Reversing Camera

Submitted: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:14
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Well it has been 12 months and 50,000k since I had the reversing camera fitted.

Since then I don't think that there has a day gone by that the camera has not been on.

The one and only problem has been the bracket that holds the camera to the dash or in my case the overhead console. It broke on the way back from the Vic High Country last week.

Instead of getting another plastic bracket I made a new one out of steel. I have just finished bolting it in so the next 12 months will tell if the steel is better than plastic.

Wayne
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:39

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:39
Where's the actual camera mounted on your rig and what brand is it? Sounds like a good bit of kit.

Cheers
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 15:05

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 15:05
Like wise, mine is always on or so it seems...I get much better vision than I do with the mirror. I am thinking of getting the monitor that is actually inside the mirror as the monitor I have is a slim one clipped to the rear of the sun visor and though it is large & works well it does have a tendency to unclip and fall into my lap...I also am thinking of getting another camera as I use the same camera for both the back of the car & then move it to the back of the van when I'm towing it...
Must check out Ebay for a price on the mirror monitor as they are priced at $900 at my local 4x4 shop...
My son tells me that a $30 webcam would do the same job just needs to have the RCA connectors put on....
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Follow Up By: davidta - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 15:52

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 15:52
HI

I just bought one of those in mirror reverse camera setups.
Havn't installed it yet, but have bench tested it.
Cost me $300 from www.brashimports.com.au/6A.htm
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Follow Up By: Mr Fawlty - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:40

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:40
David, it looks very similar to this one...
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I am only after the monitor though, this is a complete setup.
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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 17:40

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 17:40
Just purchased one on eBay. Paid the extra for the night vision and 120' wide angle.
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Follow Up By: davidta - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 17:51

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 17:51
Hi

Anyone buying one of these monitor in mirror jobs - be aware that the clips that hook onto the existing mirror are not deep enough to fit properly onto a GU mirror - not mine anyway.
I removed the mirror & made a mount for it all - all back & good now.
Oh, do not ever take the little screw in the back of the GU mirror out !.

David

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Follow Up By: Mr Fawlty - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 19:49

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 19:49
Richard W... Can you keep me posted as to how it goes?
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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 20:03

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 20:03
Will do.
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Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 17:25

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 17:25
Just installed the same one Wayne, thought that bracket was a bit dicky.

Be great if you could post pics etc of that new custom bracket when you get a chance. I think a few on here have that brand.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 17:39

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 17:39
Poron???
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:10

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:10
I will try and download some photos tomorrow

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:11

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:11
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Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:03

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:03
yep Poron's the one.
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Reply By: Member - Vincent A M (NSW) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 10:06

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 10:06
fitted reverse camera a few mounths ago now it is all ways on great bit of kit
i wonder how i got along with out it for so many years

the type i fitted was a visor type with 2 channels

1 fitted to rear of car & 2nd fitted to rear of trailer

one button to rear of car & rear of trailer
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