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Old 09-16-2016, 07:15 AM   #1
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Rear View Camera

The black/white rear view camera (which I believe was factory installed) was connected to the TV when I bought the 1998 36' Alpine.

I have since connected it to the Entrada GPS color screen which was in the coach when I bought it.

Can any one recommend a COLOR camera that can be installed in the original location and connected to the original wiring that will work with the Entrada GPS display?

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Any other simple and inexpensive solution to get a color image on GPS display screen.

Please consider the KISS and "If it ain't broke don't fix it" principles.

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Old 09-16-2016, 08:26 AM   #2
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Talk to Joe, @ 4UCAM.com is a wireless system that only needs 12 volts for power. The system is works pretty good, I added a sideview system that works ok.


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Old 01-29-2017, 09:11 AM   #3
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The image from the OEM black and white camera to my after market color GPS monitor is unsatisfactory.

I bought a wireless Yada backup camera and monitor at Costco. The camera is designed to be mounted on the license plate.

I haven't installed it yet.

Anyone who has replaced the OEM system have suggestions for the best location to mount the new camera?

Or recommendations for other camera/monitor systems either wired or wireless that work well on a 36' alpine.

Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:58 PM   #4
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Talk to Tim at rear view safety. He is very helpful and might have some good suggestions.
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Old 01-30-2017, 07:37 AM   #5
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My rearview camera was shot when I bought her. I wanted a GPS so I purchased a Garmin RV 760LMT w/ Wireless Backup Camera. Works great.
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Dreamacre,

Were you able to mount the new camera in the original location and use the existing 12v power supply?

On my 1998 36' the camera is located in the center clearance light. Is yours the same?

Thanks for the response.
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I became annoyed with having to look up over my head for the monitor so went with a Voyager Monitor with a wireless remote camera. Works well and the camera fit into the spot where the old camera was. This camera required being wired into 12-volt so we tied into one of the marker lights. Monitor plugs into the 12-v connection next to the driver's right knee.
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Jeff,
My 1998 has the camera mounted in the center rear clearance/marker light bucket. The red clearance light lens mounts onto the camera body and obscures the image. I assumed that this was installed at the factory. Maybe not.

The camera was wired to the television which I also found inconvenient. I rewired it to display on the aftermarket GPS screen that was also in the coach when I bought it. The black and white camera doesn't display a good image on the color GPS screen.

I guess the best (and most expensive) solution is to buy the new Garmin RV GPS with the compatible Garmin wireless color camera. And find a suitable mounting place for the camera.

Thanks for the info.
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I rest the Garmin on the dash lip. That way I can remove it if I need it in the tow vehicle. At a later date, I will probably replace the original system but this works fine for now.
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Dreamacre,

Where did you mount the wireless camera?
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Above the rear license plate, on the plate frame. I will try to take a picture for you and post.
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The problem with placing the camera at a low level is if you tow anything you can not see anything but the front of the vehicle you are towing, so the camera becomes useless. I use the camera a lot when traveling and towing a vehicle so I make sure I have cleared the vehicle behind me when changing lanes.

Replacing the camera on the spoiler is relatively easy since the cap is open and you can run wires up and down with ease.
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Here are pictures of the new camera I installed. I replaced all 5 clearance lights with new LED lights and mounted the camera with a simple metal bracket. The camera now sits just below the rear "spoiler" and works great. I used the 2 screws that mount the center clearance light to mount the new bracket.
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Thanks for the picture. Nice installation.

I'll mount mine like that if I can find or fabricate a mounting bracket like yours.
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