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Old 09-10-2014, 11:42 PM   #1
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Back up cam on tt

I was considering installing a camera on the rear of my tt for backing etc,anybody using one.
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Well...Don't buy the Whistler WBU-750, that is currently in some Sam's Clubs. Really neat concept (portable, recharges, affordable) and works OK....until you start your truck and the Bluetooth kicks on. Picture phases in and out, static, pretty much unusable. Most likely due to poor shielding of the unit itself. So it's going back and I'm back in the market for one.
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I use this for my tt and boat too. My trailer is 35' and it works great. Allows me to back into my storage slot solo.

http://www.etrailer.com/Electronics/...NRuBoCxTDw_wcB
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I tried that one and returned it too

Since my truck has a nice backup camera in the tailgate already and I can't use it when towing...
I bought a ford harness # DC3Z-14A412-A and another ebay camera and shielded cable to connect the two...
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:29 AM   #5
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There is an article in this months Motorhome magazine dealing with an add on rear view camera. While they show it for a motorhome I'm sure it can be adapted for a TT. If I remember, the whole kit was very inexpensive.
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Rear-View Cameras Review 2014 | Best Backup Cameras

I purchased the Wireless Rear-View Camera System from TST to use solely for hitching up my 30 foot cargo trailer to my coach.

If you want a high quality signal ALL of the time I would stay with wired ones.

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If you have an iPhone 5, this one works really well as a rear view camera for both highway use and backing. High quality wireless equipment and flawless images. Also has night vision if the camera is mounted externally:

Rv Rearview Camera Systems - Wireless Rear View Camera

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Be very wary of wireless systems that use Bluetooth. Some will work OK and others do not once you start up your engine.

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I put one on the back of my fiver that is wired. It even came with a pig tail to go from the trailer to the truck. I wired mine to be a rear view mirror (on all the time) plus it sure works good to keep an eye on my boat when it is behind the trailer.
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I put one on the back of my fiver that is wired. It even came with a pig tail to go from the trailer to the truck. I wired mine to be a rear view mirror (on all the time) plus it sure works good to keep an eye on my boat when it is behind the trailer.
This is what I want to do - on all the time. I prefer using a separate monitor, but would consider a monitor in the mirror. Can you provide the make and model of the camera, and maybe a link?
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This is what I want to do - on all the time. I prefer using a separate monitor, but would consider a monitor in the mirror. Can you provide the make and model of the camera, and maybe a link?
I don't remember exactly which model I have..... BUT, THIS ONE is real similar to mine and if you scroll to the bottom there is a pig tail that is used for trailers, although I don't remember it being quite as expensive as they are now!
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System I use:

RVS-770613-213 1 camera set up 5th wheel | backup camera system | Rear View Safety

Works excellent, all the time.
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Wingedone - I've been looking for a wireless, I'm now thinking wired is the way to go. Do you have pictures of how the wire is run from the camera down the trailer? And how many years have you had the "Rear View Safety" setup?
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