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Truck Camper Rear view & backup cameras
« on: July 16, 2017, 01:52:53 PM »
I'm doing research on different brands/models of "observation systems" for my 8.4S TC for when I haul my bass boat behind the truck camper. Right now I'm looking at different wireless Voyager cameras and wireless Furrion cameras. My concern is reception from the camera mounted above the back door and the monitor inside the truck. Will the all aluminum construction cause any issues with the wireless signal? Anyone have any experience with these?  Any suggestions?

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Re: Truck Camper Rear view & backup cameras
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 02:33:58 PM »
My experience with Voyager wireless is excellent. I have one mounted at the rear of a 21RBS with the monitor on the dash inside the truck. It pairs with the monitor similar to Bluetooth and works perfectly, even in the presence of other Bluetooth devices in the truck. My experience with less expensive devices from Rear View Safety were less than acceptable. They were susceptible to interference from gas stations, urban congestion, and other Bluetooth devices in the truck.
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Re: Truck Camper Rear view & backup cameras
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 02:54:38 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

What Charlie said ^^^^^ ;)
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Re: Truck Camper Rear view & backup cameras
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 03:08:30 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

What Charlie said ^^^^^ ;)

Merlin, 

Have you received any commissions from Voyager yet?? So far I'm batting zero!  ;) ;)
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Re: Truck Camper Rear view & backup cameras
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 03:15:52 PM »
We love our Voyager as well! Clear color picture, works great all of the time and we've never had any problems with it. Once it's paired up, all we have to do the next time is turn on the camera, plug in the monitor and the picture pops right up on the screen. No monkeying around. It's a little pricey but we think it's worth it. Can't say enough good things about it!
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Re: Truck Camper Rear view & backup cameras
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 07:02:27 PM »
I have a cheaper Tadi Brothers off Amazon. Does the job.
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Re: Truck Camper Rear view & backup cameras
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 12:03:40 AM »
Hi all, so what IS a good price for a back up camera system that the camera's can be moved from the back of the truck camper bumber to the rear of the trailer you are towing behind your TC?  So, I need Blue Tooth connections to the on dash viewer, and to be able to toggle between the two camera's views, or else be able to easily move the single camera depending upon whether I am towing in addition to hauling.  Does this make sense?  I'm getting tired.

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Re: Truck Camper Rear view & backup cameras
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 12:50:30 PM »
The system referred to above is about $350 now. You do not want a Bluetooth connected system; that would not work for this purpose. If you buy a cheap one, the signal will not lock in and it will be frustrating. Get a good wireless system with a camera mount that allows for easy removal/replacement from one place to another. The Voyager system above has a camera that would work for that. You would just have to get 2 mounts for the camera, each with access to 12V power, to make it easy to move. Or, get 2 cameras to begin with and mount one one your camper and one on your trailer. The Voyager system will lock onto only one at a time, but you could turn off the unneeded camera if both have a switched power supply. It's really worth the effort. I like (a lot) having a view to the rear when going down the road!
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