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    Posted: 17 Apr 2019 at 4:19pm
Kevinscamps, I like the look of that one.  
I noticed in the Camping World ad that they call their $400 camera an Observation System.  From now on I shall now refer to my clearance sale back up camera as an Observation System; I'm sure my friends and others will be really impressed.  

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Originally posted by Kevinscamps

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FMX3JH1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This one seems to work great.  I just used the power for the license plate light.  Ran into two problems.  One it comes with too much cable which I wrapped in tape and coiled around the frame piece.  Second it didn't light the license plate light so I taped over much of the output of the light.


Kevinscamps, why didn't you just cut the wire and splice it so you don't have all this extra wire running around your license plate light? As for as it not lighting the license plate light I don't understand at all, sorry. When using the license plate light you should just tap off it for the power to run your camera. No big deal, remove license plate light holder, drill hole to run wires in to the hot and ground for the license plate then tap off them and reinstall your license plate bracket and your done.

I see your in Ft. Collins, CO. which is where my wife Grandparents lived, she grew up in Boulder, and we hope to make it there this summer. Mind if if we camp out in your driveway? LOL
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Sure thing camp away. I won’t be there anyway. The camera and transmitter are seperate items. All the wires had connectors on both ends so it would have been a cut, then resplice together. You beed to be careful with wires carrying video signals. I didn’t feel like causing problems.

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I use a Swift Hitch camera on my truck camper.  The camera is permanently mounted and wired into the porch light for power.

If I wanted backup/rear view camera on my R-Pod, all I would have to do is add another Swift Hitch camera to my R-Pod.  I'd most likely place it inside attached to the inside of the rear window with a suction cup and powered with a cable to a cigarette lighter socket.

This is just a suggestion for another way of doing it.

I use the 7" color monitor in my truck: 


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Originally posted by geewizard

I use a Swift Hitch camera on my truck camper.  The camera is permanently mounted and wired into the porch light for power.

There are many, many, different back up camera systems and numerous ways on how to install the camera system of your choice. The point of my thread here is to show other Pod owners there are low cost possibilities if your willing to do a little research and are a little bit handy with wiring. No one really has to go out and spend hundreds of dollars for these systems. No argument from me that some higher priced backup camera systems are allot better picture wise but what resolution do you really need to avoid backing into that telephone pole or to see the semi-truck barreling down the highway towards the rear of your camper! I promise you I have far less then 100 bucks in this system I built and if it works for one camping season and dies well that's how it goes no big deal to me! Big smile
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