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  • Wireless Backup Camera that is Android Compatible and Waterproof
  • We have a few wireless cameras that can display on an Android device. First we have Rampage Wireless Backup Camera for Smartphone or Tablet - iOS or Android Item # RA7710. But this camera was not designed to be waterproof or resistant so it doesn't have an IP rating. Next we have Rear View Safety WiFi Hitch Backup Camera System - Wireless Item # RVS-83112-WIFI. Unlike the above camera this one carries an IP68 rating which means it is dust tight and it is waterproof up to 3 meters of...
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  • Backup Camera Options for a 2018 Ford F-150 Towing an RV
  • I do have some options for you to add a backup camera to your towing setup, but we do not have anything that will tie in directly to the camera system on your 2018 Ford F-150. The best option would be for you to use the Rear View Safety Wireless Backup Camera System # RVS-4CAM which is wireless and comes with 1 backup camera. I recommend this option because you can add up to 3 more cameras and look at them in a "quad view" on the included 7" monitor. You can add additional cameras with...
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  • Wireless Backup Camera Versus WiFi Backup Camera from Rear View Safety
  • Rear View Safety Backup Camera System # RVS-83112-WIFI is the way I would go. The reason is that WiFi is less likely to suffer from any interference issues like other wireless systems. This system will work with iOS and Android devices. This is another advantage because it means that you won't have to have a separate monitor mounted like you would with # RVS-83112. I have included a link to the installation details for you.
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  • How to Install the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System # RVS-770613
  • Although we may not have an installation video for your exact vehicle, you can follow the attached installation video for when we installed the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System # RVS-770613 on a 2011 Ford Van. The installation process basically involves you choosing where you would like the camera and monitor mounted and then running the cables in a desired location from one to the other. A 0.8 inch hole will need to be drill through any walls in the way, and a split grommet used...
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  • Recommended Wireless Backup Camera for 2017 Winnebago Micro Minnie
  • For a great backup camera system to use when towing your 2017 Winnebago Micro Minnie, I recommend the Rear View Safety Wireless Backup Camera System # RVS-2CAM. This is a wireless system with a large and clear 7 inch LCD color display that features distance grid lines that can be turned off and on for precision and peace of mind when backing up. The screen has a simple cigarette lighter style plug that will make it easy to plug in whenever you tow your trailer. The backup camera has...
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  • Recommended Wirelss Backup Camera with Airstream Trailer
  • Aluminum trailers, like your Airstream can interfere with a wireless signal. What we have found to work best is to mount the camera towards one side and the signal is generally stronger when the monitor (with this system your phone) is on the same side of the truck. For a full time back up camera that uses a wireless signal I suggest the Rear View Safety WiFi Backup Camera System # RVS-020813. This camera system installs by splicing into the the reverse light circuit. This provides...
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  • Leaving Rear View Safety Cameras On When Driving Forward
  • You can absolutely leave cameras on and functioning while driving forward as well as in reverse. This can be done with any of the Rear View Safety cameras, including the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System with Trailer Tow Quick Connect Kit - 2 Cameras, # RVS-770614-213. The way in which you wire the camera system will dictate how the camera functions for you. You will want to connect it to a wire that has constant power rather than the reverse function wire that only has power when...
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  • Recommended Multi-Camera RV Observation System for Towing Travel Trailer
  • For a complete backup/observation camera system for towing your travel trailer you might consider the RVS Backup Camera System with Side Cameras, part # RVS-770616N. This setup includes two side cameras as well as a heavy-duty backup camera. The system has infrared night vision and includes all required cables and installation hardware. Perhaps best of all it includes a large 7-inch display instead of the often-tiny screens found on other systems. You can refer to the linked video to...
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  • Do Side Cameras Come On with Turn Signals on Rear View Safety Backup Camera System RVS-770616N
  • Yes, you can install the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System with Side Cameras Item # RVS-770616N to have the side cameras come on when a turn signal is engaged. There are instructions that explain different ways the cameras can be activated and this is one of the methods explained. It is the method I recommend too so you don't have to worry about manually turning on the cameras while driving.
