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Old 10-14-2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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We are replacing the rear view camera system in our 2002 National Tradewinds Class A Motorhome. Wondering if anyone can provide us some feedback on "wired systems" vs "wireless Systems" and any experience or knowledge on different manufacturers for available systems. Was thinking "wireless" may be the way to go but, not sure if these systems may be degraded by interference?
Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:46 PM   #2
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The MH we bought last fall didn't have a backup camera, but I wanted one in order to watch the toad, among other things. My research indicated that wireless systems were not always reliable so I bought a kit that included the color monitor, wire, and camera off eBay for around $140.00. We built a combination tire hoist/camera mount on the back, ran the wire underneath, and mounted the monitor on the dash. It worked beautifully on our 7k mile trip this Summer.

IMHO, a wireless system would certainly be easier to install and may work, but a wired system is more positive. This may not be much help, but it's the way I looked at it.

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We are replacing the rear view camera system in our 2002 National Tradewinds Class A Motorhome. Wondering if anyone can provide us some feedback on "wired systems" vs "wireless Systems" and any experience or knowledge on different manufacturers for available systems. Was thinking "wireless" may be the way to go but, not sure if these systems may be degraded by interference?
Any input is greatly appreciated.
We had a Voyager 7" bluetooth camera system installed to monitor our Toad when traveling. It works perfectly. When the Toad is parked I can keep an eye on anything else that is behind me. Well worth the money we spent.
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I think it depends on RV length ... I tried a wireless (not bluetooth) but at 45' it had some breakup. Kept the monitor and swapped the camera for a $20 unit from eBay and used the old wiring. Works fine.
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I bought one from COSTCO a few years back for my first MH. It was from Backup Camera System | Rear View Backup Camera | RearViewSafety.com
They have great systems that are easy to install, you can even get side view cameras if you want to go with the system.
It took me about 3 hours to do the install. Make sure you get a long enough cable to reach from the back to the front plus extra ie 40 MH + 10' to reach top + 10' to reach wherever in the cab, so 50' minimum to 60' cable is best choice.
Not hard to install, just spending the time under the coach to route the cable is takes a bit of time. Follow the other cables is what I did.
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