How to Install and Maintain a Reverse Camera System for Your Caravan
Author: Jeffrey R. Date Posted:18 August 2014
Caravans and campervans can be tricky to drive. Because of their extra width and length, you will need to be extra careful when manoeuvring them. Otherwise, you might hit something or someone. Fortunately, installing a reverse camera system makes driving these vehicles a piece of cake. What's more, they help make each and every trip a much safer experience for you and your family. Here's how you can install this camera system in your car.
Step No 1. Mount the LCD monitor on your dashboard. If it comes with a suction cup, you can attach the monitor to the windscreen so you can save dashboard space. Then, connect the monitor to the camera system's filter and fuse box. Afterwards, hook the fuse box up to your car's 12v or 24v power source.
Step No 2. Attach the 5-metre 4PIN cable to the fuse box and then connect it to the first camera of the caravan 2 camera system. When you're done, mount the device on the back of your vehicle. You can also do it in reverse if you prefer by mounting the camera first before attaching it to the 5M 4PIN cable. Then, using the first 10M 4PIN cable, connect the fuse box to the trailer cable. Once the connection has been made, attach the trailer cable to the second 10M 4Pin cable.
Step No 3. Connect the second 10M 4Pin cable to the second reversing camera. Once they are connected properly, the next thing you need to do is to place the second reversing camera at the back of your caravan, ensuring that is mounted properly. Switch the monitor on. Because the camera system is using 4PIN cables, the cameras should automatically turn on. If not, check for loose connection.
Like your car and all of its accessories, the camera system needs to be properly maintained. This will help ensure the product's longevity and help keep it in good working condition. For starters, you should cover the trailer cable with a dust cap when not in use. This will keep it clean and ensure good connection.
Also, you should check the cables periodically. Always remember that the video signal from the reversing camera can be affected if the cables that are exposed to the elements are neglected. If not maintained properly, the cable's insulation can have cracks that will allow rain and moisture to enter. Therefore, you should inspect the cables from time to time to prevent such problems from occurring.