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Old 07-10-2010, 06:47 AM   #1
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I am going to install a rear view camera on my 5er and wondered if anyone had installed one and if so do you have a recommendation on what to buy? I also have removed the underbelly fabric and am replacing it with coroplast so I am taking lots of photos and will post them when the projects are finished. I will say it is quite interesting looking under the 5er.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:33 AM   #2
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Lonnie, what are the advantages to going with the coroplast? How difficult do you think it will be to install? Does it go up in sections? Thanks. Looking forward to the photos.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:44 AM   #3
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I'll be looking for your pictures because I would like to do this also.
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Lonnie, what are the advantages to going with the coroplast?
That's what I have been wondering also.
Some of you other guys that have done this-----------why did you do it??


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Old 07-11-2010, 11:23 AM   #5
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FWIW, I bought a Peak brand wireless back up camera to put into my 30SK.



I attached inside the rear window with an old GPS suction cup mount I had laying around and just run the cable up the floor. I bought an extension cable from Peak that I use to extend the sending unit into the basement storage area. Just unplug and remove it when set up.



I have heard that these sometimes don't last well due to them being designed for use only with the back up lights so I wired mine into the clearance light circuit and put a "master" on/off switch in the basement. I can now turn it on by turning on the parking lights and if I am going to be running at night I can turn it off with the master.



So far it works great for peaking behind to make sure my motorcycle is still secure on the trailer (double tow). I do not use it for backing into a site, that is what the mirrors are for.l
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:47 PM   #6
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I was looking at this unit, but I can't vouch for it, as I haven't gotten around to buying one.

http://www.navsgo.com/GO790RV_TechnicalFeatures.html

However, for only $330 bucks or so, you get a combination GPS, MP3 player, and a back up camera. They have both wired and wireless camera options. It's a 7" screen, too.

Hard to go wrong for that price.

Let us know how you like whatever you end up with.

Good luck!


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That's what I have been wondering also.
Some of you other guys that have done this-----------why did you do it??


I hit a tire tread in Mississippi last year couldn't go right or left just had to go over it.Put a hole in the cloth underlining,as well as tearing up the skirting when it ejected.We had a small tear before as well,just gorilla taped them at the time but felt like it was not that good of protection for the underside of the trailer.I can remove an individual panel of the coroplast on the trailer to access things below.We have not built access points for the slide motors or the gate valves on the waste water tanks although that is in the works.If I needed to get in there, it would be about 15minutes to access them right now by removing a coroplast panel.Then there is just the plain old adventure factor to go under there and straighten out all the wiring and fully understand how everything is plumbed.We added some extra insulation while we were under there however it has not been that cold since we finished the project to tell whether it has made a difference.Oh by the way it does look real pretty when you look under there.However I had to defer to someone of the more delicate persuasion on the color of caulk around the dump pipes and such as to what would be more aesthetically pleasing.
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I am going to install a rear view camera on my 5er and wondered if anyone had installed one and if so do you have a recommendation on what to buy? I also have removed the underbelly fabric and am replacing it with coroplast so I am taking lots of photos and will post them when the projects are finished. I will say it is quite interesting looking under the 5er.

Lonnie


While many will recommend a cheap wireless rearview system, my recommendation is to go for the more expensive hardwired system because you get what you pay for.Asfor ideas regarding the installation of the system, have a look at my system installation.

http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...view%20Camera/



Also looking forward to seeing pictures of your coroplast underbelly mod.
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I am looking to install a camera on the stern of my boat. It is 53 feet long and 14.5 feet wide so when docking you can't see all the way to the stern. What brand of hardwired camera do you have and where can I get one?
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I am looking to install a camera on the stern of my boat. It is 53 feet long and 14.5 feet wide so when docking you can't see all the way to the stern. What brand of hardwired camera do you have and where can I get one?


I purchased my rearview camera system from a Canadian vender. You may want to use a US vendor. I've attached link to the vender that I dealt with. His site definitely will have a suggestion for your situation. http://www.rearviewcamera.net/carter...pGuide2005.htm
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