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I like it! I would make it power up via toggle switch instead of reverse, for checking cargo too.
 
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I have one on my Mule FXT and love it. It makes seeing those low obstacles (Stumps, rocks, etc) a lot easier and when loaded with passengers it is easier than trying to look around them. It also has an IR illuminator so I can even backup without kicking my backup lights on when hunting. I think I have about $40 in it for the camera and monitor.
 

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Gosh, that technology has come a long way, and the price is a fraction of just a short time back. That's a great idea.
 

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nice! mountin high would be the ticket here...seems as though eveyrthing gets covered in mud or snow for me. Also, just a thought before yinz buy them...the wireless may have interference? not saying it WILL but it may. Ya never know till ya try though!
 

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Good point, WagZ! I have two cameras on the back of my RV, one wired camera up high, and a wireless to keep an eye on my trailer hitch down low (similar to the first one in Barry's post). Most wireless cameras transmit on 2.4Ghz, the same frequency as most other wireless devices and are susceptible to all kinds of interference. I get a little bit of 'snow' on my wireless screen (still, very viewable!), but the high, wired camera is always crystal clear. But at that price, I wouldn't hesitate on buying either camera. I didn't wire my hitch into the backup (reverse) lights - I wired it to the tail light circuit instead using a flat, 4 pin trailer connector, pigtailed into my regular trailer connector. So my vehicle lights have to be on to get power to the camera.

One thing I would want to clarify with the vendor before ordering the wired camera - it is listed as 24V - pretty sure it would work with our 12v systems, but I would want some reassurance!

One other point since we are talking about interference - USB chargers (for phones, GPSs, etc.) can wreck havoc with radios, both music and two-way. I got around that with my Garmin Montana 600 by using a direct power mount; Amazon.com: Amps Rugged Mount with aud.-power: GPS & Navigation . Some folks don't have a problem at all with interference using USB chargers, others do! I have no idea why!
 

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Looks like the same as the cameras we use at work on the plow trucks. They work well only problem is to keep them clear of snow . They work best if you can mount them up high on a bracket out to the side to allow air flow around the whole camera, any surface close will allow snow to build and cover over camera in a drift. Also if they are the same units as we use you can run them in 2 different modes ,always on or on only in reverse. Should be very useful for plowing snow.
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I like it! I would make it power up via toggle switch instead of reverse, for checking cargo too.
That's exactly what I was thinking. Sounds like it's something to add. Now the search for the best price/unit begins.
 

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Any update on this? Im looking for a camera system. Backup lights too.
 

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Mount the camera on the roof. View of the cargo area AND what behind you !!!
 

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I have the new Polaris backup camera and DVR . So far it works great. Records both forward and back. I have a video on YouTube but the tread wouldn't let me post.
 

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Thanks, thats the one..
 

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Nice demo. I want one.:encouragement:
 

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Does this camera come with mounting hardware for the new Rangers as well or is it just for the RZR?
I have the new Polaris backup camera and DVR . So far it works great. Records both forward and back. I have a video on YouTube but the tread wouldn't let me post.
 

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Does this camera come with mounting hardware for the new Rangers as well or is it just for the RZR?
It attachs to the crossbar on the roll cage. It has a spacer/wedge that you can use to install the mirror onto a smaller cross tube.. i am not familiar with the rangers roll cage. other then attaching it to the cage it can go on anything. Just hook the power up and run the camera wire back to the camera. The wire is long enough to go on the 4 seater.

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Thanks I will look into it a little more. The Ranger has a little different way to get the rear view mirror installed from the RZR, but if it could work I really need one of those.
 
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