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Old 10-08-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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Camera mounting

I have a 1997 Safari Serengeti class a that i recently bought. I appears to have what i believe to be an aftermarket rear view camera system. The camera is a model chnv-s and had a lcd display mounted on the dash. When buying the unit the camera looked good and I didn't notice any problems. Then after dark it was useless. The screen went completely white. I found this is cause by a crack in the plexiglass panel molded into the rear of the motorhome that this camera sits behind. The crack hardly shows up during the day. I believe the crack is reflecting the infrared lighting when they come on after dark and that crack is blinding the camera.

So my question is. Do i replace the plexiglass and do you think this will resolve the issue or will it still reflect? It appears that the camera is designed to be mounted outside. So i guess i am curious if i should remount it outside the protection of motorhomes built in housing and gain the sound capability it also comes with, or replace the plexiglass and hope it doesn't still reflect off it. I am limited on time for this fix, and the camera taken out of the motorhome seems work really well in the dark when not going through this piece of plexiglass. Thoughts??? I would probably. Op ot use the audio portion much, but might be nice if DW is assisting with backing into storage building i could here her say stop. But that is not a requirement.

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The camera is probably designed to work in the weather. Remove the camera from its current location. I would suggest you replace the plexiglass with a suitable color metal panel and mount the camera on the outside. Good luck and keep us posted.

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I don't know what your camera housing looks like but this was the only place I found that had my housing. About have way down. They sell the housing without the camera also. INTEC Video Systems - Car Vision Products
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