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Old 05-19-2019, 01:06 PM   #11
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I’m far from needing one, but plan on installing a backup cam before we start moving around. If I’m looking at the same one on Amazon it gets great reviews. Is it the 7” unit? Be curious how it works out. Cool that you get a free one!
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:09 PM   #12
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Iím far from needing one, but plan on installing a backup cam before we start moving around. If Iím looking at the same one on Amazon it gets great reviews. Is it the 7Ē unit? Be curious how it works out. Cool that you get a free one!
I'm far from needing it right now, but it has to be wired from front to rear of the bus, access later might be difficult.
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:27 PM   #13
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Somehow I got a different Emmako. I was looking at this one: https://www.amazon.com/Emmako-Wirele...R3H/ref=sr_1_6


Yours looks significantly better, and it's good it's not wireless. I wouldn't trust wireless on a backup camera.
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:33 PM   #14
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Somehow I got a different Emmako. I was looking at this one: https://www.amazon.com/Emmako-Wirele...R3H/ref=sr_1_6


Yours looks significantly better, and it's good it's not wireless. I wouldn't trust wireless on a backup camera.
That's a smaller 4.3" screen where mine is a 7" screen. I wanted a larger screen, I'm gettin old.

That little camera has some features I like that mine doesn't.
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:40 PM   #15
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Bonus! Unfortunately, these cheap wireless backup cameras seem to all use the same channel, so you can't just add a second camera (rear view while driving vs bumper view for parking) without replacing one of the transmitters.
Monitor has capability to monitor two video inputs V1/V2. V2 video input will have priority (reverse camera) for safety by connecting blue wire to power positive or you need switch between V1 and V2 by manual.
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Being able to easily switch between cameras would be very handy. I will investigate backup cameras further when it's time. I tend to go with the more expensive stuff on something important like this, but all I really need to do soon is make sure I leave room for the wire from the camera. And I'll need to provide power too because my Blue Bird does not have a cigarette lighter.

And I certainly agree about the aging eyes. I'm a few months away from my 70th and having the same problem.
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:42 PM   #17
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Being able to easily switch between cameras would be very handy. I will investigate backup cameras further when it's time. I tend to go with the more expensive stuff on something important like this, but all I really need to do soon is make sure I leave room for the wire from the camera. And I'll need to provide power too because my Blue Bird does not have a cigarette lighter.

And I certainly agree about the aging eyes. I'm a few months away from my 70th and having the same problem.
I like that I can keep the camera off and it activates when you shift to R. Or manually activate it. Button on the far left changes between V1 & V2. This camera came with 66' of cord, finished on both ends.
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o1marc, I was kind of hoping your camera was wireless so we'd get a review. I have a wired cheapo camera and have come to depend on it just to drive down the road. All the wiring is covered over with insulation and the inner steel panels and would be all but impossible to replace. I never thought I'd have the bus five years after it's completion much less ever have to consider replacing the hard wired camera--I still have my fingers crossed that it'll last until I no longer can use the bus.

While free is good, with the Chinese stuff maybe not. I ordered a photo cell relay to put in line with the entry step light so that it would only come on after dusk. Hong Kong sent two! Whoopie, one for free! I crawled around under the bus for a couple of hours hooking one of them up and waterproofing all the connections only to discover that the one I installed DID NOT WORK! Well, all's well that ends well. The second one works just fine and some fool in china managed to keep his quota of shipped goods looking OK so in the end everyone is happy. I doubt I d get a reply if I asked the seller for my couple of hours back----
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:46 PM   #19
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Being able to easily switch between cameras would be very handy. I will investigate backup cameras further when it's time. I tend to go with the more expensive stuff on something important like this, but all I really need to do soon is make sure I leave room for the wire from the camera. And I'll need to provide power too because my Blue Bird does not have a cigarette lighter.

And I certainly agree about the aging eyes. I'm a few months away from my 70th and having the same problem.
Emmako doesn't recommend wireless for anything over 23'. It would be perfect for the front.
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:46 PM   #20
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this bulkhead fitting may solve your problem.


https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=3411039




[QUOTE=o1marc;326438]I don't know what camera you were reading about, mine is not wireless, which is one of my concerns. I like a neat application. The camera wire is approx. 3/16" with a 1/2" fitting on the end of the cable. I can't get a proper sized grommet to go over the fitting and still seal the wire.
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