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Old 29 May 2015, 10:22   #1
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No-fuss reversing camera kit - Recommendations?

As per the title, I'm looking around for a basic, easy to fit reversing camera - primarily to assist with trailer hitching. Something where the screen was small and easily removed when not needed would be ideal. Anyone fitted anything useful lately. A link to a supplier would be deadly!
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Maplins do a wireless one with a 2.5" screen on a fag lighter plug. I've got one fitted to the Surf. The screen only gets taken out of the glovebox when I need to hitch up. The camera is on the inside of the boot , on the head lining pointing downwards at the hitch.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/nikkai-in-...h-screen-a75hu
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Open the back door of the Landy and screw yer neck round!

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Open the back door of the Landy and screw yer neck round!

Getting lazy in yer auld age??
It was your's that inspired me

Opening the door isn't a runner as it won't close past a winch post.
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The Old Man has a Maplins set-up on his camper. It's set more as a rear view mirror replacement, but works as a reversing cam. It's pretty good.
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The Maplins route suits me well - thanks guys, I'll explore that further. There may be a new tow truck in the offing, wanna get my ducks in a row.
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I have a wired one that fits just above the number plate on my truck. The 5 inch screen stuck with silicon to the dashboard. Works good. Hooked up to reverse light. The one on my camper is fitted just above rear window, with screen that fits over the existing rear view mirror. This one is wireless & comes on only when sidelights are on. Both units I purchased off eBay. Around 35 each unit. Hope this helps?
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The Maplins route suits me well - thanks guys, I'll explore that further. There may be a new tow truck in the offing, wanna get my ducks in a row.
A lot of them come with cameras fitted

You can pick up some good cheap cameras that fit in one of the number plate light fittings
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I haven't used them (yet) but these guys seem to have a good range: http://www.parkingcameras.com/store/home.php

Word on the street is that wired is the way to go if you can be bothered as the picture quality is likely to be better and more reliable.

Pretty much all except the very cheapest double DIN head units these days come with AV-in for a reversing camera, avoiding the need for a separate screen. Might we worth beating in mind if you are speccing or upgrading the audio system.
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Pretty much all except the very cheapest double DIN head units these days come with AV-in for a reversing camera, avoiding the need for a separate screen. Might we worth beating in mind if you are speccing or upgrading the audio system.
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