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Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera and Hitch Alignment System

Master Lock Electronics

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Master Lock Electronics - 4843DAT

Avoid that precariously placed bike in the driveway or make it easy to line up your hitch for towing by installing this wireless backup camera. Monitor includes a 3.5" color screen, and the whole system plugs in - no cutting or splicing wires.

Features:

  • Dual-use camera for backup or hitch alignment
    • Transmits 125'-plus at 2.4 GHz
  • Easy installation - no cutting or splicing wires
    • Plugs into 4-way flat trailer connector on vehicle
    • The length of the cord from the camera to the 4-Way connector is 21 inches
    • Has T-style connector that allows you to tow trailer even with camera installed
  • Convenient mounting for backup or hitch-alignment functions
    • Slides into a 1-1/4" or 2" hitch when you are not towing
      • Hitch lock (sold separately) will secure camera in hitch
    • Mounts to any ferrous metal surface of vehicle with magnetic base when you are towing
  • Excellent visibility range, with 90-degree range of motion on camera bracket
  • 110-Degree field of vision angle
  • Large, 3-1/2" color monitor for clear viewing
    • Has low-light capability
    • Mounts to air vent, dashboard or windshield
    • Plugs into vehicle auxiliary power/lighter plug - no batteries to charge
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: Any wireless device that operates on 2.4 GHz (like a Bluetooth or in-car internet) can interfere with the reception quality of a wireless backup camera.






4843DAT Master Lock Wireless Back-up Camera and Hitch Alignment System







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Master Lock Hitch Alignment and Vehicle Back up Demonstration

Video Transcript for Master Lock Hitch Alignment and Vehicle Back up Demonstration

Today we are going to cover part number 4843DAT from Master Lock. This is our hitch alignment and vehicle back up camera. This is a very simple system to install on your vehicle. It takes no time to install. First off we will cover the components of it. Starting back here. This is one of the mounts. This will actually mount the monitor to the windshield of your truck. It also has a neat little clip that goes into the vents on your vehicle if you want to mount it there temporarily. And this is the power supply chord and this plugs into your 12 volt power supply and plugs into the side of the camera. And on the back part, the actual camera itself is this unit right here. This actually will mount to the back of your vehicle on the trunk

And you can move the camera as you need it to put your hitch ball into view and you can back up your hitch ball to the trailer. It is powered by a 4-pole flat on your vehicle. So to power the camera on the back, all you have got to do is turn on your running lights. You plug it in, mount the camera, and you are ready to go. And then this little mount here. This actually fits onto the camera itself. What this part does is it actually guides the camera and keeps it center if you actually install it into your receiver hitch. You just push it in all the way. And then you can install your favorite hitch lock in place. And all you have got to do next is take your 4-pole flat and plug it into the wiring harness in the trailer. To start the install process is really easy. Let us go ahead with our rear camera that has a built in magnet so it sticks right to the truck.

Aim the camera right at the ball and then take your wiring harness with your adapter and just plug it into the 4-pole flat on your vehicle. Next we will go ahead and mount your monitor. You have got two different types of temporary mounting. One you have that sticks into the vent just like that and then your camera sits on top like that. We also have a windshield mount too. It is very sturdy and works really good. You can just go ahead and just put it on the inside of your windshield and push the lever down. And then you can install your camera. And really, all that remains, is go ahead and plug up the power chord. And then the power chord will go into the 12 volt power supply on your vehicle. Next we go through the functions on the camera. It actually has four different channels. And that is the control by the button on top. You push it. You will go through different channels and that is that takes care of that. The second button here on this model actually is not used at all. And then the last two buttons here , brightness and contrast. And it just cycles through until you get the combination that you like. Okay, we will go ahead and use this in typical application of backing up to a trailer. Then you can see how helpful it is to use. Turn on our running lights and our picture comes on our monitor and we just back up to our trailer. And then the adapter here has an extension for the 4-pole trailer. And just plug it right together. We have power for our lights and our trailer. Okay, and with that, that finishes our review with part number 4843DAT from Master Lock.


