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Old 12-27-2017, 11:05 PM   #1
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Want to replace Voyager camera in my 04 Coachmen. Options?

Attached is pic. Who has done the swap to newer color with a similar unit? I have read that there are 4 pin to 6 pin adapters and assume an 04 B&W is 4 pin. Can the swap be done without new cable being strung?

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Old 12-28-2017, 01:20 AM   #2
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Aren't some of the newer cameras wireless?
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:42 AM   #3
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Swapped out the failing B/W CRT based system for color LED several years ago. Total cost for material was something like $80. The new monitor wasn't a perfect fit so I cut down a sheet of hobby plywood (1/8" thick) to fit the old mounting holes and new display then painted it black.

I first attempted to swap the ends of the new with old cable but just stripping off insulation of the old showed the conductors were 22 gauge which is a real bear to solder so I ran the new cable. Pulling a new cable wasn't overly difficult across the back of the coach using a snake and the holes cut for the road lights across the back and the tail lights but did require a bit extra in the patients department. Old cable was hard mounted so I could use it to pull the new cable.

Wireless might be a better choice if you don't have a wire snake and a bit of practice working a snake. Just take power from an overhead road light for the camera. Turn the coach headlights on to activate the system when needed.

Not sure about adapters and the four/six pin configuration. The old system was video only four pin but the cable ends were keyed differently. I suspect six wire includes audio.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:09 AM   #4
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Tim at RVcams (link here) helped me with my conversion questions. Give him a call.
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I installed a 5 camera 9" DVR monitor and used the old wiring. I ordered the mating connectors and cameras from Amazon. My installation was easy since my monitor mounts overhead.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:15 AM   #6
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As long as you stay with the brand Voyager you should be able to use your existing cables. I upgraded my old B/W CRT system to a new color flat widescreen. You have to replace all the cameras and the monitor to get color. Wasn’t cheap but it works great. My new cameras just plugged straight in the old connectors.
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Thanks for the responses. RVcams has essentially a drop in Voyager upgrade kit using the existing wiring for about $500 including the new color camera.That looks like the way to go.
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I had a Voyager VOM78 which was black and white, and bought a AOM713 fromRV Cams. It included a wiring harness to plug and play with the old connectors. Installed the new color camera and monitor. Was pretty simple install. All the connectors worked perfectly. My old Votager was very dim and it was hard to see, especially in bright or low light. The new color monitor and camera are much better. Well worth the cost. The new mo Timor is about the same height and width, but much shallower depth.
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I was looking at a system like this. I think $500 in a bit nuts. https://www.ebay.com/itm/9-QUAD-Spli....c100011.m1850
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I was looking at a system like this. I think $500 in a bit nuts. https://www.ebay.com/itm/9-QUAD-Spli....c100011.m1850
Yes, you can purchase new equipment for less than the mentioned upgrade kit- but that doesn't answer the OP's question. He is asking for options that did not require him to run a new cable from front to rear. (I suspect he's also likely looking for a monitor that will fit in the existing dash opening).

The upgrade kit is plug-and-play. Sometimes that worth paying (more) for.
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