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Old 05-14-2013, 08:10 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Ken in Philly View Post
I really really really want to avoid running more cables to the to vehicle. Is there ANY wireless camera that works well?

If not, I was thinking of putting a little router in the egg and sticking an IP cam on it. Then I could see it from my phone on the same WiFi network. It'd be easy to run off 12v.

I'd rather a dedicated solution if one was good.
How do you plan to reverse the image with the IP camera?

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #16
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How do you plan to reverse the image with the IP camera?
Look at the screen in a mirror?

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:36 AM   #17
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Even that would be better than trying to back up with a non reversed image!
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:04 AM   #18
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An IP camera should have controls either in the camera itself or in the control app that can reverse the image. I believe some bluetooth rearview mirrors with display have options for that also.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #19
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We use a Peak wireless camera with our 19' Scamp. (I guess it is technically partly wired since the camera in the back window of the Scamp is wired to the transmitter tucked into the edge of the bed in the front of the Scamp.)

It is really for seeing what is behind us while driving...not for backing up. We find it useful although we do have some static interference issues periodically. All in all it was a relatively inexpensive addition which we find helpful.

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Cari & i use one called "HindSight" backup camera. Both the monitor (about the size of a Smartphone. I place the monitor on the rear view mirror with its built in clip) and the night-vision camera are wireless. Each will go about 70 minutes before needing a recharge. I bought a simple ($20) cable so i can charge either one, but it comes with a 12 volt charger with a Y adapter for charging them both at the same time.

The camera has a magnetic mount. I will typically place the camera on the van's rear cargo door (about 11 feet from the cab) and point it downward so i can see the trailer hitch-up in progress. Then, when we are ready to head down the road i take the camera into the trailer (15ft from hitch to bumper) and have a small metal plate attached with velcro to the rear window frame to point outside as a rear view mirror going down the highway. It has worked great so far. And because it is inside, it does not fog up like our last unit which was a license plate cam.


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