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Old 04-16-2017, 06:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation Anyone use a wireless backup camera to see behind their trailer?

In Missouri it's legal to triple I'm thinking about pulling a small single axle ATV trailer behind my 20ft long travel trailer.

Just in order to see what's going on back there....I've thought about installing one of those wireless backup camera kits you can get off of Amazon for around $50....and just leave it on all the time. Has anyone used one of these? From what I can just mount the camera on the license plate bracket of my travel trailer, give it 12v power, and the transmitter sends the signal to the receiver in the cab of the truck that's hooked to the small little monitor. I figured that way I could at least keep an eye on the ATV trailer....and if I ever have to back the thing might help out.

Are there any that are better or worse than the rest? Any info would be great. Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:50 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:15 AM   #3
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This is worth continuing since the referenced ones don't talk much about real wireless cameras. And it's a technology which has improved very much since then.
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:58 AM   #4
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Funny, I just ordered a Furion Wireless Backup Camera yesterday for $300 on Amazon. Should be here tomorrow. I'll report back when I install it. I know your looking for an inexpensive route, but may be worth it.


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Old 04-17-2017, 08:41 AM   #5
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I have the camera that I put a picture of in Lloyd's first link. Hardwired because I could not find any good reviews on the wireless ones, at the time I was looking. I have it wired to the running lights, so I can have it on all the time. Works great for backing up and seeing behind while driving. A bonus is that I can also use it on the truck.
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:39 PM   #6
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I have a camera system on my 5th wheel for the small utility trailer I tow behind the 5th wheel. I gave up on wireless and went with a wired system.

I mounted my camera up high for two reasons.

One so I can see traffic behind the Utility trailer and I get less water etc on camera when the roads are wet.

Even when not towing the Utility trailer I love the camera makes it much easier to keep track of what is behind you and what they are doing.

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Old 04-17-2017, 04:54 PM   #7
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I installed the Firrion wireless observation camera on my 42' 5ver and it works great. FURRION ALSO MAKES A WIRELESS BACKUP CAMERA BIT IT CUTS OUT GOING DOWN THE ROAD.
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:13 AM   #8
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My trailer (not a Crossroads) came pre-wired for a Furrion camera. I purchased the model FOS48 wireless and it has performed fine. My trailer is about 27' long and add another few feet for the TV to get to the monitor mounted on the windshield. I feel a lot safer being able to see what is directly behind me, and award bonus points for being able to see my bicycles on the back of the trailer.

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Old 04-19-2017, 07:07 AM   #9
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I installed one on the rear of my Rushmore Franklin but had problems with the signal not being strong enough. I had to get a separate antenna and cable and ran it to the front of the trailer. Now have no problems with signal. Also have to side mount cameras on each side of the trailer, they work flawlessly great for lane changes. I got my cameras from No longer need anyone to help me back up the trailer.
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I am an expert by failure on this topic. I've bought and returned 3 sets over two years. Mainly because I was sold on the idea of a wifi/wireless set up. As mentioned previously in a post, the technology is getting better and I've heard great things about the Furion systems operating at a higher frequency and better connections. The issue is all that metal material and distance between the Tx and Rx units (sending/receiving) when hooked up to the back of a longer trailer.

That said, the market is still flooded (Ebay, Amazon, Jet) with cheap kits that make big promises. Nothing more frustrating than pulling the belly on my trailer (3 times) and installing a kit that has less than average performance. Like I said, I bought three different set ups from Amazon and returned every one.

I'll be looking hard at the Furion system, but the price point is a bit high for me. Time will tell. My wife has been spoiling me lately with just getting the pull through sites!

Also, the iBall set ups are good for temporary hookups and back-ins and they have good reviews.

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