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Old 09-09-2018, 04:45 PM   #21
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...a low mounted camera will only show low.
Most are mounted high to give a better view of traffic.
Not a concern if its only being used as a B/U camera.
I used Velcro to avoid drilling holes in the skin, (can be removed for Winter) wired thru the rear window to a 12v outlet. 👍
Most RView cameras are waterproof.

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Old 09-09-2018, 09:57 PM   #22
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I am in the process of wiring in a wireless camera in my 2018 27’ FB, however, I am having some problems: First, the 22 or 24 gauge wiring is difficult to connect to anything. I can mount the camera at the top of the back window, etween the window and screen (have an 1-1/2” space there) and plan to tie it in to one of the lights inside the upper storage cabinet above table. How would you suggest I connect the wires? Red is positive.
I will use the app WIFIAV and my Apple Air will be my monitor in my TV. I have a booster but think I will see how picture is without it. Do you see any problems with this setup?
I want it inside to eliminate weather.
To make secure connections with that very small gauge wire I have found two options that seem to work well. Use a soldering gun and flux core solder, or use heat shrink butt connectors.

The solder connection is a much more secure connection that still has to be protected with heat shrink tubing. But it might be hard to get in to a small area to work. The heat shrink tube is less secure, but easier to apply. I have found that both work well in the right application.

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Old 09-10-2018, 12:26 AM   #23
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...a low mounted camera will only show low.
Most are mounted high to give a better view of traffic.
Not a concern if its only being used as a B/U camera.
I used Velcro to avoid drilling holes in the skin, (can be removed for Winter) wired thru the rear window to a 12v outlet. ��
Most RView cameras are waterproof.

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Hi, Bob; My camera is mounted just above my license plate and I get a great view from it.
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Hi Bob

But... I can see the entire line behind instead of having the DW tell me when to pull over. 😂

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But... I can see the entire line behind instead of having the DW tell me when to pull over. ��

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I had my first opportunity to use the Garmin BC-30 in real world conditions.
First, just laying the transmitter on the bed works great. I'd be curious to see if extending the wire to the front window would improve resolution. I may make a test bracket that hooks on the front cabinet like a door hanger, but long enough to put the transmitter in the window.

I got my power from an adaptor which used a USB port to Cigarette lighter adapter. Since the camera/transmitter only draws 150 mw. it works fine!
Pairing the camera with the Garmin RV770 was a piece of cake.
I watched the camera a lot while driving and determined that the resolution could be better but I could see traffic coming up easily.
I could read the logos on semi's passing me.
There is enough of a delay so a semi passing your AS rear bumper is really about half way alongside your trailer. As a back up camera it doesn't matter, because you're not going 65 mph.

In the end I cut a small hole in the screen for the camera to look through. The window does have arms for opening, but I've never used it open yet and probably never will. There's two other opening windows in the room. I had no problems with dirt, condensation, or other window byproducts. Everything is inside, that was the goal.

My goal was to eliminate the need for a third monitor in the cab and it succeeded. If I wanted better video, I guess I'd get a Voyager.
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