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Old 09-14-2015, 10:47 PM   #1
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Back up camera replacement

I have a 2000 Allure. The back up camera works sometimes, other times it will have a bunch of squiggly lines running through it which makes it useless.

What system could I purchase that would use the same cable so I don't have to run a new cable through the coach? I would like something that looks close to factory, I don't want to modify my dash or drill into the rear of the coach.

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Old 09-15-2015, 12:16 AM   #2
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With the age of your coach, I assume your camera is black and white.
I suggest you take a photo of the plug wiring and contacts on the camera end and the monitor.
A color camera system with low light capability may require a different wiring harness (additional wires & contacts).
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A digital wireless system like something from Voyager or Rear View Safety would alleviate your need to run wires, or match wires. Of course you'd be dealing with a more rectangular screen rather than the square ones from that era.
When I replaced my camera system I made a plate to cover the hole from the original monitor and then attached the dash mount to it.
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Give Tim a call at http://www.rvcams.com
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Try cleaning and tightening the wire contacts on your dash monitor and camera.

That worked for me 9 years ago, and still does.
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I just installed a camera off of ebay & cut the the ends off the new cable & spiced it to the old cable connectors. Works fine.
I used the existing cable & used the ends of the old camera & monitor. Only 4 wires are needed.
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I just installed a camera off of ebay & cut the the ends off the new cable & spiced it to the old cable connectors. Works fine.
I used the existing cable & used the ends of the old camera & monitor. Only 4 wires are needed.
That is a good idea! Did you use the old monitor or the new, and what kind of coach did you install it in?
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A lot of the times it is the cables causing the problem. I would replace all of the system, the wireless option sounds good.
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I just installed a camera off of ebay & cut the the ends off the new cable & spiced it to the old cable connectors. Works fine.
I used the existing cable & used the ends of the old camera & monitor. Only 4 wires are needed.
Excellent option! Can you post what camera and monitor that you purchased? My other issue is the rear cover where the camera is mounted. I want to keep the existing one since it is painted to match the coach. How do you change out the camera and keep the existing cover?

Thanks for the response
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2000 Country Coach. I replaced the monitor & backup camera & added 2 side cameras. I mounted the new camera above the existing one.
I ordered the monitor & camera from Leviathan Holdings on eBay. They had a lot of good reviews on this an other rv sites. The original cable has has a lot more wires than you would need. I did check the cable with a meter before deciding to use it. I was going to order new ends for the original but decided that I would use the ends off the old monitor an camera & spliced it to the new cable ends. I plan to add a switch in line with the backup connector so that I can have all 3 cameras on when backing up along the side of my house.
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Are you still happy with your backup cameras? You posted in 2013. I'm trying to upgrade my 1998 Newmar Dutchstar camera.
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I just installed a camera off of ebay & cut the the ends off the new cable & spiced it to the old cable connectors. Works fine.
I used the existing cable & used the ends of the old camera & monitor. Only 4 wires are needed.
Which camera did you buy? When I look on Ebay most are made in China. Not necessarily a bad thing but......
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