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Portable, wireless system helps you align your trailer and tow vehicle. Camera comes with magnet mount for simple setup and repositioning. Hand-held monitor has a 2-1/2", color LCD screen. Includes 2 drawstring storage pouches.
Note: Any wireless device that operates on 2.4 GHz (like Bluetooth, GPS, and in-car Internet) can interfere with the reception quality of this wireless camera and monitor system.
The Swift Hitch aligner gives you a second pair of eyes so you can quickly align your vehicle's hitch ball with your trailer's coupler. It eliminates trailer hookup headaches like getting in and out of your vehicle, relying on a spotter, and accidental collision. The camera wirelessly transmits video to the hand-held monitor, and both are battery powered - which means no complicated wiring is needed for installation. And the camera's place-and-point design lets you reposition it for each job.
Using the system is easy. Attach the camera to your tailgate - the magnetic base makes it simple to place the camera wherever you need it - and point it at your hitch ball. Hop in the driver's seat, and use the monitor to watch your progress as you back up your vehicle. No getting out of the truck to check, no deciphering the hand signals of your significant other, and no running out of patience. Once the hitch ball and coupler are aligned, all that's left to do is hookup and hit the road.
For gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers, attach the camera to the back of your cab for a helpful look into the bed of your truck as you back up to the trailer.
Not only can the Swift Hitch be used when hitching up, but it is also great for hooking up snowplow blades, for use as a backup camera, and for monitoring a variety of areas around your home, farm, or jobsite.
The camera's 4-hour battery life gives you plenty of time to complete the job. The camera sends images to the monitor from up to 300' away and gives you a targeted, 55-degree viewing angle (horizontal and vertical).
Seven infrared lights surround the camera lens to provide up to 15' of night vision so you can get the job done in the dark. Night vision automatically activates in dim or dark conditions and turns off when lighting improves. When the camera is using night vision, images are displayed in black and white on the monitor.
The back of the camera has an antenna, an on/off button, an LED light, and a jack for the charging cable. The LED light changes color to signal when the camera is on (green), when it's charging while the power is on (yellow), and when it's charging while the power is off (red).
Setting up the camera is as fast as place and point. First, place the camera's strong magnetic base on a metal surface. The magnetic base lets you easily remove and reposition the camera depending on the job - unlike a backup camera that's permanently mounted at the rear of your vehicle. Plus, the base has a smooth, non-scratch nylon backing.
Next, point the camera at your hitch ball or target. A stem with a rotating ball joint sits between the camera and the magnetic base. The stem smoothly rotates 360 degrees, allowing the camera to be pointed in any direction and hold its position. For some applications, such as monitoring horses inside an enclosed trailer, the camera can be mounted semi-permanently. Pre-drilled holes in the magnetic base let you mount the camera using two 1/8" screws or bolts with wing nuts (not included).
The Swift Hitch camera is constructed with durability in mind. The body, stem, and base are made of durable, rustproof aluminum, and the exterior has a UV-resistant coat of bright yellow paint.
A clear plastic cap is included to protect the camera's rear end from rain or other inclement weather, particularly when the lens is pointed at your hitch ball. The cap fits snugly onto the back of the camera. The on/off button can be pressed while the cap is on, but the cap will have to be removed when you want to plug in the charging cable.
The hand-held monitor features a 2-1/2", high-resolution LCD screen that displays crisp, clear full-color pictures (images appear in black and white while camera is operating in night vision). Video is displayed in mirror image by default to give you the same viewpoint as your rearview mirror, but this setting can be switched to non-mirror image if you prefer. The monitor has a battery life of up to 4 hours when fully charged. It is recommended that the monitor battery be fully charged before first use.
To turn the monitor on or off, hold down the button on the front for 3 - 5 seconds. To switch the display from mirror-image view to non-mirror-image view, press the button quickly. An LED indicator light changes color to signal when the monitor is on (green), when it's charging while the power is on (yellow), and when it's charging while the power is off (red). The light flashes when the unit is in the non-mirror-image setting so you know what perspective you've got on the display.
The included video-out cable plugs into the side of the monitor so that you can transfer images to a larger screen or a recording device.
The lightweight, durable plastic unit has a contoured shape so that it is easy to hold in one hand. For dash mounting, two 7/8" hook-and-loop strips (similar to Velcro) with adhesive backing are included. Or you can use the Swift Hitch windshield mount kit (sold separately) to keep the monitor easily within view.
