Backup Camera--Koolertron - Fiberglass RV

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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Backup Camera--Koolertron

Been looking for a backup camera. Has anyone tried the $15.00 Koolertron backup camera?Click image for larger version

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No monitor included, but I can buy a 4.3" for about $23.00Click image for larger version

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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I've got one. The image is so-so. GREAT when the lighting is JUST RIGHT, not so great when it isn't. I use it as an on-all-the-time rearview camera. Rather than plug the power into the backup light I've hooked it into an always-on plug in the back of the RAV4. But for $15, what do you expect?

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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We use the Peak PKCORB camera system.
We mount the camera in the rear window of our Scamp 5er Deluxe. We rigged a way to mount it to the undercabinet with magnetic latches so it is removable.
The monitor gets mounted in the rear window of the Nissan Frontier with the suctionmount supplied with the kit.
We had to position the transmitter at the very front of the Scamp loft to get good reception - so we needed to get an extension cord for the camera to transmitter cord. That was easily to get as an accessory to the camera kit.
We hardwired the transmitter power into one of the 12V lights in the Scamp loft. The light does NOT have to be on for the transmitter to get power.
We have used it for several trips now and really like it. It is on all the time while driving.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #4
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Here's a shot of the same one being tested for the first time. As you can see it shows the proximity of the ball and hitch very clearly. It truly makes hooking up the trailer a one person, non-stop operation. It's not so good at long distances, you can tell if it's a truck or car behind you, but the details aren't clear.

I also have one on the rear of my Scamp and the monitor allows me to switch between them as needed. Mine are hard wired.

Well worth the price.

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