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Old 09-24-2020, 08:21 PM   #1
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I want to see behind my 2020 Sprinter 170x cargo van as I drive forward. Is there is a good solution? Do the wireless cameras work well? Can I install one on the high brake-light or does it interfere with the backup camera? I plan to install the screen where the rearview mirror would be. Thank you.
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I want to see behind my 2020 Sprinter 170x cargo van as I drive forward. Is there is a good solution? Do the wireless cameras work well? Can I install one on the high brake-light or does it interfere with the backup camera? I plan to install the screen where the rearview mirror would be. Thank you.
On the NCV3 with the standard head unit, you can activate the back-up camera by pressing and holding the "system" button. I suspect there is a similar function somewhere on your VS30.
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Regarding wireless I bought this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The price is right but the performance is so so. The connection is not as sharp and as consistent as I want but it does work and is better than not having one. I connected it to the reverse lights.
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I have this it's usually $40


dandy for 4 years:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


some wire to the taillights so that it is always on- so as to monitor a trailer.
mine is mounted by 3rd brake light so as to get an angled view when backing to my wall at home



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On the NCV3 with the standard head unit, you can activate the back-up camera by pressing and holding the "system" button. I suspect there is a similar function somewhere on your VS30.
Thank you...best I can figure, It doesn't work on the new vans. I am told that MB thought it would be too distracting!
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Thank you". I was hoping for one mounted high on the third rear light, under the MB camera....looks like there is room.
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if you look at the one I have ( link above), the camera was removed from the "plate mount" and I mounted by the 3rd brake light on my chev based Pleasure Way.


the wireless image has never been a problem, there is no perceptible latency


I use a suction mount & usually remove & put in the glove box if I'm on a long run and not towing ( not into surrounded my self with gadgets, it's not a 747)
the power for the display is hard wired to the van ( fused)


after years of being priced at 39.98, the price has been bouncing around the past month- as high as $129- don;t pay that!




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I just bought a wired camera/monitor for my Promaster3500 (Hymer Sunlight2). I could barely see anything in rear view mirror as the windows are partially covered. Camera is mounted on top of top brake light. 7" Monitor clips to mirror. Camera is 120 deg view. I have it rigged up to work but the wires are not run properly yet. Quite a view out the back. It is a bit hard to gage distance though... A car 50-60 ft back looks like it is 150 ft. I only drove for a few miles so I think I will get used to it. Monitor has adjustments for brightness. saturation, hue etc. I will need to play with it to find the best picture. About $200 plus (longer) wires as of Sep 2020.

https://www.tadibrothers.com/product...-backup-camera
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I have this it's usually $40


dandy for 4 years:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


some wire to the taillights so that it is always on- so as to monitor a trailer.
mine is mounted by 3rd brake light so as to get an angled view when backing to my wall at home



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That's how I did mine on my 99 Roadtrek. I wired into the tail light wire. When I have the parking lights on, my camera's on. I've had two of those $40 Amazon camera's on two different vans, they work fine. Not the greatest resolution, but fine for what I need.
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If you can see through rear window(s) a Fresnel lens(es) is very helpful, no battery, speed of light image processing and inexpensive. I used them on all vans.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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