This portable, completely wireless system is simple to set up and convenient to use. It does not need to be hardwired to your vehicle, nor does it rely on your vehicle's battery to work. Instead, it uses radio frequency to transmit video from the camera to the monitor and it is powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. There's no permanent installation or drilling required, so the system can go anywhere you go - from the jobsite to the campsite, from your work truck to your SUV.
The included 12-volt DC cable lets you charge both units simultaneously. An AC-to-DC adapter (sold separately) can be used to charge the system from a 110-volt AC wall outlet.
Video of Swift Hitch Wireless Hitch Alignment Camera and Monitor - Night Vision - 4-Hour Camera Battery
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installation instructions and specs for complete information.
The Swift Hitch is a portable wireless camera system that provides a quick hitch for any trailer, camper, or snowplow. It comes with a magnetic camera which mounts to your tailgate. A simple on and off switch is located on both the camera and the hand held monitor. Once you get your Swift Hitch camera installed on the tailgate, take a moment to align your hitch ball on the view screen at the bottom towards the center. That way, it will give you maximum field of view to sneak up on the hitch ball. Once you get your camera straight and away, you can view your hitch ball backing up from the comfort of your vehicle, on the LCD screen to achieve an easy and simple hitch up every time. With the help of the camera, you can sneak up on the ball basically on the first try. Once you get pretty much cover on top of the ball, you can go ahead and start lowering your jack and get your trailer hooked up.
The 2.5 inch LCD screen provides clear color display with a 300 foot range of transmission. The night vision mode, which is controlled automatically by the camera, has a range of 15 feet.
The Swift Hitch comes with a weatherproof cover on the camera and a split adapter so you can charge both units at the same time using your cigarette lighter or 12 volt outlet.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (53 Customer Reviews)Portable, wireless system helps you align your trailer and tow vehicle. Camera comes with magnet mount for simple setup and repositioning. Hand-held monitor has a 2-1/2", color LCD screen. Includes 2 drawstring storage pouches.
A co-worker and I purchased the Swift hitch together in late January 2013 because I thought it was a little pricey. We work for an agricultural business that deals with trucking of grain and fertilizer. We wanted a camera system to use when loading our trucks with grain. We needed a system that was portable, wireless, and all around simple. The swift hitch was the right choice. We use it almost every day. As with everything, there are of course pros and cons. Pros: Easy to operate, Night vision works spectacular, monitor fits in your pocket, rechargeable, magnet is a good idea, charge both units with one cord=smart thinking, multitude of uses. All around handy to have. Cons: magnet is no way near strong enough, screen is hard to see (its like a mirror), 300' range? yeah right maybe in an open field. realistically 50-75 ft, battery life could be a little longer, needs a low battery indicator. From using the swift hitch extensively I've made a few observations. Outside in 30 F temps battery life only lasted about an hour. When the battery does start to run down, the screen starts to get fuzzy and lines in it. I thought the camera was broke. Didn't realize the battery was going dead. Especially when the ad claims it last 3-4 hours and it had only been 1. This is why I feel there should be some kind of low battery indicator. The longest I have gotten the battery to last has been 2.5 hours. And that was starting with a full charge. Expect a 2 hour useable battery life. As mentioned above, the range is no where near 300'. I know in the description it says that obstructions will reduce the distance. I didn't think it would be that big of a reduction though. Even in an open field I would be skeptical that the swift hitch would even perform at 200' let alone 300'. The furthest I have tested it was close to 150'. I know it was this far because the camera was two semi truck lengths away. Our trucks are around 70' long and with a space in between of probably 10-15'. The camera had lines in it and was fuzzy. But I could still see what was on the screen. Also I have zip tied a much larger magnet onto the bottom of the camera to help hold it in place. Works great. I can hang it anywhere, anyway, and on things that vibrate or shake. The magnet is a good idea but needs to be stronger. Maybe some kind of clamp as an option would be a good idea too? Just a thought. I mentioned the screen was hard to see. Yeah I know its only a 2.5 inch screen. I'm not saying its to small. There is some type of glare that makes it look like your looking into a mirror. On sunny days its near impossible to see the screen. It does however work good enough where you can see whats going on. The night vision works great. I've only used it maybe 5 times and it was superb. A very ingenious feature. I like the monitor being able to fit in my pocket also. I can whip it out, check whatever it is I'm watching ,and