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Old 12-30-2009, 04:19 AM   #1
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Wireless rear view cameras

Hi Everyone,

Happy New year to you. I have some questions concerning wireless rearview cameras. Anyone out there have them? If so, what do you think of them (good/bad)? What make/model would you recommend or not recommend?

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Might depend on what type of vehicle you plan on using them on. I know of a few guys who installed them on their pickups and they seem to do okay for the most part. However, on a long vehicle like a motorhome of attached on the back of a long 5th wheel they may not work too well because of the distance. They are susceptible to interference also. One fella, said when he pulls up close to places that have cameras sometimes these cameras transmit to his monitor inside his vehicle. Once he even had a traffic camera showed up on his monitor.

This is always a problem with devices that share radio frequency channels.
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Thanks Bob. I should've mentioned that it would be for my 23' motorhome.
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With only 23' I would think they'd be all right. Many pickups aren't much shorter then that. One good thing about them is their not that expensive, at least compared to standard backup cameras. Shop around, and don't buy them at Camping World, their double the price what you can get them at other places.
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You are right about the other wired cameras being so expensive that's why I was thinking about the wireless type. Thanks for advice about camping world and also for the tips you gave me.
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I really reeally wanna have a backup camera that transmits on a TV channel so I can use the front TV as a backup mirror. Anyone ever see one?
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yea, that would be great. couldn't you use aux input or something?
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If it transmitted on a TV channel, I'd think you would not need to do use any inputs.The set would pickup on the channel that the camera broadcasts on. Simple!
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I really reeally wanna have a backup camera that transmits on a TV channel so I can use the front TV as a backup mirror. Anyone ever see one?
Sounds like a great idea except for the fact that most Class A RV's have a front TV interlock preventing the use of the TV when the ignition is on. Well, unless of course you have previously disabled that function. However, we at iRV2 are only not allowed to discuss issues that condone unsafe practices.

You could install a separate small TV in the front which would only be used for the backup camera. Essentially that's what most upper end coaches use, a 12 inch TV, but it performs many other functions too.

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I think one problem with using a TV input would be that the image would be reversed. Backup monitors reverse the image so it will appear correct to the viewer.
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