teaser video of what cameras will mount too (not my vid)
knew I wanted rear view camera.. esp. after backing my beast truck up many times to a trailer with no help.
thought... heck why not side view cameras too.... in meantime; while was working on modifying remote electric heated/adjustable bus mirrors (will add link bottom) that is the plan to install.... got to thinking.. now would it not be cool to mount the cameras right to the adjustable mirror (aka they have tiny amount of Pan/Tilt)... now that would be neat... remote adjustable camera too. All IN ONE.
but noticed not really good way to attach camera to mirrors. grrrr
hmm.... what about a pan/tilt mount for cameras..... well research discovered even cheap ones that would probably not last outside... hit by brush etc.... are costly... hmmm??? then discovered pan/tilt searchlights.... actually less costly than just mounts... but same issue as mirrors.. hard to mount too ..... UNTILL....... I found military surplus searchlights.. PERFECT and they have (IR) Infra Red light too and the used RV cameras I bought were sorta inadequate in IR light source .... and they will mount easy to the top of each search light .. no interference with pan/tilt feature of the unit at all.
these searchlights you can beat them with a ball bat branch they will probably still be fine. They were less costly than some of the used marine search lights... (got stung by shipping though...) .... ugg.... after purchase discovered the remote was painful in cost.. lucky have connections and was able to beat remote cost by good 100 bucks.
will set this up with a switch that swaps the controls to either pan/tilt two side view cams.... orr.... front and rear cams. (with or without searchlights on) Figured out how to wire remote box so it will be like a 1980's erra removable car stereo.... so can unplug it move it into ambo box and plug it back in for use back there. be cool to see the animals that come up in middle of night when they think Im sleeping etc.