I worked on my rearview camera project some more and now I have the wires running to the front of the Arctic Fox. The next part that's uncomfortable is running the wires from the back of the truck to the dashboard, and that will require more laying on my back in the rocks.
I certainly wish the wireless system had worked out, it sure would've saved me a lot of time, effort, and money. To this day I don't know why it didn't work, but it wasn't from lack of trying. It could've been the camera system I bought was just junk, but I paid almost as much for it as I did the wired system, and in fact the cameras look identical. But maybe it was just a weak system.
Or possibly it has something to do with the Arctic Fox being fiberglass with an aluminum frame, or maybe it was the shape of the roof. Whatever it was I wish I had figured out what the problem was so I could inform others about what not to do, but now it will remain a mystery until someone else puts a wireless system on a Arctic Fox 27 – 5L and makes it work, then we will know it was my camera system.
Last night as I was watching things on YouTube my Internet started getting slower and slower to the point where it was difficult to use because of all the buffering. I thought it must be my Verizon MiFi just getting prioritized to the back of the line because the Internet was getting busy. So to check out that theory I turned off the MiFi and opened up the hotspot on my cell phone which is not prioritized or throttled in any way, and lo and behold my reception stayed the same, it didn't get any better at all.
Calling upon all my functioning brain cells including the ones whose only job is to tell me where to scratch, I came to the conclusion that there's not enough Wi-Fi flying around in the air in Quartzsite to supply the needs of all the people that are in town waiting for the Big Show, which is only about a week away. So it appears that at night when everybody's all snuggly in their RV their using up the pitifully limited amount of Wi-Fi that Quartzsite has.
I guess its perfectly understandable that Verizon wouldn't want to send enough Wi-Fi to Quartzsite for 100,000 people to use when for most of the year there's only a couple thousand people here. I'm not sure what else it would be, like I've said before I can see the cell phone tower and it can't be more than two miles away, and I've got full bars of service. So it looks like the only solution is going to be somebody's got to leave town and I'm pretty sure that somebody will be me.