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Old 08-17-2015, 09:12 PM   #1
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Wireless Backup Camera info wanted

Hello escapees,
I need to confirm a build sheet for a 21 in Sept & am thinking about having a back up camera provisioned for. Looking for one to also use while driving to keep an eye on what's behind us. I like the idea of a wireless set up since it's one less wire I'd have to run or be concerned with. Anyone have experience with one or a brand recommendation. Thanks, Jim
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:22 PM   #2
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If you must.
I prefer to keep my eyes on the road ahead and in any event, you will still need side view mirrors that allow you to see in adjacent lanes.
When I took a "wireless" camera to a shop to be installed at the rear of my RAV they told me they hadn't had any good experiences with wireless cameras.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:48 PM   #3
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Hello escapees,
I need to confirm a build sheet for a 21 in Sept & am thinking about having a back up camera provisioned for. Looking for one to also use while driving to keep an eye on what's behind us. I like the idea of a wireless set up since it's one less wire I'd have to run or be concerned with. Anyone have experience with one or a brand recommendation. Thanks, Jim
I did install one and I had ETI use the center pin to power it. The center pin is used for back-up lights which the Escape does not have. I can switch it on and off at will and find it useful in heavy traffic, such as traversing cities during commuting hours, or backing into sites both in the light and relative darkness. I do not find it distracting. Mine was purchased from Tadi Brothers. It is my understanding that Reace is going to make the Tadi Brothers camera an option. You may want to talk to ETI about it. It has been nothing but a good experience for me.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:07 PM   #4
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I had ETI install a Tadi Bros wireless rear view camera on my 21. With 120 degree field of view I can pretty much see who is near either side of my rear bumper.

I didn't like their location for the trailer transmitter though (under the bed where I had to remove the whole platform to get to it) so I moved it up to the shelf over the head of the bed in the event I ever need to replace it. Works super!
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for starting this thread-- I've been reconsidering trying to find a wireless rear-view camera myself. Although initially I didn't think one was necessary, I can't seem to get the hang of backing my Escape 21 without causing great amusement among fellow campers. Also, I'd like to have a rear view when driving down the road after all, contrary to my initial opinion.

Previous postings on the subject pooh-poohed wireless cameras as being mediocre, but maybe there has been some progress. I'd like one that you can stick on the back window when traveling, with it using wifi to transmit its image to a tablet or big cellphone. That shouldn't be too hard.
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The Tadi model I have uses a monitor that slips over the standard tow rear view mirror. Easy to check traffic, touch screen turns it on/off.

My biggest reason to get it is for backing into a narrow storage bay in my shop. Stuck a big bulls-eye on the wall I aim at when backing in .........
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The Tadi model I have uses a monitor that slips over the standard tow rear view mirror. Easy to check traffic, touch screen turns it on/off.

My biggest reason to get it is for backing into a narrow storage bay in my shop. Stuck a big bulls-eye on the wall I aim at when backing in .........
Sounds like a winner to me. I'll check it out. Thanks.
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So I received our 2nd build sheet last week and there is an option for a wireless backup camera for $400. Would this be the Tadi that you mentioned? Our complete date is next year, so it might make sense...
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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.
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So I received our 2nd build sheet last week and there is an option for a wireless backup camera for $400. Would this be the Tadi that you mentioned? Our complete date is next year, so it might make sense...
Yes. Reace mentioned it to me at Osoyoos and I'm quite sure he said they were going to use the Tadi Brothers system. You should call ETI to make sure. I purchased mine directly from Tadi and completed the installation myself because as stated in my previous post, I wanted the camera inside.
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