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Old 11-30-2014, 01:10 PM   #295
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I was also thinking of mounting the camera up high near the clearance lights and running the cable along the roof and down through the refer vent, then mount the transmitter in the refer compartment.
I considered this method as well, but felt the dis-advantages (transmitter further from the receiver, more solid material for the signal to go through, camera mount would require screws or rivets, how to secure wire running to reefer vent) outweigh the advantages (higher point of view, more security for camera).
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:16 PM   #296
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I considered this method as well, but felt the dis-advantages (transmitter further from the receiver, more solid material for the signal to go through, camera mount would require screws or rivets, how to secure wire running to reefer vent) outweigh the advantages (higher point of view, more security for camera).
Back up camera's have a usual working distance of about 150 feet, at least by those that we have tested.

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Old 11-30-2014, 01:21 PM   #297
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I ran the cable down from the plate to the bumper across to the end and down around the side of the bumper. I used heavy duty stick cable clips for this part. At that point there is a piece of aluminum you can fish through. I used the curb side because there is more piping to cable tie to. I did not want the system on the running lights as I leave my headlights in AUTO. A disconnect in the battery box better meets my needs.
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:27 PM   #298
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I ran the cable down from the plate to the bumper across to the end and down around the side of the bumper. I used heavy duty stick cable clips for this part. At that point there is a piece of aluminum you can fish through. I used the curb side because there is more piping to cable tie to.
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Good information. Thanks.
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Makes sense. My Tacoma lights have auto-off with ignition switch, but have to be turned on manually. I just leave them on when we're on the road.


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I just installed the Garmin BC-20 backup camera on my trailer license plate, ran the extension cable under the airstream with cable ties to existing piping, and terminated in the battery box, with the wireless transmitter in the battery box. Works like a charm with the Garmin GPS. Better than some other things I was trying. I do not have it hooked up to the reverse so it will function as a rear view camera since my GPS is on the dash when pulling the trailer. I have a disconnect in the battery box for when I park for the night.
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I have a 2014 23D FG and would like to mount a backup camera to the trail license plate. the Garmin BC-20 looks interesting. Has anyone else mounted a different brand of backup camera to the license plate? I am also thinking about mounting the camera inside looking out the rear window but i am concerned about the glare

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Old 12-02-2014, 03:56 PM   #301
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Glare has not been a problem with my camera that looks out the rear window.


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Glare has not been a problem with my camera that looks out the rear window.


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Thanks what camera are you using? Did you get the power from the reading lamp?

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Yes power from reading lamp. I'm using the system from rvrearviewcameras.com



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Just ordered the above system.

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The description mentions iPhone 5 and iPhone 6. Is it not compatible with iPhone 4s? I thought if my wife got a new iPhone 6 we could use her old iPhone 4s for a dedicated monitor and music player and photo viewer.
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It might work but be slow. Processing power I think is the key to the newer iPhones.
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As one of the owners and developers of this rear view camera system, please let me chime in. We tested an iPhone 4S and found that while it would pick up the signal, its performance was marginal at best. It would only work in a vertical position and even then there was a lot of image distortion. I would not recommend a 4S. However, the 5, 6, and 6+ all work great as several other posters have attested. I attribute the difference to the faster microprocessors of the 5, 6, and 6+.

The iPhone 5, 6, and 6+ will still accept phone calls and text messages while in use as a camera display. When the call is over or message read, all you have to do is press the camera icon and you will be immediately returned to the camera view.

My recommendation would be to, as you said, while traveling use the 4S for other apps such as music, photos, etc. and use the 6 with its larger screen size for rear view camera display.

Also, I actually prefer the 6's screen size over the 6+. It's plenty large to see what's behind in 3 lanes of traffic. IMO, the 4S screen would be too small even if it worked.
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