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Help with tow mirror/3 camera system

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I’m looking at the 3 camera towing system (two mirror cameras and a wireless trailer camera - plus I will probably add the front camera) and here is my question.  I am also upgrading to the towing mirrors so have two options - (1) is the oem gmc DQS mirrors with the intellihaul system and (2j is the 1A auto/AM auto mirrors and the Rostra 3 camera interface.  The advantages/disadvantages I see are:

 

intellihaul,oem DQS mirrors

- advantages:

(1) “endorsed” by GM

(2) factory look oem mirrors w/ nicely integrated cameras

(3) nice 3 camera display setting (can’t see that rosta unit 

- disadvantages

(1) loose puddle lights

(2) intellihaul doesn’t appear to support automatic front camera switching at low speeds

(3) selection of trailer reverse camera as default is by dip switch on unit during install - selection of the trailer camera when oem backup camera is set as default during install requires 7sec wait 

(4) mirrors and interface unit are both the more expensive options

 

1A mirrors and Rostra interface

-advanatages

(1) can enable puddle lights with the proper harness from Phil

(2) has capabilty for enabling auto front camer switching (from menu)

(3) has the capability of setting trailer camera as the default reverse camera (from menu)

(4) no 7sec delay to select a different camera after shifting to reverse

(5) slightly less expensive option

(6) more options (supports more cameras - 6, I think - plus hdmi input (not sure I would ever use that))

- disadvantages

(1) cameras require drilling of mirrors and are not “integrated” for a factory look

(2) no three camera view ( that I could see)

(3) not gm “endorsed”

 

what am l missing? For those that have made the swaps of the mirrors and/or added the interface to towing mirrors, are you happy with what you chose and would you do it again?  What made you select what you did?

 

thanks in advance for any help in making this rather pricey decision!

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I went through MVI and bought the Linkswell system which gives you up to 6 cameras: https://www.gm-navigation.com/shop/2014-2016-gm-360-surround-and-blind-spot-camera-system/.  I was doing a Nav Radio updgrade at the same time through MVI and it just made since to get everything through one source.  Overall I'm happy with it but I'll say during the day the video quality is what you'd expect but at night, any light seems to flood the cameras and makes seeing anything meaningful is difficult.  Can't say how any other cameras/systems are.  I did have a problem with the module which MVI replaced right away and have not had any problems since other than my front camera has gone out twice.  MVI replaced it once and I just put another one in without contacting them.  

 

I also purchased two of the wireless backup cameras from ADC Mobile: https://www.adcmobile.com/product/rvc-w2/.  I have a 36' Pontoon Boat Trailer and 16' Enclosed Trailer, so wiring in the receivers to Linkwell system was easy.  

 

Linkswell System here too: https://www.adcmobile.com/product/multi-camera-interface-for-gm-vehicles-w-8-screen/

 

I do not have a three camera view if that's what you are looking for.  Another consideration, there are other camera systems out there that will give you a birds eye view/split screen view.  I don't have any links handy, but you can search for them.  

 

The customer service from both vendors is excellent.  

 

Let me know if you have other questions.

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On 12/5/2018 at 5:11 AM, dcarl said:

I went through MVI and bought the Linkswell system which gives you up to 6 cameras: https://www.gm-navigation.com/shop/2014-2016-gm-360-surround-and-blind-spot-camera-system/.  I was doing a Nav Radio updgrade at the same time through MVI and it just made since to get everything through one source.  Overall I'm happy with it but I'll say during the day the video quality is what you'd expect but at night, any light seems to flood the cameras and makes seeing anything meaningful is difficult.  Can't say how any other cameras/systems are.  I did have a problem with the module which MVI replaced right away and have not had any problems since other than my front camera has gone out twice.  MVI replaced it once and I just put another one in without contacting them.  

 

I also purchased two of the wireless backup cameras from ADC Mobile: https://www.adcmobile.com/product/rvc-w2/.  I have a 36' Pontoon Boat Trailer and 16' Enclosed Trailer, so wiring in the receivers to Linkwell system was easy.  

 

Linkswell System here too: https://www.adcmobile.com/product/multi-camera-interface-for-gm-vehicles-w-8-screen/

 

I do not have a three camera view if that's what you are looking for.  Another consideration, there are other camera systems out there that will give you a birds eye view/split screen view.  I don't have any links handy, but you can search for them.  

 

The customer service from both vendors is excellent.  

 

Let me know if you have other questions.

When you installed your interface, did you use the LVDS cable from the back of the screen or the LVDS cable from the HMI? I just tried to install mine and my screen is black (I used the LVDS from the HMI). I’m wondering if I have to use the LVDS cable from the back of the screen instead. 

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I don't remember but you won't hurt anything switching them.

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