Jeep owners rejoice! As C2Vision are now offering a pair of new Jeep reversing cameras suitable for use on Wrangler JK models from 2007 to 2018.
Since the global pandemic essentially shut the world down in 2020, people were struggling to fulfil their holiday needs, so rather than looking abroad they turned their sights to the UK and when lockdowns allowed took to the sandy beaches of the UK for a good old-fashioned staycation. Figures from the National Caravan Council state that sales of campervans and motorhomes was up nearly 10% in July 2021, when compared to pre-pandemic 2019 figures.
However, with an increase of Campervans and Motorhomes on the roads also comes a number of inexperienced and possibly nervous drivers. Many new van owners won’t have experienced a vehicle that size with some motorhomes stretching more than 7 metres long and over 3 metres tall making manoeuvring such large beasts in the tight country roads and villages of the UK a difficult prospect in itself.
With a safety range to cover 99% of vehicles on the road today we take a look at some of our top safety cameras and accessories that will improve the all-round safety and visibility of your motorhome.
We start off with one of our best-selling universal cameras the CAM-32. This universal surface mounted camera, with a 1099 HD CCD sensor, 560 TV Lines and 0.1 lumen minimum illumination level gives drivers a high-res colour image, even in low light conditions, with the 50/60 fps electronic shutter ensuring a smooth video feed. The CAM-32 is also IP68 rated, meaning it is protected against all standard weather conditions Britain can throw at it and will continue to operate in temperatures ranging from -20 degrees C to +75 degrees C making it a great all-round camera whatever your vehicle.
For those of you that want something a bit more vehicle specific our range of brake light cameras allow you to change your original 3rd break light for and combined camera and brake light in one. We take a look at the CAM-FT6, a product that allows you to retain the vehicles original aesthetics whilst updating your technology with a five in one reversing camera. Designed specially for use with 2006 to 2014 Fiat Ducato X250 vans and 2014 to 2021 Ducato X290 vans, this exciting camera allows use of five different viewing angles including, Birdseye View, Wide Angle Reversing, Reversing View, Left Blindspot and Right Blindspot along with the standard Drivers View.
We have a broad selection of manufacturer specific Dual lens brake light cameras for a whole range of vehicles including the 2006 to 2016 Mercedes Sprinter (CAM-MB8), 2006 to 2016 Volkswagen Crafter (CAM-VW12) and the 2012 to 2021 Ford Transit (CAM-FD13). These excellent cameras give you comfort in your reversing by sending you a clear image of the rear of your vehicle. Featuring a 648×488 resolution and 145 degree viewing angle these cameras offer spectacular assistance when manoeuvring larger vehicles. But also offer a larger view during normal driving conditions due to the second lens and live stream feature.
Similar to our CAM-FT6 our CAM-40 and CAM-42 are multi view cameras that offer various viewing angles to enhance your perspective however these universal cameras are suitable for almost any vehicle. The CAM-40 is a wide-angle universal brake light camera, whereas the CAM-42 is a flush mounted wide view camera. Both cameras feature a resolution of 720 x 480 and a field of view of 210 degrees giving the driver a clear view of the rear of the vehicle. The CAM-40 and CAM-42 also utilise several different camera views to assist the driver in manoeuvres including, Birds eye, wide angle, reversing blind spots and standard driving mode. The cameras are also IP67 rated so are capable of withstanding standard weather events.
For more information about any of the cameras mentioned and any of the other motorhome safety equipment we offer, feel free to get in touch with our team.
Reversing can be one of the most difficult manoeuvres drivers can face on a regular basis, no matter where you look you will always be faced with blind spots. Your mirrors can’t show you the whole picture and awkwardly turning round in your seat might mean looking over screaming kids or potentially just get a dog staring back at you, and you still wouldn’t know what’s behind you. This can be an even bigger danger in larger vehicles where you might not necessarily have a rear-view mirror to look through, Trucks may find their load in the way while motorhome and campervan users struggle with seeing past their living space.
Motorhome users struggle with reversing so much that many take regular lessons to learn how to properly manoeuvre their enormous vehicles. And those interested in purchasing a motorhome are regularly recommended to have some lessons. Currently at the Caravan Camping and Motorhome Show there are a variety of courses taking place to help drivers get to grips with their new motorhome. C2 Vision of course offer a full range of kits that can assist motorhome and campervan drivers with their reversing procedures, including the fantastic GRV90MKT high resolution mirror monitor and live stream camera kit.
With reverse, live streaming and recording capabilities, the Gator GRV90MKT provides the ultimate surveillance and protection for the rear of your vehicle. Featuring a super wide 9″ high resolution touch display and FULL HD 1080P camera, the mirror monitor simply clips over the existing rear-view mirror on the vehicle for convenient unobtrusive viewing. While driving, the mirror monitor will simply appear as a standard reflective mirror and also has the ability to live stream, displaying what is behind the vehicle in real time, which is ideal for campervans and motorhomes which may have limited rear vision. When reverse gear is selected, the monitor will automatically switch to the reverse camera and display parking gridlines to provide guidance when reversing. GRV90MKT also has a built in G-Sensor and loop records, simply add a Class 10 micro-SD card up to 64GB to the unit and it will capture any incidents or events that may occur at the rear of the vehicle.
For more information about the rest of our motorhome and campervan range feel free to get in touch with our team.
The Caravan Camping and Motorhome show is in full swing over at the NEC, Birmingham. Running from the 22/02 to the 27/02 the show is the highlight of the year for enthusiasts across the UK. The growing popularity of caravanning since the Covid19 pandemic has led this years show to be one of the biggest ever with over 300 exhibitors.
The influx of new caravanners has resulted in many more inexperienced towers taking to the roads this year. So much so that the Camping and Caravanning Club will be holding FREE Towing Tuition every day at the show! These one-to-one sessions are perfect for newcomers or those who want to brush up on their towing skills under the guidance of a trained instructor.
One of the most challenging aspects of owning a caravan that new members of the community will have to contend with is reversing, something that can still be a struggle even for more seasoned caravaners. Thankfully for those who do have trouble we offer a fantastic full kit that not only fits a reversing camera to your car but also to your caravan as well, allowing you to see exactly where your rig is heading in real time.
The GX5TRKT is a complete reverse camera solution for towing a caravan, trailer or horse box, comes supplied with two cameras, as well as trailer connection and extension cables. Not only that the kit also includes a super bright 5” monitor which compared to rival reversing monitors, the GX5TRKT offers a far brighter image with superior picture quality. Once installed in your caravan the camera provides a clear image to the monitor even at night thanks to the 8 infra-red LEDs giving the camera a substantial low light viewing distance.