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hey guys and gals, I just finsihed installing my rearview camera in my escape,all total I would say took about 4 hours, had to take out headunit again to connect rca etc, run the wires , cut the hole in bumper and then tap into reverse lights and then button it all back up,I would say it was worth the work and camera activates when the escape is put into reverse, also works very well in total darkness, difficulty level I would say is about a 3-4 out of ten Dino
 

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Nice job!

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What's the model number and manufacturer of the camera? I like the fact that it's the same size as the reverse sensors!
 

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I will dig the box outa the bin and get all the info for you, also what is nice is that it has 5,10,15,20 feet etc. marker lines that show up on my headunits monitor kinda like a grid of sorts wich gives you a nice feel for the distance behind you Dino
 

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A few weeks ago i saw an escape with a backup camera mounted on the license bracket. It looked pretty sharp, but your install does look more professional. nice job.
 

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well thanx for the compliment! Ive seen the plate mount ones as well but they didnt thrill me to much, I think the flush mount type are much more cleaner loooking, I have the part number for the camera, it is CSM-403 here are a few specs
image Device 1/3 Inch Color CMOS
Color system NTSC
Leds 10 Leds
Night Vison 3 - 8m
Image Mirror Image
Lens View Angles 108 degree
Pixel Number 656x492
Horizontal Resolution 420 lines
White Balance Auto
Increment control Auto
Video output 1Vp-p 75Ohm
S/N Ratio >48dB
Storage temperature -10 to 60
Working temperature -30 to 65
Power Supply DC 12V
Power current Max:DC 50mA
 

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I think that'll work wonders for the back up and hook up to your hitch. Like stated above, very professional appearance.
 

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yes I pull a boat so this will help alot ,as for the -40 it sometimes gets that cold here in canada esspecially with the wind chill so I guess we will wait and see next winter, I can also turn it off with my headunit so it doesnt activate when put into reverse, so I guess i can always turn it off for winter when it gets crazy cold outside Dino
 

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Windchill wouldn't affect it, but our ambient temps do drop below -30 quite a bit during winter. Hopefully there's some safety margin built into those numbers.
 

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yes I see what you mean ,I dont want to think about winter Ima just waiting for summer to show up lol, its darn cold here today and looks like the rain might turn to snow, I think we are in for a terrable summer Dino
 

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I had mine installed under the lip of the rear gate. This position will sometimes minimize raindrops on the lens.


Mine also works with reverse only. One can purchase a rearview camera with LED lights which have a greater range than my Kenwood camera that his hooked up to my Kenwood DNX 7100 headunit.
 

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nope wouldt see that great throught the tinted glass, and yes rain does distort the pic abit as well wear i have mine mounted, but after a rain or wash i always remember to dry off the camera, its a small pain i will need to put up with from flush mounting it were I have, Dino
 
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