Even though I have mirror extensions and can clearly see down the road on both sides of my trailer, I almost got clipped by a little sports car that came up behind me and then decided to go around me just as I started to change lanes. This experience prompted me to research my options for a rearview camera setup.
I have completed the installation.
My system consists of the following components. I've included links to the products mentioned;
I purchased the camera from RearView Safety, model RVS-770
. It is very good quality and I needed it to be as weatherproof as possible.
This camera requires a control unit or multiplexor, model RVS-500
, which I purchased from the same supplier.
The camera is mounted on the back of my camper just below the middle running light. It is hardwired to the multiplexor which is mounted in the front pass-thru storage area where it is powered from a side running light. I routed the wiring through conduit across the back and down the side of the camper where it runs underneath to the storage area.
The camera system is connected to the tow vehicle through a wireless transmitter/receiver. This product is made by SecurityMan, model SM-401
, which I purchased from Amazon.
The wireless transmitter is connected to the output from the multiplexor in the storage compartment and the wireless receiver is mounted in the tow vehicle center console where it plugs into the A/V connection of a 7-inch monitor.
The monitor is from a Peak Safety View Back-Up Camera
system that I bought last year from Amazon. Unfortunately this product is no longer available when I checked, but any monitor with an A/V input should work.
Here are the pics:
Happy camping and safe travels!