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Michael Kibler
post Nov 1 2013, 06:53 PM
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I'm thinking of replacing my Weldex Rear View Monitor with a GPS unit that has a Video input. Has anyone ever tried this conversion before and if so, how did it work? If anyone has any suggestions on this conversion, please reply. If workable, I would end up with a GPS Unit built in my dash with a Rear View Camera.


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post Nov 2 2013, 09:06 AM
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QUOTE(Michael Kibler @ Nov 1 2013, 05:53 PM) *

I'm thinking of replacing my Weldex Rear View Monitor with a GPS unit that has a Video input. Has anyone ever tried this conversion before and if so, how did it work? If anyone has any suggestions on this conversion, please reply. If workable, I would end up with a GPS Unit built in my dash with a Rear View Camera.


I had a Clarion unit in my last C class. It was a sound system, GPS with video input combination. I had a rear view camera installed and the system worked very well. I'm not so sure I would go with a Clarion again if I decided to go that route again but there were quite a few manufacturers that offered a similar device. The camera was not mounted high like the one I have factory installed on my present coach but it still worked very well. I believe I spent somewhere between $1,200 to $1,500 Cdn including installation costs.

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QUOTE(JDOLLEN @ Nov 2 2013, 10:06 AM) *

I had a Clarion unit in my last C class. It was a sound system, GPS with video input combination. I had a rear view camera installed and the system worked very well. I'm not so sure I would go with a Clarion again if I decided to go that route again but there were quite a few manufacturers that offered a similar device. The camera was not mounted high like the one I have factory installed on my present coach but it still worked very well. I believe I spent somewhere between $1,200 to $1,500 Cdn including installation costs.

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Thanks for the info.
I have a Class A Coach with a Weldex Rear View Monitor and camera. As the monitor has quit working and the replacement unit (monitor & camera) in a Color LCD version costs about $900 I was thinking of replacing the monitor with a GPS monitor and hooking it up to the rear view camera. The cost of the GPS unit is about $300 and I may have to purchase a new rear camera. The end result would be having a GPS unit with rear view capabilities all in one system. What I don't know is will the existing wiring from the camera work with the new GPS unit.
Any thoughts?
Michael


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QUOTE(Michael Kibler @ Nov 2 2013, 09:07 AM) *

Thanks for the info.
I have a Class A Coach with a Weldex Rear View Monitor and camera. As the monitor has quit working and the replacement unit (monitor & camera) in a Color LCD version costs about $900 I was thinking of replacing the monitor with a GPS monitor and hooking it up to the rear view camera. The cost of the GPS unit is about $300 and I may have to purchase a new rear camera. The end result would be having a GPS unit with rear view capabilities all in one system. What I don't know is will the existing wiring from the camera work with the new GPS unit.
Any thoughts?
Michael


I'm sorry Michael. I had the Stereo Shop install my unit. I paid the bill and one of their installers walked me through a quick operation demo.

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