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Old 04-04-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default Reverse camera mounting

Just about to take possession of a 2008 Roadtrek 190 Pop.
Feel we need a reverse /rear camera, and after searching thu the sites, have come up with possibility of a Kenwood in dash with Garmin navigator and blue tooth. Looking for any comments on suitability, but, most important, where do I mount the camera at the rear, and what is the optimum wiring run. Only have a few days to get it right as the clock will be running on my Trip Permit.
Seems like a typical license plate mount would be bloccked by the bicycle carrier I intend to install in the rear receiver.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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Comments that I've seen indicate that running the wire in through the A/C grill vent is what most RT owners do.
The camera can be zip tied to the grill or fabricate a small mounting block like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81571751@N00/5872997551/

I think Booster mounted his atop the center brake light.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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Here's a small photo of a backup cam on a Roadtrek I found on the web:

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Hi Kawan,

Most of the Sprinter based manufacturers use a camera that is mounted way up high. Our rig now has two cameras in the back. One is mounted way up hign and is pointed downward to be used as a "back-up" camera. The other is mounted in the license plate and is aimed straight back and can be used as a rear-view camera. The B/U camera shows on our GPS unit in the dash. The rear-view camera shows on a screen in our rear view mirror.

Most of the Sprinter vans with rear view cameras use a larger & cheaper monitor that clips onto the rear view mirror. I think the company that sells them is called "Chinaview".......oops, wrong "Chinavision". Here is a link to the one that I think most of the Sprinter based rigs use: http://www.chinavasion.com/china/wholes ... ch_Display

I don't know how well it would fit on a RT 190, but I liked them when I test drove them.

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This topic: http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...hp?f=12&t=2414 will give you an idea of what to expect in the A/C compartment. You also can see booster's backup cam mounted above the center brake light.
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