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Old 10-23-2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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B&W to Color

This may be a subject that has been discussed before but I couldn't find anything in my search. We recently sold our Bounder that we installed a wired color system. We now have a Winnebago with a factory installed system. Problem is that it is just B & W. We were spoiled with the color system and are now wondering if there are any cameras and monitors that are compatible with the wiring currently in this unit ???

Anyone ??
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Doing the same thing

I am in the process of doing the same thing to my 2006 Hurricane. I bought a complete system, Camera with infra red for night time, 7 inch Digital Monitor and 49ft Cable. You can buy some adapters if the camera and monitor take different connections. I ran a new cable because the old one was 10 years old and the connections were different on the new system. I could have cut the connections off of the new cable and spliced them on to the old cable, but it was no big deal for me to replace the old cable. I have the old Voyager AOM78 Monitor and camera if anyone is interested. Will sell it cheap. I will be posting a article in my blog when I get the job done. The new unit is going in the dash in the place of the old one. THe new one is a little bit smaller than the old CRT monitor so I am making a oak template to fit the hole were the old monitor was. Total cost for all of the parts is under $75.
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Here is a link to a Google search of iRV2 posts with the term "camera" in them.

Tim at RV Cams has helped a number of us with compatibility and changeover questions. Here's a link to the RV Cams Web site.
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Mhbell, if you have done that changeover, I would sure like to know how it went/goes with pulling the new cable. I am looking at the same upgrade and also want the new cable in my 2000 CC Integra.
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Mark ... my question to you is, do you need a new cable ? I was very lucky in that the company I bought the camera from carries the same brand as was initially installed in our coach. I went from B & W to a color camera and because I was able to find the same brand I was able to get the same camera connection as I had with the B & W. I'm also confident that you can find adapters that will mate it properly. I have no idea what brand you have or if you are dead set on replacing the cable but I do know that Tim at RVCam.com was great in helping me.

Best of luck in whatever direction you go. I am one happy and COLORFUL camper now.
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Mhbell, if you have done that changeover, I would sure like to know how it went/goes with pulling the new cable. I am looking at the same upgrade and also want the new cable in my 2000 CC Integra.
For me the install went pretty good and it was not that hard to pull in a new cable. I had to cut the old cable because it was hung up or else secured somehow in the rear cap, so I could not use it to pull in the new cable. Here is what I did above the Camera cable where it enters the rear cap was the middle clearance light. I removed it and also the one on the drivers side corner. I took a steel electricians fish tape and inserted it in the corner clearance Light hole and ran it over to the center clearance light. I grabbed it with a bent metal Clothes hanger and tied a Ball of heavy twine on the fish tape and pulled it over to the corner clearance light. I then took the Fish tape with the twine still attached and ran it straight down towards the bottom of the coach which was open. I also removed the tail light on that side so I could see where the fish tape was going. (I probably did not have to do that But it was only 4 screws) as soon as the fish tape came out the bottom, I unhooked the twine and tied and taped the twine to the new cable. I cut the old cable at that point and pulled the new cable up to the center clearance Light. I then fished the twine to the camera hole below and pulled the new cable out of the camera hole about 1 foot and put a Large nut on it so it could not be pulled back in. I then threaded the new cable under the motor home following where the old cable was and used new nylon wire ties to secure it. I threaded it in the old cable hole in the firewall and only had a couple of feet left. 32 ft motor home and a 15 meter (49 ft) cable. I attached the cable to the color monitor and and installed the camera and everything is working great. I installed the monitor in the dash where the old B & W was.
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Thanks guys. I have a Panasonic av70. CD changer, am/fm, rear view all combined. I do not need the entertainment options anymore though everything works except the rear view. Yeah, I probably dont NEED to pull new cable if my install works, and I'd rather not pull new cable, just wondering if it could be done IF I ended up needing to. I suspect the camera unit at the rear. The glitchyness of wireless does not work for me.
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OH ..... WIRELESS. Nuff said. I thought you already had a cabled system in place and wanted to pull a cable through the same place. Nearly impossible. I used to have an '01 Bounder with no system. I had a channel that surrounded the rear so I cut a hole and then unscrewed the channel for as much as I needed to. Ran it down the right side, although after doing it I would have chosen the left side, and then along the frame. The biggest issue I had was getting it back inside. There just wasn't any easy entry point. Finally did it and was super happy with the results. It was a color system that we purchased from Costco for about $200.00. It came with everything including 60' of cable. When you do a frame mount, if you do, make sure it's not so tight that it creates a rub against the cable.

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I just upgraded my 2007 backup monitor and camera to color after the other one bit the dust.
The system I got was a complete plug and play with the stock wiring including the camera cable. Give these guys a call.
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