Number plate reversing camera

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Lindsay, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. Lindsay

    Lindsay

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Ayton, Scottish Borders
    Ratings:
    +10
    Hello,

    I'm looking to buy a reversing camera kit which will mount just above the number plate. May I have your recommendations please?

    Thx Lindsay
     
  2. DonA4000

    DonA4000 Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Messages:
    307
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +177
    I've been thinking the same thing thought it would be a tidy option and I have parking sensors so just something for a glancing look ;)
     
  3. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Ratings:
    +38,552
    Our Burstner had a reversing camera (which worked only when the vehicle was in reverse gear) already fitted when we bought it. It was a wireless model with the camera just above the number plate and the monitor strapped to the sun visor and powered from a plug inserted in the console power socket. The camera was OK but, though quite expensive, was not one we would have chosen for ourselves. The picture did tend to break up a bit on bumpy surfaces, probably due to vibration of the wireless transmitter.

    After 18 months of owning the Burstner we decided to change the camera and went to Dave Newell for a Camos Tilt Camera with the monitor mounted on the right hand side of the dash so that it is alongside the door mirror. The view is superb and gives a much clearer indication of how close following vehicles are. The camera automatically tilts to show where the rear of the van is when reversing. Not cheap but we think it was well worth it - and far better than the other one.
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  4. Phill D

    Phill D

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,414
    Location:
    South Wales
    Ratings:
    +4,660
    i fitted one of theses SR20 wired back to my sat nav used in conjunction with reversing sensors, only comes on when reverse is selected. depends where you buy price range is £20 - £50. rev cam.jpg
     
  5. tonyidle

    tonyidle Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    4,134
    Location:
    Kendal, Cumbria
    Ratings:
    +5,493
    • Like it Like it x 1
  6. Wildman

    Wildman

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    Ratings:
    +8,647
    just remember the lower you fit it the more dirt it picks up.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  7. DavidG58

    DavidG58 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    8,564
    Location:
    Bolsover, Derbyshire
    Ratings:
    +27,015
    Ours is mounted where fitted by previous owners, on the sub frame under the rear bumper, gives a good rear view, but becomes virtually useless when vehicles are using lights due to glare

    We have no problem with dirt despite being even lower than you propose, possibly helped by being actually under the MH slightly, rather than on the back face which does get dirty when the roads are wet
     
  8. tambo

    tambo

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2014
    Messages:
    875
    Location:
    Dunfermline fife scotland
    Ratings:
    +644
    Number plate ones readily available on eBay ...cheap prices
     
  9. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    14,392
    Location:
    Leeds the one up North
    Ratings:
    +18,881
  10. musson

    musson Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2013
    Messages:
    455
    Location:
    grantham
    Ratings:
    +178
    Hi
    I purchased one and it worked great when i sold the car i took it of and refitted to the new one
    Mine was made by Meta around £40 on ebay
    hope this helps
    Paul
     
  11. Tessntim

    Tessntim

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2014
    Messages:
    62
    Location:
    Devon
    Ratings:
    +8
    Yes I'm also wanting a camera at the back for reversing and watching traffic as no bk window and left hand drive. Any info which one to get
     
  12. Lindsay

    Lindsay

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Ayton, Scottish Borders
    Ratings:
    +10
    Just an update on my original post. After quite a bit of research I eventually bought 1 x 7" TFT LCD monitor £18.87, 1 x 12v 170 Mini Color CCD Camera £8.80, 1 x 10m AV to AV RCA to RCA Video extension cable. All from ebay. Finished fitting the kit today. I'm very pleased with the results.
     
  13. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    8,684
    Location:
    Dorset
    Ratings:
    +14,380
    you would likely have been disappointed by a wireless one as they tend to be unreliable
     
Loading...

Share This Page