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Old 02-14-2011, 02:25 AM   #1
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Intermittent Backup Camera

I am having an intermediate problem with my backup camera. After extensive searching for loose connections, I found that the camera works well when the weather is cool or cold, but shuts down when the weather gets hot. My work up sheet from when the coach was built calls out an Innovision Backup Camera was used. I have found no information so far online about these cameras. Does anyone know if this company is still making backup cameras? My camera works with my Silverleaf system and any replacement would have to be compatible.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:25 PM   #2
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When they strung the cable from our camera to the dashboard, they cut it off and repaired the cut....but didn't do an adequate job. The reason they cut the cable was that the standard cable came with connectors on both ends that wouldn't fit through the hole they cut in the angle iron in the back of the generator compartment. It took a long time to discover the problem...and I had the camera folks send me a new cable....it was only during the cable restringing process that I discovered the cut/repair splice. I'd look for a splice first.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:40 AM   #3
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Well, I've had the same problem for years now with my 2005. Sometimes it will go for days traveling with no problems and then all of a sudden, it blacks out for the rest of the day.
Thanks Mike for hopefully also solving my problem. Once the weather gets better, I'll take a look.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:44 AM   #4
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B/u Camera

I had that intermittent problem last year. A tech unscrewed the screen in the m/h and opened it up. When he did that, a loose wire became disconnected. He put it back and it has been ok since.
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The earlier Alpine's had a B&W back-up camera, has anyone upgraded this to a color camera and does that require rewiring to the front of the coach?

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Old 04-21-2011, 01:06 PM   #6
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I replaced mine with this Amazon.com: Pyle PLCMB20 Universal Mount Infrared Adjustable Angle Rear View Camera with Anti-glare Shield: Automotive a year ago. Worked fine until recently when water got in after a big storm. These cameras need a coax cable and 12v which you already have connected to the existing camera. Just make sure any connection you make is watertight.
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Smile back-up camera replacement

Thanks very much Algoma, am ordering same from Amazon.

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Don't know if most are installed like this but here is what fixed mine.

Back up camera died
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:54 PM   #9
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Algoma:

Did the camera plug right into your existing connection, need a new connection or did you have to re-run wiring? Did you just mount it using the top bracket? Were any modifications required?



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Remove the center clearance light/camera and cut the wires. Identify the 2 wires that are for the light ( there are 4 wires plus the video coax) and splice into the wires of the new light you are installing. Mount the new camera bracket just below the light with pop rivets and drill through the center to run the camera wires through. Now you can either cut the connectors off and splice again or do what I did which is to attach connectors to the old wires which will allow you to remove the camera in the future. Depends how you feel about using a soldering iron while standing on a ladder.
I then used self amalgamating tape to provide a waterproof seal over the connectors and a cable tie to hold the wires behind the camera.
Sorry I can't show you a picture as my coach is in storage at the moment.
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mounting new back-up camera

Thanks Algoma, did you use the bottom bracket to pop rivit the camera onto the coach and did you remove the top bracket?

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In the picture the bottom bracket is the one you mount on the coach. The top is a sun shade which you can adjust as you can the camera angle using the screw you can see on the side.
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Many thanks Algoma, will save me a bunch of time I sure.

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Old 04-22-2011, 10:21 AM   #14
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My monitor is snowy with no picture does that mean it is the camera that need replacing.
we have the sony monitor on our 94 winnebago.
this is one of the last things we need to do before our maiden trip
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