Originally Posted by Robert Platt Bell
Neat idea! I found those license-plate mount cameras on eBay for as little as $14. I mounted it on the back of the Casita. Someone else gave me another license plate camera for free. The RCA cable and power wires cost more than the camera! I had an 8" video monitor (again, free) that was from a headrest DVD player set that a friend had (they just wanted the DVD player and monitor, and didn't want the second monitor).
It worked pretty well, although you have to have a place to mount the monitor.
The backflip is nice, but the blocked view did concern me as well. We decided to go with the Roll-n-Lock retractable. One model comes with mounting rails for Thule or Yakima racks, so we can put the bicycles above the cover. Works pretty well, too. Kind of pricey, though.
What model GoPro has a phone interface (I presume wireless?). I have an older model. Just wondering.
I have the 7 Black. WIFI connection. In the picture I have the camera mounted on a suction mount. I've since applied one of the little stick on mounts they supplied with the camera.
When I ordered my BAKflip they were having a two day special that if you purchased the tonneau from any source you received from BAKflip the fold up tool box free. I think they charge around $280 for that thing so I immediately got on the internet and hunted a tonneau down. I found one about $100 below the prevailing price. Submitted the receipt to BAKflip and about six weeks later the tool box showed up.
Because of the limited truck bed space and the additional items I will need to carry this initial pick up trip, I'll have to remove the tool box but it will go back in as soon as I return to SC. I read your experience with the Georgia DMV. This morning I got my plates. Like you, the DMV experience depends on who is behind the desk. Wound up having to deal with the office supervisor but everything worked out to everyone's satisfaction. I first had to go pay the county their money, $604; then the state, $525. Main thing, I came home with a set of plates.
If you're traveling the route across I90 through South Dakota and Montana, I lived in Montana along that route for 15 years and have done it dozens of times and can offer my observations and some decent stops. Have a great trip