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Old 08-18-2015, 01:09 PM   #1
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Rearview camera on AS

I am a complete newbie having just acquired my 2016 22' Sport.
I know I will need practice, practice, practice on backing up and everything else, however, am considering a camera on the back of my AS. I would have Jackson Center install.
Any thoughts, comments, experience, or recommendations specific to the wisdom of adding a camera?
Thank you so much.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:54 PM   #2
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We had the Voyager Digital Wireless Observation System installed by our dealer. I have been very happy with it so far. See our review of it on YouTube below.



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Old 08-18-2015, 02:12 PM   #3
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Wisdom of camera installed at JC - yes, indeed! Though (having had them install my Voyager) I can tell you it's more valuable to me when moving forward than reverse...

Wisdom of lots of practice- indeed!

Suggestion: when I was new at this, I went to my local CDL center for Safe RV Driver training. Best $$ I spent.

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Old 08-18-2015, 02:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for mentioning RV driver training; didn't even know they had such. Will look up in texas.... im really scared of the thought of the day i will get on the road to tow one.even thought i really hope it's soon. .. still looking.
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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It is easy to tow your AS. Just take your time and enjoy the drive. You should never be in a hurry to get where you are going...go the speed limit and pay attention to everything. You will have less reaction time than just in your vehicle so you have to be prepared for all of the idiots on the road. Assume that the vehicles around you don't know what they are doing and you will be fine.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:37 PM   #6
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Had JC install Voyager in June. Works great. Agree it's more valuable as a rear view while driving than backing.


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Old 08-18-2015, 07:20 PM   #7
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JC to do the install. Check the price of the Voyager from JC and then places like Amazon.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:44 PM   #8
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^^Ditto DeltaRon. I have the screen strapped over my rear view mirror in my TV since the mirror is useless with AS in tow. Glance at the "mirror" and see what is behind the AS when driving down the road. For backing, you will need good mirrors with enough extension to see down the sides of the AS......and practice. Spotter is also advised. I do use the rear view to see my spotter (hand signals) but the camera does not give you enough frame of reference to back up reliably and in a straight line using just the camera (in my opinion).
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:55 AM   #9
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I am responding from my iPhone so need to keep this brief. There are several excellent discussions about rearview cameras in the electronics forum of air forums. I provided a lot of information about my own installation this spring.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:25 PM   #10
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I had a Voyager installed this spring and recently completed a 5,000 mile journey out West. Worked great. Saved me from a big boo boo one evening. It paid for itself that day.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:35 PM   #11
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So i've got a question for you folks with the Voyager system.... I have a 28' with the Fiamma Bike Rack on the rear. Do anyone see any problem with mounting the camera on the bike rack? As opposed to the normal installation. I'm thinking I can still access power from the license plate light.
Any thoughts would be great

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You can probably do that just fine...but you will have a wire coming from plate light to the camera that you will have to make sure is protected
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You can probably do that just fine...but you will have a wire coming from plate light to the camera that you will have to make sure is protected
Actually I was thinking I could have a plug as that would allow me to take the camera off when I'm not using it and don't want to risk it departing without my knowledge.
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Not to hijack but I'm looking for split screen for camera on truck to assist with hitching and daily driving AND camera on trailer for view behind and backing. Wireless. Anyone seen or using this setup they can personally comment on? Since electronics change quickly, not sure if older forum topics apply but will check. Thanks
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