Customer Reviews

Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera and Hitch Alignment System - 4843DAT

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.1 out of 5 stars   (65 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert R05/02/2011

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Got the camera in 3 days. Hooked it up per instructions and it was perfect,Great picture and very clear. First time I backed the truck up to hitch up, right on the money. Oh yes, no more yelling at my wife.Great product. 12700


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I got a question for part 4843DAT Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera:Is the monitor on only when the car is in the reverse backup moving or also in forward moving?Thank you! Eric

comment by: Eric - 1/15/2014


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The camera does not tie into the reverse system. Your headlights or parking lights will need to be on, that is where the camera gets its power. The monitor is turned off and on by the power button on the top. This camera is a popular choice with towers as they can use it to check on the trailer when rolling down the highway since the sytem operates independently of transmission gear.

Patrick B - 1/23/2014




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Furlough03/20/2012

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Very easy to install and works well. The cable for the camera is a little short but not difficult to deal with. If its not long enough, go by a short cheap extension and all is well. The video quality is not as good as the backup cameras that are hard wired but I've not had any problem with snow and have had very little static. 34519



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jill M08/03/2011

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Great service on getting order to me was here in 2 days not standard 5. Hooked it up everything works great. Did not think about running lights needing to be on but Customer service call manufacturer for me and troubleshot my problem within 10 min. thanks20989



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick D.11/05/2013

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After an undisclosed family member ran over one of our kid's bikes for a third time (sorry dear), I began looking into reverse sensors and cameras. After much research I decided to try Master Lock's Wireless Camera (4843DAT) for the price, good reviews, and ease of installation. I'm not very handy, so ease of installation was key. Sensors all seemed to involve drilling holes into bumper unless you want to spend big money, and most cameras involved splicing reverse light wires into the camera wires. With this camera you simply put it in your trailer hitch and plug it in. I have to say this product was everything the description and good reviews claimed. Kudos to etrailer as well. Customer service and communication was excellent. Though I chose the free shipping (around a week I think), I received an email from etrailer the same day I ordered advising they were able to send out ahead of schedule. I received the product after only two days, and had it installed in about 10 minutes (no small feat for me). We have a 2007 GMC Yukon XL with a 7 prong connection. I did purchase a cheap 7 to 4 prong adapter for around $10 and a locking trailer hitch pin fro aroun $15 at an automotive supply store. I put camera (which has magnetic body) into trailer hitch, plugged it in, clipped monitor to air vent (or can use mounting arm) & plugged in to cigarette lighter and it worked! You can change channels and move antenna around for best picture. Used brightness and contrast to tweak picture. Works great, very wide, clear view even at night. Haven't ran into any interference yet. In a world where nothing seems to work as advertised, I was pleasantly surprised with this. Great value, especially for the price, very easy to install and use, and etrailer was awesome. Thanks.106451



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Shane07/29/2013

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Installs easily. Works pretty good. It does catch some interference but not enough to cause me to not like it. I just move the antennae a little and it usually cures it. You have to turn on your running lights to activate the camera on my vehicle--but I would not want it on all the time anyhow. I would buy it again.92262



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ty R.06/12/2010

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Bargain backup system Key points: -Installed in my 2010 Tundra Crew Max in less than 5 minutes. -You need to buy a locking hitch pin if you don't have one. -Point of reference missing when unit is installed inside the hitch receiver, so it's hard to tell how much distance there is behind you to an object. However, I have had enough practice now that the point of reference isn't really affecting my ability to gauge a proper distance to a vehicle or object behind me. -The suction cup application works very well, and is also very easy to install. -The A/C vent attachment only works when you remove the antennae, which means a little more static when using this option. -The 12V cord is kinda short. -Only 1 channel seems to work. -Very clean signal with very little flicker. However using any Bluetooth equipment near it will make picture useless. With all things considered, I am very pleased with this product, and I recommend it. It is affordable, reliable, and flexible.3127



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Grace C.11/14/2012

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First of all, the package was delivered quickly and painlessly. I needed it in less than a week and I was not disappointed. The packaging had cracked during shipping (not etrailer's fault), so I called and quickly spoke to Tommy, so that if there was a problem, they would know that I received it this way. I was told that if I had any problems, to just let them know and they would take care of it. I got the system for my boyfriend, for his birthday because he goes fishing early in the morning, sometimes by himself and has to back his truck up without a second pair of "eyes." The night I gave it to him we hooked it up within a couple of minutes to "play" with it and see how it works (I think it took longer to get it out of the package than to hook it up:-)). We were so impressed with how easy it was to put together. No fuss whatsoever. We put the magnetic camera onto the tailgate, pointed it at the trailer ball and backed the truck up. On the screen, what you see is what you get. It was dark, and we could see clearly with the backup lights on. I was trying to think of one negative thing to say about this system or the company and I can't think of anything. Love it, love it, love it! Other systems that I have checked out require you to do a little bit of wiring. We would have had to possibly take it to someone to have this done (he doesn't do stuff like this), so the slightly higher price, I feel, takes care of any labor one would have to spend on having someone do it, and the ease, clarity and Master Lock name make it totally worth it.59450



