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Old 02-22-2011, 08:36 PM   #15
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I did not have a backup camera on my unit but it did not take me long to "rig" one up after checking out the prices i decided to find other alternatives. I purchased a night vision colored outdoor security camera from Harbor Freight for $ 35 and a TV/DVD PLAYER off the internet and bingo it worked great worst part was locating the camera where it would be the most efficient as far as view, and yes I leave it on all the time and would n`t do without it !!
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:24 PM   #16
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I did not have a backup camera on my unit but it did not take me long to "rig" one up after checking out the prices i decided to find other alternatives. I purchased a night vision colored outdoor security camera from Harbor Freight for $ 35 and a TV/DVD PLAYER off the internet and bingo it worked great worst part was locating the camera where it would be the most efficient as far as view, and yes I leave it on all the time and would n`t do without it !!
Do you have any pictures of the set-up?
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:50 PM   #17
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Mine is on all the time also. I have measure off about 30 feet behind the Motor Home and placed a dot on my screen where that is. So when I pass a car, and their front bumper is at the dot I know I have passed him and there is 30 feet between us.
Let's see...one rig length per 10 mph...30feet...hmmm hope you aren't heading back over then. Or you are driving 5mph.
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I do not have any pictures of this set up but I will try to describe somewhat of how I did this, the camera comes with a long cable that is probably 60' in length or more it hooks up to camera, it looks like telephone cable, I ran this wire taking the rear brake light underneath the rear window and ran it through the hollow fiberglass shell down close to driver side taillight then ran the cable under the chassis with wire ties to front of vehicle and fed up through where the cables come in from engine housing into dash then set my dvd/tv 7" monitor on dash in the middle, which it folds down so you can store it easy, most of these monitors have a AV hookup and the camera which also comes with a hookup that the cable hooks into also has a power cable the camera is very well built and is made to hook up to TV or anything with a AV jack, I probably have less than $ 160 total in this and works great the camera has great "nigh vision " sound built in, and after trying the wireless unit that was with the motorhome which was a 2.5" screen and not clear at all this for the money work`s very well and well worth my time, if you are handy or know some one that can help you I would say on a scale of 1 to 10,10 being the most difficult this for me was a 6, hope I have helped you, good luck!!
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:25 PM   #19
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Let's see...one rig length per 10 mph...30feet...hmmm hope you aren't heading back over then. Or you are driving 5mph.
As they say in Alabama 'huh' how does the location of the car behind him affect his speed?
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Think he was referring to close interval between rigs when moving back over to other lane after passing in that if either rig did not maintain their speed it would be cutting things a tad close.
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Think he was referring to close interval between rigs when moving back over to other lane after passing in that if either rig did not maintain their speed it would be cutting things a tad close.
I always thought that when one object was passing another, the one doing the passing is going faster than the one being passed. Well, that is true for most situations except for those that don't like to be passed and then they create road rage.

If someone passes me and then slows down slower than what my cruise is set to or the speed that I am doing, then I will be passing them quickly and without hesitation with the pedal to the metal. It's those types of driver's that drive me nuts so it's best to get way out of their way.

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