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Old 10-28-2010, 05:18 PM   #1
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First Mod - Color Cameras

Ok - I have to admit - I felt a bit let down when I picked up our coach and saw that the cameras were B&W vs. Color. I have a bit of a problem making out details when everything is a shade of grey.

After a bit of investigation and the help of Tim at RVcams.com - I am hoping that I will have this problem solved!

I have a Jensen / Voyager set up with a VR209TP head unit. The side and rear cameras are Voyager B&W CCD units. Voyager also makes a Color CCD version that will bolt up and uses the same connectors as the B&W units. I ordered a set from RVCams.com today and they should be here next week. I am hoping that I can pop them in and see an improvement in the contrast.

I will post more once the units arrive and are installed.

As a side note - Voyager also makes a CMOS version - but it is physically a different size and will NOT fit into the CCD housing that comes with the Berkshire. As you know - our side camera housings are painted to match the coach and are NOT painted underneath - so if you change the housings to the CMOS units - you may have a paint issue.

More to come..
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:50 PM   #2
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I've been planning on doing the same thing. I can't believe they put a color display on the inside but B&W cameras on the outside.

Let me know how it goes.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:42 PM   #3
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First mod was completed this last weekend. This was definately plug-n-play. Literally unplug the old camera and plug in the new camera.

Even the existing brackets can be reused and do not need to be removed.

Plus side - much better picture and visibility with color vs. black and white.

Again - Highly recommend Tim @ RV Cams..

Down side - what to do with 3 like new B&W cameras..

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What was the model # of the rear camera?
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:31 PM   #5
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The rear camera was a Voyager VCCS150B (black housing). The sides were VCCYL35.

They can be found at:

http://www.rvcams.com/

Again - this could not have been easier..
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I did a search on that model and it said that no products were found. Any suggestions?

Also, I haven't been able to set the camera to monitor the back of the coach. So far we haven't towed anything so it hasn't been an issue, but I tried to turn it on when we were hauling our four bikes and it wouldn't turn on. Anyone have this problem?
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Ed,
The rear camera should always be on. It is the default view. As you are aware, the side cameras come on when the turn signals are activated but the rear camera should be on.
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Look under 'Cameras Without Monitors'
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Leave out the "B" at the end of the part number - that designates the color of the unit. I have a BLACK ("B"). Strangely - I saw another Berkshire this weekend - it had a WHITE camera on the rear.

Here is the direct link to RV Cams - again - give them a call..

RVCams Backup Cameras and Rear View Systems: Voyager Color Backup Camera

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I did a search on that model and it said that no products were found. Any suggestions?

Also, I haven't been able to set the camera to monitor the back of the coach. So far we haven't towed anything so it hasn't been an issue, but I tried to turn it on when we were hauling our four bikes and it wouldn't turn on. Anyone have this problem?
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Thanks for the info on these. I just did all 3 of mine on my new 390BH and it works great. Had to finagle a bit to get the old connectors through the exterior holes (the casings like to hang up on their way out), but all's good. I like the color much better, though it ain't cheap.
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Thanks for the info on these. I just did all 3 of mine on my new 390BH and it works great. Had to finagle a bit to get the old connectors through the exterior holes (the casings like to hang up on their way out), but all's good. I like the color much better, though it ain't cheap.
Motowood -

You are most welcome! I also had to finagle a bit - but most of those walls seem to be foam so - you can make the whole a bit larger with a screw driver to get the connectors thru..

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