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Old 07-19-2007, 09:56 AM   #15
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Andy at Inland RV swears by these cameras. He was testing one a while back, is this the same model?

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I checked Andy's posting about this camera. See http://www.airforums.com/forums/f206...ers-28419.html

He mentioned testing it 150 feet away from the monitor, but at 150 feet, I wonder if he just clear space between the camera and the monitor. I found the signal was good too, with nothing in the way. Much like walkie talkies... the range is vastly great without obstacles. In this case the Airstream is the big issue, and the signal doesn't not pass through it very well.

I just checked... Andy aksi mentioned later that the camera worked through three walls and a ceiling, about 55 feet. I'd guess that the signal loss through an aluminum airstream and steel tow vehicle is more than drywall and 2x fours.

At the end of the day, there is nothing like a real usage test on the back of an Airstream...

Maybe Andy will pitch in with some feedback from customers who have bought and used this unit.
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:13 AM   #16
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I checked Andy's posting about this camera. See http://www.airforums.com/forums/f206...ers-28419.html

He mentioned testing it 150 feet away from the monitor, but at 150 feet, I wonder if he just clear space between the camera and the monitor. I found the signal was good too, with nothing in the way. Much like walkie talkies... the range is vastly great without obstacles. In this case the Airstream is the big issue, and the signal doesn't not pass through it very well.

I just checked... Andy aksi mentioned later that the camera worked through three walls and a ceiling, about 55 feet. I'd guess that the signal loss through an aluminum airstream and steel tow vehicle is more than drywall and 2x fours.

At the end of the day, there is nothing like a real usage test on the back of an Airstream...

Maybe Andy will pitch in with some feedback from customers who have bought and used this unit.
Your correct in the three walls and a ceiling.

As with any "radio" signal, you must have a good transmitter, and, a good receiver.

That backup camera kit has both.

However, the transmission signal can severely be reduced if the installation was incorrect. A certain length of the 12 volt cable for the camera must be retained, since that is the transmitting antenna.

The excess wire, at least to some degree, can be coiled and fastened to the back of the license plate. That will improve the transmiission signal from the camera, to the receiver.

We installed one on the "make over trailer".

Works fantastic.

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Old 07-19-2007, 11:16 AM   #17
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Andy, Where did you mount the camera on the "Makeover" trailer?

P.S. That trailer was beautifull!
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:35 AM   #18
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A QUALITY unit...........

I have just sourced a well made, (naturally more expensive) wireless camera and monitor unit. They are made for a large bus safety equipment manufacturer and promise to be the answer to all of you that are seeking a wireless back-up camera system that really works.

I have a unit on order and will be testing it as soon as it arrives (perhaps next week). The other benefit of this unit is the ability to connect two cameras and toggle between them, allowing you to place one on the back of your TV and the other on the rear of the trailer, switching between the two.

I'll post the results (probably in a new thread) when I have completed the testing.

Stay tuned...................
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Andy, Where did you mount the camera on the "Makeover" trailer?

P.S. That trailer was beautifull!

Mounted the back up monitor camera on the top of the trailers license plate.

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Old 07-19-2007, 01:06 PM   #21
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Andy, Where did you mount the camera on the "Makeover" trailer?

P.S. That trailer was beautifull!
Where are photos of the "Makeover" trailer, Andy? I have never been able to find it on your site.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:19 PM   #22
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Where are photos of the "Makeover" trailer, Andy? I have never been able to find it on your site.
We are working on several changes to our web site, part of which includes photo's of the make over, axle comparison, new parts and some new prices, and some other things as well.

But here are 5 of the make over photo's.

Notice that the 5th photo shows the back up camera mounted at the top of the license plate.

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I love the "wife option". My wife option that is. She is very good at providing back up directions and is also good at following mine when I am doing the chores out back.

I do like the camera and will probably put one on the FC - hey, it's a gadget, it's kinda neat, none of my towing friends have one yet, and it's cheap. Gotta have one!

And for those of you with out a "spouse or spouse like person option" or whatever the correct terms are nowadays, teaching your pet to give directions could be a real asset.

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Perhaps a Border Collie?

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Perhaps a Border Collie?
And the Border Collie would level it and set the stabilizers!
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Very nice Andy. Except for the difference in the style of the solar stone guard for the front window, it looks like a brand new coach. I especially like what you did with the galley cabinets!
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Very nice Andy. Except for the difference in the style of the solar stone guard for the front window, it looks like a brand new coach. I especially like what you did with the galley cabinets!
That rock guard is made by Airstream that fits a front window and two wing windows, which is a standard part.

Wait til you see the rest of the photo's along with a description of what we did to it.

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Andy shortchanged you guys by only posting one interior pic.

The insides of that trailer are all the things I'm not. Tastefull and elegant. Very classy.

Fantastic job Andy.
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