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Old 07-25-2014, 08:48 PM   #113
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WVRXCAMTC Digital Wireless Add-On System Includes:
- WVRX1 Digital Wireless Receiver Box
- VCMS10B Super CMOS camera with integrated wireless transmitter
- Stainless steel hardware
- Non-corrosive camera mounting bracket
This is what I have too. Great choice. Mine froze on the image once. I only had to recycle the power to get it normal again.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:53 PM   #114
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Simple but good camera for hook ups

Most of these posts seem to be for on the back of a trailer/motorhome. I am looking for a wireless camera to mount on the back of my truck for hooking up and a monitor to put on the dash. Previously I had 3 small (3.5 in) ones but the monitors kept failing. Here is a picture of a Chinese supplier (1stsafe) on eBay that 'seems' to be pretty good especially given it has 4 channels and I understand that means less interference on the monitor. I would appreciate any feedback or other recommendations.
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:11 PM   #115
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If you can deal with a small screen, I bought a Swift Hitch system with 2 wireless cameras, extended range antenna (so you could attach to the back of the Airstream in a tight situation), wireless receiver with color display and night vision. The cameras attach to your truck with magnetic base....put them anywhere...in 2 locations, and change channels on the monitor to see the other feed. I can literally back up to my hitch, push the button on my remote jack...and lower the tongue perfectly. It also comes in a single camera model. About 10 hours battery life.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:19 PM   #116
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Wired cameras have much better picture quality. My backup camera on the truck is wired- great picture.
My rear view camera on the trailer is wireless- poor quality, jittery image-
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:48 PM   #117
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Wired cameras have much better picture quality.
This is not true. It's like saying a mobile phone doesn't deliver the voice quality of a wired phone. The problem is with people who buy cheap systems or components and try to jury rig a wireless system.

I recorded the following YouTube video yesterday to demonstrate what is available using an iPhone in combination with quality components and technical expertise. While the video is not professional quality, I think it makes my point.

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Old 10-11-2014, 11:09 PM   #118
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It is absolutely true. I have a wired camera and a wireless camera hooked up to the same monitor. I look at both images every day. I have posted pictures of both images before, and I would again except that I haven't renewed my paid membership yet and have lost my picture posting privilege. When I get home next week and pay my money again I will post pictures.
I understand the reason for having a wireless camera on the trailer, but there is absolutely no reason to have a wireless camera on the truck.
I would rather have a wired camera on the trailer so I could have better picture quality- one more thing to plug in- but I already paid money for what I've got so I'm gonna use it.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:49 AM   #119
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The Voyager works well for us as a wireless system. The camera is mounted high above the rear window and we get a strong signal in the cab. The power to the camera comes from the bullet spotlight above my bed attached to the bottom of the rear roof locker.

I forgot to turn off the display and saw myself leaving the storage area 500 feet away from the trailer.
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Maybe I should have gotten a voyager. Surely I could patch it into the same monitor the same way I have the Rydeen patched in with a toggle switch to select truck camera or trailer camera.
The difference in quality could possibly be Audiovox vs. Rydeen.
The wired camera with the better quality image is an Audiovox and the crummy wireless camera is a Rydeen. I am so disappointed in the difference that I suggested to a Rydeen tech that they should cease manufacturing this piece of junk.
I'll use it till it quits, then do something better.
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If your an iphone family you could technically do a face time call.

I think just a wide strip of high quality painters tape (the 3M blue stuff) to secure the phone to the back of the truck or airstream.

I'll give it a try! If someone beats me to it, report back how it worked.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:06 AM   #122
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I already paid money for what I've got so I'm gonna use it.
That's one of the reasons I like the wireless/iPhone set up. I already have the phone and I didn't nececsarily want another screen cluttering up the dash.
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I have the Voyager system, with the wireless unit on my trailer, and the wired version on my truck. It is WONDERFUL. I can do hitching by myself, and I can see the traffic behind me.

I highly recommend it.
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That's one of the reasons I like the wireless/iPhone set up. I already have the phone and I didn't nececsarily want another screen cluttering up the dash.

I have mentioned this before-
I have a 7" navigation/dvd/backup camera screen already in the truck. I don't want any clutter, either. That's why I have both cameras going to the same monitor and a selector switch. I don't want any phone cradle sticking off my dash.
I already have an iPhone, but I also already have the car stereo with the 7" screen and the backup camera on the truck and the rear view camera on the trailer.
I still don't want to use my iPhone as a monitor, but the picture might have better resolution simply because the screen size is smaller, sorta kinda how a 13" TV had a better picture than a 19" or 25" back in the day- same numbers of pixels in a smaller area yields a better picture.
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Does FaceTime work on cellular? Thought it was strictly wifi.


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If your an iphone family you could technically do a face time call.

I think just a wide strip of high quality painters tape (the 3M blue stuff) to secure the phone to the back of the truck or airstream.

I'll give it a try! If someone beats me to it, report back how it worked.
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Does FaceTime work on cellular? Thought it was strictly wifi.
Came out in IOS 6.
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