back up/reverse cameras

General Tech, Non Vehicle Specific

back up/reverse cameras

Postby daniel » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:15 pm

does anyone use these? if so would it be possible to put one on the front? they all say that it automaticlly turns on when shifted into reverse. dont know how that works but can it be set to just turn on when i want so i can use them for the tail. like going up a steep incline and you cant see over your hood you just use your cam? i though i read someone who did that but cant find it.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Prod ... +up+camera


i found this one too but for the price i can get 2 of the others for less....

http://www.mobilevideo4less.com/Merchan ... e=RVC430RF

what do you think? can it be done? mount one up front?
'66 Mustang Fastback - lots of period correct mods
'07 H3 - Way to much to list.
'08 XB9SX

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1580619376
User avatar
daniel
Club Member
Club Member
 
Posts: 1544
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:13 pm
Location: Ft. Mohave,Az
Vehicle: HUMMER H3

Re: back up/reverse cameras

Postby Rod » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:55 pm

You can get the JC Whitney camera at WalMart for $99.

I've heard of a few people putting cameras up front. No problem with that.

Most cameras like that give you a choice between always on and only on when in reverse. If it turns out to be a reverse only system, wiring it to be always on is easy enough.

Horace here on the forum has a forward cam. Can't remember his forum handle though, otherwise we could search his posts for mention of it.
User avatar
Rod
Club Member
Club Member
 
Posts: 8874
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:43 am
Location: Vegas/O'ahu
Vehicle: '99 HMC4 | '05 SUT

Re: back up/reverse cameras

Postby mikeHI » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:09 pm

Don't go wireless. I know a few people that have had problems with always getting a clear signal. Some of these can be used as a constant rear view mirror also.
03' H2 on Oahu, HI

Hummer X Club Hawaii Chapter
mailto:hawaii@hummerxclub.com
User avatar
mikeHI
Chapter President - Hawaii
Chapter President - Hawaii
 
Posts: 525
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:52 pm
Location: Oahu, HI
Vehicle: 03' Hummer H2

Re: back up/reverse cameras

Postby Seth » Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:26 pm

At my local custom car shop, I have seen them install several front mounted cameras. They then hook them up to a switch so that you can turn it on and off at your leisure.

I with mikeHI, don't go wireless unless you don't want to deal with the wiring. The engines can sometimes cause interference.
Keep your wits sharp, your heart open, and your gun loaded.
User avatar
Seth
Chapter President - SoCal
Chapter President - SoCal
 
Posts: 9621
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:51 pm
Location: San Diego
Vehicle: JK Rubicon Unlimited

Re: back up/reverse cameras

Postby Rod » Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:47 pm

If you do get a wired unit do not buy a HitchCAM.

The first time my unit went south it took them months to make it right. The second time it took a dump was months ago and they still haven't returned my numerous phone calls or emails. Both failures were during the warranty period. Too bad, especially considering I did a custom install on my SUT that they used pics of to demo how to install the PlateCAM on the '05+ H2 rear tire carrier.

Far as I'm concerned they owe me $500+ (that's what their unit costs) and the couple days of time I've spent installing, troubleshooting and trying to get them to do their job.
User avatar
Rod
Club Member
Club Member
 
Posts: 8874
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:43 am
Location: Vegas/O'ahu
Vehicle: '99 HMC4 | '05 SUT

Re: back up/reverse cameras

Postby daniel » Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:51 pm

well, how about wireless in the back and wired in the front.
'66 Mustang Fastback - lots of period correct mods
'07 H3 - Way to much to list.
'08 XB9SX

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1580619376
User avatar
daniel
Club Member
Club Member
 
Posts: 1544
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:13 pm
Location: Ft. Mohave,Az
Vehicle: HUMMER H3

Re: back up/reverse cameras

Postby Sage Green » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:30 am

Rod wrote:Horace here on the forum has a forward cam. Can't remember his forum handle though, otherwise we could search his posts for mention of it.


H2Finally

Rod:

Sorry to hear about your problems with Hitch-Cam. For what its worth, I have had a Hitch-Cam on my 03 since I got it in 03. Last year, at the Last Chance Canyon run, I forgot to remove it (from the hitch) and managed to scrape the @##$% out of it which tweaked the camera so bad that it came loose and took on water. It was way out of warranty but they fixed it for free, unless you count the cost of having it at their factory for three months. I suspect that at least some of the reason for the free service may have been their guilt for taking so dang long to fix it.
Sage Green
Club Member
Club Member
 
Posts: 114
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:38 am
Location: Redlands, CA


Return to General Tech

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests