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New Backup Camera

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by bdlawncare, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Okay so i just received my back up camera i ordered about a week ago and i am looking to install it on a 2000 ford excursion PSD.

    Too give you a little idea of my situation ill post a picture


    Okay so thats what im dealing with except for an excursion its going to hold a ariens 2 stage blower for sidewalks and such...

    So i am pretty much clueless of where to mount this thing... Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.. by the way

    http://www.rearviewsafety.com/emergency-vehicle/rvs-770812n-heated-camera.html

    Thats the link to the camera don't know if that matters but like i said any info would be very welcome thanks i trust you guys are creative enough to come up with a viable solution!
     

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  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Nice sidewalk plow.
     
  3. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    14 hp.... this thing is no joke... i just ordered the vee blade 4 her.
     
  4. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    nothing? hmm i was thinking maybe on the roof? any ideas?!
     
  5. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    do you have a roof rack on your excursion
     
  6. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Yes I was thinking mounting it up there? Any downsides to this?
     
  7. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    Keeping snow out of it, protecting it
     
  8. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    I would put it dead center on the roof then find a bolt with a rubber washer to hold it on the the roof.
     
  9. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Well the camera is heated so idk if the snow will stay on it, but what do you mean by protect it?
     
  10. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I would mount it up high,use some tape to try a few different locations to see what location works the best for you.
     
  11. mike6256

    mike6256 Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    The higher the better for these, it will give you a better field of view.
     
  12. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    like from wind and so it cant get hurt by anything while your driving or easily stolen by a "canadian"
     
  13. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    i was thinking maybe a go pro surfing mount?
     
  14. JJSLandscape

    JJSLandscape Member
    Messages: 55

    magnet mount on a pedestal? like one of the rack to pole mounts for a strobe, they have them on sirennet.com. or im not sure what type of rear doors you have, hatch or barn? but maybe taking the 3rd brake light off, drill it out and bolt the camera high on the top of it and caulk it really well. that way it hides your wiring too, just make sure your still get good view of the brake light