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Cloots6

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I have a 2005 Winnebago Minnie 31C that did not come with the optional rear vision system. The Winnebago option had a monitor mounted in the visor. I have checked around Winnebago's web site and found install instructions but I'm trying to think of a different location for the monitor. It seems to me that if you wanted to see the image going down the road it might be annoying to have to put the visor down. Any other Class C'ers out there have the installed system? What's your opinion?

Also, can anyone recommend a better place to install the monitor? I am not much of a do-it-yourselfer but I'm willing to give it a shot. It looks like it is pre-wired for a Voyager system.

I'm trying to search the 'net for Voyager camera and monitor to save a few bucks. I've lived without it for this long but I think it would be nice to have the camera back there.

Thanks for any advice!

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My Lexington has it's monitor mounted between the visors. The mount needs to be constantly tightened up, it's a pain. I do mean constantly, like every 15 or 20 miles if the road is smooth, much more often if the road is rough. Also, if you pull down the passenger's visor down, the cable attached to the monitor gets pulled out by the visor.

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I misread your subject - I thought it asked about the rear view mirror -- I was all ready to answer your question for my old class C...oh, well.


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Mine came through with the visor monitor. Since ongoing monitoring when driving was so helpful for situational awareness, and the visor was always in the way, I replaced the visor monitor with a 5" LCD screen that I mounted on the dash. I had originally purchased a CRT monitor but it was huge, so I returned it in favor of a 5" LCD, which is just right.

I found Tim Lazaroe at www.rvcams.com to be very knowledgeable and helpful in coming up with the proper connectors to make the changeover.

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Mine is mounted on a flat piece of metal that was attached between the visors and it floats under the slide in upper bunk. Never had any problems with it except bumping my head on it a few times to go from the drivers seat to the back of the class C. I'll post pics if I can figure out how.


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Jay, thanks. I was thinking about something like what you described. Can you post a pic?

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I mounted my monitor on the dash against the door post. It is in front of me and does not block my view of the road. I don't have to turn my head to look at the monitor and it is much closer than it would be at the rear view location.
Very convenient and I think safer.

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I use a Garmin SP7500 GPS for the monitor mounted to the top of the dash just to the left of center, good viewing, no vision obstruction, stays where I set it. Similar model here, they don't make the 7500 any more.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134&pID=6389#

Purchased a Voyager camera from Tim Lazaroe @ RV Cams. Really pleasant and knowledgeable guy to deal with.

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catman 2130093
Did you try permanent loctite(red)on your monitor mount screws? It should hold them from comming loose.





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Cloots6 wrote:

I have a 2005 Winnebago Minnie 31C that did not come with the optional rear vision system. The Winnebago option had a monitor mounted in the visor. I have checked around Winnebago's web site and found install instructions but I'm trying to think of a different location for the monitor. It seems to me that if you wanted to see the image going down the road it might be annoying to have to put the visor down. Any other Class C'ers out there have the installed system? What's your opinion?

Also, can anyone recommend a better place to install the monitor? I am not much of a do-it-yourselfer but I'm willing to give it a shot. It looks like it is pre-wired for a Voyager system.

I'm trying to search the 'net for Voyager camera and monitor to save a few bucks. I've lived without it for this long but I think it would be nice to have the camera back there.

Thanks for any advice!


We also have the Minnie 31C. It is prewired for a back up camera and monitor so the installation is easy. I installed the monitor in place of the rear view mirror - simply tilted the mirror up and installed the monitor with a suction cup (that came with the camera/monitor) immediately below it. We've taken many, many trips covering many thousands of miles (including Alaske) w/o the monitor ever coming loose. Wouldn't be w/o the system - especially while towing.


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