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Old 07-21-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Anyone use a Wireless backup camera?

I was thinking of using it for backing up of the trailer - put the camera on the back of the trailer, it would also work a a rear view mirror on the hiway.

Thoughts? Brands? Good and bad?

and of the camera, easy to move it to the back of the car for lining up the hitch?
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:16 PM   #2
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Walmart/PepBoys' distributor of VR3 will not transmit that far-tried, won't work. Frequent interference even when just on the back of the truck. I ended up paying for an optional hard-wire kit. It mounts on your license plate screws and is nice for backing up but for hitch alignment, not so good. Difficult with depth perception since the ball is at the same height.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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From some googling there are a LOT of choices out there. There is a VR3 on ebay VR3 VRBCS300W Wireless Back-Up Camera with 2.5" LCD - eBay (item 110687177542 end time Aug-10-11 18:31:05 PDT) that claims 100' transmission distance...many dont' say and many more say 30'.

this site GPS Backup Camera, Wireless Backup Camera RV truck, Pan & Tilt handheld monitor, Pan & Tilt IP Network Camera, Dancing Daisy baby monitor, usb wireless video camera lists a lot of choices and seem to have a lot of info on distance, extenders, etc.

Just too many to blindly sort through so I'm hoping someone here has found one that works!
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:04 PM   #4
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Had a wireless backup camera mounted in the garage of the 5th wheel I used to have so I could make sure the motorcycles hadn't tipped. It was bought at walmart. It always had interference. Sometimes it was so bad I couldn't see anything. It's the only one I ever used, but if I were shopping for one to do the job you are thinking of, I'd get a wired system instead of wireless.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #5
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I put a Peak PKC0RA-01 Wireless Back-Up Camera System With 2.4" LCD Color Monitor, on my truck's license plate bracket. Even at that distance the interference is terrible. I would also go with wired system, wireless just aren't worth the savings, IMO
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:48 PM   #6
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I bought an iBall wireless camera (iBall Hitch Camera | The Best Wireless Trailer Hitch Camera) and have used it several times now, with OK results. It has a magnetic base on the camera so it is easy to move from trailer bumper to truck bed hatch for backing the trailer or lining up the ball with the hitch.

On the rear of the truck, I've had no issue with interference at all. When I put the camera on the rear trailer bumper (29' Flagstaff, behind my Nissan Titan) I get a bit of noise, but not so bad that I cannot still achieve the desired results.

The iBall also has the nice features that it is color during day and infrared at night, plus the camera is submersible, so you can use it for a boat trailer too if needed.

The screen is a bit small, and the stalk takes some fiddling to get it to sit where I want it, but it better than hearing that nasty crunching noise
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Thanks to this thread I purchased the Iball wireless camera system. Had it shipped free of charge to a friend of mine who was on a weekend break to Vegas. He then brought it back up north for me. Works great and was not at all expensive. Now I just need the weather to warm up so I can start using the trailer.
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I've had some interference on my iBall camera, but I'm beginning to think it may be interference from my Bluetooth phone connection to my truck's radio. Next time I use it, I'll have to try it with the phone turned off. But it isn't bad enough that I can't get hooked up easily.
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I had the same issue when I tested my camera. Again, not enough fow me to be unable to see what was going on. After I switched off the Bluetooth device the interference stopped.
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I had the same issue when I tested my camera. Again, not enough fow me to be unable to see what was going on. After I switched off the Bluetooth device the interference stopped.
Thanks for that info, Richard.
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