John E Davies Posted October 19, 2016 Share Posted October 19, 2016 Does the Oliver installed camera use a transmitter up front to ensure that the wireless signal is strong at the tow vehicle? If so, where do they put it? Front closet? Is there a published max transmission distance for the Oliver camera system? Do they run that cable, plus a power wire, through the cabin, regardless of whether or not you pick that option when ordering? In other words, is the BU camera plug and play later? The reason I ask this stuff is that I have a camera-capable Garmin RV 660LMT nav (a very fine unit!) and I was wondering if I could add a Garmin brand camera later without having to run a new transmitter wire through the length of the trailer. Does this look like the same type of cable that Oliver uses? https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/shop-by-accessories/cables/wireless-backup-camera-extension-cable/prod144533_010-12043-10.html Some closeup pictures and maybe the owner's manual download link for the Oliver camera would be most helpful. BTW, the Garmin BC30 camera's transmitter has a theoretical (max) range of 45 ft, which is very marginal for a rear location. The reason I want to use a Garmin BU camera is that I will not have to mount and power a second monitor on the dash, and my Garmin gps is already in place and being used for nav voice routing, apps and hands free phone calls. The Garmin will accept up to FOUR camera inputs, so I can add a camera at the rear of my truck for hitching up, and possibly one in the front grill for off-roading and using a front receiver hitch.... "You can pair up to four wireless cameras with the BC 30 receiver cable. For example, you can pair one backup camera installed on your vehicle and a second backup camera installed on a trailer. From the camera view, you can cycle through the video feeds from all paired cameras. You can change the order in which cameras appear when you switch cameras." Yeah, I know I can contact Oliver but this way everyone is involved in the conversation! Thanks. John Davies Spokane WA "Mouse": 2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/ Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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