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Old 06-08-2019, 07:19 PM   #1
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Best rear view or backup camera

I have grown very dissatisfied with my Garmin RV 760LMT GPS and wired backup camera, which I use both to see behind my 27' flying cloud while in drive and reverse.

The Garmin, an expensive unit, has a very washed out image, it's perspective is too wide angle, and it's balky, even though it is hard wired. I only use it for a backup camera, so I bought GPS tech I didn't need to buy the Garmin name.

Airstream sells and installs a Voyager wv0s541 system at the factory for about $1,000 installed (the unit they charge $800 for is $363 on Amazon Prime).

However, the camping world rep I spoke to yesterday, who also sells that Voyager, said it is outsold dramatically by the Furrion 7" system, MFR # 729936 ($540).

I want a reliable, clear, sharp, high contrast system.

What do you use and why do you love it? Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:25 PM   #2
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The Voyager wireless camera kit gets great reviews and is the one that Airstream installs at the factory.
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:59 AM   #3
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Hi, I also have the Garmin RV 760 GPS with back up camera. I'm happy with mine. Mine is wireless, not hard wired. And very small, not bulky. Mine is the BC-20 camera. Do you have something different? Yes, the camera is very wide angle, aren't they all?
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:39 AM   #4
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Thank you. And for those interested in having it installed at the factory, I hope those future readers note both the price difference between the factory and Amazon, and the factoryís willingness to install a kit you bring them.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:44 AM   #5
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If I may admit a foolish mistake on my part, I cleaned the lens and found that improved the washed out nature of the image, but it is still less clear by a lot than the Furrion unit on display at camping world, and as thewarden wrote, Airstream told me they had been successfully installing the Voyager unit for years. I donít think Iíd buy the Garmin if I were starting over. Thx for your reply!!!
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:13 AM   #6
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If I may admit a foolish mistake on my part, I cleaned the lens and found that improved the washed out nature of the image, but it is still less clear by a lot than the Furrion unit on display at camping world, and as thewarden wrote, Airstream told me they had been successfully installing the Voyager unit for years. I donít think Iíd buy the Garmin if I were starting over. Thx for your reply!!!
I agree, I had the Garmin for years and it worked, but the technology was way behind. When I got my 2017 truck I installed the Echomaster GM accessory camera linked to the console display and it is outstanding.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:14 AM   #7
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Waiting for an app based solution

I've been hemming and hawing on buying a Voyager, but I don't want a screen dedicated to it. 99% of the time, I don't need the backup camera here in Idaho - not enough traffic to worry about complicated lane changes. I need it mostly for backing up!



Given this, I am really waiting for a wireless camera that can be streamed (with a flipped image) to an iPad. I've seen several solutions here but its with such a small number of users its hard to know what the quality is like. I'm willing to pay for a quality solution.


Any ideas?


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Old 06-10-2019, 08:20 PM   #8
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Hello there,

Here some info about my test.
Backup camera where to drill
http://www.airforums.com/forums/show....php?p=2246307

It looses the signal sometimes while driving but so far Iím satisfied considering I paid less than 50usd
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:02 AM   #9
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I agree, I had the Garmin for years and it worked, but the technology was way behind. When I got my 2017 truck I installed the Echomaster GM accessory camera linked to the console display and it is outstanding.
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Thatís great for backing up, but even if the echomaster allows u to see whatís behind you in drive- does it- that would eliminate the gps routing on the truckís console display, wouldnít it?
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Thatís great for backing up, but even if the echomaster allows u to see whatís behind you in drive- does it- that would eliminate the gps routing on the truckís console display, wouldnít it?
Yes, but you do not really need both all of the time. You want to see behind you, push the button, you want to see your map, push it again. Nevertheless, I do not have OEM NAV because i got tired of paying for updates in previous vehicles. I use my Garmin RV 770, which also gives me elevation/grade data.Larry
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Smile Help With Backup Camera

I would like additional input on these two choices. The Voyager wv0s541 vs Furrion 7 inch MFR # 729936 ($540) sold by Camping World. Are both wireless and which do you recommend and why. I have a 2015 28ft Flying Cloud, I read on another thread that older Airstreams are not prewired for backup cameras is wiring needed to install either of these backup cameras? See below:

Airstream sells and installs a Voyager wv0s541 system at the factory for about $1,000 installed (the unit they charge $800 for is $363 on Amazon Prime).

However, the camping world rep I spoke to yesterday, who also sells that Voyager, said it is outsold dramatically by the Furrion 7" system, ).
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I recently purchased the NUCAM. It is battery operated, has it own wifi built in and works with the iPad, phone or android system. I also had to purchase glass suction cup as magnets do not work on aluminum. My primary purpose is to use it backing into sites
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I installed a wireless digital camera from Rear View Safety Co. Since installing mine I have done 3 other Airstreams with the same type of camera and everyone is happy with the equipment. It was about $344.00 complete. Good customer service and fast shipping.
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I have the factory installed Voyager and also have a GoPro 7 that I have been playing around with for a couple of years.

The GoPro runs off an internal battery which lasts about 1 hour in record mode, probably much longer in preview mode.

The Voyager runs of power supplied from the trailer 12V DC.

Apart for the logistics of powering the GoPro I ave attached a sample pic from each camera. Note the green pressure washer in both photos.

The wider picture is a screen shot of GoPro on my IPhone. The other picture is a photo of the Voyager screen.
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My preferences were:
1. No more monitors.
2. No using the phone as a monitor.

I have the Garmin RV770 that can use a rear camera, the BC-30.
I mounted the camera on a Ram arm inside the rear window, get power from a bedside outlet, and simply lay the transmitter on the bed.
In general, it works great, except for two drawbacks. The resolution is only 300 lines, so it's okay in sunshine but clunky in shadow.
the other drawback is you lose your traffic receiver since the camera uses another receiver. I don't mind the traffic because I could run an old GPS to get traffic, but the resolution is annoying.
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