June 11, 2017
Just purchased a 2018 177SE. Its our first Camper. I really hate not being able to see behind me when towing it. We are going to get a rear view camera. I had heard that with an aluminum frame there is a lot of interference for wireless cameras. Any suggestions regarding a rear view camera? Especially wired or wireless.
June 15, 2017
March 1, 2017
June 25, 2016
June 11, 2017
I did end up installing a rear view camera or rather having Camping World install it. I got a wireless camera and I don’t think the aluminum frame has much of an impact on the reception. I would occasionally lose the picture but it seemed more due to location/other traffic than the aluminum frame.
One little problem was a result of the curved back of our Retro 177SE. The camera ended up pointing down a bit too much and due to the camera mount design having a bit of a dead spot – I could not reset it to the exact proper angle.
All in all though – it is so much better to just be able to see what’s behind me.
October 24, 2016
I undertook this project last year with my 2017 177se. I purchased a wired backup camera from RearViewSafety. They have a ton of solutions. I also get my monitor from them, since the monitor will handle 3 cameras, I also added one to my truck. They sell a coiled cable that has a fitting that you can detach when you need to unhook your trailer. Running it under to trailer and mounting it was easy. Attached it to the tongue of the trailer. Then ran the other end of it through the truck to the monitor. Works great.
June 10, 2018
I went through a couple camera systems until I found what I think is one of the best ones out there. Cameras are wireless (still need power, obviously), but they also have a microphone built in.
For our 199FKS, two easy ‘do it yourself’ mounting options. The easiest is to mount it on the rear bumper, then you can run your wire under the chassis to power (but the angle isn’t as good). A better location is higher up just above the running lights. You can very easily drill a hole in the shell and feed a power wire down to the running lights (again, obviously, you have to have your parking lights on for the camera to get power).
January 19, 2019
I think you should go with a digital wireless backup camera, but yes, it would need the power to run but easy to operate. However, better to get a good quality wireless camera to avoid future issues. Here, you can see the best wireless backup cameras with detailed reviews https://www.crowsurvival.com/the-10-best-rv-backup-cameras/. I would recommend you to get a Podofo wireless digital camera with waterproof feature.
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