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Old 08-17-2015, 11:31 PM   #11
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Here's my configuration. Tadi Bros only uses one very rugged camera in all their systems. Monitor is up to you. Note the $400 Reace price is in Canadian dollars, these prices are USD:

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Order# Date Status Total 31755 05/29/2014 Shipped $304.63 Items


Item Price Qty. Total 7" Mirror with Wireless 120° RV Backup Camera * Keep Standard Definition
$0.00

* I dont want a frontal camera
$0.00

* Keep what I have (65ft)
$0.00

$254.99 1 $254.99

Cigarette Lighter Adapter $19.99 1 $19.99
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:37 PM   #12
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Mike, I did not install mine permanently because I didn't want to expose it to the elements or drill a hole through the FG shell. Mine attaches with Velcro to the inside of the rear window and plug it into the transmitter which is mounted inside the cabinet over the window. I only attach it to the window when traveling.
That's exactly the scheme I had in mind. What do you use as a monitor for the camera?
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:39 PM   #13
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We have a wireless backup camera that came with our magellin gps.
I never thought about putting it on the back of the trailer.
I'm going to have to try that.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:50 PM   #14
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That's exactly the scheme I had in mind. What do you use as a monitor for the camera?
I use the monitor that clips to the rear view mirror. I don't know if it was the Florida heat but less than a year after installing it (I got a 2 camera system because my F150 did not have a back-up camera so I left the monitor in the truck 24/7), the spring that keeps tension on the part that clamps to the mirror went bad. I took a long zip tie and ran it around the clamp's prongs and it has stayed in place ever since. But I could have gotten it replaced under warranty.
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:52 AM   #15
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Thank you James for bringing up this topic .... I have been thinking about back up camera questions too.


Right now I'm thinking about the Tadi Brothers wireless systems. There are two camera formats .... license plate attachment and another boxier camera housing. The boxier one can accept a magnet attachment ( there is a You Tube video) ... the license plate ... well ... I'm sure I could adapt one. In my case, camera powered by battery.


Wireless so the monitor could be in either of my two tow vehicles. The camera could attach behind but just above my hitch by magnets to my steel rear doors. On either of my tow vehicles. I have a skiff boat trailer and a utility trailer that have made dents and dings that will cost more than the camera system to fix. Soon I'll have an Escape to potentially add to my tow vehicle rear end hitch alignment trama. A good back up camera might be the 'cats meow' to a quick and easy hitch up.


But wait a magnetic stainless plate (3"X4" or so) attached to the rear of my Escape might be a useful for traffic. Perhaps the only possible use I can think of for 5200 ... oh God forgive me!


Then there are those who are concerned with security ... Tadi can handle multi cameras. They are pretty small and perhaps could be wirelessly hidden in such a way to watch over both the drivers and curb sides. I'm not one worried about this but perhaps some would be .... they are pretty small.


There are much cheaper systems offered on Amazon .... like as low as $39.00. With the Tadi pushing $200. I'm hoping you get what you pay for.


Anyone have input? I would appreciate input.


Thanks,


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Old 08-18-2015, 03:05 AM   #16
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I just noticed that I have magically become a "Senior Member". Is that because I just passed 100 posts? Nobody asked for ID proof even though in many jurisdiction's I am a senior .... but wait a minute ... I still think I'm 19 .... somehow no one else does!
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:57 AM   #17
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I have a wireless Voyager system (had ETI install the camera on the back of my 5TA). My monitor is a 5.6" screen. I find it very helpful when in heavy traffic for changing lanes. Just another extra safety device in addition to the truck mirrors.

I previously had purchased a Tadi Bros. system and had nothing but trouble with it. The wireless would cut in and out. They finally gave me a refund.
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:40 AM   #18
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I have a wireless Voyager system (had ETI install the camera on the back of my 5TA). My monitor is a 5.6" screen. I find it very helpful when in heavy traffic for changing lanes. Just another extra safety device in addition to the truck mirrors.

I previously had purchased a Tadi Bros. system and had nothing but trouble with it. The wireless would cut in and out. They finally gave me a refund.

Thank you for your info .... is your Voyager System wireless?
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I have a wireless Voyager system (had ETI install the camera on the back of my 5TA). My monitor is a 5.6" screen. I find it very helpful when in heavy traffic for changing lanes. Just another extra safety device in addition to the truck mirrors.

I previously had purchased a Tadi Bros. system and had nothing but trouble with it. The wireless would cut in and out. They finally gave me a refund.
We also have the Voyager and had Escape install on trailer .It is wireless . And ditto on changing lanes . Pat
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:24 PM   #20
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Hey Charlie, I thought the camera transmitter was hooked up to the camera, yet you have a separate transmitter in the front of your trailer. I have not seen a set like this. Seems like a good way to do it. Please explain how it works.
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