Anyone recommend a reversing camera setup for a Lc200

Submitted: Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 08:03
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Hi All, Surprisingly I couldn't find any recent discussions on this matter.

We are planning on having a reversing camera installed in our new bushtracker and want to know any recommendations on what people are using in thier Lc200.

We have a 2017 VX and it appears we can go for a rear vision mirror style display or use the inbuilt display. Im told even with the in dash display you can still have the reversing camera on the entire time.

Any suggestions or recommendations?

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Reply By: Krisandkev - Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:23

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:23
I had a car audio/video specialist install our setup for our van rear camera prior to our pickup and they put a screen on the lower right hand of the car dash. I also had them fit a switch so I could turn the screen off and on if I needed to. I don’t recall the screen size but it works perfectly there and is not distracting as you drive, but does provide a good image of vehicles behind us. It is fantastic when reversing. Interestingly I have had other caravaners say they are useless for viewing vehicles behind you, but personally I would not be without one. Kevin
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:48

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:48
Doesn't your VX already have a reversing camera?

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Follow Up By: Zebu - Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:50

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:50
Yep - the VX already has a reversing camera, but when you put a reversing camera on the back of the van, the decsion is to go with having it hooked up to a rear view mirror, or pay the extra dollars for an integration unit to use the existing 8" sat nav display....
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:01

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:01
I suggest to have its own dedicated small screen. If you integrate it into other devices and something plays up, you lose the functions of the other devices while it's being repaired.

In my first LC200 I had its own rear camera displayed into the rear view mirror and it was a pain to use because it's out of your natural field of vision while driving. Now I have a separate screen at the base of the driver's A pillar. It works very well.

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Follow Up By: Rick V - Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 10:49

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 10:49
I can second Steven's comment.. The mirror option takes a lot of field of vision whereas the separate screen tucked into the bottom right hand pillar is out of the way physically but very usable visually. I can recommend the company that Bushtracker uses, Sound and Motion.
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Reply By: Ricky M - Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 20:15

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 20:15
i had the integrated one in my recent 2016 Sahara, it was expensive but but nothing short of brillant, I wouldnt even consider anything else after using it. Big, bright, clear, integrated.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie - Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 22:32

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 22:32
I had a similar issue with my Chev Silverado. It has a rear camera integrated in the VMS stereo head unit (replaced the original USA radio).

However, as far as I knew, it was capable of being expanded to have an extra camera added.

So, I hopped on ebay and bought a relatively cheap 7" TFT screen, a pair equally cheap cameras and the necessary AV plug/cables. All up it was less than $100-.

Note I said I bought a PAIR of cameras.....because the screen has 2 channels, I figured it would be a nice touch to have a second camera on the back of the truck, as well as the new one on the back of the BT.

This second camera on the truck is situated off to the driver's side, under the tail lights and is aimed at an almost 90 degree angle so I can see the tow hitch from side on.

With the original truck camera pointed directly back/down at the hitch, I can now reverse up to the van and watch both cameras.....one directs me in a straight line and the side-mount unit lets me know when I am exactly under the Hitch Ezy. This other camera is also handy when I'm trying to reverse out of a 45 degree angle park and can't see if there is any traffic approaching.

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Reply By: Scott140 - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 00:43

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 00:43
Hi
I have LC200 sahara hence can't change dash screen due to integrated climate control etc etc, I didn't want another screen cluttering dash as already run Hema HX1, settled for Detachable 7” LED colour mirror monitor that clips over existing rear vision mirror. I have a constant feed from back of caravan when travelling so can see whats behind for me its a perfect fit, and when we don't have the van on the back just clip off and return to normal. Not sure if you can promote products hence haven't named here but can let you know details if required
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Reply By: Sawtybt - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 15:08

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 15:08
We had Sound In Motion fit one of these in our 200 series.

Mirror Monitor

Ours is permanently attached to the existing mirror and I also find it easy to use when the van is not connected.....

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