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Old 10-11-2016, 07:17 AM   #15
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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?
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Old 10-11-2016, 09:47 PM   #16
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This is what I am considering. They are apple ex engineers, you plug into the Obd2 connector. Have a full return warranty. They said via email. Should easily transmit.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:20 PM   #17
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This is what I am considering. They are apple ex engineers, you plug into the Obd2 connector. Have a full return warranty. They said via email. Should easily transmit.
https://pearlauto.com/
Their FAQ tab talks about usage in RVs and says that it may or may not work, but they'll accept returns if it doesn't work out. If you do end up getting one of these please update us on your experience. Thanks!
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:33 AM   #18
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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.

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I like this idea, as I'm looking for a way to monitor who is outside the AS when I'm locked in at night. This is not a waterproof camera? My 20 foot has an elliptical window closest to the door which might work as a location to indoor mount. Your thoughts?
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We have the AS with front bedroom. In the rear over the dinette is a cabinet with radio equipment. I installed the camera near the marker lights but routed the wire into the cabinet and installed a switch so I can control when the camera is on. I also installed a LED next to it that illuminates when the power is on so I remember to turn the camera off.
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I like this idea, as I'm looking for a way to monitor who is outside the AS when I'm locked in at night. This is not a waterproof camera? My 20 foot has an elliptical window closest to the door which might work as a location to indoor mount. Your thoughts?
I doubt the cameras are waterproof. I installed them on the inside of the front & back window. The use adhesive tape to stick to the inside of the windows. The front solar windows don't obscure the view at all. The back bedroom window has limo tint applied and the video still shows great!

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