EchoMaster Dolphin SonarStep Hitch Backup Sensor Customer Reviews
30 Customer Reviews
Garbage cans and other bumper smashers have met their match: the Echomaster Dolphin SonarStep Hitch Backup Sensor.
With its 7' range, this stealthy hitch backup sensor detects objects before they collide with your bumper. The hitch step fits in any 1 1/4" or 2" receiver and draws power from your vehicle's 7-way tow adapter or the included wiring harness. Then it sends auditory and visual alerts to the wireless receiver plugged into your 12-volt cigarette lighter. The distinctive lights and tones indicate the objects distance.
Your Echomaster Dolphin SonarStep Hitch Backup Sensor comes with everything you need—even a locking hitch pin and anti-rattle pad. Plus, it's backed by a 1-year warranty.
30 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Ira B (Washington, PA) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-150 — Aug 29, 2013 8:06 AM
My wife has a Ford Explorer with the backup alarm and it already included with the package we bought when we got it. I just bought a new truck and it didn't have it on it and the dealer said he could put it on but the price was about three times as much that I paid for this one. Plus they had to drill the bumper and I would be out the truck for a day or two. I bought this and installed it myself in about ten minutes. Well worth the value and quality.
Reviewed by John P (Lincoln, NH) Reviewed for a 2010 Honda Ridgeline — May 01, 2013 9:18 PM
Easy install in 3 minutes. No wiring with 7 pin hitch connector. Extra parts for just about any type of wiring are included. Seems to be appropriately sensitive when backing, but a louder alarm would be better.
Reviewed by William A S (SAINT PAUL, MN) Reviewed for a 2008 Honda Ridgeline — Dec 22, 2012 6:41 AM
Works as stated. Perhaps not as well as a more costly item, but it gets your attention and may prevent a costly accident. I have a non honda hitch so I had to have it installed using the included wiring harness. All in all an okay product.
Reviewed by Francis A (Cave Creek, AZ) Reviewed for a 2012 Dodge Ram — Nov 13, 2012 8:53 PM
Have had factory backup sensors in other vehicles - bought this for my 2012 Ram 1500. Shipping delivered it quickly and the install literally took minutes. I immediately started using it and it works as good as my previous factory sensors. An added bonus is that is doubles as a step! Barely notice it's there! The tones are easy to discern and the accompanying lights add awareness while backing up. Stop looking start backing up confidently!
Reviewed by Peter L (Little Neck, NY) Reviewed for a 2012 Dodge Ram — Sep 19, 2012 5:27 AM
I love this back up hitch! It was very ez to hook up...just plug and play. It makes parking so much easier, and if any rug rats run past ur six in a parking lot...it picks them up on the radar. Had this for two weeks now, and I wouldn't want to drive without it!
Reviewed by Marco P (Chicago, IL) Reviewed for a 2006 BMW X5 — Jul 02, 2012 4:13 PM
Very Happy With This EchoMaster Dolphin SonarStep Hitch Backup Sensor,My 2006 BMW X5 Bumper Don't Have Backup Feature Sensors Install it On The Bumper Like Others.This SonarStep Looks Great,Pretty Handy When I'm Backing Up And Use it as A Step,The Great Thing Is That Comes With A Key Lock And It Takes Less Then 30 Minutes To Intall it,I Will Recomend This Product.
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Asked by Anonymous
Mar 16, 2013 8:09 PM
2012 Nissan Frontier
i dont have a 7- pin wiring harness i only have the 4- pin harness can this still work for me?
Answered by Nathan S. — Mar 20, 2013 12:24 PM
Hi, You can use the the included universal wiring harness.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Richard S.
Feb 25, 2013 6:07 AM
will this work if I don't have a hitch?
Answered by Nathan S. — Feb 26, 2013 11:37 AM
Hi Richard, You would have to custom mount the EchoMaster Dolphin SonarStep Hitch Backup Sensor if you don't have a 2" receiver opening to work with.flag Accept Answer
Asked by keith k.
Jan 09, 2012 4:16 PM
2011 Cadillac SRX
Hi, I have a 2011 Cadillac SRX with 2" receiver. I have an adapter to go from the 4-wire square connector to a standard 4-wire flat connector common for smaller trailers (1 exposed, 3 enclosed pins). Does this unit connect to the 4-wire flat connector?