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Old 08-30-2016, 08:32 PM   #1
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Wireless backup camera style

Hi,
I am considering installing a wireless backup camera on my 34' Rubicon.

I was toying with the idea of the camera that mounts directly above the license plate holder as opposed to the traditional camera mounted high above.

My license plate is mounted in the center of the trailer instead of on one side so view should be accurate side to side.

Just wondering if anybody has tried this style of camera on an RV?
How is the view compared to the "birds eye" view of the traditional mounted camera?

I want to do this right, hopefully the first time. Not too crazy about drilling holes in a brand new rig, which makes the license plate mounted camera an attractive option.

All comments and thoughts appreciated.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:48 PM   #2
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Just my opinion, but I think a low mounted lens will get obstructed and dirtier faster (albeit a lot easier to wipe off) than a high mount. While I never used a low mount, I do like the broad view and long range of the high mount. I can see traffic in side lanes approaching from a good distance, whereas if you have a low mount and you have a car behind you, your view may not be as good. Just my thoughts
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I bet after numerous replies you will end up with something similar to.........

1. High mount has numerous advantages. After all, a camera serves as a vantage point, and the higher vantage point is simply superior in almost every way.

2. Drilling holes in our RV's give us pause. And it should! It's something that must be done properly. But it isn't brain surgery. It's just a point of entry, and absolutely necessary if you desire an awesome camera result.

I assure you there is tons of experience and advice here for accomplishing this with excellent results. Take your time planning. Gather everything you need to carry that plan out. And whala, you'll be posting pics of your rear view camera for the rest of us to want one too.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:58 PM   #4
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Thank you, you both make excellent points.

I will most likely end up with the high mount once enough of the newness wears off and I feel more comfortable cutting into a new rig.

I had no trouble tweaking the 1985 motor home I had previously, it's just different now as the trailer is only less than a month old......hahaha
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There ARE wireless options. This one is pricey, but designed for RVs and trucks. Others may not have the transmitter power. Seems like you could pick off 12VDC from a taillight. https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Wirel...wireless&psc=1
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There ARE wireless options. This one is pricey, but designed for RVs and trucks. Others may not have the transmitter power. Seems like you could pick off 12VDC from a taillight. https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Wirel...wireless&psc=1

That's actually one of the systems I was considering. Pricey, as you said, but looks pretty decent.

Anybody have any experience with "4Ucam" brand?
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Not a fan of wireless. I installed a wireless backup camera on my dad's Toyota Tacoma... every time we went to Taco Bell or Hardees it would pick up their security cameras!

I would vote for the high mount, gives you a much better view.

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Not a fan of wireless. I installed a wireless backup camera on my dad's Toyota Tacoma... every time we went to Taco Bell or Hardees it would pick up their security cameras!

I would vote for the high mount, gives you a much better view.

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Most of them are in the 2.4 giggythingamajigs, along with alot of other wireless stuff. They can't interfere with, but must accept interference from other stuff. 😟👒

I'd go see what the big boys are running, they gotta have something special for them 54' trailers.
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