put it away leaving my hands free to do whatever. Clever design. I've given this product 4 stars because its not perfect and there is room for improvement. I didn't feel like I was getting $200 worth. If these small things were corrected I would say 5 stars in a heart beat. I've used this product probably 100+ times. If not more. Its simple and effective but not cheap. Sure beats me getting in and out of my truck and climbing up and down off of my trailer 37 times each time I load my truck. I set it up when I'm trying to position my dump trailer to unload into a small pit. I put it on the rear of my trailer when I'm backing so I know when to stop and so I don't run into something that may be in my blind spot. When I hook my semi truck to my trailer I use it to line up my fifth wheel plate to the pin perfectly the first time every time. The possibilities are endless when it comes to uses. Anywhere you need an extra set of eyes, the swift hitch works good. I can load my truck with precision and not have to worry about falling off my trailer as I'm climbing up and down those 37 times. I've reduced that to 2 times. This product just makes life so much easier. Like another customer wrote, "should have bought one years ago". I couldn't agree more. 83733
This is my second Swift Hitch. I not only use the system to hook up but also I am a sound engineer. I use the system to look under stage floors and such to discover how wiring may be done. This unit can see in the dark better than the naked eye. Great piece of gear. Well made and works. 62995
by: Scott N03/25/2014
I like it. It was necessary to call the help number to get it working. It may seem simple now but there were no instructions telling me to hold the display button for 3-5 seconds to turn it on. 122049
Swift Hitch Wireless back up camera was ordered right from our camp site in Ocean City, MD based on camper recommendation. Rec'd at site within 3 days. Everything about unit is great except distance from truch hitch to RV ball/hitch NOT far enough to say a perfect unit. Cameras field of view is a little narrow but if one backs up slow, corection(s) can be made in time to get it right on first or second try. Saved my marriage.....don't need her help/yelling anymore! Unit does work great at night also. I hold small monitor in my hand as I am looking back. Well constructed and company representative very helpful on ordering. Great company/service and good back up camera. 141085
by: Brian K.01/09/2013
I would like to say your product is great does just what I need. The company I work for pulls campers to natural gas well sites to act as mobile offices and sleeping quarters in remote areas.I do not have the time to get out of the truck 20 times to see if I'm lined up with a trailer to hook up. The night vision is great to because alot of times it is very dark on a site where the trailers are parked and I can go in the dead of night not worrying about how to hook up in the dark. Thank you very much for this product and a great customer service staff!!! 62637
by: Ahmet H.01/07/2013
Just recovering from a neck surgery with a very stiff neck. Swift Hitch portable camera system made it very easy for me to hook up horse trailer this weekend with few moves. However, my truck has blue tooth phone connection. May be this is a reason for the receiver monitor having lines, making it very difficult for me to see anything between cotton balls. I had to hold the monitor out of the window, finding a sweet spot to complete the hitching. It would be nice if charging could be done from 110V outlet. Driving around charging both bateries 2,5 hours ( as suggested ) was not fun. Over all I like this system, it helps. But a larger screen, cleaner-crisper picture and a longer depth of field would have been nicer to have. 62558
by: Super Helpful!!01/07/2015
Swift Hitch: Wow! It's amazing how one product can bring back the joy of boating! I have to push (front hitch) my boat into our backyard because the alley behind the house is very tight. This makes the hook-up so easy AND then I place it on the back of the trailer (now the front-most part) and use it to assist making the turn into the backyard. Could not do it without it!! Snap-On Towing Mirrors: Fit very nicely and secure. Add just the right amount of additional mirror range needed for backing up my pontoon!! Great product!! The best part of this sale was how super helpful the sales representative from etrailer was in helping me find a solution to my concerns!! THANKS VINCE!!! 167995
I researched many other cameras, and this one was the best - and the price at etrailer was lower than anywhere I could find. I was nervous hitching my trailer up before, but this made it a breeze - it's pretty much idiot-proof. Word of advice - don't leave the camera attached with just the magnet. My Denali doesn't have much metal to attach this to so the area I could find on my tailgate wasn't the best to attach this camera to - it may bounce off if you travel over bumps. Shipping was fast, and arrived before estimated delivery date. ALL of my future RV and travel trailer purchases will be through etrailer - what a great experience! 65688
