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Old 31 August 2014, 17:45   #71
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This is the size of the issue:
Best make sure your camera's transmitter has enough range for that.
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Old 31 August 2014, 18:09   #72
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Depending on the current draw required - would it be feasible to run something of the reversing light circuit ?
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Old 31 August 2014, 18:53   #73
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This is the size of the issue:
I think this prety much sums up the simplicity of the op.

The boat is wider than the wing mirrors - the boat and trailer is near 30ft long - the van has no rear view and if it did you wouldn't see anything apart from the bow tube

So with all that cash on a trailer going back completly blind the only thing to do is fit a reverse camera or 2 .

Its easy to reverse a trailer that you can see the sides of or the back of.

If i was backing that beut in to my drive i would also not be wanting to do it blind or letting the misses guide me back - 1 cock up and its not going to be cheap either

Ideally i would fit one camera on the top rear of the van so i could see the whole boat and one on the rear of the boat to see the o/b's - in reality you would only ever spend a second getting a quick reassurance from a camera then back using mirrors

90% of hgv's have reverse cameras for a reason and its not for full time reversing as they have bloody good mirrors for that
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Old 01 September 2014, 04:26   #74
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Stigoftd - you summed it up well.

Thanks for all the replys - some were quite informative, some made me think and the others were quite funny.
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Stigoftd - you summed it up well.

Thanks for all the replys - some were quite informative, some made me think and the others were quite funny.
Thinking outside o' the box. If you're going wireless, why not mount the cameras on the house or somewhere else on the drive at your blind spots & have the display in the van. You would then have a 3rd person view of the boat coming up the drive. It would depend on the range of the cameras, but it would take the missus out of the equation.
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I think this prety much sums up the simplicity of the op.

The boat is wider than the wing mirrors - the boat and trailer is near 30ft long - the van has no rear view and if it did you wouldn't see anything apart from the bow tube

So with all that cash on a trailer going back completly blind the only thing to do is fit a reverse camera or 2 .

Its easy to reverse a trailer that you can see the sides of
That's why its a legal requirement to fit extension mirrors onto the fixed wing mirrors Also its easier to reverse a long trailer than a short one...try reversing a small camping trailer its damn near impossible.

But I don't really see a problem with fitting a reversing camera to the rear of the trailer if that's what the OP wants to do .
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Old 01 September 2014, 06:20   #77
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Oooh, Pikey Dave, thats an interesting idea..................mmm. I may give that a go. All depends on the reception. Some websites say 10m some say 50m for what look like the same bits of kit.

But its less than 40, so not much lost if it dosent work.

Perhaps Ribnet could hold an annual reversing competition - just for when the weather is pants
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Oooh, Pikey Dave, thats an interesting idea..................mmm. I may give that a go. All depends on the reception. Some websites say 10m some say 50m for what look like the same bits of kit.

But its less than 40, so not much lost if it dosent work.

Perhaps Ribnet could hold an annual reversing competition - just for when the weather is pants
...or to be held at the end of the season when you take your boat home

put these "confident" reversers to the test on your drive!! Film it too and we might have some fun.

IMHO, i can't see their (other posters) apparent "issue" with a camera. I've been reversing since well under 14yrs old everything from quads and long trailers to long wheel base limited lock Range Rovers with short box trailers that hide completely (nightmare) to tractors with all sorts where you "REALLY" cant see anything. OK so i have never used a camera, probably as when it's really difficult i have someone who does know what's happening to spot for me, however i just can't see where the "strength" of voiced opinion comes from on this.

Do wtf you want if it helps you!!

I've got more of an issue that you've never opened her up! Should have bought a displacement fishing boat!! ;-)
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