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Old 04-07-2019, 10:14 PM   #1
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I am looking in to a rv gps with rear view cam . should i get wired or wireless cam.? and what gps are working out good?
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:23 PM   #2
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I am looking in to a rv gps with rear view cam . should i get wired or wireless cam.? and what gps are working out good?

A lot depends on how you want to use a GPS and the camera. Do you want to be able to preprogram exact routes on a laptop and then transfer then to GPS so you can get your own route, or do you like to take what the GPS chooses for a route and only set route on the GPS? How good of a camera do you need in image quality and if night vision, etc? Lots of options out there.
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a good quality view on cam is a must and night vision. T
he gps we just put a route in and go.
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I bought a Garmin RV 760 with wireless back up camera a few years ago. There may be better available, but mine does what I need and the picture is adequate. However, I did change the B/U lamps to LEDs and added a pair of LED lamps under the rear bumper.
Also, it has adjustable size parameters for the RV and for the B/U guide lines.
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I don't think there is a great combination GPS and RV camera system. At least I couldn't find one. I ended up buying and installing a Garmin GPS and a separate wired side and rear view camera system from Rear View Safety.

https://www.rearviewsafety.com

I have 2 separate screens strategically placed in my van that both work well and are of high quality. The cameras are designed for over the road truckers but work well for RV's with good day and night vision. I use the side cameras more than the rear camera especially for changing lanes and also for backing up. The reviews are not as good for wireless units so I bought a better wired system. My rear camera is built into the van's rear brake light on top of the van.
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I installed a Garmin BC30 wireless camera on my Travato and mounted it low to the license plate holder and powered it from the back up light. I am using it with a Garmin Drive Smart 61 which is not an RV GPS. The picture quality is quite good and I have had no issues with the transmitter mounted in back door.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:05 PM   #7
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At the black friday sale 2017 I purchased a Garmin backup camera BC 30 and a Drive Assist 50 LMT which could display the picture. I felt I was due for a newer GPS and wanted a backup camera. However I am pretty disappointed with the camera as it is hard to see in any kind of light that is not pretty bright out. Maybe if one had a bigger screen it might be better as has been reported here but as it is I would not recommend the setup I have as I have seen good reviews of other backup cameras.

I am also disappointed with the new GPS as I think the routing is not as good as my older one was. On the other hand I don't know where you would get something better than a Garmin.

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I was reading the other day that Garmin has come come out with a new model GPS , geared towards the Rvand trucker market with much better tools and camera possibilities, I believe it was the 780 model,,,it looks very interesting, I don't own it, so I cant give an honest review,,,hope this helps,,,,,
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Amazon carries them. Garmin RV 770 for $300. Has 7 inch screen, programmable to your RV specs, blue tooth, and WIFI. On my shopping list!
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I was reading the other day that Garmin has come come out with a new model GPS , geared towards the Rvand trucker market with much better tools and camera possibilities, I believe it was the 780 model,,,it looks very interesting, I don't own it, so I cant give an honest review,,,hope this helps,,,,,

I just looked at the 780 on the Garmin site and the camera is listed as the BC30, which is the same as we have on our older model. Mediocre camera with no night vision, but good enough not to run over people in parking lots and such.
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