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Len and Jo

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Got van out of storage today and adding a backup camera
« on: March 25, 2015, 01:10:19 PM »
Got our van out of storage today.  The house batteries checked at 12.28 volts and that is not bad for being in storage for 4 months.  My 12 volt system does have a kill switch so that nothing external was draining the batteries in that time period.

Our first trip is still a month off but I wanted to get it home at least for a few days.  Bought a wireless back-up camera at Costco and wanted to make sure it worked properly.  Think it will be a plus, both of our cars came with them and we use um.   Oh yes, the van back-up camera works fine.  I just have to hard wire into the van now.

The display will tie into 12 volts through the ignition switch and the camera will tie into 12 volts through one of the rear back up lights.  The system will only work when the van is in reverse.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2015, 10:19:53 PM by Len and Jo »
Len & Jo
The Green Tardis
We 'B' RVing   Berkley, Michigan
Van Development:   https://youtu.be/5Xqk_G6k95M
12 Years of Travels:  https://youtu.be/UMIf17CzdZo

robertusa123

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Re: Got van out of storage today and adding a backup camea
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 09:15:57 PM »
Reminded me of the old vw camper vans.   But with power
1996  26ft. 3 kids 2 dog and the wife too

Len and Jo

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Re: Got van out of storage today and adding a backup camera
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 06:48:41 PM »
Easy install.  Hardest part for me was figuring which of the many tail light wires went to the backup lights.  When in doubt look at the backup light socket wires.  Daaa
I left plenty of wire on the camera in case I have to relocate it when I put a bike rack on the back.  Also made it so I can remove it and store it inside when in the winter storage lot.  A 'B' is not an 'A' and the camera would be in easy reach and take if someone was of such a mind.
Len & Jo
The Green Tardis
We 'B' RVing   Berkley, Michigan
Van Development:   https://youtu.be/5Xqk_G6k95M
12 Years of Travels:  https://youtu.be/UMIf17CzdZo

Len and Jo

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Re: Got van out of storage today and adding a backup camera
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2015, 10:02:50 PM »
Tried it at after dark tonight.  Was pleasantly surprised because the image was very clear for 30+ feet in all directions behind the van.  Was not expecting that.  Another one of those things I will probably wish I had years ago.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 08:03:37 AM by Len and Jo »
Len & Jo
The Green Tardis
We 'B' RVing   Berkley, Michigan
Van Development:   https://youtu.be/5Xqk_G6k95M
12 Years of Travels:  https://youtu.be/UMIf17CzdZo

 

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