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Old 07-19-2014, 12:29 PM   #15
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I don't want to hijack your thread, but I will anyway. My 2000 Coachman has an Audiovox AOC-75 B&W camera that has quit, can I simply put new camera onto same cable? I think that they no longer make the AOC-75.
yes you can. the only part you might need to mess around is the connectors (harness) they might not be plug-n-play. but that is an easy thing to do.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:34 PM   #16
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A camera retailer can answer that better than I, and the link I posted has a "CHAT" function to help with answers.

My guess is that you'd have to stick with a B&W camera if using the same cable...but let us know if you learn differently.

EDIT: I just sent them a message, so will post when they reply
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normally the cable transferring video is a coax, the same for w/b and color. i replaced the rear camera but using the same cable, it works great.
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:47 PM   #18
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b. Wireless cameras chew up bandwidth (according to reviews), so that might be worth knowing if you use your computer on the road.

I wasn't suggesting to use the wifi "cloud" cams...which would be what you are referring to when saying they "...chew up bandwidth..."

I'm suggesting the type that work like Baby monitors......they are analog cameras transmitting only to their dedicated wireless receiver/monitor. Doesn't use cell towers OR interfere with wifi.
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Camera upgrade

Here is a thread where a member just installed a backup cam. They would be a good resource to find out how it performs. They installed the Rear View Safety model RVS-7706123WQ

We Did It!!!
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I wasn't suggesting to use the wifi "cloud" cams...which would be what you are referring to when saying they "...chew up bandwidth..."

I'm suggesting the type that work like Baby monitors......they are analog cameras transmitting only to their dedicated wireless receiver/monitor. Doesn't use cell towers OR interfere with wifi.
I'm over my head talking about this subject, and all I'm saying is from sources that reviewed Home camera systems that use DVR recording. Wireless Home cameras can interfere with wifi, according to reviews, but maybe your results will differ.
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Were you able to tape new cable to old (and a tail cord to new) and then pull it through, or is there another trick we should know about?

Hard to imagine pulling a cable 40' through the ceiling without hanging up on something, and that's the sticking point for me getting a color camera.
No I was not able to utilize the old cable instead I removed all the marker light and tail lights and fished the cable through the rear cap down to the frame and zip tied the wires to the frame up to the front cap and into the back side of the dash!
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normally the cable transferring video is a coax, the same for w/b and color. i replaced the rear camera but using the same cable, it works great.
CountryFit, did you change the rear camera with another B/W or Color?
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Check the voltage the old cameras use. Our MH came with a Sony rear and two side cams. They are powered with 7.2V. Kind of strange when about every MH and automobile in the country runs 12V. After jumping through some hoops we were able to replace the defective rear cam with this one ES388 Car CCD Color Reversing Camera 12V/24V 18 IR LED [ES388] - US$28.00 : erisin.com for $30 instead of the $250 for a direct replacement. We did have to power it from a different source and cut off the proprietary plugs then solder on RCA connectors like the rest of the world outside of Sony uses.
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No I was not able to utilize the old cable instead I removed all the marker light and tail lights and fished the cable through the rear cap down to the frame and zip tied the wires to the frame up to the front cap and into the back side of the dash!

That is brilliant! I'm going to be painting my rear cap soon, so will be able to see whether I can drop something down the cap to the frame.

GREAT IDEA
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Side view cameras are a total waste of real estate and money. A good set of mirrors serve the same purpose and, more importantly, I like having my rear view image displayed all the time. I use the rear view camera to ensure my toad is clear of the vehicle I'm passing before I come over. So, I can't activate the turn signal before that happens because I loose the rear view image. I can't think of a single time, in over 50,000 miles of driving my current motorhome, that the side view cameras have proven the least bit useful.
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CountryFit, did you change the rear camera with another B/W or Color?
with a color camera bought from ebay.



my display is alpine. heard nowadays pioneer is good.
as only as your cable is coax or the yellow video cable, color camera is sure no problem.
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I agree with Cousin Ed. Our MH has the rear, left-turn and right-turn view cameras as well, and I do use them. I have found the rear camera essential but the left and right view cameras took some getting used to. After 5 years experience with the three camera system, I must admit I prefer the combination flat/convex side view mirrors along with the rear view camera, over the side view cameras.


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Side view cameras are a total waste of real estate and money. A good set of mirrors serve the same purpose and, more importantly, I like having my rear view image displayed all the time. I use the rear view camera to ensure my toad is clear of the vehicle I'm passing before I come over. So, I can't activate the turn signal before that happens because I loose the rear view image. I can't think of a single time, in over 50,000 miles of driving my current motorhome, that the side view cameras have proven the least bit useful.

Further to my comments in post #5 quoted above, I also use my side mirrors and always on rear view camera for the same purpose (amongst others) as f14av8r. Once past and I know it's safe to pull back into the travel lane, I then activate my turn signal to indicate my intentions. This system works for me too!
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