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Old 05-12-2014, 08:44 AM   #85
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SchuHouse,

Glad you found the video! I couldn't remember if I ever got around to posting it!

If I were doing it again, I would put the camera in the same place, but I wouldn't do a wireless system again. As others have mentioned, there are things that cause interference with the monitor.

I'm actually planning a bit if a redo of my system, which is really similar to what m.hony did.

I'm planning on setting up a 4 camera system on my entire rig. On the Tundra I'll have 3 cameras - one on each front corner and one in the tailgate handle. These are placed to help me avoid hitting things wile parking The Beast.

My 4th camera is the one on the AS.

Right now I'm making my final decision on my monitor. A stand alone monitor will be easier to install, run wires, and allow me to watch multiple cameras at one via a split screen. The downfall is that I would have to figure out where to mount it in the truck.

My other option is to swap my stereo with a head unit with something like the Panasonic 5000-something that has a screen on it. The wiring would be trickier, and I could only see one camera at a time, but the install would be clean, with no extra monitor retrofitted in the truck.

Once I decide and do the install, I'll make another video.

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Old 05-12-2014, 01:39 PM   #86
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I went with the "other option" and ran all video sources to my 7" touch screen Alpine. I wanted a seamless, factory stock looking camera/monitor.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:02 PM   #87
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SchuHouse,

Glad you found the video! I couldn't remember if I ever got around to posting it!

If I were doing it again, I would put the camera in the same place, but I wouldn't do a wireless system again.

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Hi Lynn - I went to look for your video, but could not find it. Could you post a link

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Here you go Doug!
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M.hony - I noticed that. just when I had made my decision I saw your post and started leaning back towards the new stereo route.
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Thanks very much for the video Lynn - Well done!

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SchuHouse,

Glad you found the video! I couldn't remember if I ever got around to posting it!

If I were doing it again, I would put the camera in the same place, but I wouldn't do a wireless system again. As others have mentioned, there are things that cause interference with the monitor.

I'm actually planning a bit if a redo of my system, which is really similar to what m.hony did.

I'm planning on setting up a 4 camera system on my entire rig. On the Tundra I'll have 3 cameras - one on each front corner and one in the tailgate handle. These are placed to help me avoid hitting things wile parking The Beast.

My 4th camera is the one on the AS.

Right now I'm making my final decision on my monitor. A stand alone monitor will be easier to install, run wires, and allow me to watch multiple cameras at one via a split screen. The downfall is that I would have to figure out where to mount it in the truck.

My other option is to swap my stereo with a head unit with something like the Panasonic 5000-something that has a screen on it. The wiring would be trickier, and I could only see one camera at a time, but the install would be clean, with no extra monitor retrofitted in the truck.

Once I decide and do the install, I'll make another video.

Lynn
Well Lynn I went wireless. Supposedly the voyager digital is the best out there, I'll let everyone know my results once installed. Good luck with the new set up, let us all know how it goes.
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M.hony - I noticed that. just when I had made my decision I saw your post and started leaning back towards the new stereo route.

The new stereo started in 2010 to get better sound quality. I started by replacing the subwoofer and added an amp, thinking I would wait a year or 2 before further upgrades. That didn't last a week! One week later I got new component speakers and crossovers on all 4 doors, another amp, and the touch screen navigation/CD/DVD/navigation/SiriusXM/iPod head unit with an adapter to make the steering wheel controls work. In 2011 I added an equalizer/signal processor. In 2013 I added a reverse camera. In 2014 I added a rear view camera to the trailer. I am pretty much maxed out with this system and will leave well enough alone. To get a new 8" touch screen with all the bells and whistles is 1,700! And all because they discontinued the bluetooth module for my unit almost as soon as they made it- they came out with a bluetooth model almost immediately after I bought mine- planned obsolescence-
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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 ordered this combination. While I haven't installed camera yet I did try out Garmin rv760 this weekend. I really liked the interface especially lane assistance. What I didn't like is twice it took me to backside of two different camp grounds completely missing the entrances. Have you had similar experience or was this a fluke? Btw. I ran on stars turn by turn directions on at same time and it found the entrances with no problem.
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Interesting report Rick - Thanks for making the comments....

I will be looking forward to hear how you make out once the camera is installed etc. This is a combination I'm very interested in, but will wait till I hear some user reports to actually pull the trigger.....

As a side note did you notice if it has the ability to have an altimeter function? This is something that I'm interested in having and it could be a deal breaker if this unit does not have that function.

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Still very happy with our Voyager.

Had to park the trailer in a tight spot at a service facility to be out of the way while the truck was rewired for the DirecLInk brake controller. Backing the rig out was much easier with the combination of the Voyager, truck rear camera and mirrors.

I have had no image issues with the wireless setup.

Actually the programming is better on that Voyager screen than Dish Network!
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Interesting report Rick - Thanks for making the comments....

I will be looking forward to hear how you make out once the camera is installed etc. This is a combination I'm very interested in, but will wait till I hear some user reports to actually pull the trigger.....

As a side note did you notice if it has the ability to have an altimeter function? This is something that I'm interested in having and it could be a deal breaker if this unit does not have that function.

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Doug I will try and look this weekend.
I talked with RVCams yesterday, the RCA jack they supplied doesn't fit, I need an adapter to garmin, it's input is a mini jack. When talking with them I asked about exchanging for a complete kit if I don't keep the Garmin. I found out they have a special pricing on the 7" voyager that is very attractive, making me reconsider this setup.
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Doug I will try and look this weekend.
I talked with RVCams yesterday, the RCA jack they supplied doesn't fit, I need an adapter to garmin, it's input is a mini jack. When talking with them I asked about exchanging for a complete kit if I don't keep the Garmin. I found out they have a special pricing on the 7" voyager that is very attractive, making me reconsider this setup.
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Hi Rick - I looked on RVCam's site but could only find the 5.6" package. Do you remember what they are asking for the 7" package? I see Camping World also has the 5.6 package on sale for 676.00

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I ordered this combination. While I haven't installed camera yet I did try out Garmin rv760 this weekend. I really liked the interface especially lane assistance. What I didn't like is twice it took me to backside of two different camp grounds completely missing the entrances. Have you had similar experience or was this a fluke? Btw. I ran on stars turn by turn directions on at same time and it found the entrances with no problem.

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So far no problem with routing on Garmin, but am sure will run into issues. Did you update maps on line? Good test this summer on trip from Atlanta to Newfoundland.
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