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Old 05-21-2014, 09:57 PM   #11
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Have you had it out on the road yet? I'm wondering how the camera does with the sun shining on it.
Yes, we drove it Monday evening near sunset. The plastic kit camera does not have a cover shade, but the better one I bought has the adjustable shade and the case is all metal. The camera does not tilt up any further than my pictures show. It cannot be used for traffic approaching behind you unless they are tail gating very close. That may change with a 120-150 degree field of view camera. You should have a good view of a toad.
We just purchased a bike rack and I am wondering how much of that will be visible.
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Sorry, I did not answer your question.
I did very well, but the sun was low and we were in the country with trees part of the time. Really did not notice any concern with the sun.
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That's a plus. So there is a screw on the swivel mount for both the shade and the camera from what I see. That should work very good.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:18 PM   #14
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That's a plus. So there is a screw on the swivel mount for both the shade and the camera from what I see. That should work very good.
Yes, there are screws. The shade and the wall mount are slotted which limits the adjustment. If you left out two screws on each side the limit would be eliminated. These are very small screws so I would be concerned using just one screw per side.
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I have intended to post a picture of the cover I placed over the camera last year to protect it from rain and sun. The camera indicates it is water resistant, but moisture gets in. We had several days of heavy rain last year so I was not surprised.

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The flashing is held in place with 3M all weather double sided tape.
This has done a good job of protecting the camera.
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:52 PM   #16
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Back-up camera install Coachmen Freelander

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I just replaced the Jensen single din dash radio that came in the Freelander with a Kenwood DDX374BT and a SiriusXM receiver. This unit is able to display the backup camera input. Nice to have the radio upgrade and the backup viewing built into the dash.

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Backup camera, all I had to do (other than install the radio, lol) was move the RG-6 cable RCA connection from the old display unit's input to the Kenwood's camera input.

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I've got a similar kit ordered for my Sandpiper. It should be here Fri. Whole kit from EBay was 69.00 and it has 2 cameras and uses the 4pin cable as opposed to the standard RCA cables. The 4 pin supplies power to the camera and receives the signal all on one cord.Also comes with a 7in monitor.
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