Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2014, 06:53 AM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: s. e . south Dakota
Posts: 49
Camera question

i am considering adding a camera to back of unit . not for backing , but for passing . my 3914 is listed at 44 ft long . it is every bit of that . even though tow unit has extendable mirrors the passenger side is about 1/2" too short when extended . had a 38ft 5er before and could see end of trailor fine . not that i plan on passing a whole lot , but being a former otr driver in earlier point in life i know how important it is to know where the end of trailor is ,for sure . so far im being told to get a hard wired system compared to wireless unit . im sure this has been discussed on this site before , but if anyone has any experience , or input , with this issue i would like to hear from you . either way not a cheap upgrade , work too hard for my money to spend it on something that does not do the job when i need it the most . any help on this will be much appreciated .thanks in advance .

slaw32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 10:13 AM   #2
Senior Member
Iraqvet05's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,114
If you want to go cheap, I used this $15 camera from Amazon, a $20, 5" TFT monitor from eBay, and a $10 20' RCA cable to connect the two for my TV. I'm sure you could use the same set up with a longer RCA cable and wire the monitor and camera to a switch instead of the back-up lights. I've had the cheapie camera for for 2 years now and it's still holding up well but either the camera or monitor will stop working when it's extremely cold outside.
2013 26BH w/ 4 plain rims and some rust
2001 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 gasser
Black Bear programmed ECM
Iraqvet05 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.