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Old 02-11-2014, 02:31 PM   #1
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Back up camera's

Before I came down last fall I bought a "5th wheel" wired back up cam system for my truck and trailer. Ordered a second cam for the back of the truck. got it from Costco it is an RVS (rear view Safety) system.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:13 PM   #2
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My nephew has one so he can see his trailer hitch. I really like it.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:44 PM   #3
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Looks good. I can understand having one on the back of rv to monitor traffic and obstacles when backing. But what is the purpose for the hitch? If hooked up properly it should be of no concern. Am i missing something here? Thanks
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Looks good. I can understand having one on the back of rv to monitor traffic and obstacles when backing. But what is the purpose for the hitch? If hooked up properly it should be of no concern. Am i missing something here? Thanks
It helps getting hitched .. I travel solo..
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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It helps getting hitched .. I travel solo..
Well that answers that question. Guess that would help then. Thanks
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:40 AM   #6
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I have one I put on the hitch to hook up, then I put it on the back of the camper while driving, and when getting into the site.
I just ran 12 volts to the back bumper of the camper, and installed a plug for it.
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I installed an AirSite Wi-Fi camera ($50) on the ladder of the TT, ran a pair of wires down the ladder to the Brake light fixture on the back. I made a 5 volt voltage regulator (to power the camera) and powered it off the 12 volt running light lead. This way the camera is only on when we are driving (We always drive with lights on). The camera transmits to the the Wi-Fi that is running 24/7 (rewired for 12VDC) in the TT and we pick the signal up on the tablet or laptop (Wi-Fi) in the truck. We tried the camera that mounts on the license plate, but there was always so much interference/weak signal with it so we trashed it (recycled). This system works fine for us.
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This way the camera is only on when we are driving (We always drive with lights on). The camera transmits to the the Wi-Fi that is running 24/7 (rewired for 12VDC) in the TT and we pick the signal up on the tablet or laptop (Wi-Fi) in the truck. We tried the camera that mounts on the license plate, but there was always so much interference/weak signal with it so we trashed it (recycled). This system works fine for us.
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I bought a cheapo 12V 2.4GHz Day / Night Camera and powered it off the tail lamp. Worked great while testing it. After I tidied up the wires / antenna the signal got so weak I had to move the receiver antenna outside the TV.....be warned!! I'm able to view mine through our HDTV.

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I bought a cheapo 12V 2.4GHz Day / Night Camera and powered it off the tail lamp. Worked great while testing it. After I tidied up the wires / antenna the signal got so weak I had to move the receiver antenna outside the TV.....be warned!! I'm able to view mine through our HDTV.
I did get the license plate camera to work good up to about 20' to 25' from the back of the truck (using portable 12VDC power supply, and a 2.4Ghz small antenna that I mounted on the camera frame), any farther away from the camera no luck. It is about 40' from the license plate (camera) to the front seat of the truck. In the truck all we got was a zig zagging bunch of lines (engine not running) with what looked like a picture in between them. The only change I may be making this year will be replacing the regular lens camera with a wide-angle lense camera.
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I did get the license plate camera to work good up to about 20' to 25' from the back of the truck (using portable 12VDC power supply, and a 2.4Ghz small antenna that I mounted on the camera frame), any farther away from the camera no luck. In the truck all we got was a zig zagging bunch of lines (engine not running) with what looked like a picture in between them.
X2 - Exactly!...moving the receiver antenna to the back of my TV got me within 20'. I would definitely look at other options if I were doing things over again.
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