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Old 02-24-2014, 02:34 PM   #11
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I tried various permutations of apps, el cheapo cameras and having the DW sitting on the rear bumper with her iPhone, I finally bit the bullet and got a proper "rear view" wireless system. Wired the camera to the center clearance light on the back of the Cedar Creek 38FL and it paired automatically with the display in the cab of our 2013 RAM 3500 Dually - not a small distance. The picture is solid and allows me to change lanes without a lot of guesswork. It also has audio so you can hear the DW as you back into your space.

The "Voyager Digital Wireless Camera System" is available thru a wide variety of sources at a broad spread of price points. Bought ours on sale at Camping World....

The system is a bit pricey but I think it's well worth it.

Nice system for sure..... but ouch the price hurts for sure. For $500, I'll just keep making, correction "asking", my wife to get out and stand at the back of the FW when I'm backing up.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:43 PM   #12
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I bought a wireless backup camera and a mirror mounted monitor off of Amazon. Will wire up this spring whenever the weather breaks. Cost for setup $56.00 including shipping.

Camera is rated at 160ft. I have a longbed crew cab pickup and a Microlite 21ft trailer which is fiberglass/aluminum. Signal should be strong enough.

I plan on wiring camera up and trying on rear of truck, and then rear of trailer.

Monitor allows for two video inputs. If the camera works out okay on trailer, i will purchase another for the back of the truck.

Trailer cam would be fulltime while running lights are on, and the truck cam on only when backing up.
What brand did you purchase??
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Not sure if this helps at all, but our Voyager Digital Wireless Camera System in the 5 inch model is currently on clearance for $400 with $9.99 flat shipping.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:47 PM   #14
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I wouldn't spend money on a wireless unit. I'm going to layout any cash, I might as well spend it on the installing the 12 year old aftermarket head unit with backup camera I've got laying around in a couple of boxes of old tuner stuff.

Most of the time I've got the DW with me to help guide me back. The app I referenced before was for those 2-3 times a year I need to run to the storage yard and pick up the trailer by myself. An easy alternative all with parts on hand.
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Not sure if this helps at all, but our Voyager Digital Wireless Camera System in the 5 inch model is currently on clearance for $400 with $9.99 flat shipping.
what's the range for the wireless?
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:04 PM   #16
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what's the range for the wireless?
60ft+, here is a link (Digital Wireless Observation System featuring WiSight Technology) where you can read all about the kit and the differences between it and other wireless systems. Retail on this system is $849.99
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When I get the time to finish working on mine it will be quite a bit cheaper. I use a wireless IP security cam and a wireless router.

The security cam has a local IP but the interface on the camera will not connect to web browser on the tablet or phone. You have to use a wireless router to link the two together (three if you count the wireless router).
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You could just grab a Brookstone rover used from eBay. They create their own wireless network you can join with your phone or ipad.
Plus then you could drive it around to change your viewing angle! LOL!
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On a similar note, if you do have a "backup buddy" behind you that has a smartphone also... Using skype or FaceTime and having them point it at the hitch would do wonders I suppose. Note: this is in theory, I haven't tried it myself, still waiting on my new TT to be delivered.
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On a similar note, if you do have a "backup buddy" behind you that has a smartphone also... Using skype or FaceTime and having them point it at the hitch would do wonders I suppose. Note: this is in theory, I haven't tried it myself, still waiting on my new TT to be delivered.

The times I have a 'backup buddy' I don't need a camera. DW guides me in pretty well.

I needed a solution for those times I run to the storage yard solo to bring the TT back home to pack. That's why I went looking for the solution I referenced in Post #6 above.
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