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suedv
12-01-2007, 11:54 PM
Do any of you have RV backup cameras? Rick pulls our boat behind our 5th wheel and would like to be able to see it while on the road. I'm looking for advice on features to look for and suggestions on brands or models of good ones. I think this would be a good Christmas gift.

Jerseydave
12-02-2007, 08:14 AM
campingworld.com has some on their site, even a wireless one.

go to www.campingworld.com and search 'backup camera"

You could also try your local rv dealer. Good luck!

lanier92prostar
12-02-2007, 09:40 AM
I have looked at a couple through camping world for my 5th wheel also. I liked the wireless one, but do not know how well it works. Try your dealer to see if they have installed any. I will ask around.

milkmania
12-02-2007, 06:40 PM
hate to say it but walmart has a wireless rearview color backup camera made by V3 for $98.00 - $99.00

edit:
under $89.00

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4744711&sourceid=25922847243390287396

lanier92prostar
12-02-2007, 11:16 PM
I saw the one from Wal Mart also, but did not think it works for this application. The signal will need to travel about 30 feet through the camper and truck. I did not read the fine details, but you might want to check this before you buy it. There are several out there through the different camping organizations and I talk to a friend who had install one of the wireless from Camping World and said that the install was easy. The hard wired are more reliable, but also more difficult to install. I hope this helps, if I find our anything else, I will post.

suedv
12-02-2007, 11:45 PM
There is wiring going to the back of the 5th wheel for our boat trailer lights so would it be likely that the wiring run would be somewhat straight forward if I went with a hard wired one? I want to buy him something reliable and with a decent view. I know he wants really wants one to see what is going on with the boat while on the highway. He's good at backing up at a campsite so that isn't a big deal to him.

Our trailer is about 30' long and there is the length of the truck too.

Thanks,
Sue

milkmania
12-02-2007, 11:49 PM
There is wiring going to the back of the 5th wheel for our boat trailer lights so would it be likely that the wiring run would be somewhat straight forward if I went with a hard wired one? I want to buy him something reliable and with a decent view. I know he wants really wants one to see what is going on with the boat while on the highway. He's good at backing up at a campsite so that isn't a big deal to him.

Our trailer is about 30' long and there is the length of the truck too.

Thanks,
Sue

I overlooked your first post about the 5th.wheel.......
for some reason I thought you had an RV/motorhome

my bad:o

lanier92prostar
12-03-2007, 07:22 AM
Sue,
I'll keep looking.

lanier92prostar
12-09-2007, 11:03 PM
Sue have you found one yet? I have some suggestions from a friend of mine as for what to look for:
I'd suggest that you do an online search for companies that sell wireless cameras and monitors. A few things to look for: 1- Longest transmission range possible. 2- 12V system 3- transmitter and camera combined in one package 4- monitor and with built in receiver. If that is to costly for him, then find a receiver to go with the monitor that is small. 5- The higher the frequency the better. The cheaper systems will transmit on 2.4 ghz, but the better ones that will best penetrate obstacles will have a higher frequency.

Once the system is selected, this is truly a DIY project. It only takes knowing how to hook up a red and white wire to the proper 12V source.

chudson
12-10-2007, 08:36 AM
If your still looking and this might be a reach for you but my John Deere dealer has a backup camera that we got for a large piece of equipment that we have trouble seeing behind! $316.00 you get a camera, screen and 65' to 75' of cable and it works very good except when the sun is directly behind it.
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It's on this blue cart behind the tractor, dont know if you have a JD dealer near but I thought the price was right. Good Luck!!!

atlfootr
12-10-2007, 11:54 AM
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