Wireless reversing cameras

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  1. pendy

    pendy Read Only Funster

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    Now we have a new van, I have been busy getting the necessary kit on board,Dish, solar panets etc, I am now considering a reversing camere and was wondering if any of the members on here have fitted one and are they any good, or should I go the hard wired route,TIA :thumb:
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Wireless ones can be found very cheaply on ebay and seem to work, saw a post on WildCamping and it looked very good.

    Wired ones are expensive but guaranteed to work!

    Peter
     
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    I had a wireless one for about a month, and I got more TV and other rubish than I did of the camera 5 Mtrs away, I have now changed to a wired one which is a lot better from drw electronics, very helpful man, I purchased the wrong camera and they changed it no problem
     
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    I too had a wireless one ,but got rid, useless!
    Fitted a hard wired one myself , an easy job once you have sorted out the route, We fitted the rear mirror type plus a high level camera fixed to the underside of the high level brake light moulding. Routed the cable through the wall cabinets which already had an open route. in the top corner , so no holes to drill, Look at parking cameras.co.uk:thumb:
     
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    Wired. A pain to install but you know it's going to keep working everywhere.
     
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    Any thing that makes driving and reversing safer is a bonus, go for it, I wouldn't be without mine or my side cameras.

    All the best Rick
     
  7. Jaws

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    I have had two wireless ones.. would proly have had a third but they are unavailable in the focal length I wanted, so ended up with wired

    The only oddball thing we ever came up with was sitting on a garage forecourt in Luxembourg

    Suddenly the bike trailer disappeared and was replaced by a speed boat !!
    Chap had pulled in right beside me with his camera unit level with my cab ( sort of thing ! )

    other than that, never had an issue

    Do remember though, that you will still have to pick up a 12v feed from somewhere
     
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    seems a fair swap to me :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Yosser, I've just fitted one and very pleased I am with it. I looked at the wireless ones and couldn't get as good a picture and was then put off by the various posts I read.

    Also Yosser, please please please pretty please go back to your old avatar, I picture you sat on that bench composing all the crap you come up with on this site, the new avatar is such a beauty I'll struggle to concentrate on the Forums.
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    ............:Rofl1:
     
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    Popeye i do hope you have had your spinach when we meet:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    fitted one to mine have it on while driving as well as reversing no problems apart from sender unit was faultly when i bought it so would recommend fixed wire if possible less chance of problems
     
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    Bought a wireless one 12 months ago & would not be without it, never had any problems with it. Cheaper than chips, around 30 quidish. :thumb:
     
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    I have had both
    hard wire is far more reliable
    wireless systems can suffer from all kinds of interference
    may be cheaper but you suffer for skimping in the long run :cry:
     
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    Wireles reversing camera

    Hi
    I fitted my wireless system 5 years ago, the camera is a Swan colour unit and the display is a flip down colour monitor. The wireless control unit sits in one of the top lockers behind the cab. The control unit is part of the camera kit and the display was bought separately.
    Following an article written in one of the Mags, I tried locating my camera looking out of the rear kitchen window and was surprised how well it worked,
    so much so that it is still there today.
    The advantages are :-
    Ease of installation and the camera is protected from the elements.
    No drilling of the bodywork and easy internal cable runs.
    This installation works OK for me, as it did for the original author, and is an option which can be checked out before carrying out an installation.
    For all I know it may work for a permanently wired system - it would only take minutes to find out.
    I can't remember experiencing any interference with this system, but should add that the camera system is a quality unit - not a cheepee.
    Hope this is some help :thumb:.
    ATB
    Incamania
     
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    Please note a wireless reversing camera is not wireless.

    Yopu still have to run power leads to the camera and monitor and, if you want to control it from the cab, you still have to run a control lead from the monitor to the camera. Using a wired system gives a bit more agro but you will be certain tha it will work properly once installed.
     
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    Nowt like repeating good information ! LOL !!!!!!:Rofl1:
     
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