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Submitted: Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 08:18
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I have got a new toy that Roachie has not got, I think.

It is a reversing camera. Colour screen is mounted under the overhead console where the rear view mirror should be. The camera is mounted on the back of roof rack just below the work light.

Instillation was not rocket science either. Fit the camera, make sure that it is the right way up or the image will be up side down on the screen. Run the cable into the vehicle, I did this by running the camera cable next to the legs of the roof rack and then down through the snorkel into the engine bay , through the fire wall and then into the roof console. The camera comes with a mounting bracket, easily fitted to the roof console and can be turned to face the driver or passenger or in the straight ahead position. A cable from the second battery connected to the positive and negative behind the screen, a press of the remote control and I have a great view of the vehicle behind the Troopie when reversing. It has infrared lights so it looks like day light when driving at night.

A mate of mine, in his 80 Series, backed into a tree and did $2500 damage so the cost of the unit, less than $500, is worth it.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 08:53

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 08:53
Wayne, I will get one in one day but the indication of your mate puts me off a bit. I reckon it would be great to see what is behind me between the mirrors. Save the odd Caringbah Lexus and my insurance. LOL

Des Lexic has his fed through a combination mirror that he told his dear Elaine cost only $10, but that is for the computer vision I think. I reckon it would be great for the rear of the Nissan.
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Follow Up By: Ray Bates - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 08:59

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 08:59
Ideal for caravan towing
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Reply By: Member - aussichef (SA) - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 09:58

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 09:58
I was just looking @ one like des lexic's on ebay, one with the mirror i thought they where dearer but are only 255 dollars buy now so thinking if i should get one before the national gathering
If i remember correctly Des Lexic also has his lappy hooked up to the mirror so its a map screen as well
becomes a very versitile device really
,& i like things that have more than one use

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Reply By: Member - Fred - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 16:37

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 16:37
How does this affect the requirements for head impact zone in the Australian Design Rules ?
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:15

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:15
Fred,

The screen is mounted a bit higher than the rear view mirror used to be.It is also in the middle of the over head console. In the Troopie there is a heap of head room and for me to look into the over head console I have to just about stand up. As far as the ADR, I think that I will be OK.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:36

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:36
Fred. Who gives a f%^k.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:42

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:42
Jeff M,

I don't think that response was called for.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:48

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:48
Sorry Wayne, did you want me to put IMHO first...

I mean seriously, who really cares? We're not flamin stupid, I don't need some paper pushing nancy to tell me what I put in my 4wd.

So who gives.

Obviously you do, but I was expressing my opionion and I certainaly don't give a shtie.

IMHO It's a SAFER vehicle because he has better rear visibility, I don't need to go and find some moron with a clipboard and ask him what he thinks!

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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:50

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:50
By the way if you are unsure what :-) means it's called a smiley, meant to be taken tounge in cheek.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 18:03

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 18:03
Jeff M

It is not what you said, it was how you said it.

Tongue in cheek or not.

I don't mind comments, but I do object to the way you put it up on this open forum.

I do agree about fitting accessories to vehicles, as long as it is save, then it is nobody's business but mine.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 18:11

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 18:11
Ryto then Wayne, sorry if I offended you, but as you say it IS and open forum and that's how I felt about the subject, so that's how I'll say it.
The language police can go an pull someone else up thank you very much, it's a common word that I hear around the office 100 times a day, if you can't handle that word and live in Oz then I think you might be in a little some trouble mate.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 17:28

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 17:28
'Onya Wayne! Anytime to get one up on Roachie - beats me how he's got time to go to work he's so busy on the computer, buying new toys or talking about it!!!
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:32

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:32
Ruth,

I think that we will have to have a "boys and there toys" show down at the National Get Together. That way we can see if Roachie has got all the toys he says he has.

You can be the judge on how many and how practical the toys are.

See you in June

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 18:27

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 18:27
Hi Wayne
Where did you get it from ? Any web link available for further details ?

Cheers

P.S Always a good day when you got more toys than Roachie LOL
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:24

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:24
John,

The brand name is Poron, I am sure I spelt it right. No web address but I do have a phone number 02 9638 1286.

I got it from 4WD Megastores at Blacktown. 02 9622 1000.

I just hope he has not got one or he might just go and get one just so he can stay ahead of the rest.

Wayne
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 20:16

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 20:16
I'll be the Judge - pick me, pick me!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 09:12

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 09:12
LMAO BTW IMHO WTF4?

you dont have mirrors?
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 09:23

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 09:23
HHahhahhah a - I think I can see out my mirrors Bruce but I gave a hint above of what happened in Caringbah, despite my mirrors. People that park cars along narrow streets........
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 10:41

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 10:41
here ya $350.00
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=30862&item=4549677729&rd=1



Reverse vision camera system is a great asset in convenience and safety for your TJ Wrangler.

Easy to fit with 5.5" inch quality colour LCD flat screen. Provided with remote control for screen contrast, brightness etc. Brackets and mounting pads for dashboard, roof, or console mounting.

Camera is infrared type (night-vision). Is both shock and waterproof. Provides excellent clarity.

Supplied with all cable, wire, and fitting instructions.

This quality camera system is a great assest in being able to reverse back with confidence where children may be around, or on a difficult bush trail.

Starting bid AUD$350. Will post world-wide for additional charge.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 12:52

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 12:52
Truckster,

I have wing mirrors but no rear view mirror on or near the front windscreen.

With the tinted windows and the fact that the vehicle is high it is easy to hit something behind the vehicle, besides I wanted something that Roachie has not got

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:40

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:40
I can see the advantage on tight trails. The mirrors are pretty good on the surf but when your trying to do a 3 point or 50 point turn on a tight track I have collected the odd bush and tree stump that was beteen the mirros so to speak. (can't see out the back window when loaded).
But hey, that's what the missus is for. LMAO.

"Get out in that mud and tell me if I'm gonna hit anything!".
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 19:38

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 19:38
Hey Wayne the one that Truckster has found on ebay is that the same as yours ?
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