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ryan P.07/16/2012

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It may be a great camera for a smaller vehicle but I found that it does not work when inserted into the receiver tube of my 2012 F250.. The suction cup mount is too flimsy and difficult to mount due to its length. If you are looking for a camera for a smaller car with less transmission range then this may work for you. If you just place it on your tailgate, the magnet is not strong enough to hold it so expect it to be gone when you reach your destination. Save your money and buy a better camera, preferably one where the screen is part of the rearview mirror and the camera attaches to the license plate bracket. I'll keep the camera for grins and giggles but I will mount it in a different fashion to lessen the distance between the camera and the monitor. 48107



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob S.11/05/2013

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Love the plug and use feature of this product. Plugged in and powered up the camera and backed within a inch of the trailer the first time I used it. Can now hookup the trailer without getting out numerous times to see where I am or need help from another person. Wish the monitor was bigger but with a little white paint on the hitch to make it stand out will make the process even easier.106413



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gregg H.11/05/2013

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Rating is for the Master Lock camera. 5 STARS PLUS for eTrailer.com! Received it in 2 days with several emails letting me know the status! Better than Amazon Prime since this price was cheaper!. I like the backup camera. I have a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer that has no backup beeper, so wanted something to help with knowing what is behind me. Haven't tried it with my trailer yet. The camera worked first time and has a good picture. I don't use Bluetooth in that car, so I had no interference like others have had. As Julian M. said, the "flexible" mount with suction cup is good as long as you don't bend the 3/16" solid steel rod (what the heck???) that is within the plastic tubing. Trying to bend it close to the suction cup will break the suction cup plastic and render the mount useless (I thought I was being careful too!). The vent mount was also useless since adding the weight of the camera drops the camera so it's facing downward. Fortunately, I came up with a homebrew mounting and it worked (two-sided foam tape, plus scrap steel angle piece). When mounting the camera into the hitch receiver, the antenna hit the spare tire that's mounted under the vehicle, just forward of the receiver hole. Bending the antenna up slightly fixed the issue and I've put a locking pin to secure the camera for the winter. My final [non] issue is hooking up power to the camera. My Mountaineer has a 7 pin hitch circuit. I've added a 7 pin to 4 pin adapter for my trailer (and the camera). Unfortunately, It sticks way out the back now with the added camera connector. I need to find a 7 pin plug with wires out so I can connect to the backup lights (that is one of the circuits in the 7 pin connector). That way the camera will come on with the backup lights and I won't need to turn on my running lights.106405


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1120/13 Update:Ive now installed the camera in the hitch, locked it in place, mounted the monitor on the dash, hooked it up to the reverse circuit, and have used it several times. The monitor does flicker quite a bit but is still usable - IF its above 40 degrees! The days up here in northern Michigan are now getting into the 30s... and when I turn it on in the morning, I get a plain, white screen! After about 3 minutes, it flickers, then finally turns on, LONG after Ive shifted out of reverse and am on my way.I would now give this 1 or 2 stars, since it looks like I wont be able to use it this winter. Ill be pursuing this with eTrailer and/or Masterlock.

comment by: Gregg H. - 11/20/2013


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Thanks for following up with us with the extra feedback. We will be in touch with you.

Patrick B - 11/27/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Works ok03/23/2014

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The camera does work ok but does get glitchy with the picture,i used it to hitch trailer and it worked well enough to get the trailer lined up,i also installed a plugin inside my trailer so i could see what was happening inside the trailer while i was driving,was a little glitchy with the picture but it was inside a metal trailer but did show me the inside contents with 2 roof vents for light.121828



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pat12/28/2013

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etrailer is an excellent organization. Their customer service is excellent! The backup camera works extremely well, the only wish is that the monitor had an integrated battery, However I am pleased with the ease of use and performance. 111370



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lee L.10/15/2013

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Don't have to have wife out there to help me back truck to camper. She likes that too. To bad we have to turn lights on though Wish the wip was longer so I could put the camera on back of camper when backing into a camper spot. I would recommened the Master Lock Wireless back up camera and alignment system-4843DAT. It is worth the price you pay.103872



