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Reversing monitor incorporated in radio face.

Hi All,

We have a new Autotrail Savannah - the reversing camera is a tiny monitor which is situated in the radio face. Because of its small size and most times the light reflecting on its screen, we are having difficulty seeing anything on it.

Does anyone know if it would be possible to add a larger monitor and mount it on the dash to the originally fitted camera?

We would also like to have the facility of permanently viewing the rear of the van as we have no rear window.

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Mike.

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It can be done, but I believe it is an amount of work to do.

Firstly, you would need to remove the input from the camera off the existing radio and feed to the new monitor.

Secondly, you will need to disable the switch that activates the feed to the camera when you put the vehicle into reverse.

Personally, I would have a word with your dealer and check out a price from him to do the work, if that is too expensive, then I believe there are some DIY options advertised in various places one of which is outdoorbits.

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Hi Steve

Thanks for that, will take your advice and talk to dealer first. Sounds quite involved.

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Hi mike,
you should have said at peterborough and you could have seen mine .

all reversing systems have a feed[cable] from back camera to a control book under the dash somewhere. Then a feed out to the monitor, you can have activation when selecting reverse or as we do have it as a Rear view mirror on via the ignition so it dont flatten the lengine battery .

depending on the outlet from the contol box [ ask autotril what they use?] my thoughts would be buy a 7inch monitor with (mirror view option] and just swap the feeds.

we bought ours from these people and fitted myself [mygalsal liked the look of it]

http://shop.reversingcamerasuk.com/e...hop/Categories
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Hi Russ,

Thanks for that info. Will speak to Autotrail technical on Tuesday.

Yes like the look and idea. This would be ideal and suit our needs.

Enjoy your trip and stay safe. All the best.

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Hi Mike,
Do you have the 3 position switch in the cupboard nr the control panel?

Our autotrail has a flip down screen that is used for dvd / reverse cam. I also have a Kenwood radio with a screen.
I have taken a lead from the control box and put this into the AV socket on the radio so now I have vision on both, the beauty is that the radio has a built in switch that allows contant rear view to be selected and I only use the flip down for reversing.

If you do have the control box. you could take off a lead from it to your new monitor.

PM me if you need more info

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Thanks for that information Boomba.

Very helpful, will have a closer look when the torrential rain stops.

Will PM you later.

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