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Old 11-06-2012, 09:13 AM   #15
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No reason to move a camera back and forth. Have the best of both worlds, have a camera on the back of both the tug and trailer. A second camera is dirt cheap, about $15. I bought two cameras and a 7" monitor on ebay for about 50 bucks, delivered to my door....
That's what I'm planning on doing... just haven't gotten around to the 2nd camera.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:33 AM   #16
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I've got a two camera system from Rear View Safety combined with a 5" monitor. Works great for hitching, and as a rear view mirror, but not all that useful for backing into a site - the very wide angle camera makes judging distances difficult. It does let you know if you are going to hit something, but I still use the outside mirrors & "Get Out & Look" for campsites.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:53 AM   #17
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Thank you Gary for the good deal. I also use a backup camera (wireless) on the trailer for full-time rear viewing, but the wireless has a lot of static with poor picture quality. I sure hope this works out much better.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:13 PM   #18
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I really like the idea of the back-up camera as I'm usually alone.

Ron... What brand did you get, and it is easy to hook up?
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:31 PM   #19
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Given the title of this thread, I am very impressed that it has not gone south, like slightly lower then hip level.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:06 PM   #20
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Mary Ann,

I got it off ebay. There were several vendors with the same product. The main reason I choose this type was because of the ability to switch between two cameras with the touch of a button. The V1/V2 button.

I hard wired mine, never a potential problem with interferance or distance. I ran the power source to the little switch by the monitor. I can turn it off and on whenever I want, I don't have to be in reverse. Very handy to "look" behind the trailer on the road to see if anyone's up close and personal and especially if they have any extra colored lights on their vehicle

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Old 11-17-2012, 05:33 PM   #21
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OK, I ordered one. Here is to hoping it is a good one. Decent reviews on Amazon.
Mine was delivered today. I hooked it up on my bench and powered it up to confirm that it works, which it does. It has two image inputs, one marked camera and one marked video. When you supply a camera signal to both inputs, the lead marked video gets precedence and is displayed. When you unplug the video lead, the camera image displays.

It ain't no Nikon, but I'm happy at $25.
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Mine was delivered today. I hooked it up on my bench and powered it up to confirm that it works, which it does. It has two image inputs, one marked camera and one marked video. When you supply a camera signal to both inputs, the lead marked video gets precedence and is displayed. When you unplug the video lead, the camera image displays.

It ain't no Nikon, but I'm happy at $25.

I finally installed this camera and got a chance to use it. I decided that if mounted externally, the lens would perpetually be dirty and I was unsure if it is actually waterproof. So, I installed it inside looking out the back window. I bought a 15 foot extension and a double ended female connector (called video RCA cable) on eBay, so I can make a hook up at the same general area as the trailer plug connection.

The lens has such a wide angle that I found it hard to get used to using it to back up, but it works great to see who is behind you - much better than any rear view mirror.

For the money it works fine. We shall see how long it lasts.
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