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Old 06-20-2016, 07:59 PM   #1
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Back up camera

I'm new here and an aspiring owner of an Oliver TT.
I'm researching back up cameras, for the trailer, as I will be traveling alone and am curious as to recommendations and has the technology improved over the last year or so?
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:38 PM   #2
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Oliver will install a very nice wireless setup for you. They will even do a dual setup, one on the rear and one on the front if you so desire.
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:39 AM   #3
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I know this model, for Smart-phone or tablet:
https://www.etrailer.com/Backup-Came...ge/RA7710.html

And this one for Garmin GPS compatible :
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-t...rod501486.html
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:35 AM   #4
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I installed the Garmin 2798 w/ BC20 camera in my Scamp16 & pickup and am very happy with it after 12K miles using it. The camera I mounted inside the rear window of the trailer and the wireless transmitter inside the front wall of the trailer, in the closet. The GPS unit in the pickup has no trouble with the wireless video signal. I use it as a rear view camera as well as backup so I put it on power with a manual switch rather than backup lights so that I can turn it off and on at will. Switching the GPS display from navigation to camera is quite simple and I usually leave it set in camera mode since there are voice prompts for navigation anyway.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:39 PM   #5
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Following thread. Looking for a good rear view solution for highway driving.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:45 PM   #6
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Anyone familiar with this model?

Seems like a novel approach:

7-Inch Mirror with 120° RV Backup Camera
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:09 PM   #7
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Following thread. Looking for a good rear view solution for highway driving.
I have one I use. Mirrors.

Actually, I very much rely and use my mirrors. For me a backup camera is just for that, backing up. Their best use in my opinion is for hitching the trailer.
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:17 PM   #8
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I have one I use. Mirrors.

Actually, I very much rely and use my mirrors. For me a backup camera is just for that, backing up. Their best use in my opinion is for hitching the trailer.
Ditto.
I look where I'm going, not where I've been.
There are regulations that specify the distance you need to see behind you in adjacent lanes. Mirrors do that well.
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I know this model, for Smart-phone or tablet:
https://www.etrailer.com/Backup-Came...ge/RA7710.html
I have been considering this camera for quick hookup for the fifth wheel, as I cannot see the hitch from the cab. It hasn't been too bad without one though, no different than hitching to a bumper pull trailer without a camera.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:26 PM   #10
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Clarification

Thanks for all the posts but to clarify, I am looking for a back up camera which would be on the back/rear of the RV, as I will be traveling alone, to have it located there would make late evening, or early morning, backing up into a spot much safer and easier. My tow vehicle is a Dodge Ram 3500 and it already has a back up camera in the tail gate, which in fact I use every time I put the truck in reverse.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:41 PM   #11
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Pearl RearVision looks promising…..License plate holder with wireless installation….Only problem I see is the $499.00 price……..Maybe it will come down….
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Pearl RearVision looks promising…..License plate holder with wireless installation….Only problem I see is the $499.00 price……..Maybe it will come down….
That is a slick looking unit. I went to their website but couldn't find any specs regarding the distance it was capable of transmitting from the camera/license plate to the iPhone. It uses WiFi and Bluetooth. So I just emailed their support department asking that question. I like the features of it being solar powered, and using the iPhone as the display.
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:43 PM   #13
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Pearl Rear Vision: i emailed them and received a prompt reply but my question wasn't answered so I emailed them again and they returned the reply that their unit seems to use a Class 2 Bluetooth transmitter (typically good up to 33'). Bottom line is that they want me to purchase one if not satisfied then I can return it for full refund. Unfortunately, as I don't even have the trailer yet, I won't be making the purchase. My suspicion is that it is a good idea for passenger cars and trucks, but not necessarily intended for an RV. I would hope that they extend their testing to include the RV market.
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Whatever you decide, make sure the angle of vision is wide enough for the intended application. I have a Swift Hitch camera and it has a narrow angle of view, which is great for hitching up, but would be useless for backing the trailer.
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