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cliff. D10/06/2013

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I love my Master Lock backup system. It has done away with the wife sreeming at me. When we are trying to back our trailer into spot and it also stopped my having to get out, to see what or how far the hitch is from the ball. The only thing I don't like is the window mount arm is to stiff to bend into possion. It needs to to be rediesigned. Other than that,the system has worked as advertised. Also I like the fact there are no batterys to replace.Grate product for the price. 102751



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Darin A10/04/2013

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I am really enjoying this product. I can finally see what is behind me better!! The only issue I had holding this up from Excellent was I hooked it up to the suction cup mount, then when I tried to move it to the vent mount the little metal piece at the end of the suction cup mount came off with the unit. This happened right out of the box. I called customer service, who referred me to master lock, who said I had to return it as defective. I am debating whether to do this since I'm not planning on using the suction cup mount, so I might just glue it on myself, but the run-around was a little off-putting. 102576



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dick W.08/27/2013

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Camera does exactly what I needed it to do. It is simple to set up and to operate. It unplugs and stows in the glove box until I need it. System powers up from the vehicle so there are no batteries to mess with. No more back up direction required from my wife!97169



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Arby06/25/2013

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Product had minor defect in a part which did not impede its performance. Product performs as advertised and is entirely sat- Isfactory for my needs. The service and follow up by customer service personnel has been excellent! I would recommend doing business with this organizati without reservation! 86086



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steven W.12/03/2012

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Easy too setup, took about 5mins (no batteries needed). Tried it out and it works fine, just what you need when hooking ball hitch up to trailer single handed. Picture quality is as good as you need. Its made of plastic, lightweight but hopefully durable, only time will tell ! Thanks etrailer. 60570



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lynn D.11/27/2012

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Very nice product for the price. Easy to use and I like that it magnetically attaches to the tail gate for the short periods that I need it in place. I only use it to back up to my trailer then put it away, so I have not used any of the provided methods to mount the monitor, just lay it on my lap. In the future I may come up with something to mount it as the provided devices are not good for me.60049



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank Bai-Roossi,Roberta H09/15/2012

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This is working just great. May have saved our marriage.......lol. Lexis was great help when I was looking for this. I do all the towing of the camper and backing up, Frank as no idea what to do. Thank you very very much for all your help. It's nice to have a company that hires knowledgeable people to help their costume. Roberta L Hamilton 54790



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mitch H.07/06/2012

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I just got my Master Lock wireless backup camera and it only took 10 minutes to hook up. The first one I got and ended up taking back to the store wanted you to splice into the reverse lights of the vehicle. This one plugs right into the trailer light recepticle. It works so well that I even got my Dad one for his birthday. The display is crystal clear and the magnetic camera lets you place it anywhere you want. The only modification I'd make would be to make the camera cord connection a little longer. It's items such as this one that will be saving marrages the world round!46883



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Allan J.04/16/2012

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The portable remote backup camera worked just as advertised. The instructions were easy to follow and the unit worked perfectly. My wife was really excited to see how well it worked because she will no longer have to direct me when backing up to hitch our trailer. The unit, price and service are everything you advertise! Thank you.37449



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Melvin L.04/05/2012

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I can not believe how great this works when hooking up trailers. It is so easy and fast to align the hitch with the trailer. In the monitor, it looked perfect and when I got out and walked to the back of the truck....all I had to do was let the trailer down and hook up the safety chains.36237



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dale B.03/06/2012

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Super easy to install, took about 3 minutes without even reading the instructions. Product was described perfectly by etrailer.com. and received it within a few days of ordering it online. Does exactly what I needed it for on my old truck for hooking up to my trailer, plus a back up camera as well. Thank you for your excellent service. 33156



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael aka CaptainMadMike08/27/2011

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Easier to work then expected Hooked it up in about 1 minute Backed up and had trailer hooked up to truck without getting out of the truck absolutely no problem Can not believe did not buy this 15 years ago My only suggestion would be to have a 5 pin adaptor pass through to allow for the brake solenoid wire22910



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim08/07/2011

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product is good and easy to install. however, i have a vehicle with navagation and bluetooth. when the bluetooth is searching it causes extreme noise (electrical intereference) making the backup camera useless. i cannot turn off bluetooth so i cannot use camera. without the bluetooth problem the unit is very good as advertised.21280



