Originally Posted by Echelon73
Jon, any problems getting your phone or tablet to connect to the BlackVue camera in the back of the trailer while sitting in the tow vehicle? Do you know what the WiFi range is on the camera? Do you think it would still work from the back window of a 30' trailer being towed by a pickup truck?
I haven't had any problems with connecting. I was glad this camera system used wifi rather than Bluetooth for the sole purpose of range. The front camera is the one which has the wifi built into it. The rear camera is hard-wired to the front camera. Technically, you could have a 100' trailer and it wouldn't change the reception of the front wifi camera.
The only downside to wifi is that the iPhone tries to pull in data through the wifi source (camera) which results in no data being transmitted. The only 2 solutions I have found was to either "forget" the wifi network after each time using the camera app on my phone or to use a deditcated device like an iPad or Android tablet to stay permantnety connected. I have an iPad which is dedicated to viewing my rear backup camera and viewing my Bluetooth battery monitor in the Airstream.