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haganap

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I'm an oldbie MH number 10
I'm going to add a dash cam for my A Class Hymer.

I don't want to see wires hanging all over the place so I will be doing a hard wire install. However, when I look it appears difficult to have one from the top of the window due to the distances involved.

Anyone want to show their fitting and or instructions?

thanks.
 
Feb 22, 2008
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I have mine at the bottom of the screen just above parked wipers. Mine also is a class body.
 
Nov 4, 2011
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Uk
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A class
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2001
I stuck a piece of Perspex on the air duct on my hymer, and tucked wire under the edge of duct to the fuse box
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Jul 12, 2013
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The City of Henlow
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Adria Supreme
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Since 1980
My camera is hidden from me by the mirror, which is also my camera monitor. At the top of the window, depending on your van, there is usually some form of route for cables behind rubber and plastic trim. Halfords will fit the camera hard wired if wanted.

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Aug 18, 2014
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Transit PVC
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16 years since restarting
I have no mirror. My camera is fitted at the top of the screen. The wires go behind the roof lining along to the passenger side / down behind the plastic trim on the A pillar to under the dash. Goes direct to a 3way 12v hard wired socket . When travelling it is on permanently.
 
Jan 27, 2009
885
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Leyland Lancs
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5,472
MH
A class
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since 2001
My mirror mounted one was powered from the 12v that powered the two lights fitted to the underside of the pull down bed.
I used one of the already fitted switches to control both lights and the other already fitted one, to supply the camera.
Small hole drilled near the mirror mounting for the camera connector/lead to feed through.
 
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Lenny HB

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Here is mine, cable tucked up under the front trim then down the back of the A pillar cover, along under the passenger window then found a way under the dash. Plugged into a small 12V USB supply that is connected to the radio ACC feed.

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Jun 15, 2009
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I find the cable sometimes drops out from the trim that hides it as you go along the top of the screen. I wrap small cable ties around the cable with the tails snipped off all along the cable about six inches apart. Mine hasn't dropped out since I did this, neither has the cable. :LOL:

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Feb 23, 2021
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Mine is mounted on a nextbase suction fitting at the top of the screen. This removes easily before drawing the blinds. And yes Halfords do hardwire installation for £50 including the power lead, had mine fitted in a car today.
 
Feb 19, 2020
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Just fitted a Nextbase 322 with a hardwire kit this week. I fitted it at the bottom of the screen because when the camera is removed from the bracket on the screen I can still close the screen blind. If I fitted it at the top I wouldn't have been able to close the blind. The camera is still higher than it would be on most cars. Wires easily tucked behind the dash and down to the fuse box at the drivers right knee. Blue light card gives 15% off Nextbase. Bought the hardwire kit on ebay.
 

funflair

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Going off at a slight tangent we have 360 camera system and I was going to add the optional recording so would then have cameras and recording around the vehicle 360deg. Not the cheapest solution of course but the cameras are handy when you are driving and manoeuvering as well.

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JonnyWilson

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Feb 14, 2018
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I’ve mounted mine behind my screen which displays and records front, left, right and rear cameras (although I don’t have the front on the screen anymore so the sides and rear are bigger for overtaking & pulling back in) all hard wired no cables on show. The power to the screen runs through the cut out where the old mirror used to be. Pictures in my original thread when I was search for the door grommet but installed the side cameras up high above the cab doors in the end.

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May 30, 2019
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Aberdeen, UK
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Adria Twin Supreme
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Since 2018
I have mine at the bottom of the windscreen, on passenger side and viewing just above wiper. Essentially invisible from the drivers seat so out of field of view. Power wire runs along base of windscreen then around the side of the pillar to the fuse box where it’s hard wired. Blinds close with camera in place so its fit and forget.

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Dec 2, 2021
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I'm going to add a dash cam for my A Class Hymer.

I don't want to see wires hanging all over the place so I will be doing a hard wire install. However, when I look it appears difficult to have one from the top of the window due to the distances involved.

Anyone want to show their fitting and or instructions?

thanks.
We had ours hard-wired in to sit on the dash. It sits just in front of our blinds and we have to tip it up to close them. But it works well. However, If you are Fiat-based, beware! Our local, very competent, garage wired it into a spare fuse. However, we then realised halfway to a funeral and the first rain that we had encountered that we had no wipers! We were lucky to find a Fiat van specialist just off the road who fixed it for us by piggybacking it onto another fuse and told us not to add anything else!
 

Sapper520

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We had ours hard-wired in to sit on the dash. It sits just in front of our blinds and we have to tip it up to close them. But it works well. However, If you are Fiat-based, beware! Our local, very competent, garage wired it into a spare fuse. However, we then realised halfway to a funeral and the first rain that we had encountered that we had no wipers! We were lucky to find a Fiat van specialist just off the road who fixed it for us by piggybacking it onto another fuse and told us not to add anything else!

Piggy backed ours, easy job….even for me, no problems at all. There’s a video on here somewhere.👍
 

Mr Mousy

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haganap
Paul, if you have a drop-down bed…I took the power supply from the lighting circuit within the bed frame.
 
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haganap

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haganap
Paul, if you have a drop-down bed…I took the power supply from the lighting circuit within the bed frame.
thanks for that. I looked at that but it was massive hassle as the lights are in the ceiling and you cant get to the power.

I ended up doing what Lenny HB done as a similar van, was a pain in the backside, lots of dash unscrewing and power from the battery direct, fused of course. did think of going to the back of the stereo but was a bit of a journey so thought better to go in to the fuse box via the battery...

The thing that took me the longest, not sure if anyone has had this issue, done it twice now. When you take the rubber floor protector out to get to the battery which is housed under that black thing on a Merc. Getting that rubber mat back in place needs a masters degree in engineering. twisting and twisting yourself.

Thanks for everyone that took part, Ill post some pics up later, but I have to say.....

looks prettttty smart.
 
Jul 4, 2019
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Going off at a slight tangent we have 360 camera system and I was going to add the optional recording so would then have cameras and recording around the vehicle 360deg. Not the cheapest solution of course but the cameras are handy when you are driving and manoeuvering as well.
That sounds interesting! What camera do you use and would you recommend it please?
 

funflair

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