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Old 04-05-2016, 01:44 PM   #29
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That's ok... but mine is wireless. Not REAL fond of it. I had to run the "wireless" transmitter up to the bathroom of my Scamp so it would give a better signal to the monitor. I wouldnt want to run wireless on a 16' or longer trailer.

I think e-trailer has some pretty good units that may be wired for about the same price. Mine was around the $120 mark. I still wouldnt pay $500+ for the higher $ units.

As always, I documented my camera installation. Here's a link to my Flickr site. On the inside, you will see my receiver neatly sitting on the curtain rod on the window next to the camera. Again, since then, I've had to undo the wire and run the transmitter to the bathroom of the Scamp. It hangs over the shower curtain rod.

Be sure to click on the video of an actual view of the camera. Again, I wont be without one.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/503516...57629562084569

I like the way you've done it Darral. Looks like you've wired it to be on all the time - not through the backup light circuit as some instructions suggest. The photos are very helpful. You've inspired me to work on it this summer.
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:29 PM   #30
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Some say you're not suppose to run the units full time. Some say they WONT run full time. Hogwash... I'm roughly estimating 160-180 hours now on my camera. If you use the "backup" lights, it's dead as far as using it for a rear-view mirror while traveling and THAT is the most important aspect.

Glad I could be of help and you've helped me with ideas on the LED light bars! I LOVE "mod"ing man!

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I like the way you've done it Darral. Looks like you've wired it to be on all the time - not through the backup light circuit as some instructions suggest. The photos are very helpful. You've inspired me to work on it this summer.
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:52 PM   #31
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Like Darral, I went with an inside rear window install of LED bars. I'm too intimidated by the idea of invading the exterior shell. Very bright and full function with brake and signal lights as well as tail lamps. Here is a previous post illustrating the result. They unplug when we're not in travel mode. Auxiliary tail/brake lights
David,
I really like that setup. Got my lights on order! Thanks for posting that.

We only got rear-ended in our Scamp once, but I think it was inattention on the drivers part and not a function of visibility. We were stopped at a red light in the left turn lane after going through the security gate on an Air Force base. I think she must have turned to say something to her kids in the back seat and let her car roll into ours. Felt the bump, but she was too close to see in our trailer mirror. Almost felt sorry for her, since we had just added 14" tires so the rear bumper was a bit higher than normal, and she actually went under the bumper with the hood of her BMW.
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We only got rear-ended in our Scamp once, but I think it was inattention on the drivers part and not a function of visibility.
Oh dear. Being rear-ended is one of my fears. Hope you didn't sustain any serious damage.
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