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Old 29 May 2015, 09:22   #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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Old 29 May 2015, 09:29   #2
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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!

Getting lazy in yer auld age??
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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.
Audio system...

...in his defender! It's probably AM only!
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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
'Spose the Asbo Ranger has factory cams all over it.

My L200 has a camera in the glovebox. It's a Boots instamatic with handraulic wind-on!
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'Spose the Asbo Ranger has factory cams all over it.

My L200 has a camera in the glovebox. It's a Boots instamatic with handraulic wind-on!
Yeah, that's only because you're still using treadmills for electric down there
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Yeah, that's only because you're still using treadmills for electric down there
Sod that! We've swapped waterwheels for fans on sticks now.
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Sod that! We've swapped waterwheels for fans on sticks now.
Not so much fun with an emmet strapped to them though
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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.
So this thread has been a goldmine. No cameras onboard but I think the record player audio system supports a camera. The other standalone kits are still very interesting too as I may play about with one on the load itself.

I have to say that the brief test drive of the possible replacement was a bit of an eye opener. Not just the tech stuff, but there's actually somewhere INSIDE the vehicle to put my right elbow! Downside was I could hear what Mrs willk was saying....
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Audio system...

...in his defender! It's probably AM only!
Aaaaah. "Atlantic 252", bless their cottons socks. Still beaming morale boosting toons, phone-in quizzes, births and obituaries to our sleeper army in the UK


Keep up yew twatt - the camera's not for the Deafener
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We burn emmets for elec here. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=in...tm%3B271%3B182
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'Spose the Asbo Ranger has factory cams all over it.

My L200 has a camera in the glovebox. It's a Boots instamatic with handraulic wind-on!
Maybe

I know of a clean Navara going at a deal with free intergrated reversing camera
More service history than a Camborn lady
Long MOT (some of us still bother)
Extended Nissan warrantee
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I know of a clean Navara going at a deal with free intergrated reversing camera
More service history than a Camborn lady
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Extended Nissan warrantee
Did you P/X or are you still wearing the Nav?

The 'kin L2 still failed after all that work! Headlights too low and some soppy steering link gaitor.
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Did you P/X or are you still wearing the Nav?

The 'kin L2 still failed after all that work! Headlights too low and some soppy steering link gaitor.
Navs in the unit, not had time to advertise it.
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