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Old 08-18-2019, 07:27 PM   #1
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Back up Camera

First trip out with new backup camera. This is a Voyager, same model specified from factory for our 2017 International Serenity.

I found it to be extremely helpful when changing lanes. Absolutely huge increase in information from just mirrors alone.

Worth every penny and more. Now able to pull into passing lane when around the corner on US 29 south in rolling Virginia hills there's a stopped firetruck in the right lane.

Great for standard nonemergency passing slow vehicles.

Excellent for multi lane interstate 70 mph speed limit with most other traffic going 80.

Really loved it and didn't use it for backing up!

If you have considered and just have not done it, it is a major safety enhancement and the cost is negligible compared to even a minor fender bender.

This with HD pickup with huge slide out towing mirrors.

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Old 08-18-2019, 07:42 PM   #2
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:59 PM   #3
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get a garmin rv 760 or 770
both support wireless camera attached to the rear of a trailer

we wire our to the as trailer lights and NOT back up lights
then when we turn the TV lights on, the camera is powered
the garmin see the signal and switch to show the rear camera
turn the TV lights off, the map re appears

you can also manually switch the camera view on/off
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:09 PM   #4
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Back up Camera

I did the same thing. I added the voyager camera to my sport 22. I pull it with a 2014 Jeep grand Cherokee diesel. I love my tow vehicle, but the mirrors are really puny. Adding the camera was the best thing I did (other than the electric jack that was a Game changer).

I bought my camera refurbished from RVcams.com they were super nice To work with and stand behind their products. They carry a year warranty
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:48 PM   #5
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get a garmin rv 760 or 770
both support wireless camera attached to the rear of a trailer
I have the Garmin RV 770 and a BC-30 back up camera. I mounted it inside the rear window, and I'm happy with the mount. It's very handy watching traffic move up on you on the interstate. The transmitter just lays on the bed and I power it from one of the many USB outlets. I've never lost signal.
I'd like to see the voyager in use. I feel like the resolution on the BC-30 is lacking, so it's not as handy for backing into a campground space as I hoped. A shadow looks the same as a rock or bush, so I still get out and look. It's very hand backing into my storage unit, since I put a piece of Solas grade reflective tape in the center of the slot, and the taillights light it up fine.
I have a cone marking how far back I can go and that's easily seen right to the bumper.
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:13 PM   #6
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I bought a $125 wireless backup camera from Costco. The lens is incorporated in the license plate bracket. The bracket has a built-in solar charger. Itís pretty slick.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:45 PM   #7
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Voyager and get the 7in monitor. It does not have same resolution at distance as good mirrors, but it is a great addition. Not a replacement for your spotter, but very good addition. We originally used a less pricy brand and mounted it in the rear window. That approach was better than no camera, but not nearly as good as the Voyager.

We like our Voyager. Pat

There may well be better systems for less money, but measure against the Voyager as the bench mark.

If your mirrors are not great, look at the McKesh mirrors. They are a much better solution that I ever believed they could be. The wide angle mirrors are a must add. Might be all you need to augment what you have.
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:52 AM   #8
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@slats - I started with the same camera setup as you, the solar powered one. It worked great when I propped it up in the rear window (before dh installed it on the license plate bracket). Once we installed it there, the signal was not strong enough to go through the Airstream and wouldn't connect to monitor.

Also, since it only comes on for 30 seconds when the button is pressed on the monitor, it is not as effective for watching traffic around you when towing. I also found that the resolution wasn't great for backing into shadow-y sites. But, for the $$$ it is a good solution, I agree.
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:01 AM   #9
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I bought a CCD camera from Tadi Brothers and affixed it to the rear window frame with velcro. Not the best way to affix it but it hasn't been a problem. Driving without a backup video camera now seems scary.
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