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Old 09-16-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
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Back up camera fix

WE have owned our 2005 Holiday Rambler for almost a year now and the whole time our back-up camera has not really worked. It either has lines on it or has a very blurry picture. I found a company called RV cams inc. If you send your camera and monitor to them they will trouble shoot them for free. So I decided that was what we would do.

I was up on the rv trying to figure out how to unhook the camera and I had to almost totally disassemble it, only to find out there was no way to get the wires out of the case and take the camera off. They evidently put the wire through the case and then put the connector on. So I put the camera back together and the picture was a little better but still blurry.

DH said is there anyway that the camera can be adjusted so its not blurry. I said are you thinking maybe it just needs to be focused or something? So I turned the end of the little camera lens and sure enough that was all it was, it was just out of focus. I wish we would have thought of that before I took the whole thing apart. Standing on a ladder trying to put itty bitty screws back in was a pain. And I would have felt really stupid if I had sent the camera and monitor off and it was only out of focus..
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Thanks for the info. I didn't know it had an adjustment. Our camera has no connector. It's hard wired in.
Happy you got yours fixed.
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing that. Could save someone else a lot of effort. So I guess I will add my own little problem in case someone does a search this could save them time as well. My 08 HR Endeavor has a voyager system. The rear camera moves up and down and it has one way audio. Recently it started to change from rear view to the AV input which does not have a camera. Mine has three and was originally setup to trigger with turn signals or when in reverse. The cable that connects to the monitor pigtail has an internal short from the microphone audio power lead to the AV trigger lead. Cannot fix it since it is potted. Temporary fix was to disconnect the White lead supplying dc power to the microphone. Can't hear anything anyway with that monster engine in back.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:10 AM   #4
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If you have an iPhone and want modern wireless technology, the camera system in the following link works great. It uses your iPhone rather than a monitor as the display. The camera can be mounted either inside a rear window or on the MH or TT roof for IR night vision. Works great and reduces dash clutter: Wireless Rear View Camera

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Old 09-23-2014, 11:40 AM   #5
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Back up Camera Issues

Hello Fellow iRV2's

I have a 2000 Beaver Patriot Thunder and my rear back up Camera is very blurry and getting worse, the part number on the camera is SMC #2300315. The SMC is short for Safari Motor Coach the camera number is 2300315. I got a quote from Beaver Customer Service for $600.00 for a new camera. What Im hoping someone on here knows is where I could find this same camera for a little less money. The camera itself is inside the rear cap and is accessible from inside the rear closet. Any help or information would be great.

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Unless you can tell us the brand and model of the camera, there's no assurance of finding an exact replacement. $600 is absurd! Before paying that much, find a camera tech who can replace it with a reasonable facsimile for 1/2 or less that price.
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Hello acstokes,

The only info that I have on the camera is as follows:

1996 color camera
SMC#2300315
20VC71505JP.1

As I said before the SMC stands for Safari Motor Coach.

Since Monaco bought Safari and Beaver and a couple of others its a bit difficult to find exact matches for much of anything. However on a good note I may have found a camera from rvcams.com for $118.00 we shall see.

Thanks for your input.
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Jeff,
If it's a 1996 model it's old technology anyway and should be replaced.

Best of luck with the new camera.
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Highsticker here I have 07 holiday rambler 42 foot with the voyager camera mine is acting the same way so I think I’ll cut the white wire and see what happens I have no sound right now but I do have AV On top of the screen and on the bottom of the screen but everything works except going down the road I have no picture thanks for information
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