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Old 06-29-2017, 03:58 AM   #1
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Windsport new camera monitor

I read a post on the Thor forum where a member (Oldgold) had added a 9" monitor to his dash and tied in to his camera system, two other members made the same mod and I decided to follow in their footsteps. I hated the factory Axerra system, I had to lean over to see it and the screen picture quality is very poor.

I purchased a 9" monitor from Rear View Safety, https://www.rearviewsafety.com which I received quickly, nice people. The installation was fairly quick and easy to do. When I ordered my monitor I also chose to use a Ram mount rather than drill in to my dash.

On the dash I already had a suction cup disk and attached the Ram mount to that. I cut a small notch in the forward corner of the removable dash cover to run the wiring harness. If you have the little silver switch box for your factory camera system installation is a breeze. The monitor comes with a harness that connects directly the the factory camera plugs, just unscrew them from the box one at a time and connect to the new harness. The switch box also has a connector which has all the other wiring you need, power, ground, and trigger wires for reverse and turn signals. After cutting and splicing in the wiring I buttoned up the dash and was done except for calibrating the monitor.

Monitor calibration was fairly simple, contrast, brightness, and saturation (color). All three camera can be displayed at the same time in several different configurations to suit what you prefer.

Toatal installation time was about 30 min and IMHO very worth actually being able to see my video display.

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Another picture of the factory switch box. Wiring colors courtesy of my friend Dino. Also there is a red wire, power, and a white wire, ground which are switched with the ignition. There is plenty of wire on the Rear View Safety harness and factory harness to make splicing easy.

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Can a TPMS monitor be somehow tied into the rearview camera screen?

Dave,
Nice write up.
Do you (or some other computer savvy guy) think that a TPMS system can be tied into this kind of all-in-one screen display -- that way everything is constantly visible and you don't need an extra piece of hardware (the TPMS monitor) sitting around?
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Dave,
Nice write up.
Do you (or some other computer savvy guy) think that a TPMS system can be tied into this kind of all-in-one screen display -- that way everything is constantly visible and you don't need an extra piece of hardware (the TPMS monitor) sitting around?
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The TPMS doesn't have any video out so I don't think it would be possible, good idea though!!!
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I did a bit of EBay research, and there is THIS interface for TMPS's, but it is only for 4 tire sensors!. I think it plugsinto ANY DVD or camera monitor (like rear camera).
Can anyone figure out how to make it work for 6 or more wheels???

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That is its own proprietary system made specifically for cars and to plug in to a dash monitor/radio, it would no be compatible with the TPMS like we use on RVs.
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That is its own proprietary system made specifically for cars and to plug in to a dash monitor/radio, it would no be compatible with the TPMS like we use on RVs.
Thanks. Too bad, but this is the type of interface I'd like -- so the TPMS info would constantly be visible, without having to dig for the handheld monitor.
I'd ALSO like the handheld monitor to still be operative though.
In other words, both methods of viewing the info.
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The beauty of a good tpms is you dont have to monitor it all the time. It will notify you if there is a problem.

With that said i check mine every 30 to 60 minutes.

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Dave,
Nice write up.
Do you (or some other computer savvy guy) think that a TPMS system can be tied into this kind of all-in-one screen display -- that way everything is constantly visible and you don't need an extra piece of hardware (the TPMS monitor) sitting around?
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I can't tell you who yet as it is proprietary information, but there is a major mfg in the RV TPMS marketplace coming out with a smartphone version soon. More to come on this as I get it.
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The beauty of a good tpms is you dont have to monitor it all the time. It will notify you if there is a problem.

With that said i check mine every 30 to 60 minutes.

Jerry
Exactly. Constantly checking status of tires. Worries that by the time the alarm goes off, one won't be quick enough to pull over, so constantly watch for slow changes in temp and pressure.
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