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Recommended Wireless Backup Camera To Mount On Back of 5th Wheel


With a p/u and 5th wheel combination would it be necessary to use an extension cable to mount the transmitter in the forward part of the 5th wheel and would it then be able to transmit to the monitor inside the cab of the p/u?

asked by: Brian S

Expert Reply:

You could mount the transmitter of the Peak Performance Wireless Back-Up Camera, part # PKC0RB, 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 camera I would recommend is the Master Lock Wireless Backup Camera and Hitch Alignment System, part # 4843DAT. I would recommend part # 4843DAT, because it has a longer range, up to 125 feet, if there are no objects in the way of the signal. To install part # 4843DAT, with the camera on the back of your fifth-wheel, you would need to install 4-Pole Hardwire Kit Including Circuit Tester, part # 18252. To install part # 18252 you would need to tap into the tail light wire using the brown wire, and ground the white wire. To operate, you would need to have your running lights or headlights on when backing up to provide power to the 4-way connector which would then feed the backup camera. The remaining wires in this case can be taped off and zip-tied out of the way.

Another camera I would recommend is Swift Hitch Trailer Hitch Aligner Portable Wireless Camera System with Night Vision, part # 04928, which has a transmission distance of up to 300 feet if there are no obstructions. Part # 04928 also has night vision which is a feature that will come in handy when backing up at night. The other great part about part # 04928 is that the monitor plugs into a 12 volt outlet in the cab of your truck and has a wireless signal.

expert reply by: Reno H

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