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Recently installed backup camera, could be helpful for someone planning to have one. Fairly easy process.
Only hard time is removing the back door panel.


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how long is the wires that it came with and how many in the cord that go from front to back? I ask because I need one for a 26' motorhome and the ones the RV dealers sell are over priced. I may end up making an extension cord, is it only two wires in the cord or more?

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the wire was 10 ft long, I am pretty sure it is not long enough for RV. The cable has 4 pole head so guessing 4 wires inside.
 

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Shop around and you can connect two or three video rca cables together That's what I did for my Astro. the screen I ordered came with a 6 foot cable so I ordered a rca connector and another cable and connected them then taped the connector so it won't come apart by accident. connectors: https://www.ebay.com/itm/172076677806
RCA cable and extra wiring for b/u camera https://www.ebay.com/itm/372130896044
LCD screen https://www.ebay.com/itm/371955370664
I will find the camera and post it later if you wish.
 

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This is the most recent backup cam thread I've found. Thanks for the install video.

I grabbed one of these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074P45P7G?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details and intend to put it in the formerly-key location like in this other thread https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=109154.

Goal: like dchan51360's

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As you can see, there's a clip to keep it in but nothing to align it so it stays right-side-up. The included bracket would be in the way and likely wouldn't keep it from rotating anyhow. I dont want to Guerilla Glue it.
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Suggestions? I suppose some kind of clamp which could be screwed or glued to something nearby. What about a thin bead of silicone adhesive to both seal and fix in place? Is that going to last? 3M 5200, perhaps? Dumb question-but I just haven't used these before and dont know what'll last and hold and not make a huge mess.
 

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Once you get it you'll see - the clip will help keep it in, and there is also a mark for where "up" should face. You can also get it all set up and use the feed from the camera to get it situated how you want it if none of that works.
 

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Sadly They don't sell that camera any more.

The one that link originally went to was a bullet camera no monitor so you would use it to hook up to a head unit or external monitor. I considered using one of those rear view mirrors that had a monitor built into it but because I had already built out the nicer head unit, I went that route instead. I have since upgraded my indash head unit to a system that included a GPS so I could get rid of some of the clutter sitting on top of my dash but the camera I installed in that key hole is still there and functioning great.
 

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I have a 5" GPS nav device with a cam input so I'm going to use that for a monitor if/until I replace the stereo head unit. Since I know that GPS model works with standard cheap cam input (a Magellan RoadMate 5265T) I thought that surely 5+ year old GPS gadgets must be cheap lightly or unused so I could do the same in my Caravan but I didn't find any for what I was willing to pay. Probably just a matter of looking for a while. A wireless cam and out-of-service smartphone for monitor (as well as offline maps) should be good except for getting it to power-on/off with the van accessory power. Maybe there's an app for specifically that.
 
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