removing my old rearview camera system, which worked just fine, until it didn't.
I finally came to the conclusion that I'm going to leave here tomorrow morning and go to Elephant Butte state Park just outside of Truth or Consequences New Mexico, locally referred to as T or C.
Fortunately for me the decision of when to leave was taken out of my hands and was based solely on the weather. Wednesday is supposed to have calm winds, Thursday and Friday are supposed to be fairly windy. So Wednesday looked like the most logical travel day.
Where to go was based on the fact that I like Elephant Butte state Park and it has some nice boondocking areas. But that decision is not written in stone because there are several other state parks right in that general area and I may pull into one of those if it feels right at the moment.
All of that is a good example of why I very very seldom make reservations at a place to stay. If I had reservations for Thursday night I would be under a lot of stress right now worrying about pulling the Arctic Fox in high winds, and Thursday I would be under a lot of stress dealing with those high winds. So if at all possible I feel much better if I can come and go as I please without worrying about anything other than where and when.
I managed to get one of the rearview cameras up on the tail end of the Arctic Fox. But I was unable to install the camera that looks straight down at the motorcycle because the design of the camera requires that it is going to take some extra work.
My first impression of this wireless camera system is not all that great. So far the pictures I get on the monitor are somewhat tenuous and seem to come and go as they please. I've spent a lot of time moving the cameras around, and moving the monitor around inside the truck trying to get reliable reception but so far I'm not happy with the results. I think I've spent enough time moving stuff around that I could've just run the wires for a wired camera system and had the thing working reliably by now.
Traveling to T or C tomorrow will give me a better idea of the viability of this wireless system, and whether or not it needs to be returned to Amazon. But from what I've seen so far it's not nearly as reliable as the wired system I had in the past.
one camera installed, and one to go. I sure hope I can make this thing work because I'm tired of dealing with it .