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Old 11-25-2014, 12:13 PM   #253
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I saw a baby monitor at Walmart last night that uses iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad for a monitor. Could this be placed in the back window of the trailer? $198 seemed a little high to me. Is this a good price?
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:45 PM   #254
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Agree 100 percent with VOYAGER, we had it installed, I got the one with the 7 inch screen from rvcams.com about $550 worth every penny. I had my dealer install the camera just below the clearance lights.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:39 PM   #255
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Updates on Wireless back-up cameras?

Yes, that's what our dealer did, too. We now have a rear view from on high. The only thing I had to do was adjust the camera angle a bit while standing on a ladder. Pro tip: I parked the trailer first.


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Old 11-25-2014, 02:28 PM   #256
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That site doesn't give much info on the components that make up the system. How big is the router? Can the camera be mounted externally, is it waterproof?

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It's a regular Netgear router. It fits upright in the cabinet with the DVD player and uses the 12v outlet there. The router comes pre-configured for the camera, password protected. You then need to buy the $10 app on the iTunes store, input a few parameters they supply and you're good to go.

The camera can be mounted externally (yes it's waterproof), they give you two different brackets for mounting- use the one that works best.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:32 PM   #257
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I saw a baby monitor at Walmart last night that uses iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad for a monitor. Could this be placed in the back window of the trailer? $198 seemed a little high to me. Is this a good price?
I guess it depends on how it communicates to the iPhone/Touch/Pad. Wifi? Bluetooth? Even wifi, which has the greater distance, probably wouldn't make it to the device in the tow vehicle. Lots of aluminum in the way. Using a router at the front of the trailer eliminates that problem.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:35 PM   #258
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There's no question that people like the Voyager. Firedog1, you got a great price, I never saw it for that when I was looking.

But I like using my iPhone as the monitor since I always have it there anyway.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:47 PM   #259
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[QUOTE=Silvery Moon;1545770 tip: I parked the trailer first.


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Old 11-25-2014, 03:57 PM   #260
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I was thinking of replacing my old portable Garmin GPS unit with a new Garmin RV 760LMT GPS for RV's. This can also be used a monitor for a Garmin BC20 wireless back up camera which I would mount on the back of my trailer. You can buy the complete package (GPS unit and camera) at The GPS Store for $350. Has anyone used one of these? It seemed to have good reviews.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:17 PM   #261
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I mounted it to the bottom of the cabinet, so it looks out the rear window. I pulled power off of one of the reading lamps.
This sounds like a good solution and you don't drill into the skin. Does the camera interfere with the mini blinds on the rear window?

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This sounds like a good solution and you don't drill into the skin. Does the camera interfere with the mini blinds on the rear window?
As the seller of the particular camera system being discussed I'd like to assist in answering any questions.

Regarding the above question: The camera does not interfere with either the mini-blind or curtains inside the rear window. Both are able to be fully opened or closed at will. The camera comes with an adjustable mount and is easily attached with wood screws underneath the rear cabinet in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing.

A question was raised regarding what components are used, i.e. camera and router. The camera is a Sharx SCNC3408 IR (infrared), weatherproof, hi-resolution (1280p x 720p), color, hi-speed (30 frames/second) communicating wirelessly to a NETGEAR N-300 router positioned in the AS front cabinet. The camera transmits to the router and the router to the iPhone 5 or 6 in the TV cab. Both the camera and router operate on 12 volt DC and draw about 1 amp each. Many, if not most, AS's have a 12v cigarette lighter style socket in the front cabinet for the router to plug into. It's likely your rear window doesn't have such an OEM-installed 12 volt socket so that needs to be installed by the purchaser or an RV dealer. It's a fairly simple DIY job.

I will be glad to answer any other questions regarding our rear view camera system. Feel free to pm me if you like.

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Old 11-26-2014, 08:27 AM   #263
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Wayne which app on the app store and any chance of photos on how you have the camera and router installed.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:39 AM   #264
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My Classic 25fb has a 12v cigarette socket in the dinette overhead cabinet where the radio is located. Could the Netgear router be installed there and still provide a good signal to the tow vehicle.

Can an iPad Air or Air2 be used instead of an iPhone? I only have the iPhone 4 right now. I'll probably upgrade to an iPhone 6 next year but I plan to get an iPad Air/Cellular model sooner. There are suction mounts available for iPads.

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Wayne which app on the app store and any chance of photos on how you have the camera and router installed.
I'm not Wayne, but I have pictures of the camera and router installed.
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My Classic 25fb has a 12v cigarette socket in the cabinet where the radio is located. Could the Netgear router be installed there and still provide a good signal to the tow vehicle.
Yes. That's where the router should be located.

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Can an iPad Air or Air2 be used instead of an iPhone? I only have the iPhone 4 right now. I'll probably upgrade to an iPhone 6 next year but I plan to get an iPad Air/Cellular model sooner. There are suction mounts available for iPads.
An iPad Air2 should work. I'll be testing one in a few days and will let you know when I'm certain it works well. IMO, an iPhone is a more ideal size as it doesn't take much space, is easy to mount, and doesn't block your view as much.
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