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Old 07-19-2015, 04:10 PM   #15
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Rearview Safety sells great backup camera systems. We have installed their system on both of our 5th wheels. It comes with 7" monitor , a color camera and quick connect/disconnect between truck and 5th wheel. Hard wired to the truck. So powering camera is no problem. Easy to install for your average DIY. Cost $300 plus small ship fee. Stay away from wireless. Lose pic too often. Check them out on the internet.
If you purchase a Voyager wireless you will not lose the picture. I have one that came with my Blackstone TT and it is excellent! The monitor locks solely onto the camera signal and will not let other signals interfere.
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I don't have a backup camera but needed one in a pinch so I stuck my GoPro onto the back and viewed through my phone. Worked well enough for what I needed.
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I don't have a backup camera but needed one in a pinch so I stuck my GoPro onto the back and viewed through my phone. Worked well enough for what I needed.

How did you reverse the image? IE - Right is Left and Left is Right...


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Old 07-30-2015, 06:13 PM   #18
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The GoPro is a great idea, wished I would have read that before I spent the money to get a wireless installed. It's ok at best, poor reception distance and there is a delay. I'd prefer there not be a delay in the backup camera when I'm backing up.
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The GoPro is a great idea, wished I would have read that before I spent the money to get a wireless installed. It's ok at best, poor reception distance and there is a delay. I'd prefer there not be a delay in the backup camera when I'm backing up.

Unless you can figure out how to reverse the image, it will not be an accurate "Mirror Image"...



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Just finished installing the camera. Glad I bought the extension, never would have come close. Wired onto a hot 12v source. Like being able to see whom is following us at any time. Works great. Picture quality very good. Installed transmitter at front cargo area before 5th wheel overhang. Really came in handy when backing up. Will keep the wife and I from arguing.
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Just finished installing the camera. Glad I bought the extension, never would have come close. Wired onto a hot 12v source. Like being able to see whom is following us at any time. Works great. Picture quality very good. Installed transmitter at front cargo area before 5th wheel overhang. Really came in handy when backing up. Will keep the wife and I from arguing.
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Which one did you get?
Mine is wired into the backup lights on the trailer - so unless I come up with another means of toggling 12v at the trailer remotely - I guess I can't use it for a rear view mirror..


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Which one did you get?
Mine is wired into the backup lights on the trailer - so unless I come up with another means of toggling 12v at the trailer remotely - I guess I can't use it for a rear view mirror..


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On my Blackstone the camera is wired into the rear clearance lights. Just turn on the lights in the truck and I have camera on all the time. You might want to consider doing this.
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Garmin rv 760lmt with wireless camera. Wired the camera power to constant 12 volt on trailer. I then touch camera icon for rear view anytime.
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I have a switch near the landing gear switch for LED lights I never use so I rewired that switch for my Garmin BC-20, very convenient. Still thinking about rigging up a switch that senses when the landing gear are retracted so it will power up any time I hook up my 5th wheel. Too many other projects right now though....
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Garmin rv 760lmt with wireless camera. Wired the camera power to constant 12 volt on trailer. I then touch camera icon for rear view anytime.

Hmmmmm did not know I could toggle the camera view on/off by icon! Thanks!!


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Hmmmmm did not know I could toggle the camera view on/off by icon! Thanks!!


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Ours is wired to constant power like that Randy. On very crowded highways, I used it to keep an eye on the tailgaters to my rear...
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Ours is wired to constant power like that Randy. On very crowded highways, I used it to keep an eye on the tailgaters to my rear...

Any worries about burning out the camera by having it turned on for long periods? There's times that my truck will be running down the road for 12+ hours...
Would be curious to hear any long term experience on this..



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Any worries about burning out the camera by having it turned on for long periods? There's times that my truck will be running down the road for 12+ hours...
Would be curious to hear any long term experience on this..



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I was concerned about that too Randy when I saw that XLR wired it hot rather than using the back up lights as a trigger. I looked at the installation manual and found both install methods were approved although Garmin recommended using the back ups as a trigger. Not feeling 100% sure about it, I called their tech line and they assured me that having the camera constantly powered did nothing to decrease it's lifespan. Still not feeling 100% about it, I installed a toggle switch to turn it off when not traveling.....
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