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Old 11-29-2008, 09:21 PM   #29
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My experience with wired cameras

I also investigated backup cameras. because of others' experiences in poor reception, and irritation with cheap wiring, I bought $1,000 worth of commercial grade cameras. What did I get that $300 didn't?
* heavy duty wiring and enough of it.
* a bright monitor that will switch between truck and trailer camera
* heavy duty waterproof connections and a spiral cable (looks like a real trucker cable between trailer and truck.
* good instructions
* Plenty of signal
* auto heaters in the cameras to prevent fogging (betcha didn't know that could happen)
* ir for night vision (helpful when backing at night)
* pressure-wash proof

I know I paid a lot for it, but it works, and every time. For a year now and
over 10,000 miles.

What I didn't like:
*The first cable that came with it broke. They sent a new one.
* Though you can control contrast and brightness, it is not automatic. If cloudy, you need to adjust. I believe the new models have a day/night mode.
* Fisheye in the back of the trailer could be a bit narrower.
* rain gets on camera occasionally and blurs. I use rain-ex to minimize this. However, mud needs to be wiped off.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:11 AM   #30
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I agree.. you get what you pay for. My $99 camera is buried in the basement under a pile of junk. Saw the monitor in another box too the other day. It'll be staying there for good.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:21 AM   #31
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ok for me..

I still use the "cheep one"

You can see why
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:32 AM   #32
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back up camera is a dream to hook a Hensley Hitch. it is mounted on the upper part of my license plate bracket on my 05 excursion. also have installed running lights under the rear bumper on a separate switch for extended night time vision. much better than back up lights that only work when truck is in reverse.
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