Reversing Camera on an Expanda

Submitted: Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:20
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Does anyone have any experience installing camera kits on a expanda caravan like such....
. Can it be done? Can I just drill into the hinged roof of the bed end?
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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:42

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:42
When I had one, I put it down through the chassis rail, then some pipe down to the rear, drilled a hole through the bumper at back right, then up the inside of the fibreglass to the top right parking light (removed the light to use a mouse), drilled a hole in the middle just below the Poptop piece the used the mouse to feed the wire from the light to this hole. A bit of time, but a neat result.

Brett....
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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:43

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:43
Wire...should have said camera cable.

At the time wireless was no good.

Maybe worth looking at wireless (I gather they have improved).

Brett....
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Reply By: Andrew D. - Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 13:49

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 13:49
The best location for a reversing camera on a caravan is at bumper bar height and a quarter to third of the distance in from the right hand side.

Mounting the camera high only gives you vision down the road or right behind you. Mounting as aforementioned gives you full coverage and where you need it most.
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Follow Up By: LeeJ - Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 17:40

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 17:40
Unfortunately this is problematic as the bike rack is on the back. To see over the bikes- the camera would probably need to be high up. :( Although open to other suggestions.
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 18:08

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 18:08
Lee, the camera doesn't need to be at centre. It can be mounted toward the right-hand side just above the RHS tail light. It can be turned slightly to include coverage to the left.
If it is only for reversing then a wireless camera, powered from the reversing lamp circuit at the tail-light will eliminate the need to run wiring to the tow vehicle.
Even if you wanted it as a driving 'rear vision mirror' it could still be wireless and powered from the tail-light circuit. Just drive with your parking (or head lights) on.
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Reply By: Stone Stomper - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 08:17

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 08:17
I put ours above the bed end and run the cables through the cupboard.

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Follow Up By: Stone Stomper - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 08:18

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 08:18
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