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Old 06-07-2017, 03:20 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Rgentum View Post
This is the camera I used:


This is the system I bought:


Problem: The camera has an infrared sensor in it such that when it detects darkness, it turns on a number of LED lights parallel with the camera lens. I've mounted the camera INSIDE the trailer, looking out the back window. During darkness, the LED lights turn on, reflect off the back window, and obscure the image of the camera. I called Rear View Safety about that problem, asking how I could turn off the LED lights at night. "You can't," they said, "You'd have to get a different camera." So yesterday, I disassembled the camera, removing its front face from its body, & found a simple, tiny plug & socket that connects its electronics to its LED lights. I removed the plug & reassembled the camera. I don't have my truck connected to the trailer right now, but next time I do, I'll check the camera at night to see if it stills works & if its LED light no longer work. I hope to have found a solution.
That will be interesting to find out Rgentum. Let us know what you find. I had a similar issue with my former Classic trailer. I like to run the camera all the time while driving to see what is going on behind me, but I couldn't turn the sound off. The sound is helpful when parking, but hearing road noise while driving is not good. I'm hoping not to have that problem this time or I will find a wire to clip.
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:39 PM   #22
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As I thought, m.hony is using a wireless system, yours is wried.

Infrared sensor do not work through glass.

I have my wireless camera mounted inside so it looks out the rear window, but I don't care about using it at night. Night is for sleeping.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:34 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by m.hony View Post
Rear bedroom island queen Classic-
Removed headboard and got into the wall to mount wireless transmitter just inside wall from license plate and camera.
Camera powered by tag light.
Run "lights on" all the time to power camera.

What brand wireless camera did you use? Is there a separate monitor or were you able to wirelessly connect to your already existing dash nav system?
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backup camera, rear view camera, wired camera system

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