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Old 12-09-2011, 08:18 AM   #1
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want to add an inside rear view mirror

Would like to add a wide inside rear view mirror. anyone ever do it and know where to find one...Merry Christmas all.. Mel
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:45 AM   #2
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i have been looking at some various boat mirrors to mount at the bottom of the TV cabinet. this way i can see what is going on in the coach at times.
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i have been looking at some various boat mirrors to mount at the bottom of the TV cabinet. this way i can see what is going on in the coach at times.
I am a lot lazier than that. I wanted a mirror to watch grandkids and fur babies while going down the road so went to a junkyard and found a boat mirror (I think). Took a suction cup mount off an old Garmin and mounted the mirror to it. Now when I need it I just place it on the dash.
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Something like this Hercules GLARE FREE PANORAMIC WIDE-ANGLE MIRRORS - JCWhitney
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The Hercules looks about what I wanted.. now to figure out if I can mount it to the underside of the tv cabinet..thanks.. Mel
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:21 PM   #6
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Mel- jc whitney add says it "clips over existing mirror." If you have the same center speaker I do, perhaps it would clip over the speaker. If not, gotta be a way to make a simple mount.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:23 PM   #8
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I installed a 4" fisheye mirror. They usually come with a bracket. I just screwed it to the underside of the front cabinet, right next to the (center) TV. Works great to see all quarters and check my doo, too.

The larger fisheye is recommended since a smaller one would be too distorted.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:54 AM   #9
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I bought a color camera on ebay (cheap) and installed it on the top of the cabinets above the drivers head. Plugged camera into the 2nd video input of the rear camera monitor. I needed to buy an adapter from RCA plug to Voyager plug, I found it on internet. Wired camera to 12v when ignition is ON. Going down the road, switch video input from tow car to interior cabin. Cost is under $50 plus 4 hours labor, mostly routing wires to keep hidden. Fun project, more complicated than a mirror.

I have since replaced my Voyager monitor and installed a 7" touch screen VGA monitor to monitor the rear toad, interior cabin, and Silver Leaf, had to add a small used computer from ebay, again, for the SL.
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I guess my mirror is actually a 6" fish-eye-style:
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I also installed a 6" fisheye, ordered it from a bus supply company. Works great.
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