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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 22-02-2019, 00:36
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Been looking at camera options. After rear view & reversing and side on view on right side (as it's LHD). That's 3 cameras. Found two big monitors that take 4 cameras. One is a DVR onto SD card. Could use it parked as well for security. I ended up going for a standard 10.1" with better resolution. Twin camera on rear with different viewing angles and 90 degree camera on each side.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F254074563232
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I've forgotten tamar, have you got your MH yet?!?

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Nope. It's still at the dealers until I get there in April/May. Got to find someone to mind my cat first - nobody wants to. Might have to bring her as a last resort. Not sure how she'd like a 24 hour flight and being locked up at the other end. Then 10 days quarantine when we come back here. Or how practical it is in a motorhome.
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Bit more info on the camera system I'm assembling. The rear one is a clearance item for £64 which is a very good deal for a twin cam one. One has a wide angle lens for parking, the other a narrow angle lens for rear view. Good stuff on this site:

https://www.parkingcameras.com/store...d-of-line.html

Then on each side one of these 90 degree cameras. Would have preferred a narrower angle one on the left side (I have seen some at 30 or 45 degrees) as it'd give a more realistic and larger view of oncoming traffic, but couldn't find one for a decent price (these were about £32 each). Don't really need a camera on the left side as I can just look myself, but I had a spare connection on the monitor so it seemed reasonable to put one on. I did think to put it on the front for a parking cam, but I thought I should be able to see that fine myself.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4PIN-Hea...72.m2749.l2649

All connected to a huge 10.1" LCD. About £98. Went large with the size as the resolution matches the rear camera so should provide excellent vision. Also means if I choose to have all cameras visible together they will still be usable.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-1-TFT...72.m2749.l2649

Then about £7 for another couple of camera cables for the side ones. Total cost £233. You might think it a bit over the top and expensive, but I'll be driving by myself and a large vehicle on the wrong side of the road in a country with much tighter roads than I'm used to so I want to do all I can not to get in trouble. Also got the TomTom Go Camper (scored a 25% discount on that). Last thing I want is to end up stuck on a no go road trying to turn around blind with loads a grumpy French or UK drivers waiting for me (also got the AUS sticker for the rear to gain points).

Even though I didn't go for the DVR 9" monitor, I think the side cameras might act as a deterrent for security as they will cover down the sides over both doors.
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Brilliant Tamar. You certainly have researched the problem. Can I ask why go to these lengths


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I've not driven anything larger than a VW Kombi. Camera on the right side is for driving in the UK (Hymer is LHD). I mistakenly said left side in this bit of the post above:

'Would have preferred a narrower angle one on the left side...'

I've read that seeing to the right in a LHD can be tricky if the intersection is on an angle (I wont have a passenger to look for me). The rest I explained at the end (above).
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Then on each side one of these 90 degree cameras. Would have preferred a narrower angle one on the left side [you meant right!](I have seen some at 30 or 45 degrees) as it'd give a more realistic and larger view of oncoming traffic,
When you say oncoming do you mean coming towards you? I think not, from what you say below.
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You might think it a bit over the top and expensive, but I'll be driving by myself and a large vehicle on the wrong side of the road in a country with much tighter roads than I'm used to so I want to do all I can not to get in trouble. Also got the TomTom Go Camper (scored a 25% discount on that). Last thing I want is to end up stuck on a no go road trying to turn around blind with loads a grumpy French or UK drivers waiting for me (also got the AUS sticker for the rear to gain points).
I think it was me who mentioned about the slow lead-on to a wide roundabout when you're driving LHD and solo. What you need is very wide rearward vision.

I'm not sure your AUS sticker will be legal! But I think you've done that before!

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Yes, maybe a kangaroo sticker would be better, though a bit corny. I had thought of putting the AUS one upside down I think with GB plates and a GB sticker it should be obvious the legal status of the vehicle. I just wont put the AUS one near the plate. It's not for the purposes of saying 'I'm Australian, aren't I great?' More to apologise for clumsy driving. Maybe gain points in Europe for it.

The problem with a wide angle camera is anything in it is tiny so might be missed.

By 'oncoming' I meant coming toward me from the right. A problem if you aren't at right angles to it (it's further back behind your right shoulder where the van body may block the view). So a side mounted camera not so much pointed back as a bit more to the side (though the 90 degree ones I got should cover both).
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Thanks for all your Input people it is very much appreciated, I have some real food for thought now so will be able to make an informed decision once I look in to things a bit more. Much appreciated to you all.
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