Reversing Camera

Submitted: Monday, May 22, 2006 at 16:03
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We have a Mitsibushi Challenger and have ordered a van to be collected
in July.

For safety and ease of reversing the van we are seriously considering
purchasing a reversing camera to be fitted at the back of the van (or
at the rear of the 4x4) and a monitor screen.

Has anyone experience with using a reversing camera with a van and does it make backing any safer/easier for a beginner. What we should look for eg do we need colour, night vision, dust and dirt, mounting, brand reliability, ease of use, reliability, price etc

Dave
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 16:58

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 16:58
Most people on the caravaner's forum have purchased theirs from eBay (Hong Kong) and fitted it themselves.

We did so this year, and chose a 'wireless' type to avoid wires running from back of caravan to car. As we had a solid metal caravan, this was inadequate and we hat to hard wire it anyway.

We bought it and found it invaluable, not for reversing, but for seeing clearly behind us on the road. A great help particularly when we were touring Tasmania on narrow winding roads.

The topic has been discussed a few times on this forum (do a search), but more often on the caravaner's forum (which doesn't have a good search facility).
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 19:57

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 19:57
You can look up these threads if you wish

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Reply By: Flash - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 16:59

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 16:59
I've had one for fifteen months on my 6.7 metre van.
Make reversing easier...... No, not at all, except you can back right up to a post.
The reason is it's so wide angle you have to back your van by conventional means (mirrors) to tell where and how fast it's swinging.

However, on the road it's brilliant.
You can see exactly what's happening behing including lanes either side such as on a three lane road- wouldn't want to be without it.
I forget what brand mine is- it uses a replacement internal rear view mirror head with an LCD screen built in. Came with the van from a mob in Melbourne...
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Follow Up By: Flash - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 17:21

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 17:21
Found it....
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Reply By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 17:23

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 17:23
This is a typical example of the "Reversing Mirror" type on Ebay

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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 07:19

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 07:19
I have one of these but had to mount the mirror upside to fit it.
See my post in
this thread for some photos.
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Reply By: Ray Bates - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:21

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:21
You must remember that it is against he law to mount anything on the dashboard unless of cause it is a radar gun
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Follow Up By: Flash - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:34

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:34
Hmmm
Let's see, I have four gauges, a Navman GPS unit, a bracket for conventional GPS/ or mobile phone, my Prodigy brake controller, the wife's tissues, the maps as we drive along, the..... list is endless. :)
BUT none of it obscures vision!
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