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Old 02-10-2017, 10:37 PM   #1
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How to mount enormous backup camera screen?

Hey... so my AS came with an enormous screen to go with my backup camera. Any tips on how to mount that thing?
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:44 PM   #2
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Look at some of the Ram mount components, you might find something hing handy with their stuff. I use them for my iPad on the boat.
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Leave the suction cup thingy off, and simply place it in the console where you can look at it.
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Do not have a back up camera but have researched them a bit. I wondered about how to mount the screen also. When I do get my back up camera I am going to look for a mount like this one. Not recommending this particular one, but just the cup holder mount style. There are a bunch of them out there.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/iKross-2-...ones/123696826
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You just stick it to the windshield.
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Do not have a back up camera but have researched them a bit. I wondered about how to mount the screen also. When I do get my back up camera I am going to look for a mount like this one. Not recommending this particular one, but just the cup holder mount style. There are a bunch of them out there.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/iKross-2-...ones/123696826
Thanks for this. I just bought one (on Amazon a couple $ cheaper).

I have been using a mount I made from a pipe adapter for black plastic pipe. Sometimes it pops out on bumpy roads. The small end fit my cupholder when I added three foam pads, and I cut the slots in the big end at a slant to hold my iPad. The one I bought was black, and thin plastic, so this may not be the right size, but you get the idea.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/3-in-x-4-in...upling/3609554


RxGuy's looks like a better solution.

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I had aluminum diamond plate 9x7 inches square. I mounted (bolted) to the plate about 3/5 distance on length and centered on plate. Paint flat black. 3m adhesive to stick some automotive gasket to four edges to underside of plate for Skid and abrasion management. Hint: do not fully encircle underside. Put automotive door edge protection trim around the edges for bump guard.

Now I can easily lift into or out of or adjust position simply and it stays in place in almost any situation except extremely rough/washboard roads... but it only moves around without crashing to the floor.
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Fix some velcro straps to the rear of the screen and strap it to your rear view mirror. Can't see squat in it when towing anyway.

You can probably pull a power supply up there under the head lining so you can plug it in without a dangling cable.

I did this for my Voyager rear view camera - worked well.
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You just stick it to the windshield.
Some states do not allow any item to be stuck to the windshield.
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Fix some velcro straps to the rear of the screen and strap it to your rear view mirror. Can't see squat in it when towing anyway.

You can probably pull a power supply up there under the head lining so you can plug it in without a dangling cable.

I did this for my Voyager rear view camera - worked well.


That is a very interesting idea!
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Some states do not allow any item to be stuck to the windshield.


That's what I am worried about in addition to the actual impact on visibility.
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Big Screen

Our screen it also quite large a 7 inch. I mounted it on a piece of laminated wood between the two front seats. It does not block my view of the road and is in a good position to see it. The screen is attached by screws in the screen bracket and the wood is secured with a bungee cord so it does not bounce around. I also cut some high density foam and mounted it on the underside of the wood so it fits nicely into the console. I bought my screen and two cameras (back of truck and back of trailer) from China and it was about 1/2 the price of the Voyageur one. Only problem is sometimes the signal from the trailer does not reach us as it is about 50 feet from camera to screen. Our system then flicks to the other camera.
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Some states do not allow any item to be stuck to the windshield.
But portable GPS units come with a suction cup mount????

I mount the GPS in the top left of the windshield. I can see under it fine and I can touch the screen without undoing my seatbelt.

Wow! Big list:
States in Which Windshield Mounts Are Illegal

Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Georgia
Idaho
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Montana
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

I had no idea.
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Hey... so my AS came with an enormous screen to go with my backup camera. Any tips on how to mount that thing?
In the middle of the dash of my Tundra, is a recessed area covered with a small nonskid rubber mat. I removed the mat, drilled holes in the mount (suction cup on) put in the location I wanted and put three short screws through the plastic into the dash.

Works like a champ. Is not in the way looking out the windshield and does not move.

Has been in place for five months and no problems.

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