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Old 03-02-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Hi guys and gals, I searched the forum for info on installing a rear view camera, but could only find one thread and it was about using a wireless system. I want to install a wired system. Has anyone installed a wired system, if so how is it working, where did you purchase the equipment, and what did it end up costing?

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Old 03-03-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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Here is a thread from the RV Forum that may be of help.
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Back-up camera systems
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I'll be stocking one at work soon, i'll let you know how it works out
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I got one at Costco for $200, works great. Do your research because some units are made such that you cannot cut the cable to fit. The Costco units cable can be cut. I think it came with 60 feet of cable. I ran the cable along the roof gluing it in place with Lexseal. I left a some extra glued to the roof in case I needed to repair the end that attaches at the back of my truck. I had to buy some extra 5 pin connectors online to make that connection. It comes with a 7 inch screen and you can add 2 more cameras to the multiplexer box that comes with it. Works great especially for changing lanes with my 2806C. It also has a built in microphone in the camera and infra-red lighting.
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I've been using a wired rear view camera with two Hi Los. Purchased on amazon. The brand is Rear View Safety. Cost today $276.73 w/ Prime.
Installed the first one above the Hi Lo decal, thru the overhead cabinets, down the chase with the coil of wires (rear bath). Drilled a 3/4" hole in the floor, found and used the main frame member (clear to the front!) and installed the disconnect on a bracket near the front of the "A' frame. The TV was a simple install--disconnect near the plate, under the carpet to the center console. Mounted the 7" display via provided bracket.
Purchased a second system, sold that Hi Lo and gave the new owner the unused TV end for his TV and installed the new camera in my newer Hi Lo. Mounted this one on the spare tire rack after welding a strong bracket on it and ran the cable underneath, same as before.
Results; both systems worked perfect all the time. The field of vision allows you to see a vehicle come up behind you and as soon as he changes lanes to pass, you have him in your mirrors. NO blind spots! For more money, you can wire in up to three cameras, all work at the same time, just turn to the channel you want to see.
Oh, TV and TT are wired together with a coiled cable for flexibility. Only downside to any camera is the weather, if the lens gets lots of rain on it, all you'll see is the lights.
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Treeclimber, so you are saying I can purchase a camera, mount it on the spare tire rack, run wire under camper to where? We just bought a used Hi Lo, I like it but don't like not being able to see behind me. I had thought when the camper was in the down position, I'd be able to see over it, which is not true. thanks! Deb
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Deb, I'm still using mine, without fault. I not sure what your TRAILERS rearend looks like, mine has a spare tire rack. I got a peice of flat stock from the depot, bent two 90○ bends to fit the camera on top of and welded the legs to the spare tire bracket. To this I mounted the camera, used several zip ties on the cable. Snaked it thru the main frame channel to the "A" frame. Found a suitable place to mount the plug. From there your on your own as far as the tow vehical. I'm in no way compensated nor endorsing this system. But for me this rig really works. We are tempted put a sign on the spare cover saying " Yes, we can see you!", because we can actually see the people in the car behind.
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thanks for your quick reply ! Nice to know it works for you. We might just hook the camera up to the truck, if we can find a good mounting spot hi enough to look over the camper. still thinking on this and working it all out.
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I bought my wife a wireless back up camera for Valentines day. Went to Death Valley Valley to celebrate.
Hooking up was a breeze. Only had to get out to check vertical alignment
She was very happy. A major bone of contention on our trips.
I got a 2.4ghz from Amazon.
I keep the screen in the console. The camera is attached to the license plate frame.
It has worked flawlessly so far.
I NEVER back up the attached trlr with out human eyes!
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thanks for the info! Wireless sure would be an easier install. Which brand did you buy from Amazon? Did you mount it on the truck or on the camper? Yea, I worry more about the lack of rear view than my husband does, and he does most of the driving. Deb
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