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: CHUCK12/11/2010

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HITCHUP SOLO IT TOOK ME LONGER TO CUT OPEN THE PACKAGING AND READ THE DIRECTIONS THAN TO MOUNT AND POWERUP THE CAMERA AND THE VIEW SCREEN. I MOUNTEDTHE SCREEN UPSIDE DOWN ON THE WINDSHIELD, BECAUSE I MOUNTED THE CAMERA UPSIDE DOWN, ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BALL, USING THE MAGNET. WORKS AS IF I HAD EYES IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD.4002



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeffrey S.03/28/2014

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This is a good backup camera. It is susceptible to interference with color loss and screen flashing. I do understand that any bluetooth application will cause interference since it is in the same frequency band of 2.4 GHz. I do not have any bluetooth devices running at the time including my cellphone. I would say also that the flashing is intermittent and I cannot find any rhyme or reason to it. This camera is about 95% effective with the other 5% of the time jumping, flashing, or losing the color definition. For the price the camera seems to be a good buy in lieu of the 5%. It does make lining up my trailer hitch a breeze and I do use it on the end of the trailer for a rear facing view. When used in the receiver as a backup camera as described in the instructions is when most of the interference occurs. However, the manufacturer provided the specs, and special hardware to do just that.122607



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mepow5508/25/2013

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Product installs easily. Returned... or in process of doing so. Display had a great deal of interference... on all channels. Not sure why. I had this product on an 05 Pilot. It had some of the same,but, nowhere near that on this unit. 96770



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lacy R12/17/2012

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I do not have a rating yet as my husband hasn't given it to me yet. I guess this is what came from UPS that he intercepted and wouldn't let me see. Thanks ever so much for telling me, the suspense was killing me and I hadn't been able to find the box. Lacy61712



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: C.D.10/13/2011

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I never write reviews but this was truly a great experience. Order, ship, open, install.... that easy, and the camera is more than I expected and truly plug and play. Makes me wonder why I spent so much time researching products that needed to be installed professionally. Thanks, etrailer.25531



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David C.12/14/2010

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Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera The item is as described. It works well and is compact. I am replacing one of two other models l that were stolen. The power supply for the wireless camera on this model is what attrated me to this product. It is a great idea. No splicing in and it utilizes the existing tow plug-in. I am very satisfied with it. It is better than the PEAK and Vision stat that I previously owned. I recommed it.4133



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom B.05/13/2010

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Highly Disappointing This cameras performance overall is highly disappointing. Display on monitor very poor due to excessive interference. Interference such as hash, snow, rolling and distortions except in areas where no other signals from any other radio signal sources are in the immediate area. While driving with camera installed into hitch receiver, the display on the monitor is all but useless. Display has way to much distortion, snow and hash to be of any value in my opinion. Very disappointed. For all but an occasional usage, this product may be of a benefit. The more expensive hard wired units will cost significantly more but may be worth the cost for those whom will use the camera often. Not a product I can nor will recommend to those whom can afford a hard wired device.3027



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike03/26/2010

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The camera works well Setup was easy and the field of view is very very good. I did have a little flickering interference with the screen in an industrial area, but the picture is clear at home. Aiming the camera is very easy-you can back right up to hitch up without getting out of the car now. Powering the camera from the flat plug was a great idea.2866



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Julian M.09/13/2013

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I installed the camera to the tailgate magnetically and attached the wiring from the camera to my trailer lights wiring harness. All so good so far. I then was ready to locate to monitor. I attached the monitor to the flexible(????) mounting arm. The arm was so stiff that while holding the shaft and attempting to bend it into place for mounting, the suction cup base broke off. I did plug the monitor in and while holding the monitor and moving the antenna, I was able to get a display for a few seconds and then all it would do is roll the display. I was never able to get it to stop rolling no matter where the monitor was held or where the antenna was adjusted. I am somewhat amazed that with the reputation that Master Lock has that they would allow their name to be associated with such a piece of junk. I would not even recommend this to my worst enemy.99795



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve T08/06/2012

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Didn't work on my Toyota 4Runner. Picture would display for a second or two and then become scrambled for several seconds. Called support and they said the blue tooth on the vehicle interferred with the wireless picture transmission, and this is a common problem on cars with blue tooth. Had to return it.50697


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The Master Lock camera operates in the 2.4GHz spectrum, the same spectrum as home Wi-Fi routers and Bluetooth. With Bluetooth enabled cars, there can be interference.

