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Posted: 02/23/12 10:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought my entire kit from rearviewsafety, and it included that connect kit. While I have only used it once for a 30 mile test run, I am very pleased with it. I will use it to monitor the second trailer.


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You guys are getting me interested again now haha... I am still pulling my OFF-ROAD POPUP but Momabear is really wanting to get something with solid walls now for a change. Will definately do something similar to get some eyes behind the big ole trailer...

Its amazing how inexpensive all of this has gotten over the years...

I did look at the rearviewsafety site as well... I definately would be looking into the more premanent quick disconnect interconnect cables between the truck and trailer. I dont think I would just go plugging a male/female RCA plug extension cable together... In my case the systems installation gods would make it break loose just when I really needed it to work hehe...

These are the kinda of things I did for a living I guess back in my working days for Naval Electronics so being somewhat professional about doing things comes as second nature I guess....

The one I was looking at had the nice heavy duty enclosed weathertight quick disconnect with RCA plugs on both ends of it routed back inside the truck or trailer compartments. Then all you had to do was match up the RCA plugs on the trailer side to go to the cameras and the RCA plugs on the truck side to go to the active monitor setup. The quick disconnect being in the middle of this adapter cable near the trailer hitch area.

I am also very guilty of looking ahead somewhat for something else I might want to with something like this and try to plan for it as much as possible. Usually pays off big time for me in the end...


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I have the Rear View Safety connector. One note - it is the toughest connector I've ever used to plug & unplug. Other than that, it works well.


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If you went wireless couldn't you put the wireless transmitter near the front of the trailer then wire it to the camera at the rear. That would make the wireless distance between the truck screen/receiving unit and the transmitter on the trailer quite short.

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83trekker wrote:

cruz-in wrote:

www.rearviewsafety.com makes a nice kit to connect between 5th wheel and truck. I am very happy with how mine works.


Yup i think they have exactly what i want, and there service is awsome there.

http://www.rearviewsafety.com/trailer-to........uick-connect-disconnect-kit-rvs-213.html


Seeing the light finally Much better method of cabling/connections than proposed in your other threads.

BTW -this is a DIN connector system.

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mapguy wrote:

83trekker wrote:

cruz-in wrote:

www.rearviewsafety.com makes a nice kit to connect between 5th wheel and truck. I am very happy with how mine works.


Yup i think they have exactly what i want, and there service is awsome there.

http://www.rearviewsafety.com/trailer-to........uick-connect-disconnect-kit-rvs-213.html


Seeing the light finally Much better method of cabling/connections than proposed in your other threads.

BTW -this is a DIN connector system.


I know its DIN but they sell the RCA adpater for 5 bucks to match what ever i need.

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I have the camera that mounts to license plate, but since my license plate is off to the side what whould be the best height to mount it?

Also should i put screws into the trailer wall, whats the best way do you think? I have the aluminum siding on my trailer.

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Ran my RCA cable from the camera(located just under the drip rail in the center of camper) all the way to the truck. Taped or tywraped the cable to the umbilacle cord and plug it into an rca plug. Then into the truck> One plug, nothing fancy. Never any trouble. Used Pyle camera and monitor. Plyeaudio.com

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i bought ours from Leviathan-holdings on E_Bay the 2 camera system with the trailer connector similar to the one Rear view safety uses, it just might be the same one. the truck connector i put in the bed of the truck alongside the lighting connector (i never cared plugging them in under the bumper)it all works good but don't expect stellar performance running down the road, i bought ours to monitor the second trailer behind our 5th wheel and it does good in that capacity. i also have the cameras mounted above the tail lights on the trailer i really wanted the view from my perspective and not 10 feet up

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i am running about 35' wireless with no problems

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