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Old 04-14-2019, 11:46 PM   #1
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License Plate Holder “CAM”

I have a hard time judging the very front of our class A, does anyone info or has installed a Bluetooth “License plate holder cam” on their rig?

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Old 04-15-2019, 06:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to IRV2! I don't have a camera like you are asking about but I work for a farmer who put one on the back of his truck to make it easier to hook up to trailers. Works real well. Good clear picture that allows you to judge your distance from an object.

Don't know why one wouldn't work on the front for the same purpose. Could possibly have a problem with bug splats!

In my barn I hung a rope down from a rafter. When my windshield touches the rope its time to stop.

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:51 AM   #3
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I wonder if it would be possible to hook up a Garmin camera to the front if you already have a back up camera and have it tie into your GPS. That might work.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:01 AM   #4
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I just installed a new Kenwood DNX775RVS head unit and dash cam yesterday. Hooked up to my dash cam, rear view cam and side turn signals. That does take a signal switch since there are not enough video connections. In fact I'm still working on the camera location and wrapping the wires up.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:03 AM   #5
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Where I park my RV at home there is a VERY tight maneuver I have to do get it in to its spot. I've got a utility power box that's about 3'x3'x2' tall that I have to JUST miss as I turn the nose past it (meanwhile the back is about 6" from the eave of my house). I simply cannot see that box in front of me when I'm going in or out of the parking place.

I didn't want to HAVE to depend on having a spotter up front, so I bought a cheap wired back-up camera with a 180 degree field of view and mounted it in the grill. I've got it hooked to an on/off switch so that I can only turn it on when I need it. It's just a 5" monitor and mounted off to the side out of my direct line of sight when driving, so it's not a bother when I'm not using it - and very handy to have when I need to see what is right in front of the RV.
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Here is a link to something similar I did to my Jeep.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:30 AM   #7
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When I used to drive school buses, and we parked real tight in the yard..........the rule of thumb was, pull in until it sounds expensive, and then pull back about a half foot.
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The last time I checked, the Garmin cameras didn’t support a left-right flip. Mounting one on the front license plate will work for front clearance, but right and left would be reversed.

You’d think there would be more front view cameras. I had a rental Ford Explorer with one.
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You can buy a very inexpensive WIRED camera and monitor from Amazon. Here is one for under $50.00.


Don't go wireless....you'll have nothing but drop out issues. The above camera can be mounted on your license plate frame and you can place the monitor anywhere you want. Simply feed the cable from the dash to the front bumper.
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Originally Posted by jgbram View Post
I have a hard time judging the very front of our class A, does anyone info or has installed a Bluetooth “License plate holder cam” on their rig?
Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Noticed that you are kinda new on IRV2 and wanted to say hello!

I have never heard of a camera for that application. I would think it would be hard to keep the lens clean down that low! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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