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Old 04-10-2014, 06:24 PM   #1
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GPS Backup Camera

Does anyone have a GPS backup camera in their unit? I purchased a camera to go with my Magellan GPS unit 2 years ago. It worked well with my 33'd TT and Cadillac Escalade, but when I installed it on my F250 and my 36' unit the signal cuts in and out. I called the manufacturer and they said the limit for wireless signal is 45'. I'm afraid with the 36' and the 8' bed on the truck I'm past 45'. I have Googled signal boosters but most of what I've found is for boosting the signal of the GPS and not the signal to the camera. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 04-10-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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I have tried a few wireless cameras with no luck. That's why I put a wired backup camera on my 5th wheel.
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I thought about trying the newest garmin with the wireless camera,
but it's limit is 45' and I'm sure that's under optimal conditions,
so either have to run the cable and figure out a connection between the truck and 5er or spend big bucks on something like this: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...p-system/55960
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I installed this system, http://www.amazon.com/Rear-View-Trai...ar+view+safety, on mine. It uses a coiled cord to connect between the truck and the 5er.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:17 PM   #5
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Try this place. I had 42ft motorhome pulling a 23 ft trailer
1 camera in the trailer and 1 in back of trailer
Roof mounted antenna line of sight almost 58 feet great pictures videosystemsbyjim.com
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Ah, both good links...
do you each have any details or installed pics ?

While wireless sounds like the easiest install, if there is any question about the reception or interference, not really liking that
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I also used this shroud, http://getcpi.com/cgi-bin/products/details.cgi?id=4047. You can see it in the pictures. Here are 2 pics of the rear with the camera installed. The cable runs down the side and over the bumper to the underside.

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Then I ran it through flexible conduit to the front, I also ran 12v. pair to the box in the picture where I installed a power outlet for the Winegard Carryout.

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In the bottom of the front storage compartment I mounted the connector for the coiled cable to plug into.

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I put this connector below the hitch to the left of the receiver on my Silverado.

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Thanks guys, I'll have to talk to someone with more knowledge than me. I don't have just a camera, my camera is mounted to my GPS so whether or not it can be hard-wired is beyond me. If not I'm SOL, unless I can find a way to boost the signal somehow. I'll see if anyone else chimes in, if not thanks for your help.

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Great setup. I'm thinking of a wireless wifi model. Going to buy it from Amazon so I can return it if the signal isnt strong enough for the back of my trailer.

Pretty neat stuff, uses an iphone or ipad as the monitor. Here's a video of a guy setting up the camera ..



Anyone have any comments on these units?
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