Blog: Van reversing solution found!
One reader offers his genius method for successful reversing...
Bob shares his idea below:
"I purchased a 3.5in LCD display with two AV inputs and a reversing camera and cable (total cost was under $80).
fitted the camera to the top of my Hayman Reece Hitch, welded a metal protective covering around it, and wired it up to the reversing light and display. Hey, presto! Reversing onto the coupling is visible on the display.
To make life a little easier I have also replaced
the jockey wheel with a 1t 12V scissor jack, which is activated by a remote
control so that when the coupling is over the towball I can lower the coupling onto the ball from inside the car. The vertical leg on
the scissor jack can be easily
removed for travelling.
The final addition is the fitting of a CCD
rear camera on the back of the caravan, which is wired to the second AV input of
the display. This is activated when not in reverse, and gives me a constant
view of the traffic behind." – Bob Lewis, NSW
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