab 4x4
Trim Level: Sport Reg Cab
Color: Mineral Gray Metallic
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:178
rdsabin has a spectacular aura aboutrdsabin has a spectacular aura about
Default

The different colors of the lines represents the distance to the object behind you.
__________________
2012 DodgeRam 1500 4x4, 20% Tint, Running Boards, Class IV Hitch, 14" Win Muffler, Catch-Can, Tow-Hooks, LED Tailgate Bar
2008 Dodge Supe Bee, Catch Can, Backup Camera, 20% Tint all windows, CAI, AFE Filter
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-24-2013, 03:00 PM
CharlieL CharlieL is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Age: 57
Posts: 164
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 4x4 Crew Cab
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 2
Rep:100
CharlieL will become famous soon enoughCharlieL will become famous soon enough
Default

Out of curiosity, I had to do a test. Using a 1x2 piece of wood 10 feet long, I put the stick on the ground butted up against the rear tire to figure out where the lines fall. It was obviously not the center of the tire. Nor was it adjacent to the outer edges of the truck. On my Laramie, the lines on the screen match exactly when I placed the stick just at the outer of the three "middle" tread sections of the tire, which is a bit inside the outer edge of the truck & to the inside of the bumper corner.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-24-2013, 09:55 PM
jcbowen's Avatar
jcbowen jcbowen is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Beaufort, SC
Posts: 15
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 RAM 1500 sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: White
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:13
jcbowen is on a distinguished road
Default

does anyone know if the system has an alarm you can turn on if you get too close on the sides?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:34 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum