Wireless reversing camears

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 19:23
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Can anyone recommend a reliable brand of wireless reversing camera for a caravan
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Reply By: steamfire01 - Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:26

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:26
The answer ( in my opinion after research) is none of the wireless models work well enough.

The principal problem seems to be the amount of interference the camera gets.

Additionally the camera needs power (if you do go with wireless you can pick up power from an exhaust fan in you shower if you have one, but it is a hassle.

When I researched the question I decided that it is far simpler to fit a hard wired unit and put a camera on your tow vehicle at the same time. I fitted mine and I'm not that handy with tools.

If you want to buy a "normal" reversing camera setup check out Safety Dave on the web (Melbourne I think) that's where I bought mine - good service reasonable price. No connection with me.
Keep safe out there
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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:30

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:30
The single biggest problem with wireless reversing cameras is...they are wireless.

Generally they run on 2.4Ghz and in that band there are only 4 frequencies available for video.

AND that part of the band is pretty well unregulated....wireless video cameras are limited to very low power, but other users are not.

AND there are plenty of other users.
Cordless phones
Wireless ethernet..up to 10 watts ERP
Security cameras
baby monitors
Home video senders
Door openers and wireless controls
and every other bugger that thinks a wireless reversing camera is a good idea.

Wireless reversing cameras have inherant reliability problems because of the issues I have mentioned.

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Reply By: Member - Wayne B - Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:31

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:31
Hi Peter
We use a Response reversing camera from Jaycar
Works well with no distortion
Very happy with it
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Follow Up By: gbc - Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 05:45

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 05:45
We've got the same. Excellent value IMHO.
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Follow Up By: Peter S35 - Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 17:43

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 17:43
Wayne, Is your Response camera digital ?
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Reply By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 01:13

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 01:13
I will go with what steamfire01 siad I live in tassy and brought mine from Saftey Dave and fitted myself have a mate who has wireless on hid tug each time he goes to Launceston picks up a baby monitor on his screen last thing you need when you want the view behind you
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 05:26

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 05:26
I'll 3rd or 4th the opinion on wireless cameras. Even if you get reception the picture is low resolution and quality.

I got my wired one from Brash Imports

This guy has good products, good support and lots of options. Prices seem reasonable. The coil cables are great between car and van.

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Reply By: Caravan & RV World - Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 15:50

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 15:50
Hi Peter,

We have had so many missed reports on wireless cameras. If you come across a really good one please let us know, that would be great!

As an alternative we've got the 'eye ball' style cameras on special at the moment at a ridiculously low price. If you don't seek what you are after give one of these a crack. All the major brands use this style of kit as hardwired is a proven method.


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