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Rear view camera. Under caravan? 3 years 6 months ago #323134

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Does fitting a camera UNDER the caravan work?
The caravan tows slightly nose down.
 
Also does the CCD perform noticeably better than the CMOS type camera.
 
Finally can anyone recommend a supplier or system from personal experience.
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Rear view camera. Under caravan? 3 years 6 months ago #323135


Hi Ray
I have been using a rear view camera for some years, mounted high on the rear of the caravan I dont quite understand the "under the van" aspect. I have illustrated how I do it on my website under "help and Info"
I have dealt with RoadPro and Conrad Anderson and both have been ok. I probably spent a lot more than others who are more technically savy and no doubt bought thiers for 25 quid on ebay but I am very happy with it.
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Rear view camera. Under caravan? 3 years 6 months ago #323136

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I think under the van may be too for 'rear view' although ok for just reversing.
I,m trying a Maplin wireless unit with the camera mounted at about head hight from the road. Transmission into the car is good so long as you leave the front caravan blind up and have the receiver at about steering wheel level, but the screen is small and not very bright. Certainly not very good to use at any speed to detect the nice car with the blue lights tucked right up close behind you.
The camera is pretty wide angle and needs a top shade, or bright sun (I'm in Spain where this happens) just burns out the whole picture.
 
All in all this experiment has not been very good, but the kit was cheap and I can probably re-use it somewhere

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Rear view camera. Under caravan? 3 years 6 months ago #323137

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Thanks for the replies.
I have CCTV cameras at home, and from that experience have found that the camera must have the lens shaded.
Hence my thoughts of fitting under the caravan in the shade. My home cameras are under the soffits as far back as possible, with sun shades.(bungalow)?
Also i didn't want the camera roof mounted, as its exposed and seen, same again for on the back, fine until the sun catches the lens.
I'll check out the sites mentioned.
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Rear view camera. Under caravan? 3 years 5 months ago #323138

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Hi Ray 
two cameras one fitted in rear bumper above tow ball, and one fitted on roof of rear carvavan. great website with friendly advice 
http://shop.reversingcamerasuk.com/epages/es106294.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es106294_shop/Categories  check this out for bridging the gap from van to car 

Give them a ring, tell them what you are trying to acheive and they will sort it , by the way CCD 100% better that CMOS 
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sorry Ray, forgot to mention, no point fitting camera under rear of caravan, it would soon get muddy and the view would be of the front of the car behind, far better having view looking down ond out. if you buy a 150 degree camera you get a great rear view of the whole road.
 
I run the cable from the camera in the off side awning rail. can't see it 
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Rear view camera. Under caravan? 3 years 5 months ago #323140

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Hi Ray   I've installed a rearview camera system from www.parkingcameras.com (in Ramsgate)  Very helpful website (and people at the end of the phone!). My caravan is a Bailey Senator California and the camera is hung (only whilst towing) from the rear washroom window. The monitor clips over the interior rearview mirror. If you (or any other forum member) want details I'm happy for the moderator to give out me email address. I sent details into the magazine over a month ago for "readers workshop" but have had no reply......
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Rear view camera. Under caravan? 3 years 5 months ago #323142

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I got mine from parking cameras as well,I have one under bumper of work van which always picks up spray but it would be easily damaged on roof by ladders etc.On my caravan it is on roof and stays very clean,its also pretty secure being so high up.Most monitors have two inputs and parkingcameras sell a sony camera with two lenses,one for reversing and one for rear view driving,you swap inputs with touch button on monitor.
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Thanks for the replies.
I think i'll try the camera inside the rear window.
Will buy the CCD camera.
 
Looking at this one . not the cheapest, but as you say some one at the end of the phone,
 
http://www.parkingcameras.com/store/product.php?productid=54&cat=0&page=&featured=Y
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I'll have a look dave.
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