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Old 05-09-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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A number of people use rear and side view cameras to see their ball, what's behind their rig or their vehicle. I want to add a short section on carmeras to the Towing Tips thread. I have one input from RodP and am seeking more. Rod uses a hard wired system. I would be interested in anyone who uses a wireless system as well .

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Old 05-09-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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On our 17 foot Oliver, we had the factory install the Voyager AOM56WXSYS Wireless system. It is no longer available and was actually a hybrid Wired/Wireless system. The camera mounted on the back of the trailer was hardwired to the transmitter mounted on the front of the trailer. It sent a wireless signal to the monitor mounted in the tow.

For the new 22 foot Oliver we've ordered I'm having a Voyager WVOS713 system installed. It has a wireless camera that only requires a power supply from the trailer. As with the older system, the monitor is mounted in the tow.

We only use it as a rear view while traveling or backing up. I can hook our trailer up without help.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:16 PM   #3
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I'm not cheap when it comes to my "toys", but over $700 for these things? Really? Wow!
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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I have not owned one of these but have installed several and in general they are very overpriced for the performance they deliver.

I use high quality security cameras and monitors usually and get much better performance and longevity easily when I do.

Almost all security gear is available in a 12vdc version although a lot is 24vdc too so there is little reason to accept the packages sold in the marketplace and get so little in return.

Wireless has a tough time in the Automotive environment and they tend to deliver poor image quality and flickering images.

If running wires then why not just use commercial quality gear?

Actually I don't really even understand the idea of using a camera in general?
I hitch up by myself even if others want to "Help" and it just is not that tough.

I am a young whippersnapper and all but still?
I don't think I would ever use one.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #5
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I've had my RAV4 for almost five years and I still have no idea where the spare tire ( hanging off the back ) is relative to anything that might be behind me.
I keep a hitch in the receiver to give me an opportunity to stop before pushing the spare into the rear hatch. However, I gather it's not a great idea to use the hitch as a bumper. That can be expensive too.
So, my daughter got me one of those wireless backup cameras. I don't have the nerve to remove the panel from the hatch to install it, so I got an estimate from a shop. They figured 3 hours at $85 an hour and added that the wireless cameras are lousy.
That given, I guess it is going back to Costco.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #6
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Norm, I use a wireless camera on our Jeep, as the spare tire is 37" and difficult to see behind. I use a hard wired camera in the rear window of the Scamp, as it gives a good quality picture without the static filled picture the wireless one gives. I can't remember the price I paid for the hard wired one on ebay, but it was less than 40 dollars with shipping, and less than extended mirrors.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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I have a wired system from Rear View Safety. Two cameras, one on the RV4 for hitching & the other on the Escape as a rear view mirror. No problems over the last two years.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:12 PM   #8
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I got lucky and bought a wireless one on sale from my neighborhood True value Hardware store. $48 with a $20 rebate. $28 net. A very small monitor, but it's good enough at that price! It came with a new license plate frame which held the camera.
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Looks like a pretty good product line:

RV Backup Camera System | Motor Homes and RV's | RearViewSafety.com
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:21 AM   #10
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A number of people use rear and side view cameras to see their ball, what's behind their rig or their vehicle. I want to add a short section on carmeras to the Towing Tips thread. I have one input from RodP and am seeking more. Rod uses a hard wired system. I would be interested in anyone who uses a wireless system as well .

Thanks in advance.
Well, I did it again. I just wrote a large reply on the rearview camera system with parts listings. pictures, etc. I was logged in but when posting it it said I was logged off - then lost everything written. Next time I will copy before hitting post.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:19 AM   #11
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I'm getting a camera that mounts in the tailgate handle, after backing into a retaining wall that was lower than the back of the truck. Creased the bumper and tailgate, not a happy day! Camera tech has come a long way, avoid the low-end units like Pyle, etc. as they use old camera tech to keep the price down.

The one time I brought my big camper here to the house, I used the security camera mounted on the house and watched it on the tablet inside the truck, gave me a great overview of where the monster was in the driveway. I have 2 huge sugar maples at the end of my driveway, makes backing in a challenge. The realtor who showed us the house hit the tree backing out!

I love the wireless IP cameras, will probably put one in or on the Scamp, could check camp from the phone whenever you wanted.

As far as a camera on the back of the RV, would be handy for backing up alone, I always try to have a ground guide but sometimes you gotta solo.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #12
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$29.99 back up camera
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #13
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Ray: Thanks for posting.

I used the same monitor and two of the same cameras. I instead mounted my cameras inside the truck shell window and inside the rear window of the Scamp. It really works nice.

I can see the ball/tongue when backing up to connect. It is really nice seeing behind the trailer. I also like the ability to switch between either camera while towing.

I used high quality video cable between the truck and Scamp with the connection at the rear of the truck. I bought a female to female connector (at RadioShack) to use between the two male connections. I searched many places for high quality video cable (wanted a particular length) and found it at Home Depot. I used their 25 foot video low loss composite cable which has three cables in one and heavy duty connectors. I just pulled the cables easily apart and have a spare to boot.

The whole system was under a $100 and works great. The only thing I dislike is not being able to turn off the grid pattern for judging distance. I just like looking out the back! People do amazing things at stop signs occasionally.

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #14
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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.
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