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Old 10-13-2014, 08:35 AM   #121
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If your an iphone family you could technically do a face time call.

I think just a wide strip of high quality painters tape (the 3M blue stuff) to secure the phone to the back of the truck or airstream.

I'll give it a try! If someone beats me to it, report back how it worked.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:06 AM   #122
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I already paid money for what I've got so I'm gonna use it.
That's one of the reasons I like the wireless/iPhone set up. I already have the phone and I didn't nececsarily want another screen cluttering up the dash.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:08 AM   #123
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I have the Voyager system, with the wireless unit on my trailer, and the wired version on my truck. It is WONDERFUL. I can do hitching by myself, and I can see the traffic behind me.

I highly recommend it.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:58 AM   #124
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That's one of the reasons I like the wireless/iPhone set up. I already have the phone and I didn't nececsarily want another screen cluttering up the dash.

I have mentioned this before-
I have a 7" navigation/dvd/backup camera screen already in the truck. I don't want any clutter, either. That's why I have both cameras going to the same monitor and a selector switch. I don't want any phone cradle sticking off my dash.
I already have an iPhone, but I also already have the car stereo with the 7" screen and the backup camera on the truck and the rear view camera on the trailer.
I still don't want to use my iPhone as a monitor, but the picture might have better resolution simply because the screen size is smaller, sorta kinda how a 13" TV had a better picture than a 19" or 25" back in the day- same numbers of pixels in a smaller area yields a better picture.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:16 AM   #125
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Does FaceTime work on cellular? Thought it was strictly wifi.


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If your an iphone family you could technically do a face time call.

I think just a wide strip of high quality painters tape (the 3M blue stuff) to secure the phone to the back of the truck or airstream.

I'll give it a try! If someone beats me to it, report back how it worked.
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:11 PM   #126
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Does FaceTime work on cellular? Thought it was strictly wifi.
Came out in IOS 6.
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:39 PM   #127
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FaceTime works on cellular, we do it all the time when on the road
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:44 PM   #128
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Does FaceTime work on cellular? Thought it was strictly wifi.

Originally it was wifi only. Now it's cellular.
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:07 PM   #129
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I bought a Peak wireless backup camera for the trailer. Works great. Less than 100 and I have it wired to the license plate light for power so I can see that I have cleared cars and no one has slipped in on me especially in city traffic.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:22 PM   #130
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We just had the Voyager installed at Jackson Center. LOVE it! Perfect connection all the time, great to have that "black hole" behind the trailer erased and what a great addition to mirrors - there is no blind spot while driving. You can see that guy sneaking up on your right to pass you before you get in that lane. Love it. Not as helpful yet for backing in to a campsite but that will improve over time when I get more used to it. I think the fisheye lens view is slightly confusing - but I love the mic in the camera because I can hear Sue clearly when she's talking (and doesn't have to yell).

Highly highly recommended!!
How did they install the camera? Did they mount it to th window or did the drill holes in the skin?

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Old 02-16-2015, 07:24 PM   #131
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SchuHouse - in reply 112 you describe a setup for the Voyager to work with the Rand McNally GPS. I emailed the folks at RV cam and they said it couldn't be done directly but only through another receiver that's then wired to the Rand. That sounds like what you did.

How has it been working for you?

I'm thinking of it. I'm not a fan of the "native" GPS in my Chevy and have seen a friend's Rand - including configuration for your rig specifics and the camera integration is great. But I really was hoping not to buy ANOTHER receiver.

I am assuming the receiver is in the 5" monitor that came with the camera - there isn't a video out but I wonder if it's possible to wire it out to the Rand?

Hmmmmm.....
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:07 PM   #132
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My wired camera has functioned perfectly for 7 years. It is both on the truck bumper and another one on the rear of the trailer. I heard then about the bad reliability and intermittency of wireless cameras, and apparently that hasn't changed.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:14 PM   #133
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I heard then about the bad reliability and intermittency of wireless cameras, and apparently that hasn't changed.
I beg to differ. The Voyager consistently gets good reviews and the wireless system I sell (if you have an iPhone) works great.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:25 PM   #134
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You both have it wrong. If you're gonna worry about anything, it's wireless hitches!

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Old 02-17-2015, 07:37 PM   #135
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You both have it wrong.
I am not wrong!
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:46 PM   #136
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My only problem with my wireless camera is that it uses the same frequency as the Bluetooth in the truck. The image intermittently tears up from the Bluetooth. I have learned to use the backup camera in the rear view mirror although the image is a bit small and the camera is slightly offset.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:57 PM   #137
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My only problem with my wireless camera is that it uses the same frequency as the Bluetooth in the truck. The image intermittently tears up from the Bluetooth. I have learned to use the backup camera in the rear view mirror although the image is a bit small and the camera is slightly offset.
Not so with the camera system I sell. It doesn't operate on the Bluetooth frequency nor is the image offset in any way. The image is exactly as it appears in a regular rear view mirror.

I'm not trying to be adversarial, only pointing out that there are a lot of blanket statements such as the last two being made without full knowledge of the facts and the technology involved. Such remarks tend to discourage those who may actually have a need or interest in new technology.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:03 PM   #138
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As far as I know most wireless rear view cameras operate on the same frequency. When used only for backup, I don't see a problem.
But when used as a true rear view camera, meaning it is on all of the time.
Let's say you have a 30' trailer with a rear view camera and someone pulls along side of you where their transmitter overpowers yours, because it is closer. How do you prevent interference?


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Old 02-17-2015, 10:03 PM   #139
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Sorry - #134 was meant to be exceedingly humorous (maybe the emoticon didn't make it? ). You know - turn the impending "wired vs wireless" camera argument into a perennial hitch argument.

Get it? It's really incredibly funny and insightful social commentary....

Ok...I'll be leaving now....

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