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Old 06-21-2017, 11:11 PM   #1
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Lucille may be short in length but she's long on 'tude

Today Lucille got her rear camera for backing up / checking the dinghy /or security purposes. I had a DLink 5020L PTZ "Cloud Camera" laying around and a Netgear Wifi Router both of which I wired straight into ignition power. I mounted the camera in the rear driver side window. The router I mounted up front.

Then I fired accy mode and waited for both to configure themselves. I fired DLinks app on my phone after hooking up to Lucille_Net wifi - searched for local cameras and voila! The default view will be looking down and behind the bus but since the cam is ptz it can swivel itself around and look at the bus interior when necessary.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:42 AM   #2
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How is the latency on that setup?

I played with some wireless cameras & a tablet as backup cameras and there was enough lag time in the image that it did not work well for me. I wound up buying an analog setup.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:39 AM   #3
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There's no latency at all because the phone or tablet is on the same local network as the camera. If I were to access the camera remotely from the internet there may be a latency issue. If there were a latency problem using the wifi, I would have wired the camera to the router using ethernet and would have switched to my laptop - also connected with ethernet.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:03 AM   #4
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You guys will love this!

skoolie towing a HUGE load on triple axle trailer ...

https://www.facebook.com/david.wesel...3858803666102/
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:54 PM   #5
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skoolie towing a HUGE load on triple axle trailer ...

https://www.facebook.com/david.wesel...3858803666102/
Oh yeah, that's a heavy load! I wonder what speed he was able to maintain?

This is the longest (though not heaviest) load that I've pulled with the ol' bus:



It put me a few feet shy of the legal vehicle + trailer length of 75ft.
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Holy. Crap.
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Didn't I see Lucy & Desi towing that thing in an old movie? "The Long Trailer".
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will go rather slow up the pass...
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:35 PM   #9
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Oh yeah, that's a heavy load! I wonder what speed he was able to maintain?

This is the longest (though not heaviest) load that I've pulled with the ol' bus:



It put me a few feet shy of the legal vehicle + trailer length of 75ft.


Nice! Looks like a lot of tongue weight ... your shorty's about to wheelstand!


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Nice! Looks like a lot of tongue weight ... your shorty's about to wheelstand!


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It actually wasn't too bad.. The effect is amplified due to the rear tires being smaller than the fronts. 11r22.5 fronts vs 10r22.5 rears
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