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VueSMART RV and Trailer Backup Camera - Wireless - Universal Mount - 152-Degree View

VueSMART RV and Trailer Backup Camera - Wireless - Universal Mount - 152-Degree View

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Wireless camera mounts beneath your existing trailer light and displays a rear view on your smart device with the Hopkins mobile app. 152-Degree viewing angle minimizes blind spots to help prevent accidents. 1-636-306-4830 to order Hopkins backup camera part number HM34FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hopkins products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for VueSMART RV and Trailer Backup Camera - Wireless - Universal Mount - 152-Degree View. Backup Camera reviews from real customers.
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Hopkins Backup Camera - HM34FR

  • Backup Camera Systems
  • Wireless Signal
  • Smartphone Display
  • Smartphone Monitor
  • Third Brake Light Camera System
  • Hopkins
  • 150 Degrees

Wireless camera mounts beneath your existing trailer light and displays a rear view on your smart device with the Hopkins mobile app. 152-Degree viewing angle minimizes blind spots to help prevent accidents.


Features:

  • Wireless camera improves rear visibility and obstacle detection for your trailer or RV
    • 152-Degree viewing angle minimizes blind spots and helps prevent accidents
  • Hopkins Towing Solutions mobile app (required) lets you use any smart device as a monitor
    • Connects the camera to Android or iOS devices via WiFi
    • Displays live view as soon as the camera is connected
    • Record video, take photos, and adjust brightness from live view or dashboard screen
  • 6 LEDs surround the camera lens to provide night-time vision
  • IP69-Rated waterproof design withstands weather and pressure washing
  • Universal mounting bracket installs behind your trailer's brake light
    • Uses existing attachment points from your trailer light
    • Wires into your tail-light harness for power


Specs:

  • Camera dimensions: 2-1/2" tall x 3" wide x 2-3/8" deep
  • Bracket dimensions: 4" tall x 4-1/8" wide x 1-3/4" deep
  • Video resolution: 720 x 480 at 20 frames per second
  • Wireless frequency: WiFi
  • Wireless range: 50' without interference
  • 1-Year limited warranty


50050 Hopkins Towing Solutions View Smart Trailer Backup Camera - Wireless - Universal Mount - 152-Degree View - 720 x 480

Installation Details HM34FR Installation instructions



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VueSMART RV and Trailer Backup Camera - Wireless - Universal Mount - 152-Degree View - HM34FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.1 out of 5 stars   (195 Customer Reviews)

Wireless camera mounts beneath your existing trailer light and displays a rear view on your smart device with the Hopkins mobile app. 152-Degree viewing angle minimizes blind spots to help prevent accidents.

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Superb, top-of-the-line CUSTOMER SERVICE from etrailer!! System installed quite easily on my Jayco Skylark. Engineering of camera and installation accessories, along with instructions, seemed top-notch to me. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality signal that my iPhone received from the camera transmitter. Perhaps I can add more once I get connected and set out for our next camping trip.


Comments
Product is working fine. In my own case, an amout of left-to-righ adjustment would have, but I am still happy with my purchase.
Larry - 07/18/2022


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After receiving I did not install on my trailer for several months until after I removed the fading stickers and re-polished the exterior.

I was very excited to buy and receive until I installed it and started using. I am not very happy with the camera. I installed it on the back of my 24’ trailer and tapped power from the top center running light. The video display on my IPhone is grainy, choppy and freezes after about a minute of use. During daytime use I have to turn the running lights off then back on to reset the camera after about a minute of use. I cant see at all when I am backing up if its dark, even with the extra lights I installed on the back of my trailer.

I wish I was happier with the performance.

I do not recommend.


Comments
I reached out to the manufacturer about the grainy signal that you are receiving. The best solution is to mount the antenna as high as possible to have the best signal. You can also purchase a longer antenna if the antenna cannot be mounted higher. You will want to keep the length of the antenna under two feet.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/16/2021



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Wow - The VueSmartRV and Trailer Backup Camera is exactly what I needed! It’s like a Body-cam for my highwall popup trailer. I cannot see behind the trailer at all, when in reverse. This saves me from having to get out to assess and reassess my surroundings. The WiFi signal easily connects to my Moto Z2 (Android) phone through the Hopkins Towing Solutions App. What I like about the camera is that it provides a clear picture of the view behind my popup and there’s no delay or choppiness in its motion. I reversed the bracket so that the marker light is located under the camera. In my case, I benefit most from such a setup since my spare tire blocks the lower portion of my field of view on the screen.


