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Post by RCBirmingham on Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:56 pm

I'm picking up my 2020 Brodway in a couple of weeks, does any body know if it's possible to set the reverse camera to be on all the time as a 'rear view mirror'?
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Post by inspiredron on Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:40 am

The monitor may have an on off button or a remote control. You can use either to switch on while travelling forwards. What can be disconcerting is that switching off the ignition while in reverse may have the effect of locking the camera on when you next start up

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Post by SteveMichelleBaylis on Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:51 am

inspiredron wrote:The monitor may have an on off button or a remote control. You can use either to switch on while travelling forwards. What can be disconcerting is that switching off the ignition while in reverse may have the effect of locking the camera on when you next start up
I thought it might be a setting on the camera, i'll have a play when I pick it up, hopefully the dealer will know.. just hate the thought of not having a rear view..
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Post by Lucyc1937 on Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:01 am

you can see to rear through mirror screen, better waiting until you get it and looking at it then, enjoy your new Broadway, 
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Post by Gromit on Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:05 am

Hi and Welcome.

Yes it is possible, and your dealer should be able to do it for you. It's just a matter of how it's wired in to the power.

If it's a single lens camera (and it will be, because A/S and most others don't fit expensive cameras as standard!) it will probably be a very wide angle view, so traffic to the rear will look much further away than it really is. You get used to it, but it's disconcerting.

The best option is a twin lens camera with a switchable button on the monitor. Ours switches automatically to the wide angle, downward pointing camera as you select reverse gear, but the button on the monitor gives manual control at any time if you want it.

Talk to your dealer . . . he may be able to fit one for you????
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:20 am

SteveMichelleBaylis wrote:
inspiredron wrote:The monitor may have an on off button or a remote control. You can use either to switch on while travelling forwards. What can be disconcerting is that switching off the ignition while in reverse may have the effect of locking the camera on when you next start up
I thought it might be a setting on the camera, i'll have a play when I pick it up, hopefully the dealer will know.. just hate the thought of not having a rear view..
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:21 am

RCBirmingham wrote:I'm picking up my 2020 Brodway in a couple of weeks, does any body know if it's possible to set the reverse camera to be on all the time as a 'rear view mirror'?
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Post by rgermain on Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:27 am

When i took my test in a GPO Moggie van and looked in the mirror, I was told you are now in a van, use the external mirrors.

That is some thing I have never forgotten since 1964.
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Post by Mids on Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:45 am

Yes it can be rewired  by service department  so you can switch between av1 and av2. Having mine done at first habitation  check.told  a easy job.
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Post by KMRTOPAZ on Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:25 pm

Richard. I drive a Warwick Duo. I also  have the same basic instinct to use the wing mirrors. However it's not possible to get a good rear view and something close behind can be totally invisible.  The reflection from the rear camera screen is also very poor.  I can sympathise with the views expressed above.
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Post by modelman on Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:26 am

KMRTOPAZ wrote:Richard. I drive a Warwick Duo. I also  have the same basic instinct to use the wing mirrors. However it's not possible to get a good rear view and something close behind can be totally invisible.  The reflection from the rear camera screen is also very poor.  I can sympathise with the views expressed above.
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I find the reflection affects the mirror-monitor as well, so I keep the rear window blind closed when driving, it makes a huge difference & only the sky can be seen from the driving position anyway, the interior is not 'darkened' by doing this as the van has very large windows.

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Post by IanH on Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:15 am

In the Warwick Duo it is wired through the reversing light switch on the gearbox. When reverse is selected, this powers the camera which comes on. the wiring for this is under the step in the driver side footwell, and runs up the trim panel on the door frame. In there is a +ve which is live with ign on. If camera (red wire from memory, check with multimeter) is wired to that its on all the time the ign is on.

However if picking up a new van DON'T do any of this, get the dealer to do it!! up!
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Post by inspiredron on Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:28 pm

modelman wrote:
KMRTOPAZ wrote:Richard. I drive a Warwick Duo. I also  have the same basic instinct to use the wing mirrors. However it's not possible to get a good rear view and something close behind can be totally invisible.  The reflection from the rear camera screen is also very poor.  I can sympathise with the views expressed above.
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I find the reflection affects the mirror-monitor as well, so I keep the rear window blind closed when driving, it makes a huge difference & only the sky can be seen from the driving position anyway, the interior is not 'darkened' by doing this as the van has very large windows.
If your camera gives you a sufficiently good rear view then simply click the mirror "dip" lever so that the reflection misses the window. 
I have just fitted a twin camera setup to my Nuevo and the distance camera is SUPERB but in certain light the reflection reduces the clarity. You can set the click on the mirror so that in one position you can see the lower part of the rear of the van and in the other out of the rear window. A simple click swaps between the two, though you may have to switch off the monitor for a clear view of the floor at the back of the van

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Post by CJ1949 on Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:33 pm

With my 2019 Bourton after starting the vehicle, I simply press the remote and the reversing camera stays on and gives a good view behind when travelling. It was exactly the same with my 2016 Winchcomb
Its not so clear /good in heavy rain. But from pulling a caravan for many years I also rely on my mirrors.
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Post by Mids on Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:01 pm

Learnt  something  today  with  the engine running  turned camera on with the remote control  and it stayed on when in first gear. . Then turned camera off put it in reverse  and it automatically  comes on. I did say previously  that it had to be rewired but not the case . Good news rcbimingham.(think my remote control battery  was not in right hence   camera only worked when put in reverse)
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Post by StewPotch on Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:39 pm

This was a mod I done on my Fairford. Didn’t need to bother with the remote control again. Camera always on when engine running.

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