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Old 02-02-2014, 03:07 PM   #29
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I got my wireless back up camera system with screen from tadibrothers.com. I have only installed one side camera so far but I have been satisfied so far. I will let you know more when I finish installing the rest.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:21 PM   #30
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I actually don't recommend a wireless. Five years ago I investigated them, and found they don't have the features nor the reliability. I invested in a wired system, with a dual monitor system, so you can switch between the camera on the truck and the camera on the trailer. Makes hitchup easy and I can see everything behind the trailer too. Wasn't cheap, but five years later it still works. Monitor hangs from the ceiling. As I recall it was Rear View Systems. They make commercial gear.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:41 AM   #31
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I recently installed a Voyager 5.6" wireless camera system. Cam is on the rear of the 28ft AS just below the center marker light, and gets its power from it. Mounted the screen on the dash of my pickup. The digital signal is robust with no static or breakup. I got it for backing into campsites and it is certainly helpful. I really like view while driving as I can easily see who is behind or about to pass by. A little expensive, but seems well made and works well. Also has sound so I can hear directions from a spotter.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:18 AM   #32
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:20 PM   #33
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But none of those wireless models claim to be digital, avoiding interference from TV Bluetooth...
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:05 AM   #34
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Last week I installed a Garmin RV760 GPS with wireless backup camera which I mounted on my TV. I then had a Voyager wireless camera mounted on rear of my Intl 27 which also connects to the Garmin 7" monitor. All works great. It was wonderful being able to check behind my trailer for cars when changing lanes. 7" screen is a major benefit and the GPS has all kinds of neat and useful functionality plus lifetime map updates. Clarity on garmin camera is adequate, and is very good on the Voyager.

Total cost a little over $1,000, no sales tax or shipping from Crutchfield and RVcams.com. Pricy but worth it for safety and help on backing into sites.
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I have thought of getting the Garmin 760 but want to install camera on rear of AS.

Would you recommend getting garmin camera ( I've read not so good of reviews) or voyager? Any compatibility issues?
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:55 AM   #35
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I, too, am very interested in Soul Food's system. I already have the Voyager wireless rear view camera system, and I am currently in the market for a new GPS to replace my ten year old Garmin Nuvi 660.

Based upon the information provided, I can purchase a new Garmin 760LMT Portable GPS Navigator, and mate it to my Voyager Wireless camera. Is this correct? How involved is it to switch back and forth between the GPS map screen and the rear view camera screen?

This would be the very system that I am looking for. It would be great to have only one screen to deal with in the tow vehicle.

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Old 05-08-2014, 08:00 AM   #36
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Interesting comparison.

I note that out of the ten top units , the top four are all wired cameras.

The first wireless unit comes in at #5, but when I looked in Amazon at customer reviews for that unit, it was not rated very well ( 2.5 stars out of 5 average over 105 customer reports.)

I presently have a Swift Hitch camera that I have had for about four years.

I have never been happy with it and found it barely useful and often more of a frustration than an aid due to signal break up when trying to use it for hooking up our Hensley on the back of our Sierra 2500HD.

I have been wondering if the problem I have had with the Swift Hitch is due to the way I use it. I usually have the monitor in my hand when in the drivers seat, and the camera with its magnetic mount low down at the back of the truck near the hitch.

I suppose that means that the analogue signal must pass through at least three layers of steel - i.e. the back wall of the cab, the front wall of the box, and then the tailgate (maybe four layers, as I imagine the tailgate is double walled.)

So I have just rigged up a suction mount for the camera using "RAM" components that I had on hand to mount the camera higher up on the tailgate window (I have a Leer cap on the truck).

I will also position the monitor in a suction cup mount high on the windshield.

This way, there will be a direct line, monitor to camera, interrupted only by
glass rather than steel. I figure this should give it the best possible chance or working well.

Also, rather than relying in the Swift Hitch internal batteries, I will leave both camera and monitor connected to 12v from the truck figuring that "might" help to get the best performance.

So far, I have only done a dry run with this setup on the truck in our driveway and it did seem to result in a very strong connection with no signal breakup at all, so I am cautiously optimistic that maybe this is the answer for me. I will be looking forward to seeing if it is much better next time when I try it when actually using it to hook up the trailer.

If there are still problems, then this will be my last experiment with the
Swift Hitch!

My inclination will be to forget about wireless cameras and to buy a wired system.

I have heard that Swift Hitch is now offering a digital unit but I don't know if it is any better in this respect than the unit I have and unless there are overwhelming strong recommendations I won't risk it!

Last time I looked, it is not yet offered on the Swift Hitch website - I was told that you need to call Swift Hitch directly to buy it. I tried twice to email them for more information, but got no reply)


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Old 05-08-2014, 02:47 PM   #37
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We just had the Voyager installed at Jackson Center. LOVE it! Perfect connection all the time, great to have that "black hole" behind the trailer erased and what a great addition to mirrors - there is no blind spot while driving. You can see that guy sneaking up on your right to pass you before you get in that lane. Love it. Not as helpful yet for backing in to a campsite but that will improve over time when I get more used to it. I think the fisheye lens view is slightly confusing - but I love the mic in the camera because I can hear Sue clearly when she's talking (and doesn't have to yell).

Highly highly recommended!!
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We just had the Voyager installed at Jackson Center. LOVE it! Perfect connection all the time, great to have that "black hole" behind the trailer erased and what a great addition to mirrors - there is no blind spot while driving. You can see that guy sneaking up on your right to pass you before you get in that lane. Love it. Not as helpful yet for backing in to a campsite but that will improve over time when I get more used to it. I think the fisheye lens view is slightly confusing - but I love the mic in the camera because I can hear Sue clearly when she's talking (and doesn't have to yell).

Highly highly recommended!!
I didn't know that was an option or I would have gone with it. In fact the dealer said they never ever install backup cameras

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Old 05-08-2014, 06:55 PM   #39
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I didn't know that was an option or I would have gone with it. In fact the dealer said they never ever install backup cameras

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Jackson center extended their April deal in to May - Voyager installed for cost of product only - installation service is free.

Your dealer may not do it, but Airstream does and I'm sure others have too. I'd recommend it!!
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Here's my write-up on a rear of trailer backup install. At the time of my parts search, there was no digital camera and monitor available. There is one now...I think it is called Voyager. Digital signals pass through aluminum and longer distances better and don't get interference from bluetooth and wireless modems...but they are expensive. I am still happy with my setup, albeit with some camera unit fix-ups. (A longer story)

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...ras-83497.html
Following dznf0g's comprehensive installation, I made my own similar setup. You can see it here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...ml#post1428110
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:12 PM   #41
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Not sure if its been covered before.

On my 2013 F150 with Navigation I have a back-up camera on the truck already and it displays on the big navigation Display. I don't want another monitor and want to use the one I have already. The only solution I have found is this. https://camera-source.com/products/f...-fim-lockipick

It allows you to not only add a second or third camera but also unlock the NAV safety features. Now some would say why unlock the safety features but I would like to monitor not only the hitch while I am driving but also whats behind the Airstream. Also you can play movies for others while on long trips and many other convenient features. The beauty of it is that you use the display already in your truck no second monitor.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:15 PM   #42
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Shaggy - if you use your in dash monitor for this, do you lose your GPS screen and maps?
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