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Old 03-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #1
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Wireless Backup Cameras

So now that I have a "monster" (Seismic 3914 - 44ft) to back into a narrow drive with a 90-degree turn at the top, I want to buy a backup camera for it. I like the idea of not wiring the camper and using a wireless setup.

Has anyone here used one with good results ?

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Be-careful of the kit you buy Mine max's out at 33'
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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Be-careful of the kit you buy Mine max's out at 33'
Good to know. Did yours work out for you or did you scrap it ?
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I would like to add a backup camera as well wireless, but haven't come across any I particularly like with a reasonable price. I would like to add 2 cameras, one on the back and one on the front for hitching up. I would like to put them both on the trailer.
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This one is pricey, but I'm leaning toward it: http://www.tadibrothers.com/Catalog/...-CCD-RV-Camera
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This one is pricey, but I'm leaning toward it: http://www.tadibrothers.com/Catalog/...-CCD-RV-Camera
That's a nice system but you are right...pricey!
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #7
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Well, it appears not a lot of folks have these, so instead of spending top dollar, I have ordered this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Rupse-Monitor-...+backup+camera

I'll try to remember to post the results I have with it, but lately, I have too many "senior" moments.
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I went with the hard-wired camera system.

I purchased my set-up from EBay.
I bought a 7" Pyle monitor with wiring and license plate camera for under $65. Then, I bought 50' of A/V cable($12) and extra camera for $17(photo below) to mount on the upper rear of my Toy Hauler, over the ramp door.


I used a small section of aluminum angle to make a camera mount; and installed it over the center marker light.


When not towing my TH, I connect the A/V cable to the license plate camera on the rear of the truck. I use this camera to hitch up to any trailer.
I feed 12 volts to the camera activation wire(normally connected to the back-up lights). This way, the camera is always viewable). When I'm towing the TH, I can see what's behind me while on the road. This helps while making lane changes. I also use it to back into the camp site.
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I have have the tadi brothers system on mine. The problem is the range isn't enough for the wireless. To make it work I had to mount the transmitter at the front of the 5er and run a rca cable from it to the camera then it works good. Still wireless between truck and trailer.
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Thanks to all for the info. I did order one via Amazon. It comes with an extender antenna to move closer to the truck.
I was going to go with the high end one at Tadi Brothers but was scared off by all the bad reviews of both them (customer service complaints) and their equipment. I talked to the guy there on the phone and he said all their wireless systems would go 65 feet or more. That too, made me skeptical.

I can't wait to get it and see if it improves that dreadful task of backing it up a narrow 150ft drive, up hill, hill on the left side of drive and 90-degree turn at the top just before the garage. And when I was younger, I thought parallel parking was tough
Thanks Again.
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