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Old 08-06-2014, 01:08 PM   #211
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I would only want to use the backup camera for hitching and backing - keeping it charged between trips would be easy enough

The lag concern seems important

I'm leaning toward this 4cu option so I do t have to worry about battery and it's much cheaper
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:10 PM   #212
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Install pictures?

I'm looking for installation pictures from Airstreamers that are using the Voyager wireless camera. I would like to avoid the attachment next to the center clearance light and it's drilled hole in the aluminum skin.

Has anyone attached the camera inside the trailer between the window and bug screen?
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:15 PM   #213
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I primarily want a camera for hitching...but just about as much would love it for backing....backing for me has been much less challenging...but still would want it for this purpose as well.

If I mount the transmitter with or near propane tanks or some such place like that...then I could run the wires for the trailer camera underneath easily...I could also have another camera on the truck, and have that camera input over to the transmitter...but would need to swap the input upon hitching or perhaps there is some sorta AV switch I could buy so that I just hook up the 7 prong connector and just bundled with that I plug in the truck camera wire and flip a switch to toggle the signal back to the rear of the airstream so it will be ready when arriving at destination and back in....

or some such insanity - that actually does not sound too complex...especially as I would not need to find power at the rear of the AS which seems a bit trickier overall to me somehow.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:00 PM   #214
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PharmGeek,

I suppose you could mount the WiFi transmitter somewhere near the rear bumper of the TV. Then have one camera mounted on the TV, and one on the trailer.

Power would come from the TV, and you would have one camera wire to the rear of the trailer that you could connect and disconnect. When connected you would be using the trailer camera for backup. When disconnected you would be using the rear camera on the TV.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:22 PM   #215
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PharmGeek,

I suppose you could mount the WiFi transmitter somewhere near the rear bumper of the TV. Then have one camera mounted on the TV, and one on the trailer.

Power would come from the TV, and you would have one camera wire to the rear of the trailer that you could connect and disconnect. When connected you would be using the trailer camera for backup. When disconnected you would be using the rear camera on the TV.

http://4ucam.com/files/A0299_1-mod-2-lenght.jpg

They have them "pre-wired" and not switches...

Just doing the math....so here

125 for the unit...38.95 for the 40 foot extension camera cord (to mount camera on rear of trailer and link up from the transmitter at front of trailer)...12.99 for the two way switch (29.99 for it pre-wired).

I assume the 6 feet for the included camera will be enough from the propane tank area back to the truck, but may need 10 more feet so that is additional 12.99 cents...not quite sure if that will be needed, but likely I think.

so:

124.95 (camera+transmitter
38.95 (40 foot extension)
12.99 (toggle switch)
12.99 (10 foot extension)

Total cost 189.88

If get prewired toggle - 196.88

Thats not bad I think...and if you wanted to skip the cost of the toggle you could easy enough making the cost be 176.89.

Edit...oh woops...forgot to add the cost of the second camera...doh....add 65 bucks...boooo
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I would think it would be fairly easy to wire your own toggle switch or quick disconnect if you have any soldering skills. But I am not sure what the wired connection to the camera is (Cat 5, or some sort of custom hardwire).
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:45 PM   #217
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I would think it would be fairly easy to wire your own toggle switch or quick disconnect if you have any soldering skills. But I am not sure what the wired connection to the camera is (Cat 5, or some sort of custom hardwire).

yes, I had the same concern...I am calling the company to verify shortly..

Also others note my cost correction..I had forgoet to add cost of the 2nd camera...additional 65 for 2nd IR type camera...there39.99 for the smaller standard camera without IR night vision...

So total is more like 240 or 260 depending on camera type you go with
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:51 PM   #218
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My wife and I are picking up our 2015 27FB International Serenity sometime in late October at Airstream of Spokane.

I am planning on going with the 4Ucam with my iPhone or iPad once we get that trailer. I'll use it as strictly a trailer backup cam.

I already have a factory built in backup cam on my Ford F-250 Platinum. It has an 8" touch screen built into the dash and works great for backup and parking cam.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:58 PM   #219
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nice....quite a few youtube reviews on this camera...looks good...really good signal at well over 40 feet...I very well may buy it and try it out and see. Thanks for that heads up!
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:15 PM   #220
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http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Backu...+backup+camera

I searched "4ucam wifi backup cam" on Amazon and found this...it appears identical, box and all, except the 4UCAM product on the box adds their name and a label also on the transmitter...appears this is a china supplier for the product and 4UCAM and this seller on amazon are simply two different suppliers of the same item...same price...the amazon one though is not IR version of camera.

I have like 70 bucks in amazon points so I though I may pick the amazon one up
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:38 PM   #221
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I posted this earlier, but it seems everyone has forgotten.
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Backup camera on the trailer (including a moth)-
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Truck camera to the left of tailgate handle-
The transfer rate is a bit slow, but you will be backing slowly anyway.
It is still no substitute for getting out and looking 2-3 times or having someone guide you, but it does help.
I use it as a rearview mirror while traveling.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:56 PM   #222
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I just installed the system sold by acstokes . I installed it inside, looking out the rear window. Easy installation, the most time consuming part was hard wiring the camera (drilling holes and routing wire to the reading lamp). It is supplied with a cigarette lighter plug, but I didn't want to use it. I've driveway tested it and all seems good. All name brand, heavy duty parts. I'll report from the road next week.
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About 2 years ago I bought a mag-mounted wireless hitch cam at Camping World. Initially I used the mag mount to the tailgate of my TV and I placed the monitor (which is about the size of an iPod) on the steering column so I could back up and hitch my AS. Then I got the idea to find a way to use the magmount on the back of the AS - in my case I riveted a small square piece of magnetic type stainless steel to the AS bumper cover. So for backing up solo in unknown spots I can simply attach the cam to the bumper and switch on the monitor. As I recall, the whole deal cost me about $150.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:53 PM   #224
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^^brand?? That's essentially what I want one day - but heard a lot of bad reports if signal problems and other quality issues


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