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Old 07-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #111
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Here is how I am "mounting" my camera to my truck. It happens that the base of the camera fits nicely into the handle bucket of the tailgate. Just to make sure that it doesn't accidentally fall out, since some times I will use to when hooking up to trailers on jobsites and other rough areas, I put a piece of velcro on the camera base and the other side inside of the tailgate handle. It worked out pretty good I think!


Although I did have one minor issue. Our 4 year old DD took the camera in to show mom what came in the mail, unfortunately in the process the camera ended up getting dropped and broke a little. It cracked right at the back of the camera where the first pivot point is, but I had some plastic epoxy and get it fixed back up.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:20 PM   #112
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Looks good. Whatever works best.

Please keep us informed of any other uses you may find for it, as well as any problems you may encounter.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #113
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Mine came in today and will use it this coming week.

I will use the mag bowl and maybe simply use a ziploc bag to protect it from the elements, as I do not have a window at the back of my Shamrock.

Let's hope the magnet is strong enough to hold it to the rear bumper. I will probably make a plastic bracket for the spare tire cover to use instead.

Will post back of my findings.

Again thanks to the OP for the tip.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:09 PM   #114
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Mine came in today and will use it this coming week.

I will use the mag bowl and maybe simply use a ziploc bag to protect it from the elements, as I do not have a window at the back of my Shamrock.

Let's hope the magnet is strong enough to hold it to the rear bumper. I will probably make a plastic bracket for the spare tire cover to use instead.

Will post back of my findings.

Again thanks to the OP for the tip.
Sounds great miatared. Are you talking about using the mag bowl to attach it temporarily to the tailgate to view as you hook up the trailer (then place the camera/bowl back in the truck since it wouldn't stay on the tailgate as you drive)...or using it to place on the rear bumper of your trailer as you drive down the road?
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Sounds great miatared. Are you talking about using the mag bowl to attach it temporarily to the tailgate to view as you hook up the trailer (then place the camera/bowl back in the truck since it wouldn't stay on the tailgate as you drive)...or using it to place on the rear bumper of your trailer as you drive down the road?
I already have a backup camera on my tow vehicle.

I'll put the mag bowl on the rear bumper of the trailer, to have a peak as I drive down the road and also when backing up in my campsites. Ideally I'd like to have a bracket on the spare to stick the camera on. And I have lots of other potential /planned uses for it at home too when not towing.

I think the ziploc bag should be OK to protect it for now, will think of another better way, maybe a clear plastic jar or something where I could insert the camera when needed.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:17 PM   #116
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I already have a backup camera on my tow vehicle.

I'll put the mag bowl on the rear bumper of the trailer, to have a peak as I drive down the road and also when backing up in my campsites. Ideally I'd like to have a bracket on the spare to stick the camera on. And I have lots of other potential /planned uses for it at home too when not towing.

I think the ziploc bag should be OK to protect it for now, will think of another better way, maybe a clear plastic jar or something where I could insert the camera when needed.
Ok Great. One of my friends here does like you are talking about, but bought a real powerful magnet to place on their bumper. I'll ask them where/what they did....just to see if that gives you any more ideas.

If you do make a watertight (or weather resistant) enclosure, I'm sure we'll all want to know.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:50 AM   #117
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Hey all, thought I would post at least a description of what I am currently using for hooking up my trailer by myself.

I have an iPhone and iPad I found an app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/best...432791399?mt=8

I mount my iPhone in a Ram Mount, then attach it to the rear glass of my Yukon XL and I aim at my hitch area.

Then I put my iPad in the cab area to monitor.

So this is an inexpensive app, wireless. Works on wifi or Bluetooth.

I am going to attempt to mount on the side of camper when doing setup. I did have a recent issue with range on Bluetooth when I attached it to rear of camper.

Also this is clearly not a setup to leave attached while driving down the road....for obvious reasons.

If I get a chance I can send a pic of the Ram Mount...here is a link. Very handy items to use worth a look for sure.

http://www.rammount.com/
This is a great idea. I can do this after I've already mounted my GE wireless camera in my RV rear window for the trip.

Here's another app (called Remote Live Camera) that is totally free and works well on my iPhone 5.
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I just got back from a week vacation in the Poconos. Over 5 hours on the road each way. We caravan with about 4 rigs. This camera was wonderful. I have it mounted in the back window of my 5th wheel. I used a converter that plugs into the 12V outlet and a extension cord to run it for the trip. I also had the same set up in the truck. This also gave me an outlet to charge my cell phone and walkie talkie during the trip. The converters were less than $30 each and can be used in the truck anytime. I could always keep an eye on traffic behind me. I could also see my fellow campers behind me. I got the camera and monitor on ebay for less than $90. One of the best investments I have made.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:55 PM   #119
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Your setup looks pretty good. The photo's are nice and clear.

I ordered a "Swift Hitch" system. It has not come in yet but I'll post something after I give it a try.
IndyMule...How did your Swift Hitch system work for you? I've been looking at a couple of Camera systems and was leaning towards that one...Any info would be appreciated..

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I just got back from a week vacation in the Poconos. Over 5 hours on the road each way. We caravan with about 4 rigs. This camera was wonderful. I have it mounted in the back window of my 5th wheel. I used a converter that plugs into the 12V outlet and a extension cord to run it for the trip. I also had the same set up in the truck. This also gave me an outlet to charge my cell phone and walkie talkie during the trip. The converters were less than $30 each and can be used in the truck anytime. I could always keep an eye on traffic behind me. I could also see my fellow campers behind me. I got the camera and monitor on ebay for less than $90. One of the best investments I have made.
Glad to hear another success story.
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