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Posted: 06/10/19 10:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty much all the old "picture tube" display rear RV cameras had a microphone on the camera so you could hear your rear spotter giving directions (usually all you need is to hear them, they don't need your input). Was much more convenient than having to juggle a walkie talkie as you are trying to back up your rig. I have not seen any newer RV camera systems with that feature. Has anyone come up with a mike and small amp that accomplishes this simple task?

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Posted: 06/10/19 10:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the driver doesn't need to input anything, then a 'walkie talkie' would work fine, wouldn't it? Its only when the driver needs to speak that something like Bluetooth would be helpful. You could do that with 2 cells phones + Bluetooth on the vehicle as long as you can hit a tower.

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Aircraft carriers are noisy and the yellow shirts use arm and hand comands to guide the aircraft, so I taught the wife some basic arm and hand comands and we do not need to shout, she also does not stand behind the RV but makes sure that she can see me on one of the side mirrors, and she is always visible to me and I make sure that she is inside the RV when we cat launch out of the camping spot, LOL.

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Visual signals are safest. Used to work with a lot of military and other large vehicles. Always told my spotters I would not move if I couldn’t see them. Tell my wife the same thing but I add that I’m too **** old to start over with a new one unless she knows of a hot younger woman who is into older men. She didn’t apppreciate the humor, but she finally got the point after a few reminders. I put the flashers on if I can’t see her to remind her.


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jkwilson wrote:

Visual signals are safest. Used to work with a lot of military and other large vehicles. Always told my spotters I would not move if I couldn’t see them. Tell my wife the same thing but I add that I’m too **** old to start over with a new one unless she knows of a hot younger woman who is into older men. She didn’t apppreciate the humor, but she finally got the point after a few reminders. I put the flashers on if I can’t see her to remind her.


Good idea on the flashers.

I also tell them that if they can't look at the mirror and see me then I probably can't see them.


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navegator wrote:

Aircraft carriers are noisy and the yellow shirts use arm and hand comands to guide the aircraft, so I taught the wife some basic arm and hand comands and we do not need to shout, she also does not stand behind the RV but makes sure that she can see me on one of the side mirrors, and she is always visible to me and I make sure that she is inside the RV when we cat launch out of the camping spot, LOL.

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It depends on what the paddles are made of she might wak me and the cat with them if I do a bolter!

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We just call each other on the cell. Wife is spotting while holding her cell. Mine is on speaker and on the console. Works unless there is no cell signal [emoticon]

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We normally end in places that have no signal at all, sometimes we use the small radios at night in the desert, otherwise the LSO officer does a good job.

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With mirrors and rear/side cameras I park ok. Trained drivers park 18 wheelers in the most difficult places without "Spotters."

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