Patrick B - 11/19/2012

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fred Garrett01/21/2012

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We received the item very quickly and it works very well. We very much appreciate your great customer service30094



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug01/10/2014

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So far the camera is great. It was here in two daus of ordering it. Everything seems fine.112429



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich g.11/23/2013

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Camera did not work and now I have to deal with the manufacture108291



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: leland l10/03/2013

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the product operated right out of box within five minutes of receiving it from ups man picture was better than that of ford factory installed on my other truck very good product102488



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrea P09/24/2013

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I bought this as a christmas gift. So i haven't used it yet but the shipping was great and my product came very quickly.101264



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike P.08/12/2013

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Works great. Installed on my 30ft. motorhome. I have purchased numerous items from etrailer an have always been happy with their products.94642



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Earl H04/18/2013

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It was easy as displayed in the video on the etrailer website. Getting into the package was the hardest part.76753



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robin04/18/2013

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I just received the product and have used it once. Easy set-up, plug in and go. I will have many uses for it this summer with my boats.76664



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JAMES03/14/2013

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good 70703



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank02/13/2013

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The device works very well on a Honda Pilot. This is the second system I've purchased. The first system's camera failed after about 3 years so I purchased a replacement. 66194



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lynn Marie12/28/2012

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I ordered this for my husband and he loves it!!! Thank you!!!62118



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: sam pemberton09/21/2012

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I received the product very quickly and in good shape. worked fine. would buy from them again.55414



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris L.09/19/2012

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this product is great! Easy to install, good quality, and even better price.Customer service from eTrailer.com was the best I have ever dealt with. Great communication, updates on my order, and very quick shipping.55113



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Will07/19/2012

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Rec'd, initial set up easy seems to be ok, haven't had time to really study or decide where to mount the unit.Will need to tie it into another pwr. source, probably reverse lights.48544



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lem S07/14/2012

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Good product,mounting bracket could be better,but it does help to hitch the trailer47930



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: E Jones05/01/2012

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Received promptly and performed as discribed. Really believe it will keep me out of divorce court when trying to contect to and backing our travel trailer. Will defintely order again from etrailer.com.. 39021



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joyce A.03/01/2012

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My husband said, it is beyond his expec tations!32883



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul R.02/06/2012

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Hooked up and worked as described (only on one channel though). This will help launch the boat since I can't see the trailer through the tonneau cover for backing into the water. Thanks.31197



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim G08/11/2011

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This is a great product. It is easy to install and has good picture quality.21604



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John05/01/2011

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Seems to work well so far. 12621



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joseph A.04/03/2011

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very easy to install and use, not the greatest picture but it does the job. I am happy with it.10990



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom J.03/21/2011

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I used this camera two times already this week.It worked great in my 2006 f-150 and my son in laws 2008 f-250. the view was verygood. this web site was very helpful,keep up the good work. T.J.9986



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cathy Conley02/19/2011

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Product was exactly as advertised. Order was painless and delivery was quick. Had tried to order product from another online company, but cancelled because never received. Was very satisfied with Etrailer's website and prompt delivery.7468



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Richard B.11/02/2010

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Great Product... Very easy to install. Worked like a charm. No problems. The best reception compared to the last wireless backup camera I purchased on-line (which I returned). Plug-and-Play.3567



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric S08/24/2010

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great product! looked at many cameras, got this one due to price & good reviews....nice unit works as advertized, simple to hook up...good value. Reception good even with long bed extended cab pickup3379



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bow G07/25/2013

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Image is choppy. The flexible mount broke. Not in color as shown here. It does not have flip screen option.91419



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nathan06/15/2011

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I love the camera and the portability. Had to change the plug on the camera after about a month, now after six months the mount for the screen will no longer suction to the windshield.17016


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Sometimes the suction cup or the glass get dirty which prevents a good seal. Make sure the suction cup and the glass are clean.

