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Old 02-22-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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camera on back of trailer

I pull a 18' trailer all the time. When you look at the rear camera monitor all I see is the front of my trailer, not real helpful except when back up to the trailer to hook up.

My question to everyone is this: has anyone put a camera on the back of there trailer and wired it to the video screen. That way I can see when I clear a car/truck when passing and it would help big time when back up.

Any feedback would be great.

I will also post in general forum.


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Old 02-22-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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I added a Camera on my Class B and its wireless. You could do the same on your trailer and it could be wireless to your coach . I bought it from TadiBrothers.com. I will have admit I had quite a bit of trouble with them not the Camera because their instructions told me the to wire it the wrong way and trying to get them to return my phone calls took forever. Got it all installed and working and when I washed my coach it leaked moisture inside the Camera lens, so back on the phone again with same results. Calling and waiting. Finally got another camera sent to me and I sealed it on the outside myself as a precaution and it all works fine now.

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I have a wired camera on the back of my trailer. Came from Rear View Safety, including a connecting system between the trailer & tow.

As to usefulness, it is great as a rear view mirror for those idiots that insist on following so close you can't see them in your mirrors, good for knowing when to pull in when passing, but I actually added it to help park the trailer (I travel solo) and found it isn't all that useful - too wide an angle to give a good view of a site. I still use the "Get out & Look" method for parking. It is great for checking that someone isn't walking behind you when backing.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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I have one on the back of my trailer, the pigtail is capable of running two cameras, in case you wanted one inside the trailer. I used:


Here is the pigtail:

RVCams Backup Cameras and Rear View Systems: Voyager Heavy-Duty Trailer Disconnect

I have a 5 camera setup on my RV, so I also needed this part:

RVCams Backup Cameras and Rear View Systems: Voyager Quad-View Switcher

I have a small camera in the corner of my front bumper as I have to get within a foot of a wall when backing into the house. Camera cheaper than a body shop!!

RVCams Backup Cameras and Rear View Systems: Voyager Color Keyhole Camera

I have done a lot of business with RVCams.com. Always been great to deal with. I have no affiliation, other than being a satisfied customer.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:55 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. I'm going to get something ordered this week.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #6
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YMMV but when we had our TT I mounted a wireless remote camera on it and hung the monitor on the rear view mirror when we were on the road. I hade the camera powered through the running lights and if I wanted to see behind me I turned the park lights on while traveling and it would show all those behind me quite well.

My TT was a 17 footer and the camera broadcast through the TT and the Grande Cherokee very well. I got the unit from a DIY store called Canadian Tire.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:26 AM   #7
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I put the same camera as on the back of the Rv, on the back of my trailer, so you just pick which one, had to eliminate back up switch input to the monitor, or it would switch to Rv camera when in reverse, like Jon said, great for cutting back in, I dont have a mounted plug, so I just put a baggie over the plug and twist tie it off, but also got my stuff from Rvcams, A must have at 65' overall, you wont be sorry you did it, Do you talk about your totalled 01 on the form anywere, was it a front end collision? I always wonder how these will hold up?

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