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  • Camera for trailer, inside and out

    I'm looking for a wireless camera system that I can use as a "back-up" camera and also one for keeping an eye on the horses in the trailer. I'm picturing cameras with a magnetic base that I could quickly mount in various locations (looking at the ball when connecting the trailer, act as a back-up camera to see what the traffic is doing behind me, act as a back-up camera when trying to back into the camping pad, keep an eye on the horses when cruising down the road, etc.)

    In a perfect world the system would also work on keeping an eye on the horses in their stalls.

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    Hyndsight. However the mounts are relatively permanent and I don’t think you can move them at will. Historically the wireless camera quality has been so-so.

    my 2018 Ford came from the factory with 7 cameras that do this, but I would still need to add another aftermarket inside the trailer.
    Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
    you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.


    • Original Poster

      Almost perfect... but the base price was my hope for a four camera set-up. I will definitely check the out more. Thanks!


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        We have an Iball hitch wireless camera that has a magnetic mount:


        We stick it in the front of the trailer and can see the horses standing there as we drive along.

        I guess you could put it on the outside if that is what you want to watch?

        Ours is several years old, they sure have better models today?


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          Originally posted by Madhouse View Post
          Almost perfect... but the base price was my hope for a four camera set-up. I will definitely check the out more. Thanks!
          How did you arrive at the anticipated price for this?

          seeing as the iBall is $170 for one, I don’t think you are going to get a 4 camera setup with monitor and ability to connect multiple cameras to one monitor for $500.
          Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
          you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.


          • Original Poster

            I arrived at a budget number based on cost vs want vs need before I started to look. Now it's a matter of modifying the specifications of the want until I find a system that fits in the budget.


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              Not sure where you are located, but we just purchased a wireless camera system that we can set up to 4 cameras with.

              We have one set on the ponies in the back of the trailer, one set up as a back up camera (we have a new 52 ft trailer so we now worry about backing it up lol!) and one set up in the carriage area to make sure our load is secure and our carriages don't move.

              The screen is in the truck and I can set it up as a split screen to have anywhere between 2 - 4 cameras on the screen at one time, have it set to a single camera or have it flip between all of the cameras every couple of seconds. Its a very nice system! But we do have to mount the antenas around to ensure a good signal. The picture is very clear and really nice.

              We just bought it last week and we are very impressed with it.

              We did buy it in Ontario, but if you are interested, I can ask my husband of the make of it so you can check it out.


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                www.trailereyes.com ( either digital with split screen for up to 4 cameras ) or the camera and use your smart phone, and their videos are a good resource...…


                • #9
                  I've been looking for a trailer camera myself but didn't want to spend a lot of money.

                  Kiwayu & Figiso Pictures:


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by DiamondJubilee View Post
                    We did buy it in Ontario, but if you are interested, I can ask my husband of the make of it so you can check it out.
                    Please find out the make - It sounds like what I'm after.


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                      I got one of the multi systems off of Amazon after terrible luck with Trailer Eyes and a lack of support with them on their product. This is what I have:

                      https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Inte...railer/dp/B07B S2FYKD/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1529422604&sr=8-8&keywords=wireless+trailer+cameras

                      and it works great. I have one camera in the trailer to watch the horses and one on the rear of trailer to see my backing. I am at 35 feet so that can give you an idea of range. You can get these in more cameras as well, but there is only so much I NEED to see and not be distracted.


                      • Original Poster

                        TrullyMars, your link didn't work. Which camera did you buy?


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                          Originally posted by Madhouse View Post
                          TrullyMars, your link didn't work. Which camera did you buy?
                          If you highlight the whole address and click on search/google, it will come up with that camera and other similar ones suggested.


                          • #14
                            Thank you Bluey, I have a less than stellar set of IT skills to bring to the table! I just searched the multi camera on Amazon and took the 7" or the 9" display with however many cameras necessary to make the system "do-able" for me. I find that one across the center back gives me an excellent view of the interior of my trailer and it works great in the dark. I have these systems in 3 trailers. A Featherlite 2 horse straight load, a 4 Star 2+1 and a Exiss 4 horse slant. All have worked very well. Do not think I would go beyond 35' with wireless, but for my application it works great!