Reversing camera

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  1. Bryan

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    I have bought an in-dash flip out screen and now need a reversing camera for it (deja-vu, anyone:Wink:).

    The last time I did this I paid about £80 for the camera with 20 metres of power/video lead.

    It was a good camera but as with all things I'd like to see if anyone can recommend an alternative for me to consider.

    TIA

    Bryan
     
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    And then they sold the RV :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:

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    Had to, the waste tank was full :Tongue:
     
  4. fordy

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    Hi Bryan i fitted a wireless system to my RV very happy with, it just needs power for the rear camera which i picket up from the light in the over bed cupboard, then the pickup unit in the front. I had trouble at first but it was just that i had to get a clean power supply for the screen, and the side camera i made out of some 32mm pipe and a small reversing camera i think the wireless one was around £60.00 and the small wired reversing one was £15.00 both off eBay, plus the wireless has the night vision built in. the only thing that gave me a shock was when in some motorway services i thought i had lost the bikes:Eek!:but the wireless camera was picking up the feed from the car park security camera if you park to close to them:Laughing:it took a few minutes to suss it tho ..

    FORDY:Smile:
     
  5. Jim

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    No that could be disastrous, looking at your camera and seeing lots of space, when you in fact are tight. The crunch would come as a shock to say the least. :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    I have a wireless one to fit (came with the RV) so how about a reversing camera fitting meet:Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    :Frown: Just a point with reversing Cameras? The first time I had EVER used one was our first night out of Florida and into Georgia. I had driven until 9pm and the weather was not too good. I pulled into a Flying 'J' Truck stop to fill up and park up for the night. After several trips around the parking area. I saw where a Class 'C' had parked with his rear end over the kerb and over the grass. That looked like a perfect place to park because the length of the parking spaces was not very long. I pulled forwards of the Class 'C' and started to reverse into a perfect position.



    BANG????????????????? What he )"&)("&. Lucky I was only going VERY slow. I jumped out to investigate. :Err:
    There was a BLACK lampost 2ft inboard of our rear Fibreglass bumper. :Frown:
    Didn't see it on the Camera and even when I got back in I STILL couldn't see it.
    So just be AWARE. Cameras are only an aid when the conditions are near perfect. IMH&HO. :Laughing:
     
  8. fordy

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    good point john JSW i use my one more to keep an eye on the tow or the bikes, another thing is to have a screen that you can flip the view so it is mirrored
    other wise it can be confusing :Eek!:but i find them very handy i also fitted one of the reversing bleeper bulbs just in case no one notes a 30ft 7.5ton RV backing up:Laughing:

    FORDY:Cool:
     
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    :Cool: It is also hadny for keeping an eye on any tailgaters. :Wink:
     
  10. fordy

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    I do find my self looking watching others on my tail,:Laughing: but the side camera is the best bit of kit so far it give me such a good view from the front wheel down the side i can change lanes without crushing a smart car :Embarrassed:had a few close ones i just couldn't see small cars down in the blind spot front side all looked clear indicator on another look no cars in the blind mirror pull out then a loud horn :Err:
    :Laughing::Laughing:

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    I have just had mine installed and not happy thus far.

    Will check out the clean power issue thanks Gary.
     
  12. justme AKA Grath

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    Last van

    WE had one on our last m/h and as an LGV driver I thought that I would never use it! (Mirrors quite good enough)
    BUT, I did, just for the last few inches when reversing up to a wall or similar.
    ALSO, it had sound and I always felt happier when reversing on a campsite as I could hear if anyone was walking behind on gravel or Kids playing. Quite usefull.
    Not got one on my recent purchase, but I might at a later date.:Frown:
     
  13. fordy

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    what type do you have john RR can you change the Chanel on the receiver switch type or has it got a knob type tuner if this is not your problem it may be the display screen power this is more a constant fuzz the tuning is like fading in and out let me know your symptoms :Err:

    FORDY:Smile:
     
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    It's a US one MTV 5277

    It's got a remote control.
     
  15. fordy

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    Looks good john RR i see it has AV x 2 but i was on about the camera i take it it is a wireless one you can tune them in to other channels from the receiver unit ?or is it a wired one in witch case it is probably the power to the screen or picking up interference from the engine is the problem when the engine is running?

    FORDY:Smile:
     
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    Guy that fitted it seems to have lost the destructions:wub:he has wired the camera into the rear bed light unit with an on/off switch.

    I only seem to see one area.

    I would like to see the rear offside.

    Oh how i wished i could do these jobs myself:Embarrassed:
     
  17. fordy

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    That would need you to move the camera to get the view that suits you sir :BigGrin:That is if you have a camera that you can move up down etc

    FORDY:Smile:
     
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