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The black and white back up system on our 88 PT38 does not work. Not worth fixing. Can anyone recommend a good replacement. I would sooner stay away from a cheap Chinese unit. I understand that some have small lights to improve night use but they do not work under the plastic BB lens. Thanks
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The black and white back up system on our 88 PT38 does not work. Not worth fixing. Can anyone recommend a good replacement. I would sooner stay away from a cheap Chinese unit. I understand that some have small lights to improve night use but they do not work under the plastic BB lens. Thanks
I like the CabCam unit I have. It is designed for agricultural work and from that I take it, that is is constructed well to withstand the tough conditions of farming. Price was about the same as others.
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I use the 4ucam wireless setup. It is about $100 shipped out of San Jose CA.

I have it linked to a driver / nav / infotainment iPad that clips to a wall mount clip which covers the hole where the original sony black and white monitor was mounted.
The backup camera is an app on the iPad. In motion, I switch to google maps or pandora or amazon music.

hope that helps, Doug
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Here is a link to it.

http://www.4ucam.com/iphone-android-...up-Camera.html
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I use RVCams.com. Just replaced the rear camera and monitor and the wire on the roof to the camera.
Mounted the camera on the bracket over the old camera.
Comes with IR and sound.
Had their unit for 8 years now but the camera burnt out finally.
The monitor is great color also.
Total cost was a little of $350.
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I did some more research and this one has some good reviews.


https://www.amazon.com/Rear-View-Saf.../dp/B002GM5GKO


I wish it did not have the lights on the camera. It only has a 130 degree view. I might call the seller and see if they have something better. Thanks for the suggestions.
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I did some more research and this one has some good reviews.


https://www.amazon.com/Rear-View-Saf.../dp/B002GM5GKO


I wish it did not have the lights on the camera. It only has a 130 degree view. I might call the seller and see if they have something better. Thanks for the suggestions.
That is the same as I had in my FC, but I had a flush mount camera. I found a flush mount camera and it came with the hole cutter so I cut the hole in the rear plexiglass and it worked great. I may be looking for another one soon for the 95WB
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Installed a wired Rear View Safety 4 camera wired system 4 years ago. Have been very happy with the system & the company's after sale tech help was excellent. Display was mounted where old one was with a shade hood that the iPad rides on top of for GPS and music. Purchased the four camera model to allow a rear toad license plate camera via umbilical. You can also add a 24/7 recorder. If I was to do it again, they have a 360° system that is VERY cool! Although I used my old wiring with crimped Cat5 connectors, WiFi systems have improved considerably and they sell those also.

If you plan on placing rear cam behind glass, order that camera without the IR lighting enabled to eliminate reflections on outer glass. This might be system selectable now. If you disable that function yourself by opening the camera like I did, that voids their warranty (which I never needed). The camera has enough light in the rear with the tail lights so no need for supplemental LEDs in the camera. Splicing into existing camera wiring was not difficult so no need to fish new. I even used a couple unneeded old camera wires (coach had two runs of 6 each) to power my TPMS repeater that was placed in the rear closet. Hooked both into ignition power so both camera system & TPMS come on automatically. Being able to check on coach via smartphone might be a worthwhile upgrade?

Aren’t ALL electronics like this made in China? The good thing about this company is they are VERY customer oriented, have great US based phone techs to help after the sale and also have holiday sales with military discounts. I see they also sell via Amazon, but your after sale help might be better by going direct.
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I am 2500 miles from my bird so don't know if the camera would fit behind the plexiglass. I could just mount the camera on top of the plexiglass. Not as clean but ok. I have spoken to their support line and they are helpful. Yes most electronics comes from offshore but it is better when there is a NA distributor with support. The unit is $50 less from Amazon. Originally I was going to buy a wireless system but fishing through the cupboards is not usually very hard. Thanks everyone.
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I am 2500 miles from my bird so don't know if the camera would fit behind the plexiglass. I could just mount the camera on top of the plexiglass. Not as clean but ok. I have spoken to their support line and they are helpful. Yes most electronics comes from offshore but it is better when there is a NA distributor with support. The unit is $50 less from Amazon. Originally I was going to buy a wireless system but fishing through the cupboards is not usually very hard. Thanks everyone.
It's probably glass.
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