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Old 09-07-2014, 02:14 PM   #29
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WE use the PK0RB camera system and mount the camera temporarily in the rear window of the Escape (did the same with our previous Scamp). Works well for us. Peak PKC0RB Wireless Back-Up Camera System with 3.5-Inch LCD Color Monitor: Automotive

We had previously (for the Scamp) mounted the camera to a piece of wood which we attached via magnets to the overhead cabinet. Went a different route in the Escape, using a suction cup OXO basket.

Tapped into a light in the loft to power the transmitter which we tuck in between the mattress and the nose of the trailer.
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:17 PM   #30
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Where did you mount your transmitter?

[QUOTE=honda03842;481230]One of the main reasons for putting our camera inside the rear windows was to protect it from water. So many of the reviews talked about water infiltration.

Hi Norm,

Where did you mount your transmitter? How did you orient it relative to the monitor/receiver?

We just bought a Garmin RV760 GPS with back-up camera. I like the idea of mounting the camera inside the rear window for all of the reasons you have mentioned. We also want it to act in place of a rearview mirror, while driving in daylight.



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Old 12-20-2014, 02:47 PM   #31
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We mounted the camera in the rear window, clipping it onto the bottom window track, in a corner so the window could still open.

We locally powered the camera, tapping into a light. We then ran a signal cable from the camera to the transmitter. We used a 25 foot RCA cable bought on Amazon.

We mounted the transmitter in a corner of the front window. We attached the transmitter to the board used for the couch's hinges. We powered the transmitter from a light near the transmitter.

We have never used our camera at night because we don't tow at night. We used to mount the camera on the center of the dash. Now we mount it on the left side of the dash.
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:12 PM   #32
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Thanks Norm

Thanks Norm,

Our camera has about a 6' cable connecting to the transmitter and a longer cable from the transmitter to attach to common a power source for both. It's supposed to transmit up to 45' and it can't be more than 25' from the rear of the Scamp to the truck's dash, so it should work with the transmitter anywhere inside the Scamp.

I'll let you know how it works,

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Old 12-20-2014, 03:24 PM   #33
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There is no use in getting upset. It is just logical. If you are driving faster than someone else, you are going to catch up to them and conversely, if someone is driving faster than you, they will catch up to you. Getting angry is counter-productive.

Here is a picture of the Subaru Forester back up camera display:

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It is a Motor Trend picture taken from their website on the 2014 SUV of the year. Our Outback is the same. The red lines are about 1 foot from the car. The others, I haven't measured.

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