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Old 11-14-2014, 09:02 AM   #15
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The problem with extended range is that when they test it, they test it in a wide open space. You loose signal from the back of your Airstream to the front of the tow vehicle because it has walls, curtains, and furniture, all of which block the signal. This is what makes a wired system attractive. The Voyager system works well because the camera/wireless transmitter is usually mounted high on the outside of the trailer. This way it has less obstacles/blockages. It has a straight line of sight to the tow vehicle.

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Old 11-14-2014, 09:31 AM   #16
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After dabbling with off-the-shelf wireless cams that weren't worth the box they came in, I bought a ChiCom 5W transmitter/receiver off ebay, and hooked it up to a license plate camera on the trailer.
Had a great picture but, there were a few problems:

- if I forgot to switch it off, 5W is a pretty good parasitic drain.
- if I forgot to switch it off, 5W is also a pretty big EMF bomb, right at the head of the queen bed.
- It would randomly drop out on the freeway... usually when I was near big rigs
which leads me to think
- It was probably illegal, AFA bandwidth and broadcast power

Decided to install an RVS wired system. Very happy with it. I blogged about it here.

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