Comments
The product still works very well for my purposes a year in. The only issue Ive experienced is that at night-time, there is an LED light that stays on, and because it is white, it blinds those behind me. I wound up selling the trailer a few months ago and sold the camera with it. Although I never tried it, I came to understand that that there is a setting inside the App, which can turn that light off.
Kyle D - 10/07/2021


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Camera resolution is very good, but antenna is too short to broadcast through my 21' camper to my iPhone 14 Pro Max . . . I had to purchase a wired game antenna mounted on front of air conditioner to get reliable Wi-Fi signal (most of the time). Installation was fairly easy.




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Camera works well very nice when backing up not able to see well in the night time, but all in all a very nice camera Nice for its price.




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Works as advertised, Placed this camera on the stern of my pontoon Boat on thhe upper deck railing so that I can see what I am doing when backing the Boat and trailer into the ramp. Love it.


Comments
This little Vu Smart Camera is the cats Meow. I have had it for a year works great. It really helps while backing my Pontoon Boat into the Launch ramp. This little camera really makes it easy to see what is behind your towed boat
Clayton D - 10/14/2022


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I haven't mounted the camera yet ,that's today's job. It looks like just what I wanted. The extended mirrors are already installed on the truck, they look so much better than those strap on type worth the wait. I really like your installation video's they really help.




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I got this to help with hooking up to my 5th wheel. Works great for my purposes. Fast shipping!




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I LOVE IT!!!! JUST NEED TO REMEMBER THAT IT WON'T WORK WITHOUT LIGHTS TURNED ON. HAS A SLIGHT LEARNING CURVE BUT I AM NOW ABLE TO BACK INTO MY STORAGE SPOT OR CAMPSITE WITHOUT ASSISTANCE EVERY TIME. I HAVE A 30FT. TRAILER AND ANOTHER 15FT. UP TO ME IN THE CAB AND RECEPTION HAS ALWAYS BEEN
RIGHT ON. INSTALLATION IS EASY TOO. GREAT TOOL!!!




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On my way to our destination I had very bad luck with my phone keeping connected to the camera, so I tried a different phone (older) both android, I used it and had a rock solid connection for over 300 miles!! I had placed the phone in a different place because I do not have a mount that will work with both. About 50 miles from my destination I moved the phone I was using as the monitor down 10 or so inches to where the first phone was on the first trip and it started to freeze and loose connection.... it was where the phone was not the phone itself. I am using this on a 23 ft 5th wheel camper about 33 ft from camera to phone. Once learning where the phone needs to be I would suggest this camera to anyone who needs one.




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Have to view picture on my phone so I had to buy a phone mount to hold it stable. Picture has a lot of glare at night. Still operational on my trailer but I don't use it anymore because of the hassle and glare.




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Simple to install. Wiring in my camper was slightly different but easily adapted.

Camera works great. Nice clear picture even when moving. Phone app is easy to use.

I would definitely recommend this product and purchase again.




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This is a pretty easy install and has the means of adapting to many types of trailers. I’ve attached mine to my car hauler. With the drip rail below the center lamp, I didn’t want to mount it with the entire bracket, as it would then place the camera above the lamp and the lamp might distort the camera image at night. So I cut the bracket and mounted the camera below the drip rail. From watching the installation video, I didn’t even want to attempt to cut the wires to splice them and possibly loose a wire. So I chose to use the scotch-lock type connector with crimp on blade connector on the camera pigtail after drilling an access hole below the drip rail and feeding it up through the center lamp opening. See pictures attached.
The video seems okay. There is a lag here and there.
I will put it to full use this weekend when I return from a car show.




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Although I have not installed the unit on the trailer yet due to weather, I did ru a test with a temporary connection. The unit is impressive. Good picture quality and features. Good price. It will be installed on my cargo trailer. I expect i will not only use it for baking up assistance but, also help driving to insure safer lae changing, etc.
My installation to be somewhat unique as the tailgate door leave little room to the roof. I have the installation well planned. Also I will provide a 12 volt weatherproof socket. Also provide a plug on the camera. With those additions I can remove the camera easily when not used for some time or during prolonged bad weather.


Comments
Since installed Ive used the camera several times both for backup parking and on the road to see whats behind me. It works great and serves me well. My only comment is the bracket and mounting required a major thought and modification. Perhaps at a future date Ill submit a photo of the installed unit.
Edmond - 01/21/2022


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Works okay as backup camera. Slight time delay in video. Nothing major. Don't expect to use this camera to keep track of traffic behind trailer. Camera does not keep up at high speeds, and freezes.




