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Old 10-14-2010, 04:50 PM   #15
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Yeah, I'd say that lag time is about right!
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:56 AM   #16
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I've got a bumper cam on the trailer and truck. I installed a small, passive A/V switcher, which makes it very convenient

The only real drawback to having a fairly powerful transmitter in the trailer, is the power draw- seems to be right at 1A. So, if I forget to switch it off (installed a LED switch in the boot)...
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:04 AM   #17
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Thanks, longdog. I've been looking for a camera to recommend to our customers. The Swift Hitch is okay, but seems to be prone to interference from GPS units. I'd like to hear if anyone has that kind of issue with the 4Ucam wireless systems.
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:53 PM   #18
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Rear View Camera, Clipper, Land Yacht, Overheight Camera

We have a Clipper MH and with modifications, it is over 12' high.
Just so I don't get caught trying to go under a low overhead, I installed a Nexstar rear view camera/GPS combination on the roof of the Clipper. The camera is mounted on the front of the AC unit and activated by the galley light cicuit which is dash mounted on the Clipper. The 4.3" GPS monitor gives an good view when approaching fuel islands or other covered areas. Saved us big bucks on a low RR crossing, on a township road in Galetta, Ontario, and again somewhere in NY State later on the same trip. I had to back up about a 1/2 mile at Galetta to get out of that one.
Only hitch is that it displays the reverse image, but that is not a concern as overhead clearance is the priority.
The Sony OEM system in the Clipper works great, and I have seen on the net, that they rebuild these units. Just do a google search if you need to repair/replace yours.

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Old 02-15-2011, 10:26 PM   #19
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The 4ucam backup system is still working.

Mounting the camera by retrofitting the center top brake light is definitely the way to go. This avoids most of the headlight glare.

I have had a couple of minor issues:

First, during my last trip, which was in late October 2010, the mount of the antenna that was attached to the backup camera fell off because it had corroded through. I don't know of a fix for this, but you could consider protecting it with epoxy.

Second, I'd recommend using a dedicated monitor. It's not easy, and a bit distracting, to switch between GPS and a backup camera, and it usually causes the GPS to freeze up.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:39 AM   #20
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He shouldn't at WiFi speeds....
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:14 AM   #21
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I just ordered the same setup as you have from 4ucam.
How did you attach the cord from the camera to the antenna? I was thinking maybe using silacone sealant. Would that harm the aluminum skin.


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Old 07-05-2011, 10:53 AM   #22
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Update

I have been meaning to post an update to my installation, and I also have some new information.
I mounted the 4UCam system (as pictured) in place of one of my rear running lights. This gave me a centered position, as I am using this as a "wireless rear view mirror." It also provided electrical supply; the only catch is that I have to have my headlights on to actuate the system, but that is a great safety reminder for traveling anyway.
I had the opportunity to work with the 4UCam customer support people several weeks ago. Over the winter, I found that the interior of my camera housing had built up some condensation, drastically effecting the visuals. After contacting the distributor, I got a typical response via email. I was not happy with their "fix," and let them know. I immediately was contacted by phone by a gentleman that was interested in solving the problem. After a short conversation, he agreed to ship a replacement unit, so that I could install the replacement camera at the same time I reinstalled the new camera. The replacement came in two days, allowing me to make the switch right before a camping trip. Long story short, the new camera works great, and sports an additional sealing that would explain the purge of moisture with the old unit. I was extremely pleased that 4UCam would go outside of their normal warranty policy, contact me personally, and act so quickly. I would give this wireless system five stars, if asked.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:18 AM   #23
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I would like to purchase a camera for my air stream and was wondering which model you purchased ?

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Old 08-20-2011, 07:46 AM   #24
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Don, I am about to install the third camera of this model 9901T, as the first two displayed condensation within the housing. Until that design problem is resolved, I can't recommend this particular unit. That said, 4UCam has been great to work with, but I would have preferred to only install the product once.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:16 AM   #25
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Spot,

Thanks for the information -- your installation looks great!

How is the camera installed in place of the rear running light? (How is is mounted / how is it sealed?)

Again...nice job.
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One other question...Do you think the LED lights would blind or be distractive to cars behind the trailer?
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:04 AM   #27
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I merely removed the running light, and used the electrical supply to it. I used sheet metal screws, then sealed with an appropriate roof sealant. Airtstream did not make the removal easy, nor is there much wire to work with; it took some dedication. LED lights; I hadn't given that any thought. I have not towed my trailer at night, but that is a good point, using this setup at night might get me busted. Hmmmmm.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:55 PM   #28
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We would like to use the in dash nav screen of our 08 Yukon. Has anyone done this?

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