Reverse Sounder

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 23:32
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Hiya Guys

How many of you have these fitted to your 4wd,I know they sound crap but are they really effective !

or are reverse cameras more the goer !




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Reply By: Rock Ape - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 06:10

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 06:10
I believe reverse warning alarms work great with adults, but I don't thing young kids would recognise the danger. However they do have there place in noisy enviroments, the down side is they drive people nuts if they are loud.

Cameras are great, however having said that they suffer flare from the sun in the early morning and late afternoon. They also require reverse lighting at night.

Cameras are great for reversing though and you do get a good view of what's behind you.

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Follow Up By: str- Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 08:01

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 08:01
some cameras like mine have infered for night vision. I have mine tucked up at the top of the canopy which helps for the glare and keeps it out of the sun so it doesnt overheat. Only problem then is the dirty window.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 06:26

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 06:26
Just means you will have to reverse park your vehicle in the evening other wise your missus will diviorce you for reversing out the driveway at 5.30 to go to work
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Reply By: Member - Ann D (WA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 08:43

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 08:43
My revenge on the noisey neighbours kids in there hotted up cars.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 08:52

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 08:52
I bought a good one for about $94 dollars , I think it needs removing and clean the bulldust out of it, sounds like a sick chicken, I tried the cheap $10 job years ago and they don't last long before thay start sounding like a Mozzie, Was going to get a Caterpillar same as the Earth moving equipment use but when told the price of over $200 ...changed my mind.

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Follow Up By: Rock Ape - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 16:04

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 16:04
Doug and tribe,
The alarm will just need a clean and adjustment, hopefully it has a screw adjustment on it.

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Reply By: lifeisgood - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 08:53

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 08:53
Hi We have bushes bocking our driveway exit point and a school just down the road so you have to be very careful with the 4by.
I have thought about the Jaycar style reversing alarms but would put it on a dash switch to use with some discretion especially out of hours , backing into caravan sites etc.
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 09:01

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 09:01
I drove a garbage truck around inner city Brisbane.
When reverse was selected, the BEEPer came on as well as a large amber revolving light on top, 2 large reverse (worklights), small inbuilt reverse light and for good mesure I'd put the"hazard
" lights on.
Even with ALL this going on poeple STILL walked into/Drove into the BIG blind spot behind the truck not giving a stuff for their own personal safety, point is, BEEPer's don't work for some adults either, If you back over the idiot, YOU go!.
99% of waste removal trucks of any description,in any city are equipt with reverse camera's for this reason
GET THE CAMERA if this is what you are worried about.
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This is a photo of the screen, with poor light the side camera's inbuilt infared light is still affective.
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The colour guide lines where not that really affective in judging distance, still once you got confident with using it I was able to get within 100mm of whatever I was reversing upto.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 13:21

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 13:21
*If you back over the idiot*

You get out and look around to see if there are witness's and throw him in the Waste Removal ! lol
Just put it down to perks of the job,everyone has them ~(8--)



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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 10:42

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 10:42
I bought 4 reverse lights with a beeper in them the other day, to put on the 4 100 series I have, as every afternoon they are reversed down the drive way.

The problem is that the light is a blade type and the lights I bought didn't fit and they don't make such a light with a beeper, so bugger.

I have a 5 turning 6 year old, he has been drilled about when the cars come home and so far he has been great about it, we also have a police with our guides that they know were he is EG: inside or with someone before they back down the drive way.

During the season we can have as many as 8 4wd in or on the front yard, they are 6 100 series 2 with trailers one 11 seater Toyota Arkana and one 13 seater OKA.

Anyway the reverse light with beeper was $13.44 and just replaces you existing reverse light, If anyone doe's know of one that fits a 100 series please let me know.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: autosparky - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 11:17

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 11:17
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 13:24

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 13:24
I was at my mechanics lately and i love going through his pamphlets from Bursons,Narva,Repco etc etc

I noticed the reverse sounder hence this question !

A Hilux with Canopy is hard to see everything when in reverse!

Thanks guys for your replies too

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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 14:36

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 14:36
I always reverse in, its safer...silverback
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 15:22

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 15:22
I have one in Darkie and it is loud and obnoxious at 4 in the morning. But people around here certainly get out of the way, the joys of living in predominately heavy industry area I suppose.

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