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Caravan and RV video reversing kit beats blind spots as rear view safe towing aid

November 25, 2011
Caravan and RV video reversing kit beats blind spots as rear view safe towing aid

The Home Security Online caravan/RV reversing kit is a well thought through upper order safety, towing and reversing aid. When GoSee added the kit to the company restored Retro 4WD Toyota HJ60 Sahara tow tug some patience and thought was required to produce the neatest result possible within the limitations of working with a vehicle built in 1985.

The restored Retro HJ60 makes limited allowance for after-market installions of this kind in its design. This meant that some nip and a good deal of tuck was required to get the Home Security Online caravan/RV reversing kit cabling into place and out of sight on the GoSee tow tug. Other than that Local Empire auto electrician Patrick Eveston, of Chelsea, Victoria says getting the well presented system up and running is a straight forward job for a professional, particularly in modern vehicles which are better designed to accommodate after-market additions than the HJ60.

In the Toyota Sahara HJ60 the system comes on automatically when the truck ignition is switched on and reverse gear is engaged. The camera mounted on the rear tailgate and to the right of the trucks ContACT number plate adjusts easily for a 120deg rear view when the camera lens is in the horizontal position.

For lining up the towball when hooking onto caravans and trailers the camera lens turns down. A remote control padallows switching between truck and towball and the trailer-caravan camera lens.

The system has a high value in covering off security blind-spots outside the range of the two truck mirrors when reversing.

Accidents involving the deaths of children when vehicles reverse over them in home driveways underlines an immediate direct safety benefit. This is not limited to popular towing vehicles like 4WD's, Sports Utility (SUVs) and tradie utes which often suffer from blind-spots when being reversed. Cars benefit too. Particularly those designs which unfortunately have limited rear vision.

Often this is compounded by small rear windows, low roof, low seating with high backs and pillars which create blind-spots in certain driving situations. Reversing is usually the biggest problem for the reasons stated.

Another major factor across the board is the level of driver skill as it varies from one individual to another. Accurate, safe reversing is unfortunately not as common a skill as it should be.

Many drivers have not taken the time or towing courses to develop their reversing abilities. The Home Security Onlinecaravan and RV reversing kit is a distinct benefit in this area supported by the HJ60's exterior truck mirrors.

The reversing camera system kit with dual camera incorporates a reversing camera system into the vehicle without cluttering the dashboard. It features a 17.7cm clip on colour high standard rear-view mirror. When in place it looks factory fitted. The system suits cars, 4WD's SUV's, vans and caravan, boat and trailer towing. The kit comes complete with 17.7cm clip-on rear view mirror day and night high resolution camera with built in IR infrared to see in total darkness for the rear of the vehicle.

Working through the GoSee Toyota HJ60 firewall 122
Working through the GoSee Toyota HJ60 firewall 122

There is also a reversing camera included for the rear of the caravan or trailer, which is also a day and night high resolution camera. It has a lens that produces the best quality picture and the 120deg angle view operates automatically when the vehicle is reversing. The system has weatherproof IP66 cables and connections for easy installation.

For towing the Home Security Onlinecaravan/RV reversing kit system helps align and hitch a caravan, boat or trailer. It allows reversing with greater safety and confidence and helps avoid accidents, scratches and dents on vehicles.

The Home Security Onlinecaravan/RV reversing kit is available online through the GoSee shopping cart option on the left of the Home Page.

The special GoSee Shopping Cart price of $343.00 includes GST and delivery anywhere in Australia.

Fitting the well presented Home Security Onlinecaravan/RV reversing kit to the GoSee Retro 1985 Toyota Sahara HJ60 4WD required three hours labour which cost $264 incl. GST. So $607 fitted to the GoSee ToyotaHJ60. This included a simple bracket made-up to support the caravan-trailer towbar plug.

The Home Security caravan/RV reversing kit is a well presented system which GoSee rates an 8 out of 10. There are cheaper options, but they can fall short on quality and back-up.The Home Security caravan/RV reversing kit is under the Shopping GoSee option button on the left of the GSA and GSNZ Home Pages.

Editors Note: Home Security Online is an Australian owned and operated company - www.homesecurityonline.com.au

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