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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.




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

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.1 out of 5 stars   (70 Customer Reviews)

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.


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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: 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: 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: 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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I have used the backup camera several times since my original purchase over a year ago and it still works great! Its compforting to know I can hookup the boat anytime without needing to inconvenience someone for assistance, or get in and out of my vehicle several time while trying to line up the ball and hitch. Thanks, Steven W. Camarillo, CA

Steven W. - 06/12/2014

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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: 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: 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: 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. Lacy 61712





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The camara works great on his pickup but on my Excursion it wont stick to the back door.

Lacy R - 06/18/2014

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The problem that you are having is likely due to the different materials that the pick up bed and the door on your Excursion. To solve this you might be able to remove the interior trim panel on your Excursion, and insert a section of steel, or a large magnet. Allowing the magnet on the Master Lock back up camera to adhere to.

Rachael H - 6/20/2014




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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: 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: 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: 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 - 01/15/2014


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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: 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: Brian A04/28/2014

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Bought the Master Lock instead of the Swift Hitch because of the larger screen size and, more importantly, the advertised use of a back up camera. The system works well on my F250 for hooking up to a trailer, but is useless as a back up camera when installed in the hitch receiver. The picture is jittery no matter which channel is used. Disappointing, but for the main use of hooking up to a trailer, it works very well. Not displeased, but if I had it to do over again, I think I would go with the Swift Hitch because of portability. 127877






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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: Mike J.05/29/2014

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This product appears to provide the service described in the sales pitch. I have barely had a chance to use it, but on first use it did what was promised. I can see behind my truck which relieves my biggest worry of crashing into my boat trailer or my other cars in the driveway. There is only one drawback. The image on the monitor is not constant. The image flickers. I'm basically satisfied. We'll see what I have to say in a month. 133350






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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: Happy Jack07/08/2014

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This camera works great! I'm very, very Happy with it, nice clear Picture of my Trailer Hitch. Backed up to the Boat Hitch the very first time, no more getting in and out of the truck 10 to 15 Times to hook up the boat. I did have a problem at first, I figured it out, you need to have your lights on to get power to the camera plug, or you will not get a picture on the Screen. Happy Jack 140040






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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 wire 22910






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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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. thanks 20989






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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 pickup 3379






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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: 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: 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: 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: Larry M.07/12/2014

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Works pretty well. The wireless is very short range, but for aligning my trailer it works great. Haven't used it as a rear view camera yet but I expect it will be OK for that, too. 141048






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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: 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 product 102488




