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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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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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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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Old 06-26-2018, 03:33 PM   #15
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Looking forward to seeing other backup camera setups.

After a trial run I determined that I need to make a few adjustments. The image displays automatically when reverse is selected however the top of the image is obscured by the license plate light. Will try mounting the camera so it is angled down to avoid capturing the license plate light in the display.

I'll post any improvements.
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:40 PM   #16
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Re: post photos of backup camera

Hereís mine, it uses my phone as the monitor. Also, itís working anytime the ignition is on. Not sure this is a feature/benefit but that what it does.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:18 PM   #17
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Great idea el-fantasma. Here's a camera built into a license plate frame. The camera swivels making it somewhat universal. I personally did not want a license plate frame but this might be an option for some folks. Be prepared for sticker shock- $110-150..
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Re: post photos of backup camera

I used to design tools for work. They cost a fair amount of money to make, but if (for example) you avoid damaging a $250,000 wiring harness when disconnecting it, it's worth every penny of the $2000 the tool cost. It's the same for a camera. $100 is better than running over a kid, any day.
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Old 06-29-2018, 05:48 AM   #19
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I agree that the investment of a backup camera and associated system is well worth piece of mind of avoiding a tragic mishap. The poor rear view visibility that large vehicles offer (especially our older trucks and SUVs with tiny sport mirrors), the unintended consequences when backing up these vehicles is a legitimate concern. With two little ones at home, that's my whole point of making this modification.

There are far less expensive backup cameras that offer similar final results, yet these products may not provide as much of a sleek or hidden appearance. For me, the final appearance of this project is important therefore I am willing to spend more time and money to make this setup function well yet minimize its appearance to maintain the classic originality of the vehicle.

Hopefully, sharing the products available and installation methods will help inspire ideas for the people, like us, who are passionate about these trucks/SUVs while, ultimately we improve the safety for the people and our loved ones around us.
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:18 PM   #20
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Hereís mine, it uses my phone as the monitor. Also, itís working anytime the ignition is on. Not sure this is a feature/benefit but that what it does.
I like the idea of using my phone as a monitor, nothing extra to install. Where did you get this? What is the make and model?

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Old 06-29-2018, 03:46 PM   #21
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I put the transmitter right in the cab behind the dash
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:57 AM   #22
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on the one i installed the screen is a little to small i will show some photos as soon as i take one
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:00 AM   #23
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how do you post a photo?
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:15 AM   #24
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not sure if this is how or not looks right will get photos of my backup cam system

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i have to use the toggle switch because i have no backup switch for my trany.
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