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Old 04-11-2018, 05:41 PM   #1
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post photos of backup camera

post some photos of how you setup your backup camera, i am thinking of setting one up and i am looking for idea's it would be nice to see some idea's as to how you setup and what problems you had if any.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:38 PM   #2
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Re: post photos of backup camera

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My wife has a back up camera in her Kia Soul, and I'd like to have one in the truck. I'm not going to bother with putting one on the travel trailer. The wife can guide me back. She has a rain coat if it's raining.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:31 AM   #3
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Here's my setup with the camera mounted above the license plate. Drilled a 3/4" hole to flush mount the camera. The image will display on the JVC touch screen head unit. The wires need to be run yet but here is my progress so far for folks that are looking for ideas.
Camera: TOPTIERPRO
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:36 AM   #4
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Hey now, that is slick! If I buy that headliner with the speakers and provision for the radio, I can put a setup like that in like yours.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:15 AM   #5
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Re: post photos of backup camera

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Here's my setup with the camera mounted above the license plate. Drilled a 3/4" hole to flush mount the camera. The image will display on the JVC touch screen head unit. The wires need to be run yet but here is my progress so far for folks that are looking for ideas.
Camera: TOPTIERPRO
Display: JVC KD-AVX77
That particular display is showing as no longer available.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:39 AM   #6
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That particular display is showing as no longer available.
That's correct. Unfortunately, the JVC DK-AVX77 is no longer available to purchase brand new. The JVC KD-AVX77 was introduced in 2009 and it was discontinued sometime around 2012. It is the only 1 DIN full touch display unit.

The hyperlink leads you to Crutchfield and although the unit is not available for purchase, it provides you with specifications, a description and customer reviews which I thought folks interested would find helpful. However, if you want one, you'll need to find someone willing to part with theirs.
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:31 AM   #7
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looks great wish i had seen this earlier i would have looked for one
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:08 PM   #8
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You can still get an JVC KD-AVX77. That's what Ebay is for. They are not cheap but can be aquired for less than a pair of tow hooks.

I removed the license plate bracket and painted it with Rustolium satin black making the camera blend in more so it's less noticable. The bracket and two hitch were already black but a primer flat black that was beginning to look chalky and aged. Both the bracket and tow hitch turned out nice with a fresh coat of paint.

Here is a picture of the camera installed. Hardly detectable unless you know to look for it, just like the third brake light under the handle of the tailgate.

I'd love to hide the tow hitch receiver behind the bumper and license plate but that's a project for another day.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:16 AM   #9
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looks great wish i had seen this earlier i would have looked for one
Did you install a backup camera? If not, are you still considering installing one?
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:04 PM   #10
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i think i will look for one anyway i just installed one but not that good looking
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:53 AM   #11
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Was at Costco yesterday and they have a setup with a license plate frame with built in camera and a separate little 4 or 5” screen for it. Could keep it in the ash try or something. Think it was $125.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:53 AM   #12
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has anyone installed a jvc kd-41bt i seen one on crutchfield $169.00 it has the 3" screen for the backup camera and from what i read bluetooth and a good sound
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:10 AM   #13
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has anyone installed a jvc kd-41bt i seen one on crutchfield $169.00 it has the 3" screen for the backup camera and from what i read bluetooth and a good sound
That looks like a nice option. I wish the screen was a bit bigger but I love the knob in place of touch screen / buttons.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:17 PM   #14
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i ordered it will let you know how it is when i get it and install it. i have a big screen in the truck now but it looks out of place so i hope this one looks better.
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