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Old 12-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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After Market camera and RAV4

It's my birthday, or was yesterday, so I got presents.
Got an iPhone, which should keep me busy reading the manual, until spring.
And, I got a Yada backup camera. I've not opened the box, but I've been on-line and watched an installation video. The issue I haven't found addressed is that the camera mounts on the license plate, and on the RAV4 the plate is off centre because of the spare tire. I emailed Yada and got this: "I have heard of people making brackets to put on the bottom of the bumper and even on the inside of the rear window. Other than that there is not much else to do. "
Very quick response ( 4 hrs. ) but not much help. They should market an overpriced accessory to deal with this issue.
Anybody with a solution?
I'd post over on FGRV but then somebody would suggest I buy a Kia or a Subaru Outback. Not talking to them.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Glenn,
I believe Jon V. has a a back up camera on his RAV4, or maybe he has it mounted on the back of his Escape? Maybe he has 2 of them? He may offer some insight, by the way, Happy Birthday
I too notice they love their Subie's over there...
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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Happy belated birthday, baglo. A day after mine.
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Beat me by a day, but I'm much older. For what that's worth.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #5
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Happy Birthday Sir!
Any chance you could glue an earth magnet to the mounting bracket?
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Happy Birthday to both of you !! But really you guys aren't all that old .... and besides we don't get older - just better - like fine wine !
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Happy Birthday Sir!
Any chance you could glue an earth magnet to the mounting bracket?
Now that's a thought!
But, I'm not going near Lee Valley Tools until after Xmas...
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Happy belated birthday, baglo. A day after mine.
So Jim, Glenn and I all have a birthday in the same week...
Happy Birthday guys.
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.... but I'm much older.
Yeah, much....lol
I'd like to say wiser too, but....
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So Jim, Glenn and I all have a birthday in the same week...
Happy Birthday guys.
Must be something in that mid-March water.
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Now that's a thought!
But, I'm not going near Lee Valley Tools until after Xmas...
Your not going to let this mornings tiny little traffic jam scare you away from tomorrow's 20 mm snow fall are you?
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