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Old 10-01-2016, 02:21 PM   #31
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I'm also with Myron. BC Parks loves to plant boulders on sites to protect their assets ( picnic tables etc ). They don't paint them orange. You need to get out and do a walk around.
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Old 10-01-2016, 02:41 PM   #32
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My truck tailgate came with a tv camera built into the latch. I too have found it invaluable for backing up/lining up the hitch ball. It also gave me a heads up that night when backing up to the trailer and things looked very off for no reason. Got out of the truck to have a look-see and someone had done stole the receiver/stinger off the truck.
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Old 10-01-2016, 02:56 PM   #33
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I think adding a camera to the back of a trailer is a complete waste of money, will never be more effective than eyeballs aimed at the rear-view mirrors, or intuitive common sense, adds holes, wires, and annoying distractions to your vehicle dashboard, will probably end up never being relied upon, and... but, of course, it's only money.
If you travel solo & need to back up in a gas station or food stop, you will appreciate having a camera that lets you see immediately behind the trailer. I've had people walk behind me after checking as I got in the tow vehicle, even had someone leave a shopping cart behind the trailer.
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Old 10-01-2016, 03:06 PM   #34
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If you travel solo & need to back up in a gas station or food stop, you will appreciate having a camera that lets you see immediately behind the trailer. I've had people walk behind me after checking as I got in the tow vehicle, even had someone leave a shopping cart behind the trailer.
We are with you on this . Even if we get out to look the camera is very useful . Pat
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:11 PM   #35
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If you travel solo & need to back up in a gas station or food stop, you will appreciate having a camera that lets you see immediately behind the trailer. I've had people walk behind me after checking as I got in the tow vehicle, even had someone leave a shopping cart behind the trailer.
My thoughts exactly, Jon.

I agree 1,000 %

I have had people wander right behind us, not paying any attention, on occasion
For when I am solo, and have to back up a short distance to get out of someplace, I will be thrilled to have the camera!!!!

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Old 10-03-2016, 08:17 AM   #36
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. Reading this thread the 21 needs the transmitter in front and off course camera in back of trailer . It seems most of the reply's are the 21 with tow vehicle is to long of transmitting? 35ft or more depending on TV . When we get our 21 home we will put camera in back (I had ETI put in 12 volt wiring for this)Then run the rca wires or similar to front transmitter so then its only 10-12ft to wireless screen .

What other options do I have whats a go pro is that a little camera for selfies ? Good Advise always appreciated Thanks Jim
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. Reading this thread the 21 needs the transmitter in front and off course camera in back of trailer . It seems most of the reply's are the 21 with tow vehicle is to long of transmitting? 35ft or more depending on TV . When we get our 21 home we will put camera in back (I had ETI put in 12 volt wiring for this)Then run the rca wires or similar to front transmitter so then its only 10-12ft to wireless screen .

What other options do I have whats a go pro is that a little camera for selfies ? Good Advise always appreciated Thanks Jim
Might add a 12V drop under the 21 bed near the access hatch so you don't have to crawl around under there to supply it for the transmitter. It's a really small space for a person. I would also send ETI the long RCA extension cable so they can run it from the camera location to the front - that way it's in the harness that runs along the drivers side (behind the fridge and furnace area.)
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:27 PM   #38
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The rear camera that ETI currently installs is the Rear View Safety RVS-2CAM

it is all in one module, so the transmitter is built into the camera.

they are very happy with how it performs.

i am going with it, based on what they told me.

the negative review is based on a metal trailer, not fiberglass.

maybe it will be great with our 21' Escape? hoping so. i am told by ETI it will work well.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014728I4Q
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