Rear Vision / Reversing cameras

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  1. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Member

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    takes a deep breath....

    Okay, would you all be kind enought to share your thoughts please, and feel free to laugh / point / correct me if I make a dogs of this...

    When we get a motorhome, it will probably be a class C RV (Citation or similar).

    I guess it will be a good idea to see behind me when driving, and when reversing. I know there are a couple of "twin lens" systems out there, but I also may want to put in a "blind side camera" to aid at junctions.

    What do you recommend? How easy is it to get a 3-input monitor? Does anyone have a similar setup, and is there anything you would specifically like to mention, or piece of kit you think will do the job I want.

    I really would value your input guys! ( no pun intended )

    Thanks in advance,
    Papa Smurf
     
  2. kands

    kands Read Only Funster

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    Hi
    I have fitted 2 of THESE to recent vehicles, they are fantastic things and work in extremely low light. Really recommend them.

    Keith
     
  3. Papa Smurf

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    Thanks for that!. Love the price in particular! Now, if they had a 3rd input...
     
  4. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    i just fitted one of these.http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150166758001&sspagename=ADME:X:RTQ:UK:11 it only has two inputs and audio but i find it hard to reverse using it as i cant judge the distance as yet and the audio is crap, picks up RF from alternator so disconnected it, i dont need to HEAR where im going in reverse.
    i also disconnected the reverse mode as it gives a view as though over your shoulder which i never do. pretty pointless if you cant see out the back. i always reverse with mirrors only.
     
  5. Dodgey

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    I fitted the same one as kands identified and find it excellent frankley, only one camera for reversing though.
     
  6. olley

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    Hi I think Des has a three/four camera set up made by Sony, he imported it from the states, around a grand I believe :Eeek: you can show one or all cameras on the screen.

    Cheaper option is two screens, I use a small screen for both reversing cameras, one for a long view the other looks straight down, and another for the side view.

    Works fine, except at night when the cameras get blinded by the headlights of following cars.

    Olley
     
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