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Rear View Safety Backup Camera System w/Side Cameras # RVS-770616N
  • The Rear View Safety Backup Camera System with Side Cameras # RVS-770616N comes with hardware to attach the cameras to the outside of the trailer. This would require drilling into the outer body of your Airstream. If you go with this system I recommend putting a dab of silicone sealant # LT37464 at the holes so no water can get in. You would also presumably have to drill holes to run the wiring. The side cameras do have gaskets so you would not have to use silicone with them (but it wouldn't...
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  • Recommended Backup Camera System for Lance Camper on Dodge Ram
  • For your Dodge Ram and Lance Camper, I recommend taking a look at the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System with Trailer Tow Quick Connect Kit # RVS-770613-213. This is a really nice system that features a 7 inch TFT digital LCD color monitor and a color CCD backup camera with a 130-degree viewing angle. The really nice thing about this system for your particular application is that it includes a quick connect/disconnect kit. This will allow you to wire the monitor in your truck and the...
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  • Can Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera # RVS-83112 Help Back Trailer Up
  • Yes, if you put the camera of the Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera # RVS-83112 at the rear of a trailer you would be able to see where it was going while backing up so that would work for you.
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  • How to Pick Between Rear View Safety Back Up Cameras RVS-83112 and Wifi Model
  • Essentially the two camera kits have the same cameras but have different monitor options. The # RVS-83112 comes with a monitor that plugs into a cigarette lighter port. The # RVS-83112-WIFI connects with your phone or tablet with a wifi signal that allows for communication. Realistically that will be the only difference. If it were me I would go with the one with the monitor though as I wouldn't want to use my cell phone as the monitor since it would also require a mount too. Reception...
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  • Back Up Camera for Hooking Up Fifth Wheel Trailer on 2015 Ford F-250
  • For a camera to help hook up your fifth wheel trailer I suggest a wireless system, like the Swift Hitch Wireless Hitch Alignment Camera and Monitor # 04928. With a wireless camera it won't need to stay mounted on your truck except when you're using it. If you prefer a hardwired option the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System with Trailer Tow Quick Connect Kit # RVS-770613-213.
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  • Can Backup Camera be Wired to Something Other Than Reverse Lights so it is Always on
  • You can wire a backup camera, like the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System # RVS-770614, to a different function so that it stays on all of the time. This is actually a common solution that even the manufacturers recommend for customers. If your tail lights turn on when you start the vehicle then running the wire to one of your tail lights for power is a very viable option. Running it to the brake light function is probably not the best solution as that means it will only receive...
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  • Battery Life of Camera in Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera System RVS-83112
  • The camera in the Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera System # RVS-83112 has an automatic 15-minute shut-off feature on the camera to conserve the power in the 9V battery that powers it. Battery life is 3 to 5 hours. The monitor part takes in 12V power from an outlet in the tow vehicle so it remains powered. There is a safety concern with having a camera system engaged at all times; it can become a distraction from your primary concern, which is the road in front of you.
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  • Do WiFi Backup Camera's Require Internet Connection
  • Yes, a WiFi camera such as the Rear View Safety WiFi Hitch Backup Camera System part # RVS-83112-WIFI does not require access to the internet therefore will work out in the boonies where no internet connection is present. The transmitter built into the camera creates a WiFi network that will work anywhere. This technology is similar to Bluetooth in that a wireless signal is transmitted from one device to another without an internet connection I have attached a review video of the above...
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  • Rear View Camera Recommendation for Mounting On Back of Camper that Tows Trailer
  • The Rear View Safety Wireless Camera part # RVS-155W that you referenced would be an excellent option for you as it has a 70 foot interference free range and 18 LED diodes for night vision as well. It also has a 130 degree viewing angle as well.
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  • Wiring Diagram for the Rear View Safety Backup Camera # RVS-062710 For Cameras to Monitor
  • I attached a diagram that I took from the instructions for the Rear View Safety Backup Camera # RVS-062710 that shows how all of the monitors connect.
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  • Operation of Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera
  • The Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera # RVS-83112 does not turn on when you power on the monitor. You will need to turn the camera on when ever you're hitching up to your trailer. The dimensions of the camera itself are 3 inches wide by 1-1/2 inches deep. It's also 4 inches high.
