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REVERSING CAMERA

Post by gus666 » Tue Dec 03 2019 21:58

I noticed a few guys have mentioned they've got reversing cameras on their vehicles, can anybody recommend a kit for fitting to a VW Transporter?
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Post by juttle » Wed Dec 04 2019 06:50

I’ve got this on my T4 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Wirele ... B07F684K5J it’s a big unit but it works very well!
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Post by RAB-HENDO » Wed Dec 04 2019 07:41

Best get one that’s built into the rear brake light Goose. Other shitters you have too start drilling holes in your new brief👍🏻

Think I paid about £150 for my transit set up. Perfect for Parkin right up the neeburs a**e
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Re: REVERSING CAMERA

Post by gus666 » Wed Dec 04 2019 22:45

juttle wrote:
I’ve got this on my T4 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Wirele ... B07F684K5J it’s a big unit but it works very well!
Cheers mate! :thumbs:

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Post by gus666 » Wed Dec 04 2019 22:46

RAB-HENDO wrote:
Best get one that’s built into the rear brake light Goose. Other shitters you have too start drilling holes in your new brief👍🏻

Think I paid about £150 for my transit set up. Perfect for Parkin right up the neeburs a**e
If it's oan the brake light I'll no see where I'm going when the boat trailer is attached?
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Post by RAB-HENDO » Thu Dec 05 2019 07:59

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Post by Mike J » Thu Dec 05 2019 08:19

VW have a camera that is combined with the VW badge.
Unobtrusive, no drilling, proven wiring route and fuse slot.

Not cheap but quality never is.

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Re: REVERSING CAMERA

Post by gus666 » Thu Dec 05 2019 10:43

Mike J wrote:
VW have a camera that is combined with the VW badge.
Unobtrusive, no drilling, proven wiring route and fuse slot.

Not cheap but quality never is.
Sounds interesting, thanks Mike!

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Post by gus666 » Thu Dec 05 2019 10:44

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Send ye a pic
Make sure it's aff Brazzers!
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Post by RAB-HENDO » Thu Dec 05 2019 17:54

gus666 wrote:
RAB-HENDO wrote:
Best get one that’s built into the rear brake light Goose. Other shitters you have too start drilling holes in your new brief👍🏻

Think I paid about £150 for my transit set up. Perfect for Parkin right up the neeburs a**e
If it's oan the brake light I'll no see where I'm going when the boat trailer is attached?
:scratch:
The brake light is high up ya rocket
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Re: REVERSING CAMERA

Post by gus666 » Thu Dec 05 2019 22:34

RAB-HENDO wrote:
gus666 wrote:
RAB-HENDO wrote:
Best get one that’s built into the rear brake light Goose. Other shitters you have too start drilling holes in your new brief👍🏻

Think I paid about £150 for my transit set up. Perfect for Parkin right up the neeburs a**e
If it's oan the brake light I'll no see where I'm going when the boat trailer is attached?
:scratch:
The brake light is high up ya rocket
Ahhhh.....
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Post by OftenBlank » Fri Dec 06 2019 19:53

My dash cam has a rear facing cam which can be handy when you’re towing just to see the boat/ trailer. The reverse cam is ok but you’re better looking in mirror to be honest

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Re: REVERSING CAMERA

Post by gus666 » Fri Dec 06 2019 19:59

OftenBlank wrote:
My dash cam has a rear facing cam which can be handy when you’re towing just to see the boat/ trailer. The reverse cam is ok but you’re better looking in mirror to be honest
I've not got a rear view mirror, van has no windows in the back doors.
But i'll look at the type you mentioned. Was thinking about a dash cam as well.
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Post by Will Smith » Fri Dec 06 2019 20:20

gus666 wrote:
OftenBlank wrote:
My dash cam has a rear facing cam which can be handy when you’re towing just to see the boat/ trailer. The reverse cam is ok but you’re better looking in mirror to be honest
I've not got a rear view mirror, van has no windows in the back doors.
But i'll look at the type you mentioned. Was thinking about a dash cam as well.
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Gus, you can get a viewing screen for them which clips onto/over a rear view mirror, I had to have a rear view mirror fitted as my van has a bulk head and did not have one, it works very well.
I mainly use it when hitching up a trailer, I wished I had one fitted years ago.

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Re: REVERSING CAMERA

Post by gus666 » Fri Dec 06 2019 20:37

Will Smith wrote:
gus666 wrote:
OftenBlank wrote:
My dash cam has a rear facing cam which can be handy when you’re towing just to see the boat/ trailer. The reverse cam is ok but you’re better looking in mirror to be honest
I've not got a rear view mirror, van has no windows in the back doors.
But i'll look at the type you mentioned. Was thinking about a dash cam as well.
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Gus, you can get a viewing screen for them which clips onto/over a rear view mirror, I had to have a rear view mirror fitted as my van has a bulk head and did not have one, it works very well.
I mainly use it when hitching up a trailer, I wished I had one fitted years ago.

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Doh! I'm really on the ball this week!
So what you're saying Will (and oftenblank) is that the camera sits on the same space as the rear view mirror and is basically a camera version of it?

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Post by Will Smith » Fri Dec 06 2019 21:33

No Gus, not exactly, what goes into the space where your rear view mirror is just the screen for viewing what the camera picks up, on my van (which is a VW T5) the camera itself is located in the plastic shroud which houses the number plate lights just above the number plate, very discrete lens, only the size of a pea.

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Post by Will Smith » Fri Dec 06 2019 22:19

Will Smith wrote:
No Gus, not exactly, what goes into the space where your rear view mirror is just the screen for viewing what the camera picks up, on my van (which is a VW T5) the camera itself is located in the plastic shroud which houses the number plate lights just above the number plate, very discrete lens, only the size of a pea.

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Sorry guys, I thought we were talking about a rear view only camera, that is what I have and what I described above, the screen which is mounted on my rear view mirror is activated whenever the van is placed in reverse gear and the camera is angled down for a view of the tow hitch.
The screen in the link that OB has put up is very similar to mine, same idea anyway.
I have not got around to having forward facing dash cam fitted yet, although I intend to do so soon.

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There’s mine goose. My original thought about getting it was how many vans you see dented at the back
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Will Smith wrote:
No Gus, not exactly, what goes into the space where your rear view mirror is just the screen for viewing what the camera picks up, on my van (which is a VW T5) the camera itself is located in the plastic shroud which houses the number plate lights just above the number plate, very discrete lens, only the size of a pea.

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There’s mine goose. My original thought about getting it was how many vans you see dented at the back
Did ye install it upside doon, auld pal?
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It’s high up so your lookin doon ya cloon
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