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Reversing Sensors

Post by KTF on Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:19 pm

Hi,
We have a Kingham with a reversing camera. My wife does not fully trust/like the camera and would like to have sensors fitted.
Has any other owners done this?
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Re: Reversing Sensors

Post by dbroada on Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:47 pm

I had them fitted by the dealer. They aren't that accurate (compared with my partner's Renault) but they do give that extra warning that you can miss in the camera. I have 4 sensors mounted in the bumper and have a couple of "blind(?)" spots across the van and they won't pick up overhangs. If I was to buy another van - I'd get them fitted again.

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Re: Reversing Sensors

Post by Paramedic on Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:27 pm

Recall some years ago when the new fleet of Mercedes ambulances were delivered  with reversing sensors. It wasn't long before someone when making a reversing manoeuvre in poor lighting conditions, put a metal pole through the back door. It transpired that the sensors did not readily detect the low thin pole that was horizontal to the ground in line to the ambulance. confused3 Thereafter it was required to have someone see the vehicle reverse to avoid further accidents.

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Re: Reversing Sensors

Post by Crunchy on Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:47 pm

I fitted a Hawk four sensor kit, £15 from ebay really simple to fit the kit even includes the correct size hole saw for the sensors.
One word of caution and that is pay attention to the minimum mounting height for the sensors, too close to the ground and the thing beeps continually, ask me how I know...................................................Atb Steve
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Post by Heanorboy on Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:54 pm

Like Crunchy I also fitted Hawk four sensor kit. Did a lot of research and the Hawk units coped well with the low bumper. It for me was a fairly simple fit on the Dorset as getting to the reversing lights was fairly simple.
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Post by marbarsymbol on Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:38 pm

We had reversing sensors fitted to our 2014 Symbol by the dealer and with the fitted rear camera, combine to assist with reversing manoeuvres. 
In this day and age it is imperative to have as much help as possible especially when the campsite commandant is watching you reverse your van to his precisely positioned white peg.
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