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Old 09-09-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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back up camera

when we bought our camper in Omaha and pulled it 358 miles home it didn't take long for me to start thinking about putting a back up camera on the bumper if our 25ft camper. thought it would come in handy for backing up and interstate driving so I could see people behind me. just want some opinions on this idea.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:17 PM   #2
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"...a back up camera on the bumper of our 25ft camper... for backing up"
Good idea.
"...interstate driving so I could see people behind me."
If I can't see 'em in my mirrors - screw 'em!!
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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Check this out:
Made a wireless backup camera system cheaply

You aren't going to care about looking at people on the interstate. Even if you're a people watcher, with them being in their cars and all, it's just not that interesting.
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im not a people watcher, so I can see having it on while on interstate would be pointless. thanks for the link Barry. ill check those out
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im not a people watcher, so I can see having it on while on interstate would be pointless. thanks for the link Barry. ill check those out
Methinks Barry was being funny and was joking with you, as you stated you were using it to see people, instead of vehicles.

I have one mounted in my rear window of my trailer. It is VERY useful to have so you can see what is behind you, especially in your blind spots before attempting a lane change, which you will do a lot on interstate.

You have the right idea.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:24 AM   #6
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Methinks Barry was being funny and was joking with you, as you stated you were using it to see people, instead of vehicles.
No, actually. I didn't even see that humorous opportunity. I agree that they're great for backing, but I don't see any value in using it on the interstate. I use my mirrors to judge when I'm clear to change lanes and certainly don't have any blind spots that far back.
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oh it doesn't bother me humor or not. I was thinking about for the interstate since my pickup doesn't have to mirrors on it yet. I only passed the ocassional truck that wasn't doing 65 anyway.
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Has anyone had any experience with using an iTunes app 'a baby monitor' as a back-up camera? Read about this, if you have two i-devices. ...if it sounds too good...
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We have a Peak brand backup camera that is great for keeping an eye on the trailer we're pulling but even when a car is close I can barely see it. It might help if the camera was mounted higher but I have it under the bumper so I can see the trailer tires.
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