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Old 12-13-2004, 01:59 PM   #21
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I'm looking to purchase a camera and monitoring system for the (new to us MH) we recently purchased. I would like to know if there are any cameras and monitors that stand out as being better or more versatile. I've read through some of the threads listed here about back-up cameras and understand that most people prefer a reverse screen monitor; can this picture on the monitor be set up to view directly as well as a reversal picture?

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Old 12-13-2004, 04:19 PM   #22
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We initially looked at NV Systems, http://www.nvsystems.com/. They have just what we wanted for our 30' Classic - the wireless camera with 4" display and receiver in the truck, reversed image, with night vision IR lighting. However, a couple of things:

1. Read these conditions:

a. CREDIT CARDS ARE CHARGED AT TIME
OF ORDER TO INSURE ORDER IS CREDIBLE. Plus he will not take them directly, only through PayPal.

b. RETURNS - REFUNDS & EXCHANGES
In case of a defective product(s), Nevada Systems, Inc. (NSI) will
either repair or replace them under the terms of the warranty.
Returns are subject to deductions for shipping costs and a 25%
restocking charge and must be returned within a five (5) day period
from date of receipt of product(s). The restocking charge is waived
if the product(s) being returned is applied toward the purchase
of another one of our products.

2. He said he wasn't sure how well the wireless would work within the AS to truck configuration. Under the terms, we could not return the camera unless it was defective. If it just didn't work in our configuration - that was not an approved return - besides the 25% restocking fee.

So, while these may appear to be just right, most of the equipment is not name-brand, and the terms are not what I would accept. Read the fine print.

Bottom line - beware. We have not found just what we are looking for anywhere else. But we're still searching.

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Old 12-13-2004, 06:33 PM   #23
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All I can say is that the hard wired system gives optimal performance. There is no static / interferance in the video and the view would be like looking in the rear view mirror. I have repaired and installed the reversed image units but the drivers really never used that feature. They have calibration marks on the monitor to indicate how many feet you are form an object which is a big help. With our setup when somthing apperas to be touching the corners of the video monitor STOP because it is right at your bumper. Just mount the camera in the middle of your back window or outside whichever you like. Our unit has sound so if it was mounted outside someone could shout verbal instructions while backing.
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:36 PM   #24
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Did you wire through your trailer? If so, how did you run the wire? Did you add another connector at your bumber for this?

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Old 12-13-2004, 06:50 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by gklott
We initially looked at NV Systems, http://www.nvsystems.com/. They have just what we wanted for our 30' Classic - the wireless camera with 4" display and receiver in the truck, reversed image, with night vision IR lighting. However, a couple of things:

1. Read these conditions:

a. CREDIT CARDS ARE CHARGED AT TIME
OF ORDER TO INSURE ORDER IS CREDIBLE. Plus he will not take them directly, only through PayPal.

b. RETURNS - REFUNDS & EXCHANGES
In case of a defective product(s), Nevada Systems, Inc. (NSI) will
either repair or replace them under the terms of the warranty.
Returns are subject to deductions for shipping costs and a 25%
restocking charge and must be returned within a five (5) day period
from date of receipt of product(s). The restocking charge is waived
if the product(s) being returned is applied toward the purchase
of another one of our products.

2. He said he wasn't sure how well the wireless would work within the AS to truck configuration. Under the terms, we could not return the camera unless it was defective. If it just didn't work in our configuration - that was not an approved return - besides the 25% restocking fee.

So, while these may appear to be just right, most of the equipment is not name-brand, and the terms are not what I would accept. Read the fine print.

Bottom line - beware. We have not found just what we are looking for anywhere else. But we're still searching.
NVsystems does not answer emails either. I sent two stating I was ready to buy but had a couple of questions. No response. Also called a few times and always got a recorder. All this, plus the above policies equals no business from me.

Still searching for a better retailer but haven't found any yet. Plenty of wireless cameras but few with the reverse image. I like the idea of wireless ease of install, even with Tinsel explaining how he wired his without too much trouble. Gus, if you find another source of wireless cameras with reverse image, let me know. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:59 PM   #26
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As shown in the pictures from the camera. I ran the wire under the molding into the side bed cabnet and goes down to where the ac wires run in a compartment to the bath. Then behind the bath cabnets to a dc conduit under the floor that comes up at the converter, goes outside to a plug that is attached to the main trailer interface. I guess I should take a picture of how the plug to the tow vehicle and post it. Bottom line is that you can not see the wire at all.
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:40 PM   #27
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Talking Inexpensive Backup Camera

Santa found a inexpensive security camera for me, B/W monitor and cables. I think the plan was when I couldn't get it to work in the 310 it will be installed in the house. This is what I found out, more by luck then smarts. If you mount the camera upside down and swap the leads on the vertical deflection yoke the picture will be up-side-right and mirrored, just what I wanted. It came with an A/C wall adaptor but will run on 13.5 volts DC or internal batters. I won't know how well it performs for awhile. (I cann't even spell EFI ) bill
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:40 PM   #28
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FYI....

Starting in late 2004 Airstream ran extra wires to the license plate box from the front pigtail connector on the coach. This wire was run so that the frame can be replaced with a frame that has an integrated backup camera in it. This was done with an eye to easy upgrade for this exact purpose.

I would check with the factory, but some of you may be reinventing the wheel.
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