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Old 06-01-2015, 09:48 AM   #1
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Installing a rear view (wireless) camera in Mirada

I just finished installing and testing the rear view camera in my Mirada.

The camera and wireless transmitter/receiver run about $20 on e-bay. I'm using the LCD TV as the monitor, but will probably also use a small 4 inch monitor for the camera. The TV is nice for backing up, but not practical for driving down the road.

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Old 06-02-2015, 06:47 PM   #2
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Man you just keep stepping up to the plate.

Would you believe just about two hours ago before I read your post I ordered a wireless camera with 7 inch monitor from eBay $ 67 might be junk but spend more on coffee so will see what happens.

I will try it wireless but have read a lot of negatives about the wireless if necessary I can run hard wire from camera to monitor.

I had not scoped out how I would do mine and now I don't have to you just did it for me.

I jumped on to your website and saw your thermostat, might do that also but I am okay with how mine works but I do like how you can set a specific temperature instead of a guess.

Ok now I have a new project for you, on your outside mirrors on the bottom there are some very small turn lights. .. just bought off eBay 4 inch round amber double sided led lights kind with a threaded stud like you see on trucks ...I will remove the little stock ones drill and tap to receive the new.

I just want people coming up to be aware I want over so I think this could help. .. won't hurt.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:29 AM   #3
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Jerry,

Thanks for the comments.

I'm not sure how the wireless will work out. The transmitter runs warmer than I think it should. I'm scouting out a way to run the video wire if things don't work out with the wireless.

Like yourself, I enjoy doing these projects and upgrades. My Mirada was 13 years old when I bought it, so technology and systems have changed significantly.

http://www.2001mirada.com/the-search/

I also like to do the web site stuff. And, its a perfect log of whats been done to the MH. When I sold my Ole Toyota, buyers would ask what all's been done. I would point them to the web site where they could see the entire history of my ownership, with text and photos. Probably the best documented MH on the planet.

A lot of the system type upgrades that applied to the Ole Toyota apply to the Mirada.

The Mirada is also one of the lower end class "A", so that leaves a great deal of room for "personalizing" it.

TURN SIGNALS

Mine doesn't have turn signals in the exterior mirrors, but that's not a bad idea. Gives greater visibility to the guy who's beside you and also makes it more visible to me when I leave my blinker on.

Post some photos so I can copy your idea.
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I'm not sure how the wireless will work out. The transmitter runs warmer than I think it should. I'm scouting out a way to run the video wire if things don't work out with the wireless.

Like yourself, I enjoy doing these projects and upgrades. My Mirada was 13 years old when I bought it, so technology and systems have changed significantly.

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The Mirada is also one of the lower end class "A", so that leaves a great deal of room for "personalizing" it.

TURN SIGNALS

Mine doesn't have turn signals in the exterior mirrors, but that's not a bad idea. Gives greater visibility to the guy who's beside you and also makes it more visible to me when I leave my blinker on.

Post some photos so I can copy your idea.
I had my My Mirada( twin brother to yours) for over 8 years.Great RV with Lots of great memories. Our had turn signals on the mirrors but always kept putting off doing a rear camera. Like you say, lots of customizing that can be done on that unit.
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LOuie;

Thanks. The Mirada is a nice step up from our Ole Toyota. The systems in the Mirada are basic and almost identical to the Toyhouse. Nothing fancy, nothing automatic, just basic, simple, easy to work on.

The quality of materials and construction is on the lower end of mid range. We'll probably keep it 5-6 years then upgrade to something a little larger with slides.
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Waiter21,

I went a step further with a wireless camera system. I replaced the single input dash monitor with a duel and while wiring in the lights on a Honda CRV for towing behind the coach I include a license plate frame camera and the transmitter. Change the normal four wire plug for the lights with a six wire to power the camera and transmitter from the coach. The transmitter is in the rear door of the CRV and the receiver is in the dash of the coach with about 45' separation. Gives me a view from the rear of the CRV so I can see when the lane is clear when passing.

I did the side view mirror turn signal lights last month. Easy project plus I repainted the mirrors which were starting to flake. Used these - Amazon.com: Maxxima M09300Y Amber 3/4" Round Combination Clearance Marker Light: Automotive from Amazon at $7.25 a light. 30' of coach and no indicator of turning except at the front and rear just didn't seem right.
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Sweetbriar;

That is a SWEET idea.

I just ordered another camera and wireless transmitter to install in my Civic TOAD.

I also got the amber lights on order for my mirrors. Do yo have a photo? Do I mount them on the outside, or bottom? I think I would like to be able to see them from the drivers seat. Whats your experience?
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Don't know if this will work trying to upload pics of the mirrors I put on.
These lights are amber on both sides.

Big improvement, you could just barely see the small ones and the new ones are led.

FYI those small lights are really small the pictures make them look bigger than they are the round ones are about four times as big.
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