Patrick B - 11/30/2012

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jack M.11/14/2010

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GREAT PRODUCT I'm a farmer . I've been using this camera for hooking up wagons every day . I love it , best thing I've bought in a long time. Saves me alot of time .3608



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Too sensitive to interferences 60% of the time the image has interference where the picture is moving or there is some "snow".2650



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  • Will The Master Lock Camera Display as Long as the Running Lights are On
  • You have everything correct. As long as the parking or head lights are on, and the monitor is on the display will show what the camera sees. Then you can simply turn off the monitor when you do not need to see what is behind you. I have also included a link to a demonstration video we have of the camera system for you to review
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  • Monitoring Distance of the Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera
  • The Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera and Hitch Alignment System, part # 4843DAT, transmits up to 125 feet and should work great in the 60 feet or less that you are planning on using it. I checked with the manufacturer and if you do not have a hitch at the back of your fifth-wheel trailer you can hard wire the power wire to the taillight circuit and the ground wire to the trailer frame. This way the taillights will need to be turned on when backing or using the camera. To keep the removable
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  • How Can I Install Master Lock Wireless Back Up Camera At the Rear of My Trailer Instead of Vehicle
  • The Masterlock Wireless Backup Camera is designed to be used on the back of a vehicle but can be put on the back of your trailer. You can do this a number of ways. First of all, you can splice in wire to extend the connector for the camera and connect it at 4-Way of the vehicle as intended. Second, you could run a hard line connection from the 4-Pole back to the camera. You would cut the connector off the camera, ground the white wire to the trailer and run the brown wire back to the vehic
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  • Will The Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera Withstand the Elements When Installed in the Hitch
  • The Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera System is designed to handle to the elements. Moisture, freezing temperatures and road grime should not damage the camera, even if you leave it permanently installed in the hitch. You can remove it if you would not be using it in the harsh weather, but it is safe to leave the camera installed in your hitch. I would make sure that you have some sort of hitch lock, like part # 7683 if you are going to leave the camera in to prevent theft. I have include
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  • Distance that the Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera can Transmit
  • The Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera and Hitch Alignment System, item # 4843DAT, has a range of 125 feet plus. The range will be diminished by items in the path of the transmitter and receiver but it should work, in the distance that you are suggesting, very well.
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  • Can A Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera Be Installed Inside a Trailer to Monitor Horses
  • The Master Lock Wireless Back Up could be used to monitor the inside of your horse trailer. The only reason why it may not, is signal interference from the trailer. The Master Lock is a wireless transmission system. If the trailer is a completely enclosed metal trailer, the signal may be blocked. If you can mount the camera near a window or opening in the trailer so that the transmitter antenna on the camera is not blocked, then it should work fine. You also have the option of drilling a smal
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  • Mounting Master Lock Backup Camera System on a 32ft Bumper Pull Trailer
  • Master Lock wireless backup camera # 4843DAT has a range of 125 feet, so distance should not be an issue for you even mounted at the very end of your 32ft bumper pull. However, you will need to be able to mount the camera on the rear of the trailer, close enough to plug it into a 4-way plug if you are planning to use it to back up the trailer. There would not be a better mounting location for you, as far as reception between the camera and monitor. This backup camera system features two
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  • Does The Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera # 4843DAT Allow You To See Behind You At Night
  • The Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera and Hitch Alignment System, # 4843DAT, has a 3-1/2 inch back lit color monitor that can be seen in the dark or in dim lighting circumstances. The camera portion itself does not have a night vision feature so it is limited to the available ambient light around it. Basically, the less light, the less the camera can see. If you need a camera that has a night vision feature, we have the Swift Hitch Trailer Hitch Aligner Portable Wireless Camera System with N
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  • Will Backup Camera 4843DAT Work on the Back of a 31ft Trailer
  • Backup camera # 4843DAT has a transmission distance of 125ft without obstructions, so there should not be an issue with it transmitting from the back side of your 31ft trailer. You would want to mount the camera as close to the top of the trailer as possible, so that less trailer material is blocking the signal. You will, however, need a way to power the camera. If your fifth-wheel trailer is already equipped with a 4-way plug, you can simply plug in the unit. If not, you would still hav
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  • Is there an Adapter Available to Convert the 7-Way on My Jeep Commander to a Flat 4-Way
  • I assume the connector you have is a factory 7-Way. We do have adapters to convert from a factory 7-Way to a 4-Way in order to power the MasterLock camera. The adapter would be part # 47345 or part # PK12716. In case you do not have a 7-Way at the rear of the Commander, I have added a link to our wiring adapter fit guide so you can find the right adapter. One of the pictures on the product page for the 4843DAT shows the camera installed in a 2 inch hitch on a Mercury Mountaineer equipped with
