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Old 09-10-2017, 06:30 PM   #1101
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Looks good Mike. I added one camera aimed out the roadside rear window. Makes me look like a pro when buying fuel. I always stop with my fuel fill lined up perfectly with the pump. One thing to check on your install. Is you multiplexer going to see any high temperatures near that heater core? It might be fine, but something to consider.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:12 AM   #1102
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Lance...you always put the icing on the cake, great idea with the roadside rear camera, I have found myself to far away with the 370LE from the nozzle 2 or 3 times now. I can add a second "bullet" camera to the Alpine system just above the fuel filler door and be in business, Thanks, Regards, Bob
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:23 AM   #1103
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Looks good Mike. I added one camera aimed out the roadside rear window. Makes me look like a pro when buying fuel. I always stop with my fuel fill lined up perfectly with the pump. One thing to check on your install. Is you multiplexer going to see any high temperatures near that heater core? It might be fine, but something to consider.
Ya I thought about the heat there Lance. I don't know if it will have an affect or not. That's another question I can ask their tech people when I call today. Did you by chance use the same brand? Rear view safety? The monitor menu is a bit hard to navigate for me. Pretty horrible user manual online too. I need a 12 year old to program it.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:14 PM   #1104
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Mike mine is a cobbled up system which I will some day update. I have a push button video selector switch that selects the camera to view. Nothing automatic. Something to turn on the proper camera while trying to change lanes would be nice. Got enough to worry about just driving straight.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:40 AM   #1105
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So we are going to stop in Elkhart IN on our way to the get together to look at, hopefully purchase, new captains chairs for the 310. Do any of you have any idea on "must see" showrooms or retailers over there? Looks like there are several online. I definitely want to stop at Brad and Hall, probably hit a couple of the surplus stores. Anybody been there?
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:44 AM   #1106
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Several years ago I stopped in RV Surplus & Salvage. It may not have the chairs you are looking for but they had all kinds of other stuff for projects you haven't even thought of. It could be dangerous. This kind of place is like a candy store to me. They are located at 1400 W Bristol St in Elkhart. I'm looking forward to your report at the end of the month.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:10 AM   #1107
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Thanks Lance, that's going on the list.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:55 AM   #1108
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Finished up installing a new camera system today....still have some odds and ends left I guess. I went with the rear view safety two camera system, https://www.rearviewsafety.com/rvs-7...ra-system.html.
I decided to go ahead and run new cable, provided with the system, and follow the same path as my old camera for the backup camera. Anchored the cable on the roof up to the refrigerator vent, down the vent and through the floor, under the rig up to the heater core, up through the floor there. The multiplexor for the system sits behind the passenger kick panel.
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For the passenger side view camera I mounted the camera just behind the wheel well, cable runs through the skin there, anchored it high along the rear of the well, over to the frame rail and then zip tied towards the front of the rig and came up through the same hole as the cable for the rear camera.

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I ordered the optional 9" monitor and I'm glad I did.

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I need to talk to their tech team on Monday about some setup items for the monitor. Its not as intuitive as I would guess it would be. The multiplexer is set up with three camera ports. Since I'm only using two, I would like to toggle between just those two. The way it is currently set, I have to toggle through all three (one blank) to switch between the two cameras. That kinda sucks. But it seems like a good system, especially compared to the ancient one I had. Good aircraft grade connectors. Nice picture on the monitor. It will be really nice to have that side view camera when driving round cities in six lane traffic. I'm happy with the investment. Around $350 with the 9" monitor upgrade.
A little update on the camera install. After two conversations with their tech department I find out that, with their hardware and software package, that there is no way to toggle between just the two cameras. I have to toggle through the empty third channel on the multiplexer. Hmmmmmmm, that is a glitch I think, and annoying. They keep recommending using trigger wires to the blinkers on the side camera and backup light for the backup camera. I keep telling them that I want the camera on all the time while driving. So they say it's impossible to operate it that way. Wellllll, that kinda sucks. I ASSUMED there would be a way to toggle just between the two cameras.

Soooo, I'm going to install a SPDT two position toggle switch over near my spot light controls. Ill power up the switch and then use trigger wires off the two terminals. This should do the trick for toggling between the two cameras. But seriously, Rear view Safety should either provide a two channel multiplexer for the two camera system OR provide software in the monitor to ignore an empty channel. Ill put up some picks after I get it installed. It should be better this way anyway because I won't need to reach up to the monitor while driving to toggle.

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Old 09-15-2017, 04:35 PM   #1109
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:44 PM   #1110
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That's right Bob.
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I use the toggle switch trick on Bella's cameras. She only has a single input on the monitor which shows whichever camera is powered up, as both are plugged into a simply RCA splitter/joiner to the single input.
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:00 AM   #1112
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I use the toggle switch trick on Bella's cameras. She only has a single input on the monitor which shows whichever camera is powered up, as both are plugged into a simply RCA splitter/joiner to the single input.
Once the idea hit me I realized that it will be better than the originally design by Rear View Safety because of the location of the switch. No reaching up to the monitor to toggle. I ran the wiring yesterday and tested just to be sure and it works great. Waiting on the switch today. In the mean time I'm making a mounting plate for the switch to match that of the spot light switch. Ill mount the new switch just in front of the spot light controls.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:27 AM   #1113
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Garoooooooovy man! Works like I want it to now. Snuck the wires from under the dash, then behind the vinyl wall covering. Cut a hole in the aluminum skin to accept the depth of the switch.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:51 PM   #1114
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:48 AM   #1115
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Thank you Steve. Are you regularly attending AA (Alumaholic Anonymous) meetings these days? I hear the recovery rate is very low.
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:10 AM   #1116
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Pulled into Elkhart Campground yesterday afternoon to find the International GMC Motorhome Rally!

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Pretty cool. I bet there are 100 GMC rigs here or more.
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Holy Crap.....I didn't realize they made that many....but none the less, still not an Airstream. Regards, Bob
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Yeah, quite the cult following for those units. Oldsmobile 455 and the power train out of a Olds Toronado if I recall; all owned by guys named Ken....or Kenneth, Kenny....

Still would be cool to talk to them and ask what to look for, and when to run away.

I have one just around the block but it hasn't moved in years; looking quite forlorn.

Safe journeys for you and Lynn; see you soon.

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Old 09-26-2017, 08:49 AM   #1119
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Camped here near Elmira NY. Beautiful morning overlooking the valley.
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Nice!
Always liked the GMC motorhomes... but went with Aluminum in the end!
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