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Old 08-27-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Question Back-up/Rear View Camera

I wonder if those of you who have installed back-up cameras can provide a brand and model recommendation. I would like to add one to my camper. Actually, I want it on all the time so traffic behind me can be monitored. Per another thread I've recently read, some members have used the aux wire to power the camera when connected to the tug, without putting a drain on the trailer's battery. I generally keep the Bluetooth turned off in the tug, so wireless transmission should work; I know it can cause interference. But is a booster needed due to the distance between the camera and the receiver. Again, I am looking for what people have found to be the best brand/best model.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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I'll pick up my 21 next week. Chose the brand based on forum and ETI advice, had it shipped home first to make sure their mirror would fit over the one in my Taco. Reace hooked the power up to the trailer connector so it'll be on whenever the Taco is running.

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Old 08-27-2014, 11:57 AM   #3
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Check out the thread started 9/20/13 under towing and hitching called backup camera....I would include the link but can't capture it on my iPad....
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Here are a couple of links:

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A link to how we did our camera that we use a lot during travel.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:27 PM   #6
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Reace hooked the power up to the trailer connector so it'll be on whenever the Taco is running.
Since the "battery charge" connection of the trailer connector runs to the trailer's battery, doesn't that mean that the camera is on all the time, whether the tug is running or not? Perhaps I've missed some detail of the configuration.
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Since the "battery charge" connection of the trailer connector runs to the trailer's battery, doesn't that mean that the camera is on all the time, whether the tug is running or not? Perhaps I've missed some detail of the configuration.
Dunno, I'll find out on pickup 9/4. I'm guessing he strapped it to the auxiliary (undedicated) contact in the center of the 7 pin connecter.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:12 PM   #8
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I'm guessing he strapped it to the auxiliary (undedicated) contact in the center of the 7 pin connecter.
Charlie,
Running the camera from the auxiliary circuit would work, and sounds like an effective solution, but only if the tow vehicle is wired to match... as we discussed in your Rear camera power question. It could also be wired to the running light circuit, as you originally suggested in that thread.
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Running the camera from the auxiliary circuit would work, and sounds like an effective solution, but only if the tow vehicle is wired to match... as we discussed in your Rear camera power question. It could also be wired to the running light circuit, as you originally suggested in that thread.
Actually that makes more sense, will know next Thursday!
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Charlie, can you tell me how the backup camera is working for you? Did ETI get it installed OK for you? I need to get mine ordered in the next couple days. Thanks.
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