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Old 05-08-2016, 02:08 PM   #11
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The Tadi camera wireless system operates on a different frequency that isn't susceptible to Bluetooth wireless (which is also why they guarantee a longer range as Bluetooth isn't reliable beyond 30 ft.) I use Bluetooth for my "hands free" phone work with my truck when towing; with the receiver less than 6 ft from my phone I can take calls just fine while viewing the image in the Tadi monitor.
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:15 PM   #12
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For my installation, I basically made a POE adapter on both ends.
Power over Ethernet? That sounds interesting, but it's probably beyond my skill level.

I have my tiny wifi camera mounted on the inside of my trailer, on the channel that runs around the inside of the rear window frame, at the top. It's an ideal spot-- protected from the elements and out of sight. I want to keep it there and have the transmitter in the cabinet above, if at all possible. It might not be, though, due to the distance.
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:25 PM   #13
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Power over Ethernet? That sounds interesting, but it's probably beyond my skill level.

I have my tiny wifi camera mounted on the inside of my trailer, on the channel that runs around the inside of the rear window frame, at the top. It's an ideal spot-- protected from the elements and out of sight. I want to keep it there and have the transmitter in the cabinet above, if at all possible. It might not be, though, due to the distance.


It's quite easy. The only reason I did it was because my camera had several additional wires that hook up to the transmitter to control image reversing, grid lines, etc. So an Ethernet cable made the most sense. You can get rj45 surface mounts that have screw terminals for a few bucks at hardware stores. Otherwise a standard AV extension cable would probably do the trick.

RCA RJ45 Surface Mount Jack - White (TPH553R) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002H2UHBQ..._gf5lxbTCCZZD4
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:28 PM   #14
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It's quite easy. The only reason I did it was because my camera had several wires that hook up to the transmitter to control image reversing, grid lines, etc. So an Ethernet cable made the most sense. You can get rj45 surface mounts that have screw terminals for a few bucks at hardware stores. Otherwise a standard AV extension cable would probably do the trick.

RCA RJ45 Surface Mount Jack - White (TPH553R) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002H2UHBQ..._gf5lxbTCCZZD4
Thanks for the info. That gives me another option if my directional antenna doesn't work out.
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Thanks. Might as well opt for the best performance. Wired it is.
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:24 PM   #16
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In my 21 I located the transmitter under the front shelf above the bed and the receiver on the rear window of my Taco, so the distance is at minimum for wireless reception.

The standard location on camera-equipped 21s I have worked on has the transmitter flopping around loose in the rear upper cabinet.Would be too easy to block the transmitter signal path with pots/pans/other electronic stuff (speakers.)
We did not have much time for mods before taking our trailer to the Dometic repairman. But Kevin did run the antenna to the front of the trailer before our beach trip. Reception was much better. Now we need to work on the monitor placement in the truck.
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We did not have much time for mods before taking our trailer to the Dometic repairman. But Kevin did run the antenna to the front of the trailer before our beach trip. Reception was much better. Now we need to work on the monitor placement in the truck.
I use the over-the-mirror mount; works very good and very simple:

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Old 08-13-2016, 11:13 PM   #18
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Have heard that the wireless camera image is often sub par due to the distance between the rear of the trailer and the dash mounted monitor. Is this true ? Should I be looking at installing a wired model instead ? Which one ? Plan on hauling a 21 ft with a f150 Supercrew.
I have an all aluminum trailer now and have an escape on order. I use a Rearview Safety (RVS) wireless. ET is moving to this manufacturer. My experience is referred to else where, but a quick summary. RVS indicated that wires usually gives a better consistent picture, everything else being equal. I have to use an external antenna on my monitor. The picture is ok. Night time viewing while driving could be better. Parking at night is good. I camera helps while driving, but is not a substitute for extended mirrors. Wireless is cheaper to install. I will price out wired cameras.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:16 PM   #19
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21 rear camera

My trailer is going into production next week I'm still wondering about this rear view camera ? I did have ETI put in a 12 volt lead into overhead rear cabinets in case I decide to get a wired one ? I've heard to many bad reports for wireless . although I will have a RF wireless brake controller a prodigy RF model(my Toyota did not come with factory trailer option ) . Still confused on this back up camera deal . Please tell me if it is worth the$ and does it work properly or should i just get a wireless transmitter in the front of trailer and put camera in back and hope for the best?? Let me know your thoughts Thanks Jim
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:09 PM   #20
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What would be nice is a rear view camera I could attach only when trying to park or if driving thru cities but, like a Go Pro, I could also use for other purposes.
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