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Old 08-21-2017, 08:05 AM   #1
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Has anyone installed a backup camera on a Aerolite 242BHSL using the pre-wired mount?

I'd like to hear from anyone who has used the built-in camera mount on a 2017 Aerolite 24 foot or 28 foot trailer. I have the 24 foot "L" luxury model if that matters.

There is nothing available about how to wire or connect a camera, and if the connection is wired or wireless, so any personal experience or actual information would be very helpful. Thanks!
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:31 PM   #2
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Just got a 29ft. Aerolite Zero Gravity series with rear camera prep so curious myself.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:39 PM   #3
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I purchased one of the wireless cameras and it doesn't go that far. Barely gets to the back of my truck.
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I purchased one of the wireless cameras and it doesn't go that far. Barely gets to the back of my truck.
Sorry you had a bad experience. Can you please tell me which camera you are using that doesn't work so well? Also, did you get a monitor with it, or did you go some other route for the monitor?

I'm trying to use a Pioneer 4200 7" screen double DIN head unit as the monitor. It has two camera inputs, so this should be possible, if I can find a good wireless camera with standard composite video output from the receiver unit. Big IF, apparently.
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BTW, the dealer finally got back to me with the details on the "pre-wired" camera mount. It's a Furrion mount and power cord, and that's all. No coax or composite cables for wired video... It's wireless only.

I have seen some posts from purchasers of wireless cameras stating that they could drive a hundred or even 200 feet away from the trailer before the video signal started to break up. I'm not too sure how this is going to work out, but if I can find the right camera I'm hoping to get a clear signal in the cab. I'll update this post when I find out more.
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Sorry you had a bad experience. Can you please tell me which camera you are using that doesn't work so well? Also, did you get a monitor with it, or did you go some other route for the monitor?

I'm trying to use a Pioneer 4200 7" screen double DIN head unit as the monitor. It has two camera inputs, so this should be possible, if I can find a good wireless camera with standard composite video output from the receiver unit. Big IF, apparently.
I purchased the IBall wireless trailer hitch camera. Signal barely reaches the cab.

https://www.iballhitchcam.com/produc...SABEgI8WfD_BwE
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Thanks for the feedback - good to know. I'll post back if I find something that works well, thanks again.
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I Just picked up an aerolite 242bhsl and hoping for suggestions for a wireless system that will go past the bumper. Thanks!
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I just bought a camera and a digital transmitter-receiver pair with the ubiquitous yellow composite video RCA connectors.

I couldn't go with the cameras that have built-in Wi-Fi since they all include a monitor of some type, and I have a camera monitor in my Pioneer 4201 in-dash receiver (two camera inputs).

I'm playing with the setup to test the distance before I install it all - I'll post back here once I determine if it will work for me.
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Furrion Backup camera FRC12TA-BL

I installed this model on a Coleman 1605FB It works fine with the built in furrion mount but this model has only about a 100 ft range it worked fine on our setup I guess because the camper isnt very long, but Furrion make's a more expensive Observation camera that has about a 300 ft range.
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