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Old 02-05-2023, 01:54 PM   #1
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Side view camera?

Hi all - does anyone use cameras on the sides of the trailer for backing up? I often back into my own driveway and the spot at the storage yard by myself. It would sure make things easier if I had a camera on each side of the trailer. I looked for a small Bluetooth camera that would either display on my phone or a monitor that I could ďstickĒ to the sides of the trailer just when backing up solo. No luck. I also considered opening the side storage compartments and Velcroing a camera to the open lid - again just to be used while backing up solo. I donít want to run a bunch of new wires, but for power, I could wire cameras to the interior storage compartment lights. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 02-05-2023, 03:19 PM   #2
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Just yesterday I was thinking about an extra camera.
My need was to aid in aligning the ball and coupler. The camera in the Tundra tailgate gets me lined up, but I need to get in and out about four times to get the fore and aft alignment. (I like the ball to be slightly forward in the coupler so it pulls the trailer forward a tiny bit)
Anyway Amazon has a variety of solo cameras. I considered the "Swift Hitch" which has a magnet or suction cup. The viewing angle is 170ļ, which IMO, is petty wide, meaning things are distorted as you get farther away. (smaller)

But I decided since my rear view camera is a Haloview, I'd get the wireless Haloview camera/battery pack and set it alongside the trailer coupler.
It already would pair to my monitor as Cam2.
Here's the Swift.
https://www.amazon.com/Swift-Hitch-S...ci_mcx_mr_hp_d
Links to your phone by wi-fi, and is rechargeable. Just don't drive away with it hanging on! (My worry too!)

If your Airstream has a Furrion camera, they sell side marker cameras that get power from the marker lights and use your monitor (I think).
I struck out on Voyager side view, except for motor home permanent installation.

Heres the Haloview I picked for my use. Rechargeable.
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Old 02-05-2023, 03:45 PM   #3
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Here's a video on the Furrion side marker cameras.
In my humble opinion ALL the wireless side marker cameras are kinda ugly.
How about a simple clamp on the segment protector temporarily?
I was wondering if you use the phone for a monitor, then two cameras have two wi-fi signals and it may not be split screen. That would get old fast.


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Old 02-06-2023, 07:00 PM   #4
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Thank you. My rig has the Voyager rear cam. Seems like no good option for adding another cam or two to that one as you mention. Maybe Iíll look into replacing with the Haloview.
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Old 02-07-2023, 07:16 AM   #5
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Our Globetrotter came with the Voyager WiSight 2, and the manual indicates it can handle up to 4 cameras. I have it tried, but expect it would work like the other Voyager products I used previously in motorhomes where y could split the screen between the cameras in different manners, or see just one of the multiple views large.

This is a link to the camera we have

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Camera-S...r/ASA57YR.html
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Old 02-07-2023, 11:25 AM   #6
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Our Globetrotter came with the Voyager WiSight 2, and the manual indicates it can handle up to 4 cameras.
I went to the Voyager web site and the small side "pod" cameras are for wired applications.
The wireless system that accepts 4 cameras seems to be 4 of the same camera, just different positions, like a security application. (Not pods)
IF you just want the cameras for backing into storage, then the regular cameras on a spring clamp will do the job. Otherwise, Haloview and Furrion seem to be the choice.
I still think both side wireless are fugly.
https://www.marriedwithairstream.com...meras-project/
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I have the Voyager WiSight2 and ordered a 2nd camera $300 and the following to build a standalone camera with an on/off switch and can move anywhere to monitor the ball/hitch hookup and even backing into any campground site. So far it has really been fantastic. I backup once and can hookup.

I ordered these parts from amazon and had a simple on off switch laying around:
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I also got an Ampere Time 12v 6ah lithium battery on Amazon, no longer available but just get one that fits in the box above. This may seem overkill and it is but adds a bit of weight to the box and will likely stay charged for a year. You could get a smaller one and add weights in the box.

Sorry, don't know how to rotate them, tried saving 90 degrees clockwise but that did not work.
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Heres the Haloview I picked for my use. Rechargeable.
Link to the Haloview HandyCamera
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Old 02-08-2023, 01:31 PM   #9
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I have the Voyager WiSight2 and ordered a 2nd camera $300 and the following to build a standalone camera with an on/off switch and can move anywhere to monitor the ball/hitch hookup and even backing into any campground site. So far it has really been fantastic. I backup once and can hookup.
That's a great idea! Clean and well engineered.
That's exactly the concept I'm thinking, except with the Haloview. View the coupler from the side!
I'll consider a tether to my jack block so I don't drive away and leave it sitting.
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Old 03-17-2023, 06:02 PM   #10
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Side view camera?

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Just yesterday I was thinking about an extra camera.
My need was to aid in aligning the ball and coupler. The camera in the Tundra tailgate gets me lined up, but I need to get in and out about four times to get the fore and aft alignment. (I like the ball to be slightly forward in the coupler so it pulls the trailer forward a tiny bit)
Anyway Amazon has a variety of solo cameras. I considered the "Swift Hitch" which has a magnet or suction cup. The viewing angle is 170ļ, which IMO, is petty wide, meaning things are distorted as you get farther away. (smaller)

But I decided since my rear view camera is a Haloview, I'd get the wireless Haloview camera/battery pack and set it alongside the trailer coupler.
It already would pair to my monitor as Cam2.
Here's the Swift.
https://www.amazon.com/Swift-Hitch-S...ci_mcx_mr_hp_d
Links to your phone by wi-fi, and is rechargeable. Just don't drive away with it hanging on! (My worry too!)

If your Airstream has a Furrion camera, they sell side marker cameras that get power from the marker lights and use your monitor (I think).
I struck out on Voyager side view, except for motor home permanent installation.

Heres the Haloview I picked for my use. Rechargeable.


Is the wired rear view Haloview camera a plug n play replacement for the stock Voyager? Iím thinking of getting the BT7 and replacing my Voyager rear camera.

Haloview BT7 RV Backup Camera Wireless FHD 1080P DVR Rearview Full-Color Night Vision Cam and 7" Monitor System Adapter for Furrion Pre-Wired RV,Truck,Trailer,Truck,Camper,Van,Pickup https://a.co/d/2TNKWxJ

Then Iíll get the battery power Haloview Handy Cam to pair with the same monitor.

Haloview BTC126 FHD 1080P Handy Camera Wiring Free Backup Camera for BT7 System https://a.co/d/iYxCxNa
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