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  • Can Monitor For Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera be Left in Truck During Summer Months
  • I spoke with my contact at Rear View Safety regarding the Wireless Hitch Camera # RVS-83112 referenced in your question. She stated that leaving the monitor inside your truck during the summer months is no problem at all. The monitor can absolutely withstand any type of heat that will build-up inside the cab. This is a really nice system that will attach to the rear of your truck and features wireless connectivity with an uninterrupted connection for distances up to 70 feet. The 3.5...
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  • Are Wireless Back Up Cameras Powered With Trailer Connector
  • All of the wireless back up camera systems we offer are a really easy installation but do not plug into the 4-way trailer connector. A system like the Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera, part # RVS-83112. The monitor plugs into a 12V outlet and the camera is powered by a 9-volt battery.
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  • Troubleshooting Rear View Safety Wireless Camera Turning Off Quickly
  • Have you paired the camera and monitor yet? According to the instructions for the Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera # RVS-83112 when you put the camera in "pair" mode it is only in that mode for 10 seconds. It also takes 3 seconds to turn the monitor on so you would need to be moving pretty fast to get from the back of your pickup in time to pair the monitor. If pairing is the issue then you can simply sit in the cab of your pickup with the camera in hand so that you don't have...
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  • Turning Off the Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera # RVS-83112
  • The Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera # RVS-83112 automatically shuts off after 15 minutes or you can manually hit the power button on the monitor and camera for a faster shut off by holding down the power button for 3 second on each. It is not designed to be used as an observation system, so the camera turns itself off to extend the life of the 9 volt battery it uses. To use again you will need to hit the power button on the camera and make sure the monitor is paired to the camera....
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  • Rear View Backup Camera Compatible With Ford Rear View Mirror Plugs
  • Unfortunately, there isn't a system compatible with the factory auto dimming mirror from Ford. You can replace the factory mirror, but the wiring will still require running wires and you will unfortunately lose the factory functionality in order to upgrade. The system I recommend is the Rear View Safety G-Series Backup Camera System - Auto Dimming, # RVS-776718-D. Although this doesn't plug into your factory system, you will still have the auto-dimming available to you.
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  • Recommended Camera For 2017 Ram 1500 Factory Reverse Camera System
  • It sounds like you are looking to add a second camera, so in order to do so you will need to add a Rear View Safety Multiplexer Box - 3 Channel # RVS-501N to switch between your cameras as I don't believe your system has multiple camera options. For a camera, I recommend the Rear View Safety Backup Camera for Pickup Trucks # RVS-TAILGATE. You will also need the Rear View Safety Camera Cable - 21' Long - Double Sided Female Connections # RVS-882. I am not familiar with the inputs so you...
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  • Battery Life of Rearview Safety Camera RVS-83112-WiFi
  • The Rearview Safety Camera part # RVS-83112-WIFI has a battery capatity of 2,100 mAh and uses 260 mA when running so that means a fully charged battery will last right at 8 hours.
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  • Third Brake Light Backup Camera for a 2000 Ford Excursion
  • Rear View Safety Third Brake Light with Camera # RVS-915 is designed specifically for Jason truck caps (camper shells, toppers) and is not a confirmed fit for a 2000 Ford Excursion. There isn't a custom fit option for your Excursion but we do have Rear View Safety Third Brake Light with Camera # RVS-917619P which is a surface mounted universal application that includes a monitor. Or use # RVS-917 with your existing Infotainment system by using adapter # RVS-RCA5 which has RCA style connectors. I...
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  • Troubleshooting Rear View Safety Wireless Camera # RVS-83112
  • The Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera # RVS-83112 utilizes wireless connection, so if that signal is interrupted, the camera will automatically shut off after 15 minutes. It sounds like the connection issue may be due to a loose 12V accessory connection. If power is lost to the monitor, that would obviously also cause a pairing issue. All 12V accessory connections should be a standard size, so you may want to check for bent ground or power connections on that unit. The battery...
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  • Recommended Rear View Camera for Monitoring Boat While Double Towing
  • To keep an eye on your boat while you are double towing, I recommend the Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera, # RVS-83112, which uses a 9-volt battery to power the camera, and a monitor which plugs into the lighter outlet. The camera is entirely waterproof and the unit has a transmission range of 70 feet. There is also a version which allows you to connect via WIFI, the # RVS-83112-WIFI, so you can view the camera's image on your smartphone or tablet. The camera uses a rechargeable...
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