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Old 10-22-2021, 08:36 AM   #1
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Aftermarket rear Cameras

My 2008 Journeys camera system has gone out and wondering what anyone has replaced there's with? Any help will be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:45 AM   #2
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I bought the Furrion Vision setup and while I loved it at first it has been a year and a half and the camera lense is foggy and makes for poor picture quality.
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Old 10-23-2021, 06:30 AM   #3
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Here's are 2 good sources. Give them a call and see what they suggest based upon your present system/wiring.

http://www.rvcams.com/

https://www.rearviewsafety.com/
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I've been using a basic Voyager wireless rear camera system since 2013. It has performed adequately with the exception of corrosion causing poor/missing ground connection at the camera when unused for 8 months last year.
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re: Spdracr39 <<... Furrion Vision setup and while I loved it at first it has been a year and a half and the camera lense is foggy and makes for poor picture quality.>> TIP: Have you tried to CLEAN the lens? It is important to note that both rain and cool weather DEW attract dirt/ mud, and CAN strongly affect pic quality. Important that camera be fairly easy to reach from bumper step for a quick wipe when needed, mount BELOW RUNNING LIGHTS Recommended to reduce reflection/GLARE issues at night. Luck to ya
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I put a rear view safety in my previous rig and a generic three camera system in my current rig. Both worked well, and both had the same problem. both rear view cameras had night vision features where ir LEDs illuminate the area behind the coach with the idea that it helps backing up in the dark. I feel this feature should be absent or at least have the option in the menu to be turned off.

The problem is, the ir LEDs are on all the time when it's dark. They are also behind the glass window in the housing. Wile there's shielding around the camera lens to prevent the light from entering the lens, what happens is ANY dirt, moisture or road film on the out side of the glass scatters ir light into the camera's view resulting in a white out or fogging of the view. As you might suspect, the glass window never stays clean. When its raining any mist or raindrops are brightly illuminated by the LEDs further blocking the view making the camera almost useless while driving - I use mine for lane changes - and almost useless for backing up in the dark which is the whole reason for the night vision feature. It's like trying to back up in the fog.

The truth is, these cameras are quite sensitive and you can see very nicely using the vehicle's own back up lights or just about any ambient lighting so the ir LEDs aren't really needed. On my unit the only way to disable the LEDs is to open the sealed case and cut a trace that powers the LEDs. Something I haven't taken the risk or time to do.

So, my suggestion is to avoid systems with built in ir LEDs if possible, or get one where they can be turned off. This might be impossible since these are basically security cameras used as back up camera. In a security camera ir illumination is a desired and helpful feature.
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GOOD points on the LED light night issues, and I have experienced similar; it was also the reason a game camera would not work behind/ inside a window glass, along w/ window and window screen issues, as it presented glare issues/ (and/or) caused camera to try to focus on the window screen vs field :-( = Same/ similar ISSUES w/ trying to mount a rearview camera INSIDE a RV Rear window. Hmmmm, EDIT, (thinking out loud) not sure if you could Mask off/ tape over the LEDs to block their light and gain success??
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Just a note if you wish to use a camera as a rear-view mirror substitute. Most of the backup cameras open up with the removal of two to four small screws. The infra red lights are usually on a separate circuit board that plugs into the main board. Open the camera, unplug the board, close it up. Night vision issues solved!
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