Originally Posted by deandec
I have given this side camera thing some thought.
Monitors are about $30 each.
I would wire one to each camera and have the two mounted near my dash and always on.
That way I could see all three camera displays at any time.
But I still would have a blind spot directly below and ahead of the camera. Which is the only blind spot I have now. So did not seem as useful to me.
I did not do the project.
I did this exact project. I had the side view cameras first with one monitor and selected via the video switch on the monitor. It became more trouble than it was worth as when I need to look at a side view I did not have time to change the selector.
I added a monitor for each camera, with the side view monitors mounted on each side of the dash, pretty much in line with the outside mirrors. It really helps more than I expected as I can see the movement in the side view monitors without taking my eyes off the road. The full time side cameras really help in heavy city traffic, and in heavy rain. By buying the components off ebay, you can install a side camera/monitor for about $80 to $100 per side.
I've seen one rv post with an alternative mount where all three monitors were mounted to the bottom of the overhead tv cabinet, and this seemed to work well also.