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Old 09-14-2016, 08:36 AM   #11
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I think it uses it to know if you are in D or R, not sure what else. Odb2 port wouldn't tell them where you are, your phone would with its internet connectivity and gps. But ya I hear your concern.

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Old 09-14-2016, 09:08 AM   #12
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Have you looked at Rear View Safety? They have a variety of wireless systems.
Here's a few wireless and wired options....

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Old 09-14-2016, 09:22 AM   #13
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Not sure which Garmin you have but for the RV-760 you can buy a $15 adapter cable from Garmin and then add any camera setup you want to your Garmin GPS. When I am not towing, I have my truck license plate camera connected this way. Since it is a regular wired video connection, you can connect a wired camera or camera wireless receiver to it. Also helps hitching up.

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Old 09-14-2016, 09:40 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by RV_Fan44 View Post
Have you looked at Rear View Safety? They have a variety of wireless systems.
Here's a few wireless and wired options....
I'm using the RVS-83112 from rear view safety and it works nicely. It did not receive interference from the bluetooth in my GMC, which you can't disable. I did have a bluetooth interference issue with another brand which rendered it useless. You can rotate or flip the image and change brightness when necessary and has IR lighting. I can either magnet mount it on the rear bumper tube of the TT or mount it on a magnetic stake at the back of the site(which I prefer). This way I can see the TT coming into the site rather than the back of the TT swinging in an arc. The range is good, they say 100 ft. Keep a spare 9v battery for the camera on hand, battery life about 4 hrs. From Amazon, where else!
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:19 PM   #15
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That rv-83112 is a nice one. Wish it had more battery life or can it get wired directly to 12v source
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:44 PM   #16
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This is what I did...

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Old 09-14-2016, 01:12 PM   #17
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I installed an inexpensive, Peak Antifreeze brand wireless model purchased from Menards $70, + an additional $12 for a 25 foot (just long enough for the 2304. You might need more than 1)camera extension cable, in our previous hybrid, and also on our newest Rockwood 2304KS. I wired it to be on all the time while traveling. It virtually eliminated my need for side mirror extensions (though I still keep them on) I mounted the transmitter in the L P tank cover to keep it out of the eliments, and suction cup mount the monitor to my dashboard in front of the steering wheel. Let me tell you that it works just fine. Now I wouldn't be without a backup camera. Of course, it makes backing up much easier as well.
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:28 PM   #18
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I have this camera and it works fairly well. Connects directly to cell phone or tablet via Wi-Fi.

There are cheaper places to buy if you shop around (ebay, Amazon). There are others with different names that look just the same, but this is the least expensive solution I have found. It reaches easily to the back of my 30-ft TT. It is completely self-contained and portable (USB rechargeable), so it can also be moved to your tow vehicle and used to align the hitch when connecting your trailer. Since it IS self contained, it can't be permanently installed - magnetic mount, stop and position it when hooking up to trailer or backing in to site, then remove and store.. Works with a Google Android APP, which is occasionally squirrely, but overall for the price, flexibility, and ease of installation it's the best I have found. I use it all the time.
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Old 09-14-2016, 04:32 PM   #19
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I also purchased the Peak license plate camera. My original was a blue tooth device. It picked up the trucks Bluetooth signal and did not work. Called customer service and they offered to exchange it for a similar model that has digital stamped on the screen.
My installation is for a triple tow utility trailer behind my fifth wheel. The camera is mounted low on the tongue so I can monitor the little trailers tires for problems. It is wired to the tail lights not the back up lights. To monitor i turn on the running or headlights. The camera also has 6 blue led lights for nighttime.
The signal is Bluetooth, so no wires are headed to the receiver screen. With the 32' fiver it flickers and pixelated 25%of the time. But it is extremely.servicable for my needs. Going through tunnels it improves to perfect. Without the fiver, the signal is perfect.
Best $80 I have spent.
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Old 09-14-2016, 05:16 PM   #20
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I purchased my unit from Amazon. It is wireless and has a backing 4 led light and camera. I wired the camera and transmitter to the 7 pin connector of the trailer which I wired with reverse signal (Center pin) from the tow vehicle.

The monitor and receiver are in the cab which I wired to a cig lighter plug to plug in when I back up. I did have to run a wire from the 7 wire tow cable to the camera at the rear. All power comes from the tow vehicle

It was fairly easy to install and the best part, it cost only $40

If you want a camera you can see behind you all the time, this will not work since it has a backing light and people following you won't like that too much.

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