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Old 06-26-2016, 11:51 PM   #1
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In Search for a DECENT Backup Camera

What would you highly recomend for a quakity back up camera. Something that has very high/long signal strength.

Although I can install the camera at the back of the RV on the running lights, I want something that I can just plug into the cigarette lighter for the monitor so I would like the monitor and receiver to be all in one. I don't want to start ripping apart my new truck to install the receiver and a seperate monitor.

I don't want this to be a permanent install, just want to plug it in when we are traveling.

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Old 06-27-2016, 05:17 AM   #2
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Anyone use a wireless rear camera

Some useful information
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We have a wireless portable backup camera and monitor plugs into cancer stick lighter, ( sorry can't remember brand ) Works well for hooking up, but still gets interference. If i do a permanent one, it will be hardwired !

One thing i will say about the camera being movable ( it has a magnet that i attach to the tailgate ) when backing onto the leveling pads ( when alone ) i but the camera on the ground so i see the wheels and pads, so i know when to stop !!

Tried it once on the back of the TT, but way too but interference and the camera is battery powered, it's just meant for hooking up !
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Don't you have a wife for that?
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Don't you have a wife for that?
I will be showing this comment to the wife later tonight. God help you when she finds you! Lol
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I use a GoPro. It connects to my smart phone over WiFi. I plug the phone into the ciggie lighter socket. I also use it for a dash cam. So far, so good.
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Neat idea ! What powers the Gopro ?
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Finaly remembered. it's an I Ball, looks like they have a new improved model out ! iBallhitchcam.com - iBall Wireless Trailer Hitch Camera
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I needed a good GPS and a backup camera. So, I went with a Garmin Dezil 720 and the camera. Had to get the extension cord for the camera.

Mounted the camera on the top back of the trailer, ran down the side then along the right side to the front of the trailer. Tied power into the running lights.

Works great. Just press the camera icon on the GPS to see what is behind. Works backing or as a rear view mirror while rolling down the road.
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What would you highly recomend for a quality back up camera....

I want something that I can just plug into the cigarette lighter ....
Wouldn't this qualify as an "oxymoron"? Is there anything that's considered a quality product that plugs into a cigarette lighter?
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Neat idea ! What powers the Gopro ?
It has a mini USB plug on it. I run wire to it from the 12v line for the ceiling lights to a butchered cig plug shoved up in the ceiling, and it has a battery if that power is disconnected for some reason which is almost never, it has two GC2 batteries for house batteries, and might run almost forever on those.

Since I only use it for backing and refuse to use it for constant rear view while driving work, it is ready to go on battery if I ever need it in a pinch. I have a suction cup mount and can place it on the truck tailgate for hitching up, I can monitor the dog with it if I want to, and even see if anyone is scoping out my trailer from a fair distance. All I need is to tell my smartphone to use the GoPro as the WiFi AP.

Bonus: It's weather resistant in the right housing, so it can be used as a "spy camera" of sorts with a fully charged battery for a few hours.
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So after a lot of research I bought this.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B01B25...BxL&ref=plSrch

Its a 4Ucam TWO Digital Wireless CCD Camera + 7" Monitor Quad-view Split screen for Bus, RV, Trailer, Motor Home.

Hoping I didn't throw away my money like I did with the ebay one 😨

Anyway, the reviews are very good and the quality seems to be superior to most back up cameras.
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Will be interesting to see how it does as far as interference goes !
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