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Re: OutlawImages - 1995 7.3 E350 RV project

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:54 pm
by Ryan Adams
Ah love getting toys delivered by the big brown truck :D and you have some cool stuff coming. Make sure to do install pics.

Re: OutlawImages - 1995 7.3 E350 RV project

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:19 am
by 97 Crestline
You'll have to report back about the products. Many would be interested in the Backup Cameras... you paid roughly 1/2 (for two cameras) of what I paid for my single RVS Camera through Costco. The RVS is a product I'd highly recommend, although I'd sure like having a second camera.

A high mounted camera above the rear doors is awesome for parking, but rearward vision is limited. A second camera would allow you to have a rear view that goes back more than 12 feet. Throwing that out there for other members considering their options. Someday I'll buy a second camera (or even a third) for extra views. Night vision is great for parking... but I find it too bright to have on at night when driving around. For a rearward view, I'd skip it.

Re: OutlawImages - 1995 7.3 E350 RV project

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:09 pm
by Ryan Adams
97 Crestline wrote:You'll have to report back about the products. Many would be interested in the Backup Cameras... you paid roughly 1/2 (for two cameras) of what I paid for my single RVS Camera through Costco. The RVS is a product I'd highly recommend, although I'd sure like having a second camera.

A high mounted camera above the rear doors is awesome for parking, but rearward vision is limited. A second camera would allow you to have a rear view that goes back more than 12 feet. Throwing that out there for other members considering their options. Someday I'll buy a second camera (or even a third) for extra views. Night vision is great for parking... but I find it too bright to have on at night when driving around. For a rearward view, I'd skip it.


Yea two cameras is a great idea and didnt even think of it as an option. Will be looking for a product test on it

Re: OutlawImages - 1995 7.3 E350 RV project

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:07 pm
by OutlawImages
Posted my security plans on another thread but wanted to copy it here too so it is in my project thread as well.

I realize that 100% guaranteed security is tough if not impossible to achieve, but I am taking several steps to cover every possibility as much is possible.

Alarm System - I buy good alarms with text notifications and GPS. Along with remote start which I love. I dont settle for cheap $100 units, I want it there when I get back!

Outside Cameras - Will have 4 cameras outside covering all 4 sides of the ambo so I can see whats going on outside at night while inside, or while away in a store etc.
Everything will record to a DVR to record to DVR and the Cloud. Just in case DVR was taken in a robbery so I would see who approached and did it.
And they will operate by motion and notify me by text.

Interior Cameras - I will also have interior cameras as well, and all cameras inside and out are motion censored that send me a text and or email when it senses movement :D
So if I am in a store or movie etc I will know and can come introduce myself lol

Safe - I am also installing a permanently mounted locking safe for valuables big enough for handguns etc

Locking Cables - I will have many cables for locking valuables inside and outside both to tether to a solid mounting Eyelet.

GPS tracking - Will have one mounted on Ambo, as well as use small individual GPS units hidden in my camera bag etc to track anything possibly stolen

I realize this is a lot of steps and as my ex called me paranoid. But I rarely have things stolen, and since the ambo will have everything I own in it I feel justified in my paranoia LOL. But more than most people do I know.

The good part is I will be inside the vast majority of the time working on the laptop for work. And when I am not it will be within site through a restaurant window etc

I just want my stuff there when I get back no matter what.

Re: OutlawImages - 1995 7.3 E350 RV project

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:42 pm
by CraigL
I've read that Reflectix starts to wear. Tho (only to me?) it screams, "someone is inside", its pretty opaque. While my other concern was light getting out, lets face it: ambus have ZERO stealth.

Re: OutlawImages - 1995 7.3 E350 RV project

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:21 pm
by eporter
I've had reflectix windowshades that have lasted for a lot of folding/unfolding. I agree that silver reflectix on a window is a lot more obvious than a black material that just looks like a dark window. I've been thinking of just putting some black fabric on the reflectix covers on my back windows and front windshield.

I agree that Ambos really aren't very stealthy. But they do look somewhat official. I've been thinking of getting some decals made up that look just official enough to make people think it's some search and rescue related vehicle. Like a forest service-like shield logo outline on all the doors... This would help when camping out in the woods, I think.

Re: OutlawImages - 1995 7.3 E350 RV project

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:21 pm
by OutlawImages
eporter wrote:I've had reflectix windowshades that have lasted for a lot of folding/unfolding. I agree that silver reflectix on a window is a lot more obvious than a black material that just looks like a dark window. I've been thinking of just putting some black fabric on the reflectix covers on my back windows and front windshield.

I agree that Ambos really aren't very stealthy. But they do look somewhat official. I've been thinking of getting some decals made up that look just official enough to make people think it's some search and rescue related vehicle. Like a forest service-like shield logo outline on all the doors... This would help when camping out in the woods, I think.


My reflectix brand are only on back two doors and one side door. And they are cut to exact size and never get folded etc, rarely removed to be honest so not worried about durability.
But it is cheap so if it came apart I would by more.

And cab door windows is thick insulation board that pops in and out easily. I have thought of using this foam board in back windows because the insulation factor keeping the heat out.

I am going to cover in black material or spray black paint on them to cover them and look tinted from outside.

I agree Ambulances are just not stealth but not concerned with that part for myself. I will boondock and if asked to move I will move. Not a big deal.
But have found if your open and upfront and talk to managers so they can see your not planning to do anything negative while on their property they usually will have no problem with you staying over night.

My experience anyways

Re: OutlawImages - 1995 7.3 E350 RV project

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:42 pm
by OutlawImages
Got to add a few toys this last weekend

Got my order from Amazon and got Ram Mounts for my phone and GPS. And Dash Cam.
Dash cam I returned because it was just cheap looking and found a more expensive model that has many more options. So still adding but installation is delayed.

I ordered Ram Mounts brand because I have used several brands through the years and they all broke or failed during daily use, and I am not hard on things.
So spending more money for quality Made in the USA aluminum Ram Mounts is worth it to me to know it wont break 6 months down the road

I love having all my tools/toys organized and within reach. 30 years as a truck driver makes me organize my cab like an office since we spend so much time in it

Phone Mount
They come with suction mount, but I solid mounted it as my preference.
Can buy here - http://amzn.to/2nq4pNL
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GPS Mount
Found a specific cradle holder to my Garmin model, and added arm
Buy Holder parts here - http://amzn.to/2nqgQJu
Buy mounting arm base here - http://amzn.to/2nBYLqX
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Overhead Aluminum Shelf
This shelf you see my GPS mounted to is a aluminum covered in a material. Very nice quality, and mounts straight to visor mounts so no drilling and 5 minute install
Buy shelf here- http://amzn.to/2mpMMwD (Verify your model/year)
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Re: OutlawImages - 1995 7.3 E350 RV project

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:11 pm
by 97 Crestline
The shelf is a neat idea, but I'd not want to loose that top couple inches of the windshield. :D

Re: OutlawImages - 1995 7.3 E350 RV project

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:28 am
by OutlawImages
97 Crestline wrote:The shelf is a neat idea, but I'd not want to loose that top couple inches of the windshield. :D


Actually the angle of my pics might make it look worse than it really is. It is only a few inches at the very top where visor would be anyways.
If you were real tall maybe, but I am 6' and I sit low enough in stock seat that it isnt a issue. I did leave the visors off and use the shelf as a visor if and when needed, but actually have to lift my head for it to work so....
But just my opinion of course might not work that way for you or others, its personal preference.
I like having the shelf for GPS,Radar detector, police scanner, etc.
And it is a help for security because most people look in the door windows and never even look up to see shelf so hopefully potential thieves would do the same thing :D