Can Anyone Recommend A Good Reversing Camera

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  1. Cockers

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    Hi all,
    I'm a newbie to this forum stuff, so hopefully I'm doing this right.
    I have a 2004 auto trail Dakota and the drop down monitor has power but no picture, so I guess it's had its day and requires replacement, I do like the idea of a twin camera to us as a rear veiw mirror. I'm quite happy to fit it myself but wondered if anyone can recommend a good company and product to purchase, I don't want to spend a fortune no more than £200.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated
     
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    I believe I am correct in saying that the wiring is there for a dual camera, it could be that you have the wrong feed selected. Is there a selector button? We have video 1 & 2 on ours, when we picked it up, it was set to the non-existent feed so simply pressing the button sorted it. Just a thought.
     
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    In the menu screen it has v1 v2 I've tried them both but no visual. The reverse connector seems to work because when I select the reverse gear the screen switches on and I just get a dull grey screen
     
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    Ah not that then. Does sound like either the camera is knackered, or the wiring in between.
     
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    Give David a ring (http://shop.reversingcamerasuk.com) he has been selling this sort of equipment for years has good knowledge is more important he's not a rip off merchant!!!
     
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    Thanks for your recommendation I'll give him a call.
     
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    I can recommend the mirror monitor. Buy that & a camera off eBay for £50 or less. Buy a camera first & use it to test your monitor - from your description it sound more like the camera has failed (or power to it - worth checking that it sees 12v when reverse is selected.
     
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    Thanks for the help everyone, I'll let you know how it goes
     
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    I have a Waeco screen and double camera. Works well and is reliable
     
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    Interesting ! I have a reversing camera it was fitted before I bought the mh, it is always on when driving so must be on a live feed ? It had a mind of its own coming on when it felt like but now on this trip it's just a blank blue screen ! The menu is in Russian I think so is it capput . or fixable ? If so do they do a wireless version ? Sussing out the hard wired one seems a pain ?
     
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    Depends on what MH you have Autoswan .. If it is an Autotrail or Swift I would be inclined to look at wiring to the camera !!
    I gave up with mine in the end, replacing it with a twin camera unit and hard wired from scratch.
    If you are getting the blue screen of death ( an old old IT saying :) ) then I would say the monitor is just fine, it is just not getting a feed
     
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    We have a Camos rear view system with a camera which tilts when reverse gear is selected. It has a 7 inch monitor mounted on the dash. Supplied & fitted by Dave Newell.
     
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    Thanks Jaws i do have an Autotrail Cheyenne, the monitor is by Vision UK ? So i will try and look inside at the wiring connections if i brought a small enough screwdriver with me (y)but coz i think its on perminent live feed i may bottle out messing with it till get home in 4 weeks time :whistle:
     
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    OK. do you have ANYTHING that has a video output ?
    From a cam-corder, to a portable dvd player to a sky box ?
    Anything will do.. Just plug the video out from a source to the input on the monitor .. If I am right then you will something on the monitor :)
     
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