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#71 solinski

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 06:01 PM

My 2004 Six Pac T100 S hard-side has a low mounted window in the camper entry door. I can see directly behind me with my trucks rear view mirror, so no camera needed. I wonder why the camper mfg. stopped installing these very handy low mount windows? I will have to address this issue with my soon to own ATC Bobcat. Maybe I can get Marty to install a low mount window in the door?

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 05:54 PM

Just got a pyle 7200 for Christmas. Hard wired. The dent in my bumper is proof enough I need one. Towing the Jeep occasionally I think I want to mount it up high (if there's enough cable) but is there a downside to mounting it up high besides having to disconnect when the camper comes off? If there's enough cable I think I'll get some two sided tape and try some different locations before permanently mounting the camera.


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 08:27 PM

The primary disadvantage I see is the need to put some kind of cap on both the camper side of the harness and the truck side of the harness when removing the camper. This is so that neither connector gets filled with dust, mud, or corrosion that could keep the units from either being plugged together or getting the contacts fouled so badly that electrical contact is impaired when the camper goes back on the truck.

 

My Tundra came with such caps in the glove box with dire warning to use them when removing the tailgate.

 

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.ps. Place some objects behind your truck in strategic places to mark the corners of the viewing area with the original set up.  That way when you try new locations for mounting the camera, you can verify you are getting a reasonably similar result. Might shorten the error part of trial and error.


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 11:00 PM

Turned out I barely had enough cable to use the traditional above the license plate mounting spot so that'll just have to do. 


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 01:17 AM

My Garmin DriveSmart 50 navigator works with the Garmin BC 30 wireless back-up camera.  The camera is mounted inside the camper between the upper part of the rear door window and the screen.  There's very little road spray deposit in that position and it's all nice & dry, which is a consideration here in Orygun.  It's powered by a cigarette lighter plug in the camper.  Like some others the always on option works best for me. 


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:05 PM

My Garmin DriveSmart 50 navigator works with the Garmin BC 30 wireless back-up camera.  The camera is mounted inside the camper between the upper part of the rear door window and the screen.  There's very little road spray deposit in that position and it's all nice & dry, which is a consideration here in Orygun.  It's powered by a cigarette lighter plug in the camper.  Like some others the always on option works best for me. 

Hey SCUD, im looking to do the same set up as you with the Garmin. When you plud directly into the 12V lighter in the camper, did you also need to go into the brake power at all? Is the cord long enough to reach the 12V plug in? 

 

When it's plugged into the 12V does that run the camera full, meaning you can see behind at all times? Is there anything special I need to do when plugging in?

 

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

FYI: I bought this one on Amazon:

Backup Camera and Monitor Kit For Car,Universal Waterproof Rear-view License Plate Car Rear Backup Camera + 4.3 LCD Rear View Monitor https://www.amazon.c...p_5MKybj4fY7ACg

It's not horrible but I wouldn't buy it again. The camera is not wide enough to get an effective view. All it's really good for is just double checking if there is something behind you. It's not really going to help you actually park. It was also pretty cloudy everywhere but the middle of the image from day 1.

I'll probably buy another camera and use the existing monitor and wiring. I think if I get a different camera I'll be in good shape
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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:36 PM

Hello

 

Has anyone used this site? They offer a variety of wired, wireless cameras for "RV" applications. tadibrothers.com

 

I read a interview over on truckcampermagzine.com of a alaskan camper owner who was using a split screen and multiple cameras to monitor is perimeter and his LCD split screen and "ice cube" cameras looks somewhat like what those guys sell.

 

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