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Old 05-28-2013, 09:12 AM   #1
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Rear View Camera System

We are new (used) Escape owners and wonder if anyone out there is using the Peak PKCORB camera system with their trailer. We currently have a Scamp 19 5th wheel and have had success with mounting the camera in the back window of the trailer and then putting the monitor (via suction cup mount) on the rear window of the truck cab. The image reverses so you just look in your rearview mirror and see the monitor.
We've really liked being able to see behind us while driving. It is virtually useless for backing up, other than just seeing if there is something behind you, but that is not what we got it for anyway.

We hope to use it in our Escape 5.0 and wondered if anyone else out there has this. We really don't want to mess with a hardwired camera...and we already have this equipment.
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Fran & Dave
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:20 AM   #2
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rearview camera

This a response to an old post. I'm wondering if mounting the rearview camera to shoot out the rear window works with an Escape?

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We are new (used) Escape owners and wonder if anyone out there is using the Peak PKCORB camera system with their trailer. We currently have a Scamp 19 5th wheel and have had success with mounting the camera in the back window of the trailer and then putting the monitor (via suction cup mount) on the rear window of the truck cab. The image reverses so you just look in your rearview mirror and see the monitor.
We've really liked being able to see behind us while driving. It is virtually useless for backing up, other than just seeing if there is something behind you, but that is not what we got it for anyway.

We hope to use it in our Escape 5.0 and wondered if anyone else out there has this. We really don't want to mess with a hardwired camera...and we already have this equipment.
Thanks,
Fran & Dave
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:47 AM   #3
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We are happy to report that the system worked well for us as described in the initial post. We used suction cups to mount the camera in the rear window of the Escape 5.0 Classic and draped the transmitter wire up to the nose of the trailer putting the transmitter on the bed at the very front. We did not do any rewiring except to splice the power connector for the transmitter into the 12v wiring for the lights in the bed area in the nose of the trailer.
We mounted the camera display in the back window of the Frontier tow vehicle so we could see it when looking in our rear view mirror. Works great!
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I should mention that we take down the whole setup when we are camped and stash it in one of the cabinets....
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Thanks for the update. I'm going to take the plunge!
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