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Old 01-06-2023, 07:26 AM   #1
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Back up camera?

Has anyone had experience with this backup camera. It sounds good, but who knows...
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Old 01-06-2023, 11:22 AM   #2
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I have not but we were thinking about getting a USB camera and mounting it inside and aiming it out the back window.
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Old 01-06-2023, 10:38 PM   #3
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I have not but we were thinking about getting a USB camera and mounting it inside and aiming it out the back window.
As long as your window is clean and no bug screen this should work. On this trip down to AZ my back window, the lens on my escape installed back up camera where so dirty with rain and road film you couldn't see anything except blurs.
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Old 01-07-2023, 12:35 AM   #4
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Thinking of getting the Garmin Mini 2 Dashcam for the back window. Pretty small with easy mount and USB at the back of trailer. Should work in Live view with the iPhone.

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/731428
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Old 01-07-2023, 06:10 AM   #5
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Thinking of getting the Garmin Mini 2 Dashcam for the back window. Pretty small with easy mount and USB at the back of trailer. Should work in Live view with the iPhone.

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/731428
Very interesting piece. Definitely something I'm considering.

The Tandem is interesting. Not only is it small but I can mounting this inside the Escape with the added benefit of being able to see what's going on inside. But is that worth more than twice the price?

The big question is whether the signal will reach from the rear of a 21C to the dashboard for a Ford F150.
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Old 01-07-2023, 01:21 PM   #6
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Thinking of getting the Garmin Mini 2 Dashcam for the back window. Pretty small with easy mount and USB at the back of trailer. Should work in Live view with the iPhone.

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/731428
Iím with Willy on this, definitely interested in hearing if someone tries this out.

The one thing that Iíve heard from people that have backup cameras, is that there are no markers for width or depth of view. So you can see whatís behind you, but itís hard to tell how close or far it is.
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Old 01-07-2023, 03:12 PM   #7
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I have the camera that comes from Escape, itís working out with no problems.
I almost didnít get it as an option but itís turned out to be really helpful, my bikes were swaying way too much and with the camera I could try a few different ways to help that out.
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Old 01-08-2023, 12:08 AM   #8
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I have the camera that comes from Escape, itís working out with no problems.
I almost didnít get it as an option but itís turned out to be really helpful, my bikes were swaying way too much and with the camera I could try a few different ways to help that out.
What kind of bike carrier do you have?
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Old 01-08-2023, 08:31 AM   #9
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What kind of bike carrier do you have?
Itís a 1up.
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Old 01-08-2023, 10:26 AM   #10
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Itís a 1up.
I lost the original lock on my 1up. I bought a new one from Walmart that holds the rack to the trailer without letting it slide to the rear. FWIW

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Old 01-08-2023, 10:29 AM   #11
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The Furrion camera Escape was using in 2020 and may still be using didn't work on all tow vehicles and probably still doesn't. Escape referred me to Furrion and Furrion wanted me to buy A $100+ fix that plugged into the 7-pin electric connector. I did what others figured out was needed and installed an electrical capacitor device in the Furrion circuit. Now the only problem I have with the Furrion system is that the receiver on the dash overheats and shuts down. I don't know which vehicles the camera doesn't work with but suspect it is vehicles with LED lights and or circuitry that checks for non operative vehicle lights. Maybe Furrion fixed the problem in the last couple years. I bought my fix on Amazon.

One thing to consider is whether you want to be able to operate the camera while in the trailer and whether you might want to add additional cameras. Think night time noise or watching wildlife checking you out, or ....

Escape connects the camera to the tow vehicle lighting circuit so you will not be able to operate it unless plugged in to the tow vehicle and the tow vehicle lights are turned on.
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Old 01-08-2023, 01:31 PM   #12
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Wonder if Garmin will have a booth at the RV show in Quartzsite. Would be nice to see and touch before buying.
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Old 01-08-2023, 02:03 PM   #13
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Wonder if Garmin will have a booth at the RV show in Quartzsite. Would be nice to see and touch before buying.
I've never see a Garmin booth at the show, although someone might be selling them.
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Old 01-08-2023, 03:17 PM   #14
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I only want to use the camera for backing up. As someone else said, I wonder if the WIFI signal that the camera generates will be strong enough to reach my dash. I suppose I could just buy it and return it if necessary.
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Old 01-11-2023, 11:53 AM   #15
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I bought the ETI backup camera with our 2021 E19 (TV=2021 Kia Telluride): the system has worked well, and is useful when backing into campsites. It's not very useful while driving, because the camera view angle is so wide that you can't assess traffic conditions behind you/how close vehicles are following/traffic in adjacent lanes. So It doesn't replace the benefit of extended vehicle side mirrors. (I tried locating clamp-on aftermarket mirrors online, but have not found any that can adequately clamp onto the existing (slippery) side mirrors ( the ones i bought/clamped on fell off immediately).
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Old 01-11-2023, 12:43 PM   #16
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I like it on my 5.0; bought the option egg green I had it built.
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Old 01-11-2023, 01:20 PM   #17
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backup camera

We use Garmin DriveSmart 65 GPS in our tow SUV for navigation locally and on the road.
I added a Garmin "BC™ 40 Wireless Backup Camera With License Plate Mount" to the back of our 2022 21NE.
It connects using Bluetooth and works fine from the back of the trailer to the dash of the car. This keeps the number of devices on dash to a low number, 1.

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Old 01-11-2023, 03:23 PM   #18
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The Furrion camera Escape was using in 2020 and may still be using didn't work on all tow vehicles and probably still doesn't. Escape referred me to Furrion and Furrion wanted me to buy A $100+ fix that plugged into the 7-pin electric connector. I did what others figured out was needed and installed an electrical capacitor device in the Furrion circuit. Now the only problem I have with the Furrion system is that the receiver on the dash overheats and shuts down. I don't know which vehicles the camera doesn't work with but suspect it is vehicles with LED lights and or circuitry that checks for non operative vehicle lights. Maybe Furrion fixed the problem in the last couple years. I bought my fix on Amazon.

One thing to consider is whether you want to be able to operate the camera while in the trailer and whether you might want to add additional cameras. Think night time noise or watching wildlife checking you out, or ....

Escape connects the camera to the tow vehicle lighting circuit so you will not be able to operate it unless plugged in to the tow vehicle and the tow vehicle lights are turned on.
My 7" Furion camera system on my 21C worked fine with my F-150. If you want to operate the camera system while not plugged into the tow vehicle, but plugged into shore power, there is an adapter plug that goes on the end of the Escape 7-pin plug that will power the Escape driving lights and license plate light along with the camera. I forgot what the adapter plug is called. They are on Amazon.
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Old 01-12-2023, 01:47 AM   #19
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I bought the ETI backup camera with our 2021 E19 (TV=2021 Kia Telluride): the system has worked well, and is useful when backing into campsites. It's not very useful while driving, because the camera view angle is so wide that you can't assess traffic conditions behind you/how close vehicles are following/traffic in adjacent lanes. So It doesn't replace the benefit of extended vehicle side mirrors. (I tried locating clamp-on aftermarket mirrors online, but have not found any that can adequately clamp onto the existing (slippery) side mirrors ( the ones i bought/clamped on fell off immediately).
The milenco aero mirrors can be found for $89 a pair at on Amazon and they worked and are working great for me..
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Old 01-12-2023, 02:43 AM   #20
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Also having great satisfaction with the DM-2912 Milenco Grand Aero 3 mirrors. Very beneficial on the road and when backing up.
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