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Old 04-02-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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Just finished with the install of my rear hitch. Big job. Added 3/16 steel to both sides of the I-beam to beef things up. Fishing the wire for the lights was the biggest pain of the entire program. Pulls beautifully. I thought the ATV trailer would cut the corners but it swings wider than the trailer. Now the next issue. I'm blind to the ATV trailer when we are pulling straight. I really want to know whats going on back there while under way. I have had straps come loose before. I'm looking for some feedback from the group on rear cameras. I have looked at a cheap wireless setup but I don't think the signal will be strong enough to reach my cab. Has anyone tried the wireless setups? Seems like they are meant more for back up camera on the back bumper of a car. They offer a 25 foot extension cable that will move the antenna forward a bit but not to the front like I would prefer. Also concerned about moisture with these cheap systems. Have read poor reviews. I found a wired system that offers quick disconnects that I could run to the pin box. Its a lot of work wiring the trailer and the truck and expensive. Can you share what set ups you are using for a camera and have they lasted.

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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Mike,
There was a separate post going on in the general section about "GPS" systems and Tim mentioned he hooked one up today that is on full time. Check out that posting and perhaps get in touch with Tim on what he's using. Mine is hooked up to my GPS and the camera is on the license plate...Tim's is on the top of his trailer so he can steer you straight.

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Old 04-03-2012, 01:14 AM   #3
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I installed a wired back-up camera to my 30SK and it works great. I mounted it above the back window and ran the wires down the ladder, under the trailer and up to the hitch. I plug the power and video signal in at that point from my truck. I use a monitor mounted to the dash to see the picture. I leave it on all the time so I can see things in my blind spot.
I also put dimensional markers (labels) on the side of the screen so I know how far back something is when I go to change lanes.
I love it and makes traveling much safer for me.
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Kenny,
Could you give some more specifics on the make and model you installed.

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:43 AM   #5
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Jim

I have a similar setup as Kenny on my 30SK and it works great. I looked on-line for the one I bought and it is out of production but there are several others availablt. Try RVCams.com for one. You can also google backup camera. Mine came with all the cabling needed, camera and monitor for about $300.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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Mike The guys are rite there are many types to chose from on line and all kind of prices as well . The one I bought is the Voyager mod aos56WX IT semi wireless in that you do have to run a cable to the front but it doesn't tie into the truck at all ,I hooked the power feed to the running lights so when I plug in the Camper that feeds power the trailer lights and the Monitor plugs into the the 12v accessory plug with no wires to the trailer at all because it gets the signal from a transmitter on the front of the trailer I really love this unit I made a holder for the Monitor that fits in a cup holder on the dash so allI have to do carry it out put it in the holder and plug it in with no wiring .

Mike it's a little hard to explain but if you look it up im any RV parts book you can read how it works but it's pricy at alittle over a grand .. Lots of luck

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Dunlop have you checked out the swivel wheel carriers. Their a little pricy but they won't swing wide. They follow with the 5er. If you haven't here is the link. Best of all you can back up while attached.

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Thanks Tim,
I have looked at the voyager systems. I really like them but the cost is keeping me from pulling the trigger. I already have 800 in the hitch. My wife is starting to give me a funny looks. Every time I'm on this site I find something I would like to put on my rig and it's always expensive. Winfield makes a really nice landing gear cross brace and adjustable foot. Throw in a set of locking chocks and a camera and another 1500 is out the door. This RV'ing is worst than owning a boating when is comes to cash flow! LOL




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Old 04-04-2012, 02:06 AM   #9
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I installed a hardwired system on our CF30SK. I've attached the link to my album of it's installation.
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HI Mike your rite on this and as my DW says [ You buy a Camper Then it's ALA-CART for everything else YOU WANT !! LOL

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