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Old 04-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #81
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The shade on my back window had enough slack in it to clear the mount and camera. I plan to travel with the shade down. As far as the cigarette lighter charge, I assume it would work if you find the right one.
I bought a second camera and plan on sitting one on each side of the bumper when backing into a site. Might have to put a Velcro patch on the bumper to make sure they don't fall off. DW suggested Velcroing the monitor to the backside of the visor and just flipping it down when needed. Might just try it.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #82
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Got another question will the monitor charge off one of those mini usb cigarette lighter plugs?
Based on the fact that the charge light doesn't come on when the mini-USB is plugged in, I'm going to say no.

See my post #50 for how to charge from a 12v accessory outlet. (By the way, I see iPhone car chargers for very cheap prices at lots of stores.)

As for the window shade, in my case, with the camera at the bottom of the window, there is not much slack in the shade strings. The shade fits over the camera itself with no problem at all, but I end up leaving the shade open about an inch to accommodate the camera base.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #83
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Based on the fact that the charge light doesn't come on when the mini-USB is plugged in, I'm going to say no.

See my post #50 for how to charge from a 12v accessory outlet. (By the way, I see iPhone car chargers for very cheap prices at lots of stores.)

As for the window shade, in my case, with the camera at the bottom of the window, there is not much slack in the shade strings. The shade fits over the camera itself with no problem at all, but I end up leaving the shade open about an inch to accommodate the camera base.
Thanks for the replies. I think I will just get a Iphone charger then. I will check out your post. I have decided that since I only really want to use this camera for backing my 5ver into my Pole Barn (it is a little tricky) and the occasional back in RV site (I always try to get pull through's ) that I may just use Velcro and put it back there when it is needed.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:48 PM   #84
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Just ordered this 140.00 from ebay shipped thanks for sharing no more silly yellow tennis balls on the ends of telescopic rods
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #85
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no more silly yellow tennis balls on the ends of telescopic rods
Been there, done that.

As stated previously, I find it easier when I have the camera attached to the tailgate, aiming down at the hitch....to turn the monitor upside down. That makes it easier to know which way to turn the truck when aligning the ball under the trailer coupling.

I've already used mine twice today, hooking up tire trailers here at the shop.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:34 PM   #86
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Got to use mine now for a few weeks - for all sorts of things!

In the house window it will come on and beep (at the monitory) and anyone comes in the driveway - handy for deliveries, kids coming home from school, etc.

Used on the cargo trailer and today on the camper (took it to get inspected) and works FANTASTICALLY! Lots of range, reception wise. Used a bungy to hold it to the rack on the back of the trailer. Then I set on the sidewalk to align the back of the tt with the hose connection to flush out the water lines. One shot and done!

I can back up with a LOT more confidence as I can easily see if anything (or anyone) is back there - no guessing, hoping, praying!

and the mic bit works well too - if you have a helper back there you can easily hear them talking, giving directions and well, critiquing...ok, so nothing's perfect! LOL
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Solved the problem of the reverse view by mounting the monitor so I view it in my rear view mirror.
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Solved the problem of the reverse view by mounting the monitor so I view it in my rear view mirror.
Cool idea! You can't really use that mirror for
much else when you're towing.
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Very nice. How is it in the dark?
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