Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Definitely a plus

I'm really pleased with my new wireless rear view camera - with its wide angle lens its great for everyday driving as well as for backing into campsites - should have installed one sooner!


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  1. Wow! You can see someone loading their pick up with 20 pounds of nutmeg at Costco!

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  2. Really nice, and I like the way you mounted it. I have the same console in my Chinook - now I am trying to remember what I did with the ashtray insert!

    Would you mind sharing the brand/model/source of the camera? I have "rear view camera" on my wishlist. Thanks from a fellow Chinooker.

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  3. I think I figured out that it is this one.

    http://www.rearviewsafety.com/products/wireless-systems/wireless-backup-camera-system-cigarette.html

    I was slightly hoping for a 5" screen, but everything else about this one looks really good, so I may go with it (and shamelessly copy your mount!). I know it's subjective, but if you could have a 5" screen instead.... would you? (Not offered with this system, but other ones have the option.)

    So glad you posted about this as I had somewhat "back burnered" it and this has brought it back to the top of my list.

    Where did you connect the power wire for the camera? I see some folks have used the clearance lights (so they turn on their running lights to use the camera). Just wondering what you did since we have same rigs.

    Thank you!

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    1. Hello Fellow Chinooker:

      Yes, that's the system that I installed.

      I guess if 5" had been an option I might have considered it given the limited space on an E350, but mounted where it is I'm happy with the 7" monitor. I bought the system based on reviews and the fact that it is wireless.

      The system supports up to 4 cameras and the monitor can display all of them simultaneously - I suppose if I added side cameras later it would be another neat attribute of the larger monitor.

      Yes I butt jointed the camera into the center clearance light - easy to do and works great. I mounted the camera on the flat area above the light.

      Oh, and thanks for following the blog :)

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    2. Thanks so much for the additional info. I very much enjoy your blog - thanks for sharing it!

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  4. I was wondering how the camera works in low light conditions such as dark campgrounds with nothing but natural moon light? Ive been trying to decide what kind of setup to use for security cameras.

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    1. It's good in low light conditions at dusk. Not sure what it would be like in only moonlight.

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    2. Thanks for the reply. I love what you have done with the Chinook. Keep posting away as I enjoy keeping up with everything. :)

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