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Old 01-19-2007, 01:03 PM   #1
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http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/index.cfm?skunu...190&affiliateID=1693

The backup camera at this URL on CW looks like a good solution for anyone that doesn't want to spend a lot. However, I see that a reviewer says it only works when in reverse.

What's the point then? The main thing I'd like a camera for is to know my toad is following and get peace of mind at a glance.

Any thoughts?
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:03 PM   #2
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http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/index.cfm?skunu...190&affiliateID=1693

The backup camera at this URL on CW looks like a good solution for anyone that doesn't want to spend a lot. However, I see that a reviewer says it only works when in reverse.

What's the point then? The main thing I'd like a camera for is to know my toad is following and get peace of mind at a glance.

Any thoughts?
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:12 PM   #3
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Smitty, I have seen this very camera at Costco
for either $80 or $90 dollars, in the last
couple weeks or so. You are right, if I had to
replace the original camera this would be the
hot set up!!!!!!!!!!TENN.
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Old 01-20-2007, 02:05 AM   #4
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As stated most wireless systems are range limited. The unit can be wired so it will operate anytime it is turned on, forward or reverse.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:43 PM   #5
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I built my own using X10 equipment for under $100.
Wireless, color, contollable, zoom, pan displayed on my laptop.

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Old 01-27-2007, 03:00 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PDB:
I built my own using X10 equipment for under $100.
Wireless, color, contollable, zoom, pan displayed on my laptop.

Paul </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good morning, Paul,

I'm very interested in your camera project. Can you share detailed information on the project?

Thanks,

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Old 02-04-2007, 09:06 AM   #7
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Why couldn't the camera be wired to a running light? Wouldn't that make it usable all the time? What is the viewing range? (outside)
Thanks to all for the info.
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If that is the VR3 camera, I did try it. Bought it from Meijer's on sale. It did not work very well on my 26' unit. Think I read somewhere that the factory says that 19' is the maximum distance. I took it back and still trying to find something else.
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:39 PM   #9
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This looks like the same unit I tried. See post.
Very limited range. If the Range will work you can wire it to 12v for "on " at all times.

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If you want to see this in operation go to Walmart. They are selling them for $89. The one here has one mounted in the store and active. I thought the monitor was rather small.
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This would be a good camera for a hookup station. Mounted on the side of the coach near your hookup location to see when you are lined up.
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Wal-Mart sells these for $100. They're located in the auto department with the stereos. The local one here even has one out for demo.
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We were in a Wal-Mart last Friday (Perry GA) and they had a wireless setup (about 6 of them) marked down to $50. Seriously considering it to watch the towed with.
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