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Old 12-05-2011, 03:14 PM   #43
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:24 PM   #44
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OK, you do realize that you just linked this thread to this thread?
Circular reasoning is...well...circular.....circular reasoning is.....
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:27 PM   #45
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And, yes, it's a good thread.

(I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that does stuff like that. )
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It's spring and time to reactivate this good thread! Are you there, dzn, and have you had a chance to test your wireless camera system? I'm ready to pull the trigger on purchase of cameras and antenna patches.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #47
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It's spring and time to reactivate this good thread! Are you there, dzn, and have you had a chance to test your wireless camera system? I'm ready to pull the trigger on purchase of cameras and antenna patches.
Spring came early up here! Got the AS out 3 days ago, unwinterized it, washed (not waxed, unfortunately!) cleaned the interior and will take a short hop this Thursday - Saturday. Won't be a lot of miles and no night miles, but I'll fill you in when I get back.

I did hook it up at the storage lot and used it on the way home. Works fine.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:09 PM   #48
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Spring came early up here! Got the AS out 3 days ago, unwinterized it, washed (not waxed, unfortunately!) cleaned the interior and will take a short hop this Thursday - Saturday. Won't be a lot of miles and no night miles, but I'll fill you in when I get back.

I did hook it up at the storage lot and used it on the way home. Works fine.
What did you get for a back up camera?
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:12 PM   #49
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What did you get for a back up camera?
Start with post #21 this thread.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #50
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Has anyone ever tried "iball"?
http://www.iballhitchcam.com/
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #51
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I see this one advertised in Trailer Life. I was wondering the same thing as c lewis77. Has anyone on this forum tried the iball set up?
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:48 PM   #52
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I see this one advertised in Trailer Life. I was wondering the same thing as c lewis77. Has anyone on this forum tried the iball set up?
They just don't give much info. If it's a 2.44gHz, (and I think the FCC requires that frequency) it would be fine for hitching....but in my experience it would be tough to get a clear signal from the rear of the AS.

Would be interested in more info and specs. Also a 9 volt camera battery would not last long. You would have to get out and mount it and turn it on for backing and hitching.
Wouldn't be suitable for using in traffic situations, if that's what you want.
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They just don't give much info. If it's a 2.44gHz, (and I think the FCC requires that frequency) it would be fine for hitching....but in my experience it would be tough to get a clear signal from the rear of the AS.

Would be interested in more info and specs. Also a 9 volt camera battery would not last long. You would have to get out and mount it and turn it on for backing and hitching.
Wouldn't be suitable for using in traffic situations, if that's what you want.
The portability of the camera part looks interesting... It looks like the monitor plugs in to the cigarette lighter, and the camera is powered by the 9v battery. The portability options would certainly allow for a variety of uses on an "as-needed" basis.
I would be interested to hear from someone who has used one to see how well it actually works.
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Yes, your right, lack of info kinda bothers me too!
Not thinking of using it in traffic, just backing into a site and hitching up when alone. I'll see if I can dig up more than their site shows.
So far I've found mixed reviews on Amazon about the product.
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OK, for an update. I am very pleased with the operation of my setup, however I still haven't done any might time towing to check out the infrared and potential headlight glare. I don't think it'll be an issue as my camera is about 7' off the road and doesn't shoot through glass.

I have VERY LITTLE screen interference, even though I now have a bike rack and bikes in front of the front window. When traveling through metro areas, I do get intermittent snow when competing devices are present, but it is minimal and does not prevent useability of the camera.

The little hitch camera mounted on my Hensley stinger gives me first try hitching up every time!
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:58 AM   #56
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Sorry about the washed out appearence of these pics, sun behind screen really washed it out, but you get the idea of field of view and picture quality.

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This one is the hitch cam, while driving down the road. Really educates you on how the Hensley and PP work. AND now I know what goes on when that "Hensley Bump" occurs. BTW, when hitching up I mount this little camera right on the stinger at the level of the hitch box opening. Hit it first time, every time!

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