Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-19-2014, 03:13 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Posts: 194
Thanks to all of you for your input. My explanation could have been better. We are not planning to switch out the present mirrors on the TV and are looking for a way to increase our field of vision.

We are ordering the P-2 Brake Controller; and an Equalizer hitch - both recommendations came from Forum feedback - so I hope that you all consider this a good combo. If not, speak up - we can still switch.

The MDX has a good, built-in, hitch camera but we still feel somewhat blind as to what's happening at the back end of the whole shebang. We don't mind spending the dollars and we want to stay safe. Even more importantly, we don't want to cause an unsafe situation for nearby strangers.

We are buying our TT from Richardson's - and I think that they will install anything we ask. Also, we are the kind of people for whom information is never an overload.

Is there any consensus as to a good, reliable camera for the back of the TT?
__________________

__________________
Kathleen and the "Big Guy" (BG)
Homer the Beagle
2016 Acura MDX - 2015 X20E
10K Equalizer; Teshonka P3
Dual 6V Deep Cycle Interstate Batteries
giddyup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2014, 03:19 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Secret Cove
Posts: 10,471
I like my I-ball camera on the back of the TT for backing into a campsite. Lowers the entertainment value to other campers but at about $150 - pretty sure it is cheaper than a divorce.
__________________

__________________
2010 Jayco Feather Sport 22'6" (sold)DrawTite,12,000 lbs. 2017 Jayco 212 QBW BAJA (bought)
2011 Ford F-150 XLT SCab 4x4 Tow Package
"If you can't be smart; be stubborn.". DG.
SecretCoveDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2014, 03:34 PM   #13
Lost in the Woods
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Woodstock
Posts: 1,128
I personally would go with the P3 controller as it has a digital display making it easier to add or lower boost if needed(plus it looks way better )and make sure it is an E4 hitch with 4 point sway and not the cheaper E2 with 2 point that my dealer tried to sell me.
nbhybrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2014, 04:40 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by SecretCoveDave View Post
I like my I-ball camera on the back of the TT for backing into a campsite. Lowers the entertainment value to other campers but at about $150 - pretty sure it is cheaper than a divorce.

I especially like that part about lowering the entertainment value for other campers. There will be no shortage of that for our new neighbors. This is gonna be like the Green Acres of RV'ing.
__________________
Kathleen and the "Big Guy" (BG)
Homer the Beagle
2016 Acura MDX - 2015 X20E
10K Equalizer; Teshonka P3
Dual 6V Deep Cycle Interstate Batteries
giddyup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2014, 04:44 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by nbhybrid View Post
I personally would go with the P3 controller as it has a digital display making it easier to add or lower boost if needed(plus it looks way better )and make sure it is an E4 hitch with 4 point sway and not the cheaper E2 with 2 point that my dealer tried to sell me.
We asked Richardsons for the P3 and they suggested the P2 instead. I will ask if we they will install a P3 that we provide. Thanks for the tip on calling out the higher grade hitch and sway. We will do so.

Still working on the camera idea . . .
__________________
Kathleen and the "Big Guy" (BG)
Homer the Beagle
2016 Acura MDX - 2015 X20E
10K Equalizer; Teshonka P3
Dual 6V Deep Cycle Interstate Batteries
giddyup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 07:04 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 85
Sounds like you really should be thinking about mirrors too. There are tons of options out there, most pretty bad, but I've been really happy with the clamp on mirrors from Milenco/JR Products

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0095T...&robot_redir=1
skylarkva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 07:19 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
TNCraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Dayton
Posts: 377
I installed a Voyager wireless camera from ASA Electronics on my 40' Pinnacle. Even with the excellent tow mirrors on my F350 the camera provides another view and I can always be sure I have fully passed the car in the other lane. I have had no problem with the signal and the camera includes a microphone so my DW can direct me into a site while backing up and she just has to talk normally. Agree on the cost $750+. But I have a long way to back my rig to park it at my home and the camera really helps.
__________________
Craig & Terry in Tennessee
2018 Pinnacle 36 KPTS,
2012 F350 CC LB King Ranch, 6.7L TD, Ford 25K hitch, TM TPMS, Diesel Site Coolant Filtration System

TNCraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 07:30 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southwest Florida
Posts: 748
We had a Jayco Greyhawk while we were full-timing that came stock with an ASA Electronics (Jensen) Voyager Rear view camera. It was wireless and we never had one moment of interference. It uses a digital stream that's locked between the camera and monitor. It worked great - always a clear picture- but they are expensive.

When we quit full-timing we traded for a 23B. As soon as I can afford it, the 23B will have a Voyager System on it.

... agreeing with Grumpy and Clayton on the visibility issue.
OnTheGo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 08:26 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Tex1961's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Plano, Texas
Posts: 507
I'm with camper bob.. I focus my tine on what is in front of me and beside me. When backing up I have my spotters and I trust them more than a camera.
__________________
2013 Jayco Jayflight Swift 264BH
2002 Yukon 5.3L Vortex w/tow package

When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather didĖin his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.
Tex1961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2014, 08:47 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Mustang65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Clearwater, FL area
Posts: 3,675
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
Every CDL class teaches you to check mirrors at least every 15 seconds so only looking forward is not a safe way to drive.
I have not driven a semi in 20 years (just gave up my CDL 2 years ago), but that was the main thing you did..
Check your mirrors every 15 seconds and what was the color of the LAST vehicle that was behind you. Helps to know if someone is in your blind spot.

To this day I still make the 15 second checks, even when not towing anything. I have a wireless camera on the back of the TT and it makes life sooooo much easier.

As for those interested in buying a new rear view camera, I would recommend a wired version. Less interference. Less hassle! I have tried a few models that could not transmit a QUALITY signal to the truck's front seat.. in my case that is like 40' away and metal is blocking the signal.

Just my thoughts
Don
__________________

__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package

Our Solar Album https://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=329
Mustang65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 08:54 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.