I bought this because it always seemed that I was having to hook up by myself most of the time. While I hardly ever have any trouble left to right, stopping ball right under the receiver was never my strong point. This has solved that problem. I would have given 5 stars but I would like to see the magnet a bit stronger. It has not fallen off but I feel as if it's about to. Other than that I would have to say is works great. Also the Night Vision works Great!!! Lights things up like daylight when you're looking through the monitor. Comes with two pouches but I would suggest getting the optional carry case. I'm glad I did. 45465
I bought this for my husband so he could use it when hooking up the truck to our fifth-wheeler and we both love it! I love it because now he doesn't need me to guide him. He loves it because it works as described. The camera can be placed on any metal surface because of the magnet, and he can angle it whichever way he needs to. He can also use it when backing into camp sites. Originally he said he didn't want one, but I gave it to him for Christmas anyway. He's very happy that I did. The picture on the monitor is clear; we have not had any problems with signal strength or interference. Wireless is definitely convenient! 63373
by: E. Hansen04/14/2015
Bought the Swift Hitch Camera System because the price was very good. I have seen some other systems and they did not have the night vision or you needed to upload an app to use your smart phone to me was not that smart or the price was way too much for what we needed it for. It's works great! No more yelling back and forth with my wife to make sure that I am lined up right for the hitch. And it works great for when we get to the campsite. I just mount it on the bumper of my camper and back it right in on the site right where I want to put it. I have already showed it to a few camping friends who are going to get one too! 185218
by: Paul C.10/29/2013
Best money I've spent in awhile! Makes hookup ez. Love it! 105619
I bought the Swift Hitch to aid backing my boat trailer into my warehouse without neck strain. Unit worked well overall and has good quality housing material. Wireless camera magnetic base fits conveniently on boat gunnel next to cleat, and at end of trailer frame. Tested approx. 50ft between wireless camera and monitor, beyond this distance, picture starts to fade. Some picture flickering due to interference, and can be corrected by moving receiver and by turning off smart phone. Night vision feature works very well. 180985
I ordered the product by phone and the customer rep was knowledgeable and helpful about the product. I immediately received email notifications and tracking info and got my order probably faster than I would have expected. The equipment is ready to use out of the packaging after making sure batteries are charged. Nothing complicated to set up or do. It can't get any easier than this product. It is as easy to use as the online sample videos for the system indicate. I have no problem recommending etrailer. 84469
Frustration Buster The Swift Hitch Trailer Hitch Aligner Portable Wireless Camera is the BEST camping tool I've bought. This outstanding device takes the frustration out of hitching up my travel trailer. I have a Hensley Hitch which requires almost perfect alignment. This tool is the answer for this demanding task. Now I have the best Hitch, and the best method to hook to it! The AC adapter is a handy way to keep the batteries charged. 4263
by: Winfred S.04/20/2013
Product was easy to set up by following instructions. Backed up to my boat trailer and aligned it with ball on first try. This will be very helpful and allow me to do this task without getting out of vehicle several times as in past. Only reason not giving it an excellent rating I just got this product and I just used it one time. If this product continues to perform I will tell all my friends about this product. 77000
by: Donald R.05/23/2014
This was just what I needed. With my old boat being 14', I could come close to the ball and then move the trailer. But I bought a 19' center console boat that's too heavy to move. The Swift Hitch camera is ideal. I can now back up under the ball the first time every time. No more getting in and out of the car to see where I am. Its great! 132080
by: Rick ?.12/18/2013
I haven't used the camera to hitch up yer, but in playing with it, the product looks excellent with a clear picture. In addition to using it as a hitch camera, I'm going to feed it 12 volt power and use it in the rear window of my trailer as a rear view cam. Also will be useful for keeping am eye on the campsite with the night vision feature. 110343
I have used this camera for four years to assist in hooking up my airstream trailer to Hensley hitch system. I am by my self traveling full time without this system in would be impossible to hook up. Once charge up it never failed Highly recommend to any one allow pulling a trailer 190713
This hitch aligner system is a big help for me. I use it to help me align the gooseneck hitch on my camper to the ball located in the bed of my pick-up truck. It is impossible for me to see the ball and the hitch from the drivers seat this system helps me connect the camper to the truck. 118323
by: jeff s01/19/2011
great product this thing works just like it was demonstrated. i bought this for my son to help hookup his boat. no more bangin the bumper.and ordering was easy. even for a guy that doesnt know much about computers, i also received it alot sooner than expected. buy the sucker it works 5726
