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Has anyone replaced their rear view, back up camera and if so were you able to use the old cable?  Was an adapter required?  I want to replace my junk back up camera with something better.  RV shop said the original cable will not match up to any of the newer cameras.  Thanks,

Woody Miller

09 Dynasty Regal IV

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I replaced my B/W with a color system from RVCAMS. They were super helpful, and led me ot the correct cable adapter. Straightforward job and not much work.

 

I have no first-hand experience but a few on this forum have said to shy away from wireless systems in case you're tempted.

 

 

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I haven't replaced mine yet because the camera I have on my 2005 Executive is not compatability with any new cameras and there is no known adapter for it.  It is a Panasonic TW-CC100B,  it uses a special interface located behind the dash,  between the Aladdin and the camera to convert the video format.  I'm told it wasn't used on many coaches so it hopefully you don't have this camera.  I talked with an ex- Monaco employee who installed these systems.  The solution I plan to implement is cut the camera off the cable at the rear of the coach, then cut other end off the "interface" and slimmest that interface completely.  Then I plan on soldering on new connectors will I'll use to connect to the new camera and also to the Aladdin system.  This won't be easy because of the tiny gauge wire, especially the shielded video portion.  I'll also have to provide for the proper voltage to the camera as that was previously supplied by the interface adapter.  My suggestion is to first determine the manufacturer and model of your existing camera and then search on that.  There are many adapters available for many different cameras, just not mine. 

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I believe PWhittle on this site is formulating replacement back up cameras. Perhaps he'll chime in. Get on a waiting list because once he's perfected it, as he has with the front cameras, there will be a long list. His designs are plug and play.....Dennis

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Few years ago my Panasonic camera quit. The type with S-video type connector and VGA converter. I cut both ends of the cable, used the one shielded lead for video and 2 of the other leads for power. Soldered connectors to match the new camera and RCA at the video lead in dash. I have a Triptek instead of Aladin  so the video goes to it first and from there to a new Pioneer receiver's screen. Works great.

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2 minutes ago, Ivan K said:

Few years ago my Panasonic camera quit. The type with S-video type connector and VGA converter. I cut both ends of the cable, used the one shielded lead for video and 2 of the other leads for power. Soldered connectors to match the new camera and RCA at the video lead in dash. I have a Triptek instead of Aladin  so the video goes to it first and from there to a new Pioneer receiver's screen. Works great.

That is my plan.  What camera did you use for rear view? 

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I have a 06 Scepter and replaced my back up camera with an Amazon ZEROXCLUB wired camera. I ran the wires down from the old camera housing, drilled a hole at the bottom of the chamber to drop the wire and ran it under the chassis and up under the dash.  Works great you just mount with care the insulation on the wires is light weight. I ran it through sheathing in some places.

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I have a couple cameras to try for my rear camera replacement. One is a BOYO and one is a Voyager. Both have microphones and are similar specs and should both be better than the original Sony camera.

I plan to make adapter cables that will plug into the existing cables. The BOYO uses a (different) standard connector. The Voyager is proprietary so I am deciding between spending the extra $25-$30 on a Voyager adapter cable, or just cut it off and attach the correct connector.

Still a few weeks or so out on finishing mine.

Paul

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1 minute ago, waterskier_1 said:

That is my plan.  What camera did you use for rear view? 

I used a generic round camera from Amazon, made an aluminum plate to close the old camera's hole. It mounted into a small round hole in the new plate. Cheap and so much better picture than the Panasonic ever had. I took this pic in total darkness now at Q so it sucks.

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My concern is that I use my rear view about 98% of the time the ignition is on... the rest is side view.  I have the BOYO  cameras to replace the side view, but they are not rated as rear view (more like a backup camera with 2% usage).  It my understanding that there is a difference between 100% duty and occasional backing.  

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Hi Rick,

I have not seen a duty cycle rating in the BOYO VTK230HD speciations. Is that the BOYO camera you are using?

Mine are powered all the time, at least all the time the Aladdin is on. So far I have not had an issue, but I will check with the manufacturer.

Paul

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8 hours ago, pwhittle said:

Hi Rick,

I have not seen a duty cycle rating in the BOYO VTK230HD speciations. Is that the BOYO camera you are using?

Mine are powered all the time, at least all the time the Aladdin is on. So far I have not had an issue, but I will check with the manufacturer.

Paul

Paul, yes that is the camera I have to replace the cameras on the side view mirrors.  You are correct that the spec sheet doesn't give duty cycle, but does consider it a back-up/parking camera, not a rear-view camera.  It is my understanding that the difference is a rear-view is expected to be turned on most of the time, while a back-up/parking camera is energized only when the vehicle is in reverse.  I understand you can energize it all the time, just wondering whether the camera was designed for that.  I'll have to look more closely at my Aladdin wiring diagrams, but I am pretty sure that the cameras only get power when the turn signal or reverse lights are energized.  Oh, of course you can energize the cameras with the joystick too, but I thought that only powered up the camera selected, not that all were always powered on, and the selection was only the video feed from a specific camera.  

 

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My rear view is on all the time except for when using the turn signals.  I heard Voyager is a good camera.  Nice to know there are options and adapters.  I thought there should be.  Thanks.

Woody Miller

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Timely topic, I have the Mito EXC-100 rear camera which still works but would like better clarity.  I don't know if there would be much improvement using the original Kenwood KVT-M707 monitor with a newer HD camera?  It mounts behind and looks through a hole in a metal plate which has a nipple for "Camera Air", which is high pressure air to blow debris off of the camera lens when driving in rain.  It is very effective and has a Camera Air switch mounted beside the driver.

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My Dynasty doesn't look like some of your camera installations.  The  Amazon ZEROXCLUB wired camera looks like it would work, but I'm not sure how it would mount.  I haven't had a chance to get up close and really take mine apart, it's snowing today, again, and cold.  C'mon global warming.  Hope to get to it soon though.  The mounting stud on the rear view camera is what has me confused.  Not sure, until I can take my housing apart, how all that will work or if I will have to make some sort of bracket.  For those that have installed one of these, did you have to make a bracket for it?  Thanks.

Woody Miller

09 Dynasty Regal IV

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