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Fifth wheel back up camera?


I'll be looking to add a back up camera to my 2007 Bighorn. What do the experts out there recommend ? Experiences?

I'll be picking the rig up May 13th. In Fulton, NY and will start the bonding process, etc.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts >>>>

Tommaso

 



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You can do a search on-line. There are lots of wireless systems out there.

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I had one on my Montana that I purchased new off ebay but don't remember the dealer or brand name. I ordered mine with an additional, long, cable to make the run from the back of the 5er to the front of the pin box and then ran the cable that came with the unit from the back of my truck into the cab to the monitor. Worked really well and was a nice gadget to have.

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I'm not sure of the brand name on ours, but it worked for the first couple of times that we towed the fifth wheel.  The last time we went out, the display kept "flickering in and out" and was useless.  Sadly, I don't know whether it is related to the wireless transmitter or to the monitor.

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FWIW I strongly recommend wired systems - which are naturally much harder to install - and much more reliable than the wireless systems.  Wireless use "RF" which is, by FCC requirement, very low power and are very prone to not providing enough signal to be stable. They are also very prone to interference.  I am not saying no one has a wireless system that hasn't worked perfectly for them.  I'm saying wired works better almost all the time for most uses because - it wired.



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I second using a wired system.....wireless will get interference from others close by....baby monitors....and most wireless video equipment.

2. the wireless transmitter and antenna only last so long and are very prone to failure.

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www.ebay.com/sch/leviathan_holdings/m.html
These people are pretty good.

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Alie and Jims Carrilite wrote:

www.ebay.com/sch/leviathan_holdings/m.html
These people are pretty good.


 that's the one I had on my Montana from the same seller on ebay, good system but you will need to order an additional cable, I think I got a 50' one.

 

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Thank you folks, this info is much more valuable coming from tried and proven RV ers, than unknown other sources. I will go with wired.
I'll be in touch with updates.
Tommaso

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If we are able to order a new fiver, what type of cable should we have them run during the construction process?

 

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Roy,

most I have seen use a 4 wire system with a round plug, if it was me I would see if I could just provide it to the factory myself, might be possible.

Phil

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