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Old 06-09-2015, 10:46 PM   #1
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Any one using a back up camera on the back of your camper? I have one on the truck but thinking about installing one on the back of the camper. Any one have any ideas?
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:02 AM   #2
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I was looking into something like that, too, but was pretty disappointed in the reviews I read on the ones i,was researching on Amazon. Most of the negatives I saw had to do with limited range of the transmitters. I then realized that my wife gave me a Go Pro Hero 3+ that's Wi-Fi equipped, and it has a range of 600' (allegedly!). I use it and my iPad, and it works great.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:07 AM   #3
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Friend gave me a wireless unit he bought for his SUV and then traded. second season and I have not hooked it up. Backing up without a backup camera doesn't seem that much of an issue. I tested the unit by powering the camera and setting it 30 ft behind the vehicle and it worked fine so when I get around to wiring it to lights I am sure it will be ok. Plan to use trailer lights that I can turn on when I back up. I'll still have the wife stand back there



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Old 06-11-2015, 09:12 AM   #4
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Friend gave me a wireless unit he bought for his SUV and then traded. second season and I have not hooked it up. Backing up without a backup camera doesn't seem that much of an issue. I tested the unit by powering the camera and setting it 30 ft behind the vehicle and it worked fine so when I get around to wiring it to lights I am sure it will be ok. Plan to use trailer lights that I can turn on when I back up. I'll still have the wife stand back there



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The key element here is when you have the engine running and put it in gear to do what you bought it for. I tried one, and the bluetooth in the TV couldnt be shut off or disabled and produced so much static that the picture is unusable at all
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:24 AM   #5
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I use this one. It is not wireless but there is no interference in either direction and the picture is great, the screen large and it has audio. Yes you do need to run a wire, but it is a one time deal and took less than an hour I did more than was needed. ( I ran 3/4" flex wiring protector the length of RV and pulled through that also have in place if I need to add any other wiring front to back) You also have one more connection to make when hooking up and unhooking, but it is much less than the other systems and no range or interference issues. I am very happy. Got mine from BHphoto.

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I have one on my TT. I extended the connection for the one on my truck up into the truck bed and disconnect the truck camera and plug in the trailer camera when I am towing. I keep the TT camera on all the time while towing.
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I use this one. It is not wireless but there is no interference in either direction and the picture is great, the screen large and it has audio. Yes you do need to run a wire, but it is a one time deal and took less than an hour I did more than was needed. ( I ran 3/4" flex wiring protector the length of RV and pulled through that also have in place if I need to add any other wiring front to back) You also have one more connection to make when hooking up and unhooking, but it is much less than the other systems and no range or interference issues. I am very happy. Got mine from BHphoto.

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I plan on doing the same. I already had a wireless one on my TV, so I plan on running a hard wired camera from the TT to the wireless transmitter on the TV, then disconnect the camera from the TV and plug in the TT backup camera when we are camping. Sounds very similar to Charliec's set up.
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I installed a camera on the back of my TT and on the tow vehicle. It really comes in handy when changing lanes in traffic. The cameras also have microphones built in so I can hear directions from my spotter when backing into a camp site. I got mine from Rear View Safety. Backup Camera System | Rear View Backup Camera | RearViewSafety.com
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I then realized that my wife gave me a Go Pro Hero 3+ that's Wi-Fi equipped, and it has a range of 600' (allegedly!). I use it and my iPad, and it works great.

I was thinking about doing the same with my GoPro but saw some folks complained that there was a several second delay by the time the video showed on the iPad. Do you notice a lag or is it pretty much realtime?


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Old 06-11-2015, 03:45 PM   #10
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Just installed one this past week. Tadi Brothers system. Two cameras. One "eye ball" mounted next to the license plate for backing up to the hitch. This one was hard wired. Picked up the reversing signal and power from the trailer plug. Came off the brake controller for the monitor and have it where I can have the display up on the dash. Also installed wireless for the trailer. Camera is 120 degree view mounted just below the center running light at the rear of the trailer. Drilled through and wired up stream of my real living light below the cabinet. The transmitter is installed in that cabinet opposite the camera. All works quite well and will be taking it out tomorrow for the first road test and back up into a camp space. I am sure I will need to make some adjustments for proper angle. This provides me viewing behind when traveling down the road as well as back up. Hopefully it will make backing less of a communication adventure between my wife and me.
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