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Old 03-03-2016, 12:22 PM   #11
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The wife bought me a Yada wireless camera for Christmas. I love it. works great. don't know how much it cost though.

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Old 03-03-2016, 12:39 PM   #12
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I installed a small and really inexpensive camera kit right on the license plate of the F-150 XLT and works like a charm, especially when hooking the TT by myself. I did take it to a local sound shop for the wiring (because I know my limitations on wiring). The camera kit came with everything needed for installation if you decide to wiring it yourself.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:45 PM   #13
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I simply ask my wife to watch. Much more accurate than even the camera,,,, unless it is raining than it is a DIY project.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:51 PM   #14
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Make, model of camera purchased?
It says RVS great!
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:06 PM   #15
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I bought this back up camera years ago for using with my work trailer.
>>> Click here<<<<
It worked great and I could hook up single handed every time.
It is still mounted just above my licence plate....I can switch between 2 cameras.

I bought an additional camera >>>>click here<<<< and mounted it (hardwired) on the rear of my 5th wheel, on the bottom side of a ladder rung.
I wired it so it powered when I would turn on my (parking/running) lights instead of the back up lights.
This way I can use it while driving to keep track of any rear-blind spots before changing lanes and be aware of close followers.

Also it is very helpful for backing into the camping spots

With a 7 inch color screen the visibility is pretty good, however, it is not the highest of quality...but lasts and works at a reasonable price.

I ran the wire the length of the trailer inside a 1/2 inch pvc pipe chase that I attached to the frame. I used a 2 prong trailer connecter that I have hanging at the rear of the pinbox ready to connect to the wireless sender in the back of my pick-up box.

Because the bulk of the 5th wheel dominates the rearview mirror... I made a plexi-glass bracket that hooks over the rearview to the right side I can still use a portion of the rearview mirror focused on the 5th wheel hitch. I use Velcro to attach the camera to the plexi-bracket...easy on easy off, as the power cord is run up near the mirror for access.

hope this helps

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Old 03-03-2016, 01:11 PM   #16
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I bought an I-Ball several years ago for the Windjammer. Worked great and now I use it on our 5th wheel. Keep in the truck console so I always know where it is.
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:17 PM   #17
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napa sells them 89 or so
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:39 PM   #18
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This thread may help, and you can watch ebay and get them rather inexpensively ($70 or less). Mine is still going strong. It's a lot of reading , but worth it if you want to see a lot of other uses for these type cameras in the campground. The range on the one in the link is great.

I use my portable unit for hitching, watching vehicles behind the trailer while towing, backing the trailer into spots, and setting up satellite.

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Old 03-03-2016, 01:43 PM   #19
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I use this. Works great.
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:46 PM   #20
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Peak backup camera works great. I have put three on and will be adding one soon on my Wildcat. One can be picked up at advanced auto, or ebay. I wired them to the running lights so one can keep it on to watch tires on what ever to pull.

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