Motorhome reversing camera

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  1. Alonsos

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    I was watching the motorhome channel on Sky tv
    ( yes I should get out more ha)
    but the guy was reviewing (yes) reversing cameras,
    One in particular had the facility of when driving it views way back down the road , and when reverse is selected the camera dips down to show the area just behind the van,
    Interesting but can't find this camera online ?
    Anyone seen this one or got a makers name ?
    Take care
     
  2. mitzimad

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    probably two cameras one feed from the reversing switch for the close up one permenantly on with ignition
     
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  3. Alonsos

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    No it was only the one lens that must be motorised that moves up & down on its pivot
     
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    Neat ! Though long term one of the twin cameras might be more reliable.
     
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    Yes your right but Ime a gadget freak ha , I will probably end up with a bog standard version
    Regards
     
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    Has the motorhome channel taken over when come dine with me failed?
     
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    Yep the name rings bells now
     
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    Hi one point that comes to mind if you only use one camera...It is possibly going to be a bit of a compromise... ie the normal rear view will be a bit more wide angle than is ideal and the reversing view not wide enough..
    I've just fitted a twin camera system with a narrow angle for normal rear view and a wide angle for reversing..
    Got it from reversing cameras uk.. I'll try a link but not always successful on phone...
    You will need a reverse signal and it's better taken from the feed to the reverse lights and not the switch on the gearbox...
    On mine the gearbox switch is just an ignition fed ground switching which must activate the reversing light feed...ie it's no good for the camera reverse signal.. I had to find the loom and use the light circuit, and then I only used that to activate a relay as quite often the reversing circuit is current monitored...
    Maybe a bit ott but it saves potential problems...
    http://shop.reversingcamerasuk.com/...definition_colour_rear_view_camera_system.jpg
    Hope it helps...
    Andy. .
     
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    Yes it was - @dave newell lvs newell las do you know where that camera can be bought as I fancy one too!
     
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    I live a very sad life:(
     
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    You are certainly master of the understatement.

    H O W M U C H ?
     
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    @eddievanbitz knows all about reversing cameras as well.

    When he is not on holiday:D
     
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    Right on both counts. Dave fitted a Camos camera for us 2 and a half years ago and it is excellent (and so was the fitting job). Photo of the monitor in place Here.
     
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    Hello all, yes it was I although I wasn't actually "reviewing" any specific camera systems, more giving an overview to some of the systems available. The tilting camera is Camos as Jean Luc said and in general are very reliable, I've certainly seen fewer Camos systems fail than the cheaper twin lens jobbies off Ebay (plus the image qulity is generally a lot better). The wide angle/narrow angle issue is not important in my opinion, when looking back down the road behind you only need to know there is a vehicle there (more than 20 feet behind you should be able to see it in your mirrors unless its a bike following on your centre line) not be able to see what the driver had for breakfast. Yes it is an expensive camera but it is very good quality.

    D.
     
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    How much???? Over 500 quid for a bleedin reversing camera???

    You could feed a small country for a week for that amount, surely.

    talk about more money than sense.

    P.S. You did well Dave, pity about the panning away without telling you, good info on the fridge, do you sell the brush you stuck up your flue? :madder:
     
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    It's a rear view camera rather than just a reversing camera. Jill, who does virtually all our driving in the van, says it makes it much easier and safer because of the excellent rear view - and most people think she is sensible :D Money well spent in our view (y)
     
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    Your choice Graham, good luck to you, not meant as a criticism, just took my breath away to see a rear view camera at that price.
     
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    It does seem a lot but it's all relative.
    When we bought the van it had a wireless camera and monitor fitted (Streetwise SWRC70) which retails for less than half the price (rather more when it was installed by a previous owner) but then requires fitting, is reversing only and was unreliable on all but the smoothest ground.
     
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