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Old 11-20-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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$29.99 back up camera

True Value Hardware has a back up camera on sale for $49.99 + a $20.00 rebate.
It has a 2.4 inch LCD Monitor and license plate frame camera with a 2.4 GHz wireless transmitter.
It includes all mounting hardware.
The sale starts Friday.
It looks like the one I bought at Costco several years ago for about $90.00.

Hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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Could you post a link to the sale ad. I tried their page and only got one for $115 with a rebate.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Sorry, I don't have a link it's sale flyer came in the mail today.
The header on the Flyer says Thanksgiving weekend sale. Save up to 50%.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:40 AM   #4
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This one? Peak Car Back-Up Camera, Wireless, 2.4-In. LCD Color Monitor
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Rats, this looks like a better deal than the one I jumped on because this one is wireless. Oh well, I'm happy.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:23 PM   #6
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The reviews are only fair, but I took a chance and told the local hardware store to order one up for me. I'll report once I get it installed.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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I also ordered one....I couldn't decide between that one and the one on ebay that you can switch between cameras.... Either way, I ordered one. Does anyone know if this one has to wire into the reverse lights?
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:05 PM   #8
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There are several installation videos on youtube. You certainly can wire it in to the back up lights. I intend to wire it in to either the taillights or the license plate lights. That way, it will always be on when the lights are on. You can shut off the video at the display end if you don't want to look at it. Or, just unplug it from the cigarette lighter.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:16 PM   #9
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OK...camera finally got to the store and I picked it up....now I can't find the rebate form...anyone have one?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:30 PM   #10
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Go to Donna D.'s post above. Click on her Peak link. When you're in that link, put rebate in the search box. It will come up and you can print it. If you've got a problem doing that, PM me with your mailing address. I've got an extra one that I would mail you.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #11
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I got it...I couldn't find it through the rebate center, but was able to find it at the product page....thanks for your help!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:31 AM   #12
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I've used a Peak wireless for over a year now in my full-sized truck.

I wired it to my backup lights so it only comes on when I put the truck in reverse. After a couple of rains the camera got water in it but I pried it open, dried it out, and sealed it with silicone cement - it has stayed dry ever since. Rain or morning mist will usually obscure the image. The image is good when the lighting is just right, but often glare will wash out the scene to where it's practically useless.

I first put the transmitter in the space by the tail light but the range must have been a bit too great since I got a tremendous amount of interference, so I moved it closer to the cab. I put the transmitter in double zip-lock bags and zip-tied it to the frame, stretching the cable to its length, to where it nearly reached the cab. I now get much less interference. In a small vehicle it should do even better, but still not great. It picks up interference from other vehicles, cameras at railroad crossings and stop lights, etc. Once our screen even showed the front of our own truck! The camera on the car in front of us broadcast to our unit - very interesting.

All-in-all it does a fair job at best. I got the Peak with the 3 1/2" screen, which I consider too small, so I can't imagine the 2 1/2" screen as being adequate. For Christmas I'm getting a hard-wired unit with a 7" screen. I'll report on it after I've used it for a couple of months.

This is the monitor I ordered from Amazon ($35.68): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o02_s00_i00
And this is the camera ($15.26):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o02_s00_i01
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Rats, this looks like a better deal than the one I jumped on because this one is wireless. Oh well, I'm happy.
Thomas, I have had this PEAK wireless camera set-up for a couple years (I use it as a rear view mirror, leaving it on all the time), and have switched over to the "wired" one on sale because the wireless is prone to interference (distortion, lines, and blackout periods). NOW I'm happy also.
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Thomas, I have had this PEAK wireless camera set-up for a couple years (I use it as a rear view mirror, leaving it on all the time), and have switched over to the "wired" one on sale because the wireless is prone to interference (distortion, lines, and blackout periods). NOW I'm happy also.
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Thanks, I feel better now.
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