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Camera Install on a 1995 U320

by Dave Head 95 U320C SE 40

The writeup Tim from RVCams.com made for this camera and the price (1/2 that of the Voyager) made me go for it. Always listen to Tim! My 93 didn't have a BNC connector - the 95 did. So I had to scamper to Radio Shack to pick an adapter up.

I decided to not remove the old camera and mount this one under it. The old camera actually has slightly better picture quality but less wide angle - mainly due to the mounting depth. But the night vision just sucked!. I may remove it and blank it off in the future.

I added a stiffener behind - there's a pic of that too. Overall, very easy install. I know many want to mount theirs internal, but its actually still open to the environment, and the esthetics at 9 feet in the air aren't much of a concern to me.

Stiffener

Old Camera wiring

Old Camera wiring

It is a larger ebay monitor - I cut a hole in the lower left corner to allow the cable to properly route. It's not properly 'indent' mounted - rather its 'clamped' to the panel. Here are two pics that show how it sticks out. It looks great this way.

The problem with all of these panels is that the panel is at the wrong angle for the driver to get a good picture.

I'm going to try fabricating a tilt mount to 'skew' the bottom and right side out up to an inch to angle the monitor correctly. I will probably try some high density foam I can carve and then cover with some green Naugahyde. There's very little room to maneuver.

The Audit tank/compass and Camera inputs are still switched by the factory switch - so they both remain on AV1. The output from Audit is reversed for both signals and the monitor flips it back.

Old Monitor

Old Monitor

New Camera

New Monitor

New Monitor

New Monitor

As promised, here's the night pic to make all the Javelina camera owners nuts. Since I mounted the camera below the original, I was able to run the cable in 'beside' the original camera. That means only two small mounting holes. Everything else was plug and play. Even the 12V power plug was the same.

Night View Camera

Oh, and in this night pic I parked the car just about where the Tahoe would be if we were towing. So it should be angled a bit more to pick up the tow bar. This really is a great camera. When I asked Tim the difference between it ($154.00 shipped) and the Voyager ($299.00 plus shipping) he said the Voyager was built tougher.
I'm satisfied

It has IR, But needs a 'reversing' monitor - which mine and the Javelina do.

Color Backup Camera with IR and Audio..... Includes 65' cable and RCA Breakout Adapter

Camera Installed

Camera Installed

New Camera Installed

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