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Old 05-10-2014, 09:26 AM   #57
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Well after some thought and reading every post on this tread. It seems the best option (for me) would be the Garmin (RV760LMT) married with the Voyager Wireless camera. But I have couple questions....

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- So just to confirm this pair does work together?
- Is there any installation issues one needs to be aware of?
- What do folks feel is the best location to mount the camera on my AS. Could one mount it in the back window? As this would to get me around having to drill holes in the exterior of the trailer.

Edit - One more question for anyone who has this GPS. Does it have the ability to indicate elevation? That is a function we often wished we had and one I would want in a new unit.

The package that mounts right in the F150 looked really interesting. But the more that I thought about it, the issue for me is this system then becomes permanent with this particular F150. Considering the miles I put on annually, this might not be a good thing...

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Old 05-10-2014, 09:53 AM   #58
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Hi Doug. You are on the very same page as I am on this Garmin RV 760LMT/Voyager wireless camera issue. As to the mounting, I already have the Voyager camera mounted on my Airstream. The camera is on a quick disconnect bracket so that I can easily dismount the camera when I am going to be away from the Airstream. At the price of the Voyager camera, it would be a tempting theft target.

As to the altimeter function, I am guessing that it does have it. My current GPS is a Garmin Nuvi 660 that I purchased new in 2005, and it has the altimeter feature. I'll see if I can get into the on-line manual for the RV 760LMT and check it out.

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I was able to download the 24 page owners manual for the Garmin RV 760LMT. I have read the entire manual, including the index, and can not find any reference to an altimeter function. I find this a little disappointing as the RV 760LMT is one of Garmin's top-of-the-line GPS units. I can't imaging why Garmin would drop a feature that their GPS units had ten years ago.

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Brian. Can you share more about te quick release for the camera? Pics too please and thank you?
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Sure. The Voyager camera installation on our recently acquired 23FB was done by the original owner, and I think that it is a pretty slick idea. He mounted the camera on a piece of aluminum 'L' brace stock. He mounted another piece of 'L' brace on the back of the Airstream. The two pieces of 'L' brace have corresponding holes for the camera's power plug and mounting bolts. The other end of the camera's power plug is wired into the tag light on the Airstream. The mounting hardware and wing nuts are all high grade stainless steel.

This system allows mounting and dis-mounting of the camera in a manner of seconds. Here are a few photos of this mounting system.

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Hi Brian - I'm with Steve. A bit more info on the camera would be good and a pic or two would not heart either....lol
Edit - While I typed this you posted pictures... THANKS YOU!

On the Altimeter front - That is to bad as it is something we always said we would like to have as it is always interesting how high one is while traveling the mountains. Thanks for taking the time to check this out.

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Gee - after looking at the pictures, one really needs to wonder if I could not just mount the camera inside trailer as I have a rear bedroom unit with a small ledge under the window and power plugs on either side of the bed.

Any thoughts?
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Gee - after looking at the pictures, one really needs to wonder if I could not just mount the camera inside trailer as I have a rear bedroom unit with a small ledge under the window and power plugs on either side of the bed.

Any thoughts?
With the ease of getting to 12 volt DC power in the bedroom that would be worth a try. The only possible issue would be camera image clarity through the screen and window glass. That would also be ideal from a camera security standpoint.

If that does not work, I have another idea for mounting the bracket to the window glass without drilling any holes in the Airstream.

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I just pulled the trigger on a new Garmin RV 760LMT. After a lot of on-line research, I decided that this is the best one out there for us.

For anyone else interested, I did a lot of price shopping, and the best deal that I found was from Factory Outlet Store | Online Shopping | Online Outlet Store. Prior to finding this site, the best price that I had found was $388.70 on Amazon Prime. The Factory Outlet Store price was $359.95 with free shipping and no sales tax.

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Congrat's Brian - With luck it will do everything you want it to...
I would be very interested in hearing from you (once you get it) if it actually has the ability to give me an Altimeter functions.

Also thanks for your comment on the inside mount. Your comment about the (need) for 12V power is a good on as my plies in the rear of the trailer are of douse not 12V. So with that mi mind, what your idea about mounting on the window frame?

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You have me a little confused, Rick. I was under the impression that you were talking about mating the Garmin RV760LMT to a Voyager wireless camera. If this is the case, I don't see why any wire plug adapters would be required.

I had gotten the impression from earlier posts to this thread that since the Garmin RV760LMT was set up to receive the Garmin brand wireless camera, it would also receive the signal from a Voyager wireless camera.

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Almost...the voyager has a receiver that sits in the truck and will need to be plugged into garmin. Only the garmin bc 20 camera will work wirelessly with rv 760 LMT. But that camera gets poor reviews
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EDIT: Sorry posted again - needed to fix the really poor typing , spelling etc.....Yicks must really read what I'm typing before posting in the future!

Congrat's Brian - With luck it will do everything you want it to...
I would be very interested in hearing from you (once you get it) if it actually has the ability to give an Altimeter functions or not.

Also, thanks for your comment on the inside mount. Your comment about the (need) for 12V power is a good on as my plug's in the rear of the trailer are of course not 12V. So with that in mind, it might be a good idea to hear about mounting on the window frame?

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EDIT: Sorry posted again - needed to fix the really poor typing , spelling etc.....Yicks must really read what I'm typing before posting in the future!

Congrat's Brian - With luck it will do everything you want it to...
I would be very interested in hearing from you (once you get it) if it actually has the ability to give an Altimeter functions or not.

Also, thanks for your comment on the inside mount. Your comment about the (need) for 12V power is a good on as my plug's in the rear of the trailer are of course not 12V. So with that in mind, it might be a good idea to hear about mounting on the window frame?

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Doug, that would be great install but wouldn't the glass interfere at night?
I am ordering Garmin today also, I'll pay a little extra and get it from Crutchfield because of their outstanding service
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I saw this photo on the wireless install update post.

Does anyone know if this can be ordered from factory? Would making installing the Voyager a breeze
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