by: Bob F08/19/2011
Great product. Unpack, pop in the battery, and charge for 3 hours and you are ready to go. Now day or night I will be able to back up to any of my trailers and hook up and be on my way in minutes. No more getting in and out of my truck a half dozen times to do the same thing. 22198
by: Cecil o10/19/2012
Thank you for your concern about my marriage saver that I received for my birthday. I am sure that it will be all that I expeceted. I have not used it yet but I will be using it a lot this winter and also this summer for my boat. Thank you Cecil 57691
by: Bob C09/04/2013
This company is Professional , fast and customer friendly. They provide updates and product information which is a big plus. Their products are of excellent quality. We strongly recommend etrailer for all your needs. Bobby C National Grid USA 98139
I can hardly wait to use this neat little tool. :) It's all charged and ready to go. It works very well, has a great picture, now I just need my new trailer and we're good! Excellent service and shipping. Thanks guys at etrailer! 34606
by: Robert M03/13/2013
I'm very happy with the Swift Hitch! The picture clarity is great and the "night vision" is very good. Service and turnaround from etrailer.com was excellent. I would highly reccommend both the the product and buying from etrailer. 70487
by: Dennis W.07/19/2013
Web site and service great. Have charged units and am pleased with functionality, but have now actually used wither of my purchases with trailer yet. I have done business with eTrailer previously and never disappointed. Dennis 90469
by: Roy H03/18/2013
What a difference in hitching my trailer. After charging per the instructions it took seconds to set up. I went back into the truck and was able fine tune right up the hitch. I am very happy this device. 71510
by: Dan V02/11/2012
Anyone who pulls a trailer should have a swift hitch. Excellent picture and quality.Don't bother buying cheap license plate camera's. This set up can be used for many applications. Very happy with purchase. 31470
by: Jeff C02/11/2015
Very pleased with this system. Simple to set up, the camera mounting magnet is plenty strong, my picture is clear and the infrared works great. May purchase another one for a different vehicle. 173359
by: Kim Tullos10/20/2011
Great Product...Very Pleased....Fast shippment.... are using this product on our truck to pull our camper trailer....Now we can see hitching up to the trailer....Very good picture.... 25893
by: Kamal Z02/13/2015
It is a good Quality product. When you touch it you can tell that it is well built. Picture quality is out standing .Battery life seems to be more than adequate. Love it so far. 173628
by: Dave j08/08/2014
Works good clear picture , interference lines intermittently but not bad enough to stop the view. Need a wider field of view to see everything . Makes hooking up much easier. 145406
by: Curt D09/11/2013
Great product and easy to use. The e trailer site description was accurate for the swift hitch and works as described. Received our shipment quickly and well packaged. 99533
This is great. We own three vehicles and can just take it from one vehicle to another. The picture quality is great. We got the one with night vision! 111442
by: Bryan F02/15/2011
Very well made, solid construction. Works absolutely great in day light or even at night. Saves me a ton of time hooking up ny cargo and dump trailers. 7214
The kit is extremely versatile. I bought to assist me in guiding my boat trailer when backing up. I use it in. Several task that require extra eyes. 7244
by: Mike P05/08/2012
A real marrage saver. So impressed that had 3 people purchase them from work for fathers day. The video demonstration helped sell the product. 39761
by: Lydia K07/24/2013
I bought this so that I could hook up my 5th wheel by myself. This allows me to do just that. Great picture quality on monitor, easy to use. 91384
by: Randy B.08/20/2014
I have use the Swift Hitch during the day and at night. The night vision was even better that expected. What a helpful device. Randy 147799
by: Cindy S.09/11/2013
I've giving this an excellent because, even though I haven't used it yet, it is smaller than anticipated and that makes me happy!! 99424
Camera and monitor work fine when hooking up and backing trailer. Initial charging of camera blew fuses but 4 Amp fixed that. 99329
by: andy m.11/11/2013
great product. easy to use, makes trailer hook-ups a one person one shot deal. clear screen and mag. camera is the nuts! 107016
by: phil j08/08/2013
works as advertised. great product, my trailer hookups are very simplified. my reason for this purchase is satisfied. 93946
Charges quickly - works as advertised - no installation - night vision works well - should have gotten one years ago. 44280
by: Tom K.06/06/2013
Excellent product. Well made, Easy to use. Makes hitching a trailer a simple procedure. 83532
Works perfect first time. Difficulty in transmitting from trailer bumper to truck cab. 75935
by: Rommel Daes11/05/2013
Con-Needs a holder for the monitor, everything else is excellent. 106442
by: Terry M12/27/2012
Exactly what I was looking for, Super fast service, Thank you! 62049
by: Cal SAUCERMAN04/22/2011
It was Just what I wanted and expected very happy with it 12224
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