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  • Using the Masterlock Wireless Backup Camera Without a Trailer Hitch
  • You do not have to have a hitch installed to use the Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera, item # 4843DAT, on your vehicle. You can use a four wire loop, item # 9653P, to wire the camera to a 12 Volt circuit and keep the removeable feature of the camera. The camera has a magnetic base for mounting to vehicle surfaces, or you can fabricate a mount for your particular situation. If you are using the camera for a backup camera primarily then I would splice into the reverse light circuit behind one
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  • What is the Angle of the Field of Vision of MasterLock Wireless Backup Camer Part # 4843DAT
  • I called my contact at MasterLock and the angle of the field of vision is 110 degrees. The field of vision is broad enough that you can see the full width of a standard trailer from about 2 feet away. When installed inside the hitch, the camera does not lose any of the field of vision it would have when mounted outside the hitch. I have included a link to a video reviewing and demonstrating the product. At the 2:20 mark in the video, you can see footage of the display when the truck is backing u
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  • Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera Picks Up Signal From Other Wireless Camera System
  • Many of these cameras utilize the same transmission frequency, 2.4 GHz. Your receiver/monitor will pick up the signal from the closest transmitter/camera. If you are both using the Master Lock cameras, your transmitters send signal up to 125 feet. Allow more space between your vehicle and the vehicle you are following or you can switch from a wireless camera to a wired camera, like the Hopkins NVision, part # HM60195VA. A hardwired camera would eliminate any interference from any other wireless
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  • Can I Hardwire Master Lock Backup Camera part # 4843DAT To Prevent Interference with Light Monitor
  • We have not heard of any backup cameras causing problems with light monitoring systems, but with new models that can change. In order to wire this camera to the car without use of the 4-Way, you will need to hard wire it. There are no connectors available for doing this. You will connect the white wire to a good ground point and connect the brown wire wire to a 12V circuit.
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  • Wiring the Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera To the Reverse Circuit
  • If you wanted to power the Masterlock Wireless Backup Camera, item # 4843DAT, only when in reverse you would need to wire the camera to the backup switch directly with a 4 Wire Loop like, item # 9653P. You would cut the 4-way connector off of the cameras power wires and splice one end of the two wire loop to the cameras wires. Next you would find the reverse light circuit behind one of the vehicle taillights and splice the power wire to it and the ground wire to a suitable vehicle ground. Alt
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  • Can the Master Lock Back Up Camera 4843DAT Withstand Road Conditions
  • The Master Lock wireless backup camera # 4843DAT is designed to stand up to the elements. Road grime, moisture, and freezing temperatures should not damage the camera. You can wire the camera for power in a few different ways. 1. Splice in wire to extend the connector for the camera and connect it at 4-Way of the vehicle as intended. 2. Run a hard line connection from the 4-Pole back to the camera. You would cut the connector off the camera, ground the white wire to the trailer and run t
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  • Does Hardwiring Master Lock Bakup Camera 4843DAT Void the Warranty
  • I checked with my contact at Masterlock, and confirmed that cutting any wires on the camera would void the warranty. Instead of cutting the plug off of the camera, you could use a standard vehicle side 4-Way pigtail like part # 18252. You would connect the white ground wire on the pigtail to a suitable grounding point, and you would connect the brown wire on the connector to either your reverse light wire behind your vehicle tail light assembly, or to the tail light wire itself, depending on
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  • Transmission Capability of the Master Lock Backup Camera Through a 25 ft Aluminum 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera and Hitch Alignment System, item # 4843DAT, has a range of 125 feet plus. The range will be diminished by items in the path of the transmitter and receiver but it should work, in the distance that you are suggesting, very well. The 48 inch Car and Trailer End Loop 4-Pole, item # 18044, would be a good choice for mounting the camera in the position you are talking about if the camera does not have a long enough wiring harness connected to it.
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  • Does Bluetooth Interfere With Camera Signals On The Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera, # 4843DAT
  • When using the Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera, # 4843DAT, a Bluetooth device can interfere with the camera reception quality. A Bluetooth device is on the 2.4 GHz frequency, so it will give some interference when not on a call because it is constantly searching for a bluetooth device. When you are on a Bluetooth call it does take up a lot more of that frequency so it will give more interference.
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  • Orientation of Lens on Master Lock Back Up Camera Part # 4843DAT When Used in Receiver
  • The lens portion of the Master Lock Back Up Camera, part # 4843DAT is actually recessed a bit inside the receiver. The face of the adapter bracket shown in the product description video extends only one tenth of an inch from the front face of the receiver. I will provide a link below to the product description video.
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