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Old 08-02-2015, 03:05 PM   #1
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Back up camera

Looking for ideas on what type of back up camera members use on their truck and rv. Is it a freestanding monitor or built in to the rearview mirror, a mounted camera or a license plate camera, wireless or wired?
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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HitchCam Backup Camera + Monitor

I'm looking at this one, just waiting to hear back whether the picture is degraded if I add 20 or more feet to the video cable. I will mount one of those cheap receiver bumper mounts to the top of the trailer bumper and wire it to the running lights.
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:29 PM   #3
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I bought a cheap Peak on sale for $69 after rebate. It is wireless up to the monitor. Camera is on license plate works great to back onto the ball. I have thought about making the camera a quick mount to have on back of trailer since the unit is supposed to have a broadcast distance of 90 feet then just have on all the time when traveling.
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:42 AM   #4
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I have a Hopkins wired license plate camera. Makes it look like I know what I'm doing when I hitch up.
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:14 AM   #5
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I tried them all - including the peak and nothing but wired worked for me...

I did get the wiring harness for a ford and relocated a second tailgate camera into my bed so I could hookup the the 5'er, but never hooked up anything on the rear of the 5er
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:06 AM   #6
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Do you have the factory NAV system?

I do and found a thing called a and it will add two additional video inputs to your factory system. You can use 'Camera 1' for tailgate, 'Camera 2' for a camera on the TT, and 'Camera 3' for the kids video in the back headrest.

Install seems to be pretty easy but not sure, haven't bought one yet.

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As far as cameras, I have seen that they are all pretty similar, but I have not seen one that is easy to install without pulling power from the truck or trailer lights. I too am looking for install information.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:58 AM   #7
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I don't have the NAV in the truck, so it will have to be an add on monitor or the rearview mirror type.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:50 PM   #8
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I had unsuccessfully tried wireless cameras in the past, so I went with a wired unit. My installation is illustrated in this post (3 posts on the page). I have a 7" monitor that I set on top of the dash. I have an in-dash NAV unit, so the truck's backup camera displays on it instead of the mirror. I also wanted a large, easy to see image because I have it wired to be on all the time so I can use it as a rear view mirror and see what is directly behind me and when, on those rare occasions that I pass someone, I am clear to move back into the right lane.

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Old 08-04-2015, 06:04 PM   #9
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I have been curious about this topic. My research says wireless it not quite there yet
You have to spend on the high end to get a reliable transmission.
I would prefer wireless myself.
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:31 PM   #10
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i haven't tried it yet but I already own a GoPro Hero 4. I plan to try it when I pick up my camper on the 19th. I googled it and saw where others had success on a Forest River site with a Hero 2 and Hero 3. It's a high end camera ($500) so it should work good. You can get an older one for much cheaper. I'll let you'll know how it works. I purchased it for scuba diving and it's a very useful sports camera so your not spending the money for just a back up camera. Your smart phone works as the moniter. I'm sure you can use a notebook or ipad also.
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