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  • What Back-Up Camera Can be Used with a 32 Foot Travel Trailer
  • At that trailer length, we have two wireless cameras that will work for you. The first is the Swift Hitch Camera, part # 04928. It will transmit up to 300 ft. with no obstructions. I would mount it towards the top of the trailer to get better signal transmission. The camera and monitor have built-in batteries and the kit includes a charger that will charge both from your cigarette lighter port. You could also use the Master Lock Back-Up Camera, part # 4843DAT. It transmits up to 125...
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  • Recommend A Wireless Backup Camera To Mount On Back of 5th Wheel
  • You could mount the transmitter of the Peak Performance Wireless Back-Up Camera, part # PK015737, at the very front of the fifth-wheel but there would be an increase in interference as the signal would have to travel through. To mount the transmitter at the front of your fifth-wheel, you will need to use Extension Cord for Wireless Backup Camera System, part # PKCORD. One end of the extension cord would plug into the transmitter and the other end would plug into the camera. Another backup...
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  • Which Back Up Camera Works Best for Hitch Alignment
  • You could go with something like the Swift Hitch Trailer Hitch Aligner Portable Wireless Camera System with Night Vision # 04928 which has more maneuverability and you can point it directly at your trailer ball. The down side is that this unit uses rechargeable batteries and sticks out considering its size and color. I recommend the Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera and Hitch Alignment System # 4843DAT. It has easy set up, no wire splicing, and an adjustable camera. The camera portion...
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  • Can the Swift Hitch Backup Camera be Tilted straight back for Installation at the Rear of an RV
  • The Swift Hitch Portable Wireless Camera, # 04928, cannot be oriented straight out. The camera mount will not allow the camera portion to rotate to a 90 degree angle to the base. You could position the camera at a 90 degree angle to the back of the RV, if you fabricated an angled mount that would attach to the back of the RV and then attach the camera to the angled mount. I produced a short video showing the range of adjustment that the camera has. The other issue I see with this camera...
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  • Does Master Lock Backup Camera 4843DAT Provide a Mirror Image View?
  • The feed displayed on the monitor for the # 4843DAT would look the same as if you were looking straight out of the back of the vehicle. The image will not be a reversed or mirror image, as the camera function is to assist with navigating your vehicle while in reverse.
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  • Can Anything be Done About Bluetooth Interference on MasterLock Backup Camera # 4843DAT
  • If the Bluetooth interferes with the signal on the Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera, # 4843DAT, you have a couple of options. First, you could remove the item causing the interference. In this case, it sounds like you would have to disable the Bluetooth feature on the vehicle like you have suggested. The other option would be to use a camera that is hardwired to the monitor. Take a look at the Hopkins Rear View Camera with Backup Sensors, # HM60195VA. This is a hardwire backup camera...
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  • Back Up Camera Options for Backing Boat Trailer
  • The camera of the Peak Performance Wireless Back Up Camera System is designed to withstand the the elements when installed on the license plate frame of a passenger vehicle, but it is not capable of being submerged. Repeated immersion in water will eventually damage the camera. The Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera System, part # 4843DAT would probably be a better option for you. The camera has a magnetic mounting surface that could be attached someplace on the trailer that will...
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  • Can Masterlock Wireless Backup Camera and Hitch Alignment System # 4843DAT Connect to Reverse Lights
  • The Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera and Hitch Alignment System, # 4843DAT, is designed with a 4-Way that plugs into your existing 4-Way trailer connector, so as it is, it will require turning on the running lights to operate. It is not recommended to splice into the reverse light circuit or cut off the connector when installing the camera . It will also void the warranty if installed in this way. The way around this is instead of cutting the plug off of the camera, you could use...
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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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  • Availability of a Hardwire Back Up Camera System to Eliminate Bluetooth Interference
  • We do have a back up camera system that is a hardwire installation, but the Master Lock system, # 4843DAT is strictly wireless. Take a look at the Hopkins Rear View Camera with Backup Sensors, # HM60195VA. This system is hardwired from the camera to the monitor which will help to eliminate unwanted interference. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of this system for you.
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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...
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  • Instructions for Wring and Installation of a Peak Backup Camera on a Dodge Dakota 4 Door Pickup
  • To install the backup camera on your Dodge Dakota, you will need to add a couple of steps. First, you will need to extend the wires coming from the camera going to the transmitter, so that the transmitter can be mounted inside the cab of the vehicle. Next, you will have to extend the wires coming from the transmitter going to the vehicles backup circuit, behind the rear taillights. You could wire the camera to a 12 volt constant power source or the tail light circuit and turn the camera...
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  • Troubleshooting Poor Image Quality on Wireless Backup Camera/Hitch Alignment System # 4843DAT
  • I spoke with my contact at Master Lock regarding the trouble you are having with the Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera and Hitch Alignment System, # 4843DAT. He basically stated that in all probability the problem is being caused by a poor signal or by interference. You can try to move where the camera is mounted and/or where the monitor is mounted to get the best signal. If it is an interference problem, please note that the use of Bluetooth devices, cellular phones, Bluetooth systems...
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  • Can The Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera, # 4843DAT, Be Used In The Rain
  • 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. The camera is not waterproof. Waterproof would mean that it would be able to work under water. The camera can be used in the rain. If the camera gets wet it will not cause a problem. You will not want it to be immersed in any water. The camera is also designed to slide in the hitch receiver which will help keep it...
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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...
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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...
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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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  • 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...
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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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  • 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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  • Availability of Extension Cable for Master Lock Hitch Alignment Back Up Camera # 4843DAT
  • Master Lock does not offer an extension cable, but because the 4-pole merely provides a ground and power connection, you could use 3 Wesbar 4-Pole Loops, part # 18044. When all 3 cables are joined together, you would have a cable that is approximately 12 feet in length. Since the camera transmits wirelessly, the quality of the picture would not be affected. A neater solution would be to mount the camera on your tool box as desired, and use a 4-way wiring harness like part # A20WB. You...
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  • Backup Camera Recommendation for Mounting on a 27 ft Trailer
  • I believe the best possible solution I can recommend for you would be the HindSight Wireless Backup Camera # 67300. This camera is wireless so you will not need to run wires from your vehicle to your trailer, and it has a very impressive range. I spoke to my contact at Tow Ready once before and they told me that the unobstructed range of this camera is 300 ft, and that in most situations where there are obstructions it has a range of 100 ft. With this system you have the option of adding...
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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...
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  • Recommend Alignment Tool For Hitching Up My 2010 Ford F-450 To My Trailer
  • The item you selected, Telescoping Hitch Aligner, part # JE00600, has strong enough magnets to attach to the hitch ball and trailer coupler, but since they are smaller and have less surface area, it would be easier to pull them off. The item you referenced, Reese Hitch Aligner, part # 53410 does have bigger magnets and it would require more of a tug to pull them off. I would recommend part # 53410 as the points that you would line up are bigger. The other option you could consider...
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  • Alternative Installation of Master Lock Wireless Back Up Camera on Rear of Fifth Wheel
  • Although the Master Lock Wireless back up camera is set up to be activated when the running lights are switched on, you could remove the connector and wire the power lead to a 12-volt power source that is switchable from the truck cab. This would require some extra wiring be ran between the vehicle and the fifth wheel, and might not be worth the trouble, in my opinion. Would simply tapping the hot wire for the camera into the running light circuit of your fifth wheel be an option? You...
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  • Can I Use a Back-Up Camera to Monitor a Scooter on the Back of a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Extension Cord, # PKCORD, that you referenced allows you to extend the Peak Performance Wireless Back-Up Camera, # PKC0RB, from the transmitter. The transmitter and camera on this system draws power directly from the reverse light circuit on the vehicle. This means the camera will only turn on when the vehicle is put into reverse. You may be interested in the Swift Hitch Portable Wireless Camera System, # 04928. This camera system does not require the vehicle to be on and has a...
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  • Recommendation for a Backup Mirror or Camera for a 2000 GMC Sierra and Horse Trailer
  • If you are looking for something economical and/or do not plan to tow very often, the CIPA FastHitch Trailer Hitch Aligner, # CM11955, that you have refereed would be a good choice. It is easy to install and all you have to do is get it pointed where you want it and start backing up. The down side is that the mirror can only reflect so much area and you may have to repeatedly back up to get it lined up just right. I recommend a backup camera. You will be able to see the trailer the...
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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...
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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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  • Can Antenna on Master Lock Backup Camera # 4843DAT Be Adjusted So That it is Horizontal
  • The antenna can certainly be adjusted so that it is horizontally oriented, instead of extending upward as shown in the photo. The antenna screws into a coaxial-type connector at the rear of the monitor and can be easily adjusted. If you look at the provided photo, you will see a detailed photo of how the antenna attaches to the rear of the monitor.
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