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Old 11-11-2020, 02:02 PM   #21
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I use a Garmin GPS and compatible BC-30 wireless backup camera on my Escape 5.0. I'm quite happy with this combination.

I did have a separate wireless camera and display, but when I upgraded my GPS, I went with this single display option. In either case, I mounted the camera inside the rear window, rather than externally. Power was easily connected to the running lights, providing a simple way to turn on the camera for backing up, or as a rear-view display. Signal range has not been a problem.

It is excellent for backing up, but, as mentioned in a previous post, somewhat limited for rear-view. The necessary wide-angle lens makes distant objects (i.e. >10m) too small to be practical.

Whether you choose the Escape option, or a wireless aftermarket camera, it is a useful feature.
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Old 11-11-2020, 05:45 PM   #22
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I initially had the Tadi Brothers before ETI started offering it. I sold it at a greatly reduced price and purchased a Voyager. The Tadi had a monitor and a separate receiver, its camera had a separate transmitter. It was too messy for my tastes, especially in the cab of my truck, a spider web of wires. The Voyager monitorís receiver is integrated with the screen. Much neater, IMO, and I find the signal more reliable when I use it. But I had ETI add a wire drop from the center conductor of the umbilical to the cabinet over the dinette. With a little creative wire cutting and splicing, and the addition of a switch, I can turn the camera on and off from the driverís seat. I typically flip it on when going through heavy urban traffic and when backing into a campsite. It makes it easy to see my spouses hand signals when she is behind the trailer.
Hey Carl also have the Voyager . Really love to see behind on the road too. Pat
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Old 11-15-2020, 11:14 AM   #23
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No sense starting a new thread. I didn't get the ETI installed rearview/backup camera and have been thinking about doing something for awhile. etrailer sent me this as part of their 12 days of deals. Has anyone tried it? What do you think?


https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...rtCamera-12day
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Old 11-15-2020, 11:40 AM   #24
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No sense starting a new thread. I didn't get the ETI installed rearview/backup camera and have been thinking about doing something for awhile. etrailer sent me this as part of their 12 days of deals. Has anyone tried it? What do you think?


https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...rtCamera-12day
Price sure works out, but I'd miss my large monitor. We use our camera more often on the road than for backing up, that said using a phone to put it to use in a parking lot or gas station would likely involve more that just turning on your vehicle's lights.
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Old 01-11-2021, 04:13 PM   #25
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On the backup camera from ETI, I am not clear how one sees the image from the camera in the TV. On the manufacturer's display monitor or on a separate monitor supplied by ETI?

The new F150s come with a massive display monitor (and up to 7 cameras!). Ford supplies aux camera that can be mounted on the back of the trailer and integrated into the truck's system. So, likely dropping the ETI camera and going for Ford's version... The worry is installation and mounting.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:02 PM   #26
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On the backup camera from ETI, I am not clear how one sees the image from the camera in the TV. On the manufacturer's display monitor or on a separate monitor supplied by ETI?

The new F150s come with a massive display monitor (and up to 7 cameras!). Ford supplies aux camera that can be mounted on the back of the trailer and integrated into the truck's system. So, likely dropping the ETI camera and going for Ford's version... The worry is installation and mounting.

Any advice would be appreciated.
I'd go see a dealer and ask how theirs will integrate. If you're going to use their back up the trailer feature, I think there's some geometry their system needs to know - like how long the trailer is from the ball - to function correctly. Otherwise I'd go with the TADI Brothers systems; they're easy to work with. https://www.tadibrothers.com/
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:14 PM   #27
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Thanks a lot!

After researching it, I decided to drop the ETI backup camera option and go for the Ford route. It offers a reliable, high resolution streaming image.

The only bad news is that it requires fixed installation and hard wire (I assume that is needed needed for the reliability and high resolution) from the camera connecting up with the truck. There is no way we could take that up and Ford dealer is not going to be mounting it on Escape 5 either.

So, we will need to find someone who can do a good job with it. Will have to see how / where we find that.
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Thanks a lot!

After researching it, I decided to drop the ETI backup camera option and go for the Ford route. It offers a reliable, high resolution streaming image.

The only bad news is that it requires fixed installation and hard wire (I assume that is needed needed for the reliability and high resolution) from the camera connecting up with the truck. There is no way we could take that up and Ford dealer is not going to be mounting it on Escape 5 either.

So, we will need to find someone who can do a good job with it. Will have to see how / where we find that.
Talk to TADI. Can't see why there could not be a wireless connect cut into the Ford system. I had my camera set up to a wireless transmitter at the front of the trailer to a receiver mounted on the rear glass of my truck cab. Zero dropout/interference issues (it's like 12 feet) and very happy. Not a Ford, so I use the TADI clip-on monitor that drops over my stock truck mirror.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:56 PM   #29
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Thank you, Charlie! I will look...
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