Rear vision Camera mount

Submitted: Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:41
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Where to mount the reversing camera on my 120 Prado? I have just had a Poron 110 degree infrared camera mounted inside the back window (by the 4wd shop) I was disappointed with the vision, especially at night. After visiting the Poron stand at the Caravan show they were less than helpful, other than to tell me that it is not meant to be inside and in fact it should be a mini camera. The one I have should be on the back of the van, despite the fact that this was the kit they supplied. Has any one installed one on a 120 & if so where? The fourby service guy doesn't seem to have much idea. I would like to be able to see wandering grandchildren & if possible see the towbar for hitching up as they advertise.Have researched the forum but no specific sites to put it except the roofracks & I don't have them yet! Any ideas would be appreciated
Cheers Mac
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:53

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:53
Mac,

If a roof rack is not on the vehicle all the time, then a bracket from the bracket that holds the spare tyre.

I have also seen a small bracket mounted to the gap at the top of the rear doors, and the camera sits on top at roof level.

Wayne
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Reply By: Garthski - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:11

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:11
Outback Mac,

Checkout the LCOOL.com.au website .
Prado 120 technical section has pictures and a description of the installation of a camera and wiring into the existing sat nav system. Camera is mounted in the number plate holder lighting fixture. Its a top installation.

Garth
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Follow Up By: Member -Outback Mac C (VIC) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 23:23

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 23:23
Thanks guys, have printed out the installation from lcool and hopefully the workshop might get it right this time. That black plastic area above the tail light looks like it might be the best place to install the camera, now just to decide what experience people have had with the mini camera as opposed to the infra red larger one. Obviously a neater fit and more discrete with the smaller one if it works as well, but thats what i don't know. Help.
Mac

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Reply By: Garthski - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:19

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:19
Sorry Mac,

Try this address www.lcool.org/

Garth
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Reply By: boo boo - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:20

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:20
I have got a camera to install on the back of my troopy and couldn't figure out where to put it. I will now look around the lower parts of the troopy rather than the top. Thanks for that little tip about fitting it in number plate light it has me now thinking outside the square.
Regards Bob
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Reply By: Bob - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:52

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:52
Have a think about doing away with the infra red camera and use a mini camera instead.
The infra red is not as good as you think and if you have good reverse lamps a standard camera works well at night.
I have no trouble with the camera (pictured) at night time, I use a small 50w reversing lamp.

The camera is installed inside the tailgate handle.
By lowering the tailgate I can focus directly on the tow coupling.

Bob



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Follow Up By: Bob - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 21:34

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 21:34
The camera was supplied by Sound In Motion, Nambour Qld along with other gear and I don't recall the price.
If you want to check the tel no is 07 5476 2899.

Bob
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Reply By: boo boo - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 19:21

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 19:21
Bugger! I just bought this camera and now you suggest something smaller. Howmuch are these small ones?
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Follow Up By: ZUKSCOOTERX90(QLD-MEMBER) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:00

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:00
Boo Boo,this is not why you call yourself 'Boo Boo'is it ,hey' Yogi'<cheer's Bob.
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Reply By: boo boo - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:03

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:03
zuks
you got it in one. got the name on a fishing trip more than ten years ago and it stuck. won't tell you what i did though
Regards Bob
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