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Back up camera Replace on a 1989
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I was seeing if anyone had pictures of a back up camera upgrade on a mid 80s-mid 90s model. I am looking for suggestions and how you modified the bracket and monitor. 
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Starting in 1990, Newell changed the rear cap to incorporate the camera behind a flat Plexiglas cover. Looks nice but you can't use a camera with infrared night vision because the lights produce so much glare on the Plexiglas. Tom removed the Plexiglas from his previous 1990 #262 as shown below. 

   

The blue coach is #270 with the Plexiglas cover installed.

   
Michael Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
NewellOwner.com
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So, I guess I need an example from a pre 90. Thanks for the info!
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@1989newell, I replaced my backup camera on my 1986 and it works awesome. I had to run the supplied cable from the camera to the back of the bus and it was plenty long. I took the old camera out of the housing and engineered the new one to fit the housing. I took the old screen out and replaced it with the new monitor, very little modifications needed. The camera has a microphone and the monitor has speakers. Also has infra-red night vision. $200 at Costco, link below.

Backup camera at Costco
Jon & Chris Everton
1986 40' Dog House #86
0 hp 8V92 Allison HT740
Soon to be 500 hp ISM 6spd ZF
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On our coach I replaced the camera and old Sony B&W screen with 3 cameras (2 side vision and one rear).  I used the existing wiring, cut and soldered the wires from the new camera wires together with the old - this has been working fine.  The picture is great and having side view cameras also helps for security.  Some day I’m going to hook up the functionality to switch to the side camera when the blinker comes on but not in a rush for that one.  The biggest problem is that I didn’t like the position of the old screen in the bottom of the console so I moved the new screen to the bottom of the overhead cabinet (over the driver) and like it much better - the wire is a little too short so I connected it to the rear-view mirror inside and just let it hang there (it’s on my list)...

On our coach I replaced the camera and old Sony B&W screen with 3 cameras (2 side vision and one rear).  I used the existing wiring, cut and soldered the wires from the new camera wires together with the old - this has been working fine.  The picture is great and having side view cameras also helps for security.  Some day I’m going to hook up the functionality to switch to the side camera when the blinker comes on but not in a rush for that one.  The biggest problem is that I didn’t like the position of the old screen in the bottom of the console so I moved the new screen to the bottom of the overhead cabinet (over the driver) and like it much better - the wire is a little too short so I connected it to the rear-view mirror inside and just let it hang there (it’s on my list)...


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Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40
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