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Old 03-10-2016, 01:08 PM   #11
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Back Up camera

Mirrors will tell you more than that back up camera when switching lanes. Those cameras don't show you very long distances that is not what their for. Put on blinkers check both sides then make your move while looking at the mirror side your moving to. I have had three different cameras on different RV's so I do have experience as a lot of people on here do as well.
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:24 PM   #12
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Seeing traffic behind TT

I bought the Garmin RV 760 GPS and use the matching wireless camera (although with a 32 ft 5th wheel I added an extension cable so the transmitter could be mounted on the front of the trailer.) The image resolution is not clear enough to display their front license plate but will certainly give you enough warning to draw your weapon (JK !)
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:41 PM   #13
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We have a tadibrothers system. I have no problem getting a crystal clear picture with the wireless set up. But we don't use it for anything other than a rear view mirror. When I am driving without a trailer behind, I use my rear view often, because I want to know what is happening behind me. This just becomes my rear view mirror and it works great for that. As far as depth perception and things like that, I wouldn't try to use it for those purposes, but I don't have anything negative to say about it, or tadibrothers.
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:58 PM   #14
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You are countering yourself when asking about the Tadibrothers wireless back up camera. For what you are suggesting, you are looking for a rear view observation camera. RVC and Furrion make both. A back up system works only in reverse if installed according to directions. The rear observation camera can view the rear while going forward or in reverse and acts as a rear view mirror behind the trailer. My strong recommendation is to go with the observation system for TT use.

For the TV, we use a back up camera. For the trailer, we use a rear observation camera. Our trailer camera is a hard wired RVC system and has a 120 degree cone of vision. For lane changes, the same rule applies to the camera monitor as applies to the rear view mirror of a vehicle (without a trailer). If you can see, on the monitor, the full front of the vehicle in the adjoining lane, it is safe to change lanes. This makes lane changes ever so much easier. It also eliminates a very big blind spot at the rear of the TT.
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Old 03-10-2016, 03:05 PM   #15
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I bought a wired camera for the back of my TT. I read to many reports of poor signal and interference problems with wireless. I like the camera for knowing when I can pull back in from passing also I can see the guy sitting five feet off my bumper in a Not So Smart car trying to get to heaven using as little gas as possible. One little problem you have to consider with a trailer is how you will connect and disconnect. You could buy an extra cable to route through the truck or do like I do and run the cable from the trailer under the truck cap to the window. Just don't forget to unplug it before you drive away from the trailer. So far that hasn't been a problem.
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Old 03-10-2016, 03:32 PM   #16
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I went originally with the Tadi Brothers wireless setup with their 7 inch monitor. When I went to Best Buy to have them install everything they suggested hardwiring to avoid possible interference. Price was the same either way.

I went with the hardwire and love the clarity, etc. I am a single camper with a Propride hitch. I have the HD camera above my license plate. Really helps aligning the stinger in the hitch.

I also have a HD camera mounted about 8 ft above ground level on the back of the trailer.

The unit is wired independently, not connected to reverse/backup lights. I can turn on/off when I want to.

I leave the rear camera on while I'm driving. I can see anyone who speeds up and gets in my mirror blindspot. Really a bonus.

Two problems. One, even though I have a shade on the rear camera, when I was traveling in the rain, water droplets would get on the screen. My second problem was because the rear camera was a wide angle, distant vehicles beyond about 75 ft were next to impossible to see.
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I feel I have enough to do without worrying about some a-hole behind me. I have a bumper sticker on the back of my TT that reads: If you can't see my mirrors, I can't see you.
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Old 03-10-2016, 03:54 PM   #18
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I bought a wired camera for the back of my TT. I read to many reports of poor signal and interference problems with wireless. I like the camera for knowing when I can pull back in from passing also I can see the guy sitting five feet off my bumper in a Not So Smart car trying to get to heaven using as little gas as possible. One little problem you have to consider with a trailer is how you will connect and disconnect. You could buy an extra cable to route through the truck or do like I do and run the cable from the trailer under the truck cap to the window. Just don't forget to unplug it before you drive away from the trailer. So far that hasn't been a problem.
The Rear View Camera system has a complete pre-wired kit that addresses your problem.The power and video feed comes from the monitor via a 5-pin cable to a 5-pin din waterprrof screw-on connector at the rear of the TV. Another coiled cable with 5-pin connectors at each end bridges the TV to the trailer. A permanently mounted connector mounts in the hitch area and the connecting cable extends to the camera mounted at the rear. You can completely remove the middle cable when not in use. The 5-pin cabling gives a video/audio feed only from the camera to the monitor.My self install has been flawless for 3 years. Warning, RVC systems have proprietary wiring configurations. They may not interchange with other video products without adapters. RVC tech support is great at helping you through any issues and have some converting cables.

Note the picture of the TV connection at the hitch. The black mounting plate is a modified 2" receiver cap.
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:24 PM   #19
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I had a Class A with a camera. Did not help as it distorts distance. I now have a 5th wheel with tow mirrors. No problems. When I want to change lanes I can see everything. If someone comes barreling up behind me, that's their problem, not mine. I usually drive in the slow lane as I am retired and in no hurry. I drive 300 miles or 6 hours per day, whichever comes first. Save your money, drive in the slow lane, relax and enjoy your retirement.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:48 PM   #20
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Hi guys i have posted this several times, I purchased a Tadibrothers monitor and wireless camera system. Have been using it for 6 months now, no static perfect clear video. I suggest you call and ask for Eddie as he really knows all sysyems and can configure to your exact needs. As for mine i have a 33ft TT now im wireless from truck camera to rear of TT. Eddie recommended antenna distance extensions which it has. Now i can run down the road at 60mph, over RR track crossings and there is no such distortions or static. So i can't understand other posts talking about not being clear, thats why I recommend talking to Eddie as he will set you up with the right gear. This is what i bought Sku#123527 $399.99. Now it comes with a 7inch wireless color monitor, license plate mount camera which i mounted on the roof cap of my bed topper, and the other camera on the back of the TT. And he recommended the TT camera to use the range extender antenna. Now understand this whole system is complete wireless. Monitor and cameras only need a constant 12 v connection to view each camera. As for me the best option quality i could finf. Highly recommend.
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