Best out there so far
"Don’t buy for a Horse Trailer
Purchased this system for a 4-Horse trailer. Trailer is ~45ft with live in quarters, and pulled by a GMC Sierra Crew Cab. Reviewed a bunch of options and companies, and this seems to be the best all-in-one solution for a good price point. TadiBrothers was very helpful in listening to my setup and concerns, and helped me select a system and getting the order placed. Originally, I had though I needed to go wired, but Sales said everything I wanted could be supported by their wireless system. Unfortunately, one of the criteria I had ended up being a failure in the end. I will get to that.
The wireless is easy to install. Took about 2 hours to chase wires off the trailer running light system for the two side-view and single rear-view camera. The side view cameras easily connected to the wireless receiver in the cab of the truck, and gave excellent views of the fender line. No problems here, so for 100% satisfied . The rear view receiver was difficult to connect, and would drop frames and completely disconnect out on the road. Hardly surprising, since the distance from the rear camera to the front display is nearly 60 feet, and full of aluminum. Sure, the camera says it has a range of 95 feet, and oh-I wanted to believe. I called TadiBrothers about this issue, and they sent me an Wireless Transmitter Antenna Extension (SKU59603) at no cost. With that antenna installed and duct-taped to the roof of the trailer (it’s aluminum, so the magnetic mount does not work), we set out to test our new antenna. It worked. In corners or near power lines, the frame rate dropped a little, but no longer did the rear camera drop out completely. Unfortunately, that antenna is impossible to mount to aluminum, and, the wire extension is not long enough. So, will likely have to visit a third party solution to extend the antenna and mount it in a more suitable location.
The horse stall camera, the most important part of the whole system, was a disaster. I specifically requested a back-up camera, and a 170 degree camera. What I got was two back-up cameras, which supposedly have a 120 degree field of view, but shop floor tests show that it’s really closer to 90 degrees. Although I can’t validate what I was shipped, as the cameras have little to no markings. TadiBrothers assures me they are 120 degree. Anyway you really need a 170 degree camera to see all the stalls. Ideally, you want to be able to look at all of the horses rears, vs sides, since the stall panels make it hard to see what’s going on from the sides. The camera supplied let you see the butt of one horse in the best mount position available making the field of view worthless. Furthermore, you also need an antenna extension to get the signal outside the trailer, since the trailer is effectively a faraday cage (can’t even get cell phone reception inside). I specifically asked TadiBrothers about in-trailer performance and was assured it was not an issue. Trust me, it is. And for those considering buying this system, know this, TadiBrothers no longer carries anything except the 120 degree camera! I ordered in October of 2018, and January 2019 they say they only sell the 120 degree camera. What happed to their 5 other models listed on the website for SKU35258 (120, 130, 150, 170, 180)? And, this is when you learn from sales that no other system will interface except this camera. Sales will now try to sell their wired system, simply because it has a camera with the lens I need. The whole reason I got this system is because TadiBrothers had a 170 degree camera option. That was concern #1. For the curious, since I am this far invested, think I will use a 3D printer and fisheye lens to mod the final stall camera. Feels easier than starting over. However, I would not have purchased this system for any stock trailer purpose, had it been disclosed that the only camera lens available was 120 degree.
Still, despite all this, mostly satisfied. Such a shame though because TadiBrothers was so close to nailing the solution we all are looking for.
Pros: Good customer support, industrial product, mostly easy install, best sub $2k 4-camera system I’ve seen.
Cons: Display interface is OK but feels made-in-china, Wireless range is not as advertised (even the front mounted trailer cameras 15 feet from the monitor drop out in hard right hand or left hand corners, when you need them most), camera selection is miss-represented in sales and on the website, product is not well thought out nor field tested for advertised applications as an out-of-box solution. Lots of tinkering required to make system work."
Reviewed By: Aaron Miller - 1/4/2019