Ranger Towing Jayco with Polaris Dual Reverse Camera setup

 

With two little kids in the car (12month & 2yr 10months), it is really hard to hook up the caravan and reverse it into camp safely.

Andrew was getting frustrated with me always wrangling the kids instead of paying attention and directing him when hooking up or parking up the caravan. So we kitted out the Ford Ranger XLT 2014 with the latest Polaris multimedia centre & dual reverse camera. This way Andrew could see behind the car and also behind the caravan all from the comfort of the drivers seat without relying on me to guide him.

We installed

  • Polaris Ford Ranger in-dash Multimedia Centre with Hema Maps
  • Polaris Rear Vision Camera
  • Polaris White Round Infra-Red Caravan Camera
  • Polaris Tyre Pressure monitor
  • 2 way control box with toggle switch

 

 

Multimedia centre features

6.5″ touch screen
iPod/USB capable
Bluetooth
CD/DVD Player
AM/FM Radio
GPS Navigation
Reverse Camera
Upgraded to the Hema off-road Maps

We took it out for a test run on the weekend and I’m happy to report we didn’t argue once (well while reversing the caravan).  Here are a few snaps.

The camera on the tow bar provides a great view of your hitch & tongue which allows you to reverse the vehicle right up to the caravan and hook on with just one person.

Polaris Camera fitted to Tow Bar

Polaris Camera fitted to Tow Bar

In Dash View of Polaris Camera fitted to Tow Bar

In Dash View of Polaris Camera fitted to Tow Bar

The second camera mounted to the rear of your caravan allows you to guide yourself with ease into your campsite. It also allows you to see vehicles behind you when driving and even better when overtaking you can see when the caravan has cleared the vehicle you have just overtaken.

Polaris Caravan Camera

Polaris Caravan Camera

 

In Dash View of Polaris Camera fitted to Caravan

In Dash View of Polaris Camera fitted to Caravan

 

We also mounted a little toggle switch under the steering wheel that allows you to switch between the two cameras with just one flick.

Toggle Switch to switch between rear cameras

Toggle Switch to switch between rear cameras

Wazza Cable and Sockets Polaris Reverse Camera

Wazza Cable and Sockets

Over all he is really happy with the setup, it did exactly what he wanted – keep the kids and me safe in the car while he hooked the camper up and also reversed into the campsite. Next trip we need to head bush so he can test out the Hema offroad maps.

Briohny