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I use it in co junction with iPhone X to mainly keep an eye on my bike rack behind the camper. It's OK for my application but not great. Nice picture, good installation video with nice tips on etrailer.com. Major problem is encountered should your phone go into sleep mode or you get a call or switch apps or lose wifi connection. Then I have to shut down phone and -connect all over again as the video freezes due to one of these events. Also as you drive through towns with roadside businesses that have strong wifi signals, then you lose wifi connection resulting in picture freeze and need to shutdown phone and start up phone snd camera all over again - major pain.
I use this camera in conjunction with my iPhone X. My travel trailer is 30’ long and I do not have any signal connectivity issues at this length. I use it primarily to keep an eye out on my bike rack mounted on the trailers rear hitch and at times when reversing into a parking space. Picture quality is very good. Installation was fairly straight forward. I recommend watching the etrailer.com video on this as there are a couple of helpful hints that will make installation go smoother. I did have an issue with the camera losing WiFi signal as I went through towns and settlements with stronger WiFi signal along roadside businesses than the WiFi signal from the camera resulting in the camera to freeze and in turn required me to shut down the phone and restart the application. Jenny from trailer.com reached out to the manufacturer and came back with the manufacturers suggestion to turn OFF the phones option to automatically connect to WiFi signals (in your phones settings under WiFi). This will take care of this issue. What great customer service!!! Very nice product for the price and even better customer service from etrailer.com”


Comments
I reached out to Hopkins about the issues with the backup camera that you are having. With how the WiFi connection is set with the camera it can be interrupted if the phone is set to auto join with WiFi networks. You can turn this off in the phone settings and make sure that the Hopkins app stays connected while using the camera.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/14/2021


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I installed the camera today following the video clips provided. It is important to know for certain which power lead is hot and which is the neutral because if you get them wrong your camera will not work. I learned that the hard way. Don’t trust the wire colors of your trailer. The camera works great and I love the lane guides when backing up my trailer into a tight corner.


Comments
Yes we do recommend that you test all wiring for every application because each trailer manufacturer is different.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 04/04/2022


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Just received it but very excited to install an use after reading everything it can do for me while driving and backing!!!
PS - the price was even better…


Comments
Great love it! It makes backing up so much safer…
John - 11/14/2022


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I have two of these cameras and I totally love them. I have one on my camper trailer(30ft) and one on my job trailer. I was able to put 2 old Smartphones to great use. I highly recommend them.




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the Hopkins VueSMART trailer backup camera I ordered from you. I installed it, but there was no signal from it. I confirmed 13.82 Vdc getting to its circuit board. Informed Hopkins Mfg of the inoperative camera. They're sending me a replacement, but felt you should know about my experience with the one I received.




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Easy to set up and use. Reasonably good detail. Only issue is video lag. At least a second or two from what i see to what is actually happening. Especially critical when backing up or changing lanes.


Comments
You will need to make sure that you turn off auto connect as it may be trying to connect your phone to different wi-fi which could be causing the lagging issue.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 08/18/2022


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I spent a lot of time trying to get the camera to work. I called VueSmart and spoke with them. I did everything the instructions and Vue Smart suggested. I could never get the camera to transmit a video signal. I took it off put it back in the box and put on a shelf. My advice is to not but this backup camera it does not work. $100.00 down the drain. The camera turned on and appeared to create a wifi signal but would never transmit the video. Hopkins said that I needed to close all apps and restart the phone, which I did. This did not help. Hopkins said that other apps could interfere with their app. I tried many things including removing the Hopkins App and reinstalling. I tried for several hours to get it to work nothing helped. I have been using computers for some 35 years. Before I retired I was a professional photographer and used digital cameras tethered to computers with various hard drives and accessories. This is the first time I have not been able to get something to work and gave up.


Comments
I will have our customer service team reach out to you. The camera does have a limited 1 year warranty.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/15/2021


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Set up in my office and downloaded software Tomy android phone, connect to it's WiFi and walked around the house and could still see the image. Planning to use on a portable mount so can hang on my tailgate on either of my older trucks without backup cameras. And attach to back of pontoon boat when putting in water.




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When it works it is good. Most times I cannot connect to the camera.


Comments
There should not be any issue with only being a distance of 35 feet between the camera and the cab. They need to make sure the antenna is pointing straight up and not tilted back towards the road as this linear signal will be sent up over the top of the cab. That being said, different siding or frame work that the signal travels through can weaken or shorten the distance.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 11/22/2022


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This would work great for a travel trailer or a box trailer but I tried to use it on my 35 foot fifth wheel and it did not work properly due to the total length of pickup and trailer. I loved the concept of not having an additional monitor inside the pickup truck but unfortunately it did not work for my application.


Comments
The VueSMART RV and Trailer Backup Camera has a range of 50 feet. A backup camera that has a longer range and you can still use your phone as the monitor would be the Rampage Wireless Backup Camera Part # RA7710
Rampage Wireless Backup Camera for Smartphone or Tablet - iOS
$105.63
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-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/27/2022

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