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Old 02-06-2018, 04:43 PM   #1
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Added a camera only LCD monitor

Added an LCD monitor to the dash for the rear and side cameras. Also added a front camera since the new monitor could handle four camera inputs. This way they are always on while driving and my wife can also see them from the passenger seat. It was relatively easy to install since the top of the dash can be removed with only four screws.

here's all the parts used (three cables needed for existing cameras. New camera comes with needed cable.)

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Old 02-06-2018, 04:53 PM   #2
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Exactly what I want to do, only with a selector switch. Maybe that monitor has it. Is it a nuisance having the side views always blurring by?
How did you mount your's?
How about a photo?
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:00 PM   #3
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Exactly what I want to do, only with a selector switch. Maybe that monitor has it. Is it a nuisance having the side views always blurring by?
How did you mount your's?
How about a photo?
TIA.
Only drove to an inspection station so far and I did not find it annoying. You can always turn it towards the passenger more if it becomes a distraction as the mount turns easily to the right or left. The LCD monitor comes with a mount that has sticky tape or can be screwed down. I went with the sticky tape and it is very secure. If you zoom in on the photo, you can see the mount in more detail. As for image display, your options are one image (I used for rear camera with trigger), two images or four images.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:09 PM   #4
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I LIKE it!

I like it a whole lot!
Thanks for a great idea!
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:12 PM   #5
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Thx, I didn't get the photo before. It looks good. Did you wire the adapter cable from the existing camera switch box radio feed? And then the front camera cable goes..where? I only see one cable to the camera.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:32 PM   #6
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The LCD monitor comes with a harness that I put under the dash. The existing switchbox gets eliminated as no longer needed. The three cables that you need to order allow you to convert from what Thor installed for camera cables to an RCA which the LCD monitor needs. The audio cable for the rear camera I kept in the stereo head unit.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:33 PM   #7
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Very cool! I donít get much value from the side cameras because the angle of the Axxera makes for unclear pic most of the time. The backup camera works well, but I would LOVE to have this. Gonna look into it, see if I can manage the install myself. Any more details (or a home made instruction manual, lol) would be great!
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:38 PM   #8
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I like all of the camera views that I can get...
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:55 PM   #9
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The only change I might make is to put all the camera's 12 volt power on an on/off switch and not on "ignition" power. This way we can use the new monitor as security cameras while camping. Right now it requires keeping the ignition on which is not ideal. The LCD monitor is on constant power but it has an on/off switch.
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:54 PM   #10
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As to 12v power, the "power port" (cig lighter) is not on the key and our radio gets power from the coach batts. Take your pick.
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schreinertms...I was looking at/planning the installation of my 9" monitor today. We have a Class C, so I want to use the mounting tape to stick it to the windshield above were the rear view mirror is. I'll just remove the mirror. My question, is the picture any better on the new screen? Most of the time mine is like a picture with a bright light source in the background. Kind of washed out. I did find contrast/brightness adjustments on the Axxera, but it didn't appear to help. I only want the rear camera showing on the new screen. So, the switch box is eliminated, then would I still need three new cables or just the one that came with the new monitor? Thanks! And, great install!
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schreinertms...I was looking at/planning the installation of my 9" monitor today. We have a Class C, so I want to use the mounting tape to stick it to the windshield above were the rear view mirror is. I'll just remove the mirror. My question, is the picture any better on the new screen? Most of the time mine is like a picture with a bright light source in the background. Kind of washed out. I did find contrast/brightness adjustments on the Axxera, but it didn't appear to help. I only want the rear camera showing on the new screen. So, the switch box is eliminated, then would I still need three new cables or just the one that came with the new monitor? Thanks! And, great install!
The picture quality is the same but that is most likely due to the quality of the cameras and not the monitor. I have not experienced the "bright light" issue as you mentioned. The plus here is a larger screen and putting the screen in a better viewing area. Not sure if Thor uses the same camera/cabling combination so you might want to check the cable ends of your existing cameras to determine which conversion cable, if any, you need. I've attached a pic of what my camera ends look like. If yours look like that, you will need the new conversion cables, one for each camera.
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This is my monitor install. It follows directional signal and reverse, then defaults to rear camera to monitor the toad.
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PNTR10, thatís the setup Iím envisioning for our rig. I already have a Garmin dashcam recording whatís in front of us, so I donít plan to add a fourth, forward facing camera.
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I agree!
That monitor is the first one I've seen that is large enough to be seen by my old lousy eyeballs!
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I agree!
That monitor is the first one I've seen that is large enough to be seen by my old lousy eyeballs!
Ordered monitor and cables and will post pics when installing it.
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Waiting patiently to see the glorious results.
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Just got my monitor today still waiting on cables. Will post pics when done.
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This is my monitor install. It follows directional signal and reverse, then defaults to rear camera to monitor the toad.
Which monitor did you get and did you keep the switch box?
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