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Redwolf Journeys - Mods - Cameras

Posted 10-03-2020 at 07:38 PM by Red Wolf
Updated 10-04-2020 at 11:34 AM by Red Wolf

The side/rear view camera system on Big Al was bad when we bought it. The black and white system was fuzzy. Fiddling with the contrast improved it, but...it was still not good.

Tiffin had the parts to upgrade - a 7" LCD, two side and a rear camera - that used the existing wire cabling. Unfortunately, the Triplevision CC45 side cameras didn't work well with the LCD, and had a really grainy low res image.

I sent them back and picked up some nice (and less expensive) Voyager color camera that generate a much nicer image. They did, however, need new cabling run. It was easy - the Allegro has two 3" wide ports on either side of the firewall run cables through, and there's plenty of space under the dash. I did not pull out the old cables - there were just too many zip strips holding large bundles of wires together to get them out where I could barely reach them. I just cut them short and let them lie.

I had to pull the dash to get the old CRT display out. Luckily it's just held in by screws. I made a template for the screws and cut a sheet of black Plexiglas to make a mounting plate. It worked well. Love the new visibility.

Cost - About $1200.

Old display
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There's a lot of space back there!
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New display
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New side cam
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One note about the Voyager cams - they give you a nice template for drilling the mounting holes - a clear plastic overlay that you tape to the spot. They recommend a 1/16" drill to pre-drill for the self taping screws. That was NOT big enough, or they're weak screws, as I broke two of them. For the other side I used a 3/32" and that allowed the screws some bite without them jamming.
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