More than a new toy.

Submitted: Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:29
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Post 22990 I said that I had a new toy, well I think that in view of recent events that it is more than a toy.

Try this, place a wheelie bin behind your vehicle next to the rear bumper and drive away until you can see it in the rear view mirror. Stop and check the distance. That is your blind spot. Now drive away until it appearers in the wing mirrors only.

I was a long way down the street before I could see the bin in the side mirrors. That is my blind spot.

Now most would use both rear view and wing mirrors but when you are packed to go away, or in my case with a high rear seat, cargo barrier, rear storage system, tinted rear windows and a very high rear windows, wing mirrors only.

The reversing camera now allows me to reverse right up to the wheelie bin and not hit it. Day or night. The camera has inferred lights that makes seeing in the night like day.

I saw some advertised in the Overlander mag the same as I have for $390. These days we would pay 2 to 3 times that amount for a bull bar for frontal protection. This is very cheap for rear protection not only from trees that might jump out but also from wheelie bins.

Why did I use a wheelie bin, if I did hit it no damage and it is about the size of a child that just might walk behind your vehicle.Think about it.

The usual disclaimer, I don't have or have had any thing to do with any supplier of any make or brand of reversing camera, etc ,etc.

Wayne

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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:32

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:32
And the moment that cloud of red dust appears behind you ....?? I'm all for anything that improves 4wd safety, but just wondering how long the systems will work on corros etc etc
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:35

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:35
Footloose,

I will let you know in mid October when I get back. The roads that I will be on will give it a good test.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:39

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:39
Wayne, I'd be most interested. At $200 they should almost be compulsary if they perform, every CAR should have one. Oh and 4wds also....IF they are big enough to be banned from public places or pay more in parking or pay extra at the fuel pump ...or....or ...:))
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 21:36

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 21:36
Footloose,
I also am running a reversing camera and spent last weekend in the dry and dusty Flinders - got a slight smear of dust on the camera lens but not enough to matter.

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Phil
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Reply By: John - Qld - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:43

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:43
Everytime I reverse I think about running over someone or something.

Is that the polaris system - why did you pick that one and not the other for $495 (besides price)
does it mount easily etc

Cheers
John
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Follow Up By: John - Qld - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:48

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:48
It's OK
saw 22990 re the install instructos.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:53

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:53
John,

The other unit doesn't have infared or as wide an angle on the camera.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: John - Qld - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 20:08

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 20:08
Thks cobber
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 21:06

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 21:06
Greetings

There are kits here. http://www.poron.com.au/

Reversing Camera Kits

I am giving serious consideration to the CM60 for my Nissan.

Regards

Paul
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 01:09

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 01:09
Wayne is that your model the Poron CM60 ?

Any chance of a photo or two of your installation ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael B (NSW) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 19:35

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 19:35
Wayne
Dont know if my reply to your last post went through, bought the the whole system in HG for $175, works well on the back of the van. Run
the camera off a 9 volt battery so no hard wiring through the van , using a suction cup low on the wind screen to hold the LCD screen and plug it into the lighter socket when I need it .
What tour are you doing in Oct?? Doing the Kimberley tour in July/August and the Flinders in Sept. Shame you wont be running them.
Tell Vic to get the Gulf Tour going again, sounded great fun.
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 20:04

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 20:04
Greetings

Today I had a poron CM60 model fitted to the Patrol. The screen replaces the rear vision mirror and the camera and screen activate when the ignition is turned on. The camera is mounted from the high mount brake light cover on the inside ( behind the glass) of the larger barn door.

The unit now performs as the rear vision system for the vehicle. Initial impressions are positive with much improved rear vision both to the rear and sides.

Time will tell but the vastly improved rear vision is wonderful.

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Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 14:55

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 14:55
G'day Paul,
Looking at getting one of these Poron CM60s as well. Could you please let me know how much lower does the screen hang down than the normal mirror? I'm hoping that because the mirror doesn't sit right up at roof height that the bottom edge of both the mirror and the screen will be about the same? I have long ago removed my interior mirror because I couldn't see anything out the back of the GU anyway. I figure I will use the screw hole/s that are normally used to hold the mirror, to mount a right angle bracket that the Poron can be attached to.
Thanks in advance,
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 15:21

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 15:21
Roachie did you look at post 23216, Wayne has some photos posted.

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