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Old 05-10-2014, 01:08 PM   #197
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The Voyager wireless works well.
I just ordered a voyager camera. I'm intrigued with the light fixture, did you make that or can you order from dealer/ factory?
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:31 PM   #198
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I just ordered a voyager camera. I'm intrigued with the light fixture, did you make that or can you order from dealer/ factory?
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Sorry it took me 2 months to answer. I made it. it was a simple process of taking a new light fixture, drilling a hole and having a correctly sized rubber grommet to fit in the hole THEN feeding the wiring through to the power. Everything fit like a glove. The rest was cutting and soldering and attaching as a replacement for the original. I cringed at drilling into the trailer to mount the camera but it works and serves the purpose.
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:37 PM   #199
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I will report back at the end of our 7,500 mile trip on such items as rain effects, headlight effects, etc.
We have been on the road for about 10 weeks and around 8,500 miles. Overall, I am satisfied with the Voyager wireless camera setup.

We have not driven at night, so I cannot comment on the effect of headlight glare on the picture.

The few times that it rained while we were driving, there was some degradation of the quality of the picture. It was still usable, but just not as clear as when not raining. I attribute this to the dirty mist that gets on the camera lens. When it dries, the image improves. Wiping the lens face, after the rain stops, restores the image to its original quality.

The camera and the receiver connect every time.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:12 PM   #200
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I often thought it would be beneficial to have a wrap around camera system (for security reasons) mounted discreetly around the perimeter of the AS with a monitor inside so I could check on 'bumps in the night' without going outside.

Sound like with an additional monitor in the AS this would be easy!?

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Old 08-05-2014, 06:55 PM   #201
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A friend and I are almost ready to market a wireless rear view camera system that uses your iPhone as a monitor. It can be had with either a weatherproof external IR camera (for viewing in dark backup situations) or a less expensive camera for mounting inside the AS rear window. iPhone reception is excellent up to about 50'. The iPhone will still receive messages and calls as usual and can be quickly removed from the window/dash mounting bracket when needed.

Just thought I'd give a heads up to those of you who may be interested. Will be much less expensive and at least equal in quality to systems that use a dedicated monitor (e.g. Voyager).

Ever thought of opening up for initial buyers on Kickstarter?


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Old 08-05-2014, 07:04 PM   #202
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This is a ridiculously bad question - but can you run the Voyager's wireless receiver screen (on 12v cigarette lighter adapter) from a 12v receptacle inside the trailer while also on shore power?

There could be times when having the camera and audio on inside the trailer could be a helpful thing.

If this is a wicked stoopid question - be gentle :-)
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:21 PM   #203
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Has anyone tried using a GoPro camera and the smartphone app that lets you view what the camera is seeing? I have a GoPro so I'm going to try it out. If it works, you might as well get a GoPro because you can do so much more with it than a backup camera.
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:20 AM   #204
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I have a Rydeen wireless camera with a transmitter mounted behind the headboard powered by the license plate light. The receiver is mounted in the truck behind the stereo in the dash.
I discovered the other day after I had put my Reflectix in the windows that I get "no signal".
I had to remove the Reflectix from the front window.
Also, I can't pile the pillows up on the bed.
I went with this installation so I wouldn't have to drill mounting holes in the aluminum.
The Voyager is a less finicky installation because the transmitter is mounted up high on the exterior of the trailer.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:17 AM   #205
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I am waiting for a product that is wireless - I can flexibly mount it where I want as needed and use iPhone as the monitor

I thought about make shifting a mount for my wife's phone and face timing and trying it that way

I like the go pro idea - has people used an iPhone video feature on that? Sounds cool - would love to have one - very spendy device but if for backup and other use - that would be neat
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:25 AM   #206
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I am waiting for a product that is wireless - I can flexibly mount it where I want as needed and use iPhone as the monitor

I thought about make shifting a mount for my wife's phone and face timing and trying it that way

I like the go pro idea - has people used an iPhone video feature on that? Sounds cool - would love to have one - very spendy device but if for backup and other use - that would be neat
Have you seen this website before. It is a wireless system that works over wifi to your iPhone/ipad. Range looks to be around 100+ feet and it is listed at $125. Plus it has enhanced night vision. I haven't tried it yet but it looks great.

iPhone Android iPad WIFI car backup camera
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Very very interesting

Eliminating wires and using wifi instead will be awesome I bet

I want two of these now - one for the TV and one for the AS

I'm foggy on how to get the power over to the unit - but probably is simple enough

I may call that company today and ask some questions
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I was thinking that you would probably have to install the wifi module up near the propane tanks and hook the power directly to the battery bank.

Then a wire would have to be run under the trailer back to the license bracket for the camera.

Seems like it wouldn't be too big of deal. The advantage would be better reception in TV. While you would still have to contend with some wiring. You would be wireless to the iPhone or iPad head module and be able to place anywhere in the TV.

A second camera or third camera might be nice to mount on the right and left sides of the trailer for views along the side as well as from behind.
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Updates on Wireless back-up cameras?

Go pro is tempting as well - no install - can move from TV to TT as needed for backing and hitching - but more than double price
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Go pro is tempting as well - no install - can move from TV to TT as needed for backing and hitching - but more than double price
The only concern I have with GoPro is how the live camera performs. This camera is primarily designed to record video and photos to MicroSD card. I know there is a fast preview mode but I wonder what the lag time is. If the lag time is 1 sec or more that would be too much to use as a live camera for backup.

Also seems like you would be constantly charging batteries since the battery life is about 1.5 hours.

I just found this on another site about the GoPro live video delay.
"It seems to vary from 2 to 4 seconds going by reports on this forum and elsewhere.On my phone the delay was about 2 seconds.
The preview is not a full time video stream but short bursts of video."
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