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Old 12-13-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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Backup camera for TV and TT

It's almost done. Only have to install the camera on the back of the TT and plug it in. The TV is all wired. The rear view mirror has a built-in 7" color LCD. When off, it's a standard mirror. When on, I can easily see the hitch, or with a push of the remote, I'll be able to see behind the trailer.

The monitor with a camera was $118 on Ebay. The second backup camera was about $40. Inexpensive, very useful.

Check out the pics so far: http://www.2manytoyz.com/backupcam.html
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:17 PM   #2
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Great project. I too am looking at doing the same, but am not quit sure what to buy.
Please give us a report on how well it work following you next few outings.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:34 PM   #3
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Here's what I bought: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=280053583462

I bought another camera earlier, also on Ebay, for about $40. This was a color, flush mount, reverse image camera. A regular camera would get the left/right reversed when pointing backwards. Must have a reverse image camera. Here's an example of one on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=160060670796

After some head scratching, and not wanting to drill any holes in my new trailer, I think I've found the perfect spot. I could use another license plate camera, but my plate isn't centered on the trailer. I've decided to drill a hole in the hard plastic spare tire cover. It's centered, the camera will be almost hidden. The wiring can snake along the frame, hidden.

This is an easy DIY project. More pics and details to follow...
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:18 PM   #4
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You will love them cameras. I have them also on back of truck and trailer, but the one on the trailer is wireless, and I have a 10" black and white screen. It is great for keeping an eye on the Jeep when we are towing double.
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:20 PM   #5
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Got the TT camera installed today. The system works great! I can easily switch between the hitch cam and the tt cam by pushing a button on the remote.
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:30 PM   #6
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Got the TT camera installed today. The system works great! I can easily switch between the hitch cam and the tt cam by pushing a button on the remote.
Cool, how about some pics
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:23 PM   #7
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Lots of pics at the link in the first post... but here's a few of them:

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Old 12-18-2006, 04:24 PM   #8
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For more details, and larger pics, follow this link: http://www.2manytoyz.com/backupcam.html
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:37 PM   #9
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VERY COOL. It's a lot more hidden than my set up, and a lot cheaper. wish I had seen your set up befor I installed mine.
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:40 PM   #10
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Very nice set up.......Thanks for the great pics on your link.

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Smile Question about miror

I have a 2007 Avalanche - The mirror has a temp guage and compass built in. Does the new mirror completely cover the old. In other words, will I lose the compass and temp readout. I do need a backup system.
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