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Old 01-09-2015, 04:33 AM   #1
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Back-up cameras again

So I know certain topics get beat to death and here I go again.
My question is how many of you all don't have cameras and don't feel you need them? My recent purchase 2000 Coachmen Mirada 34 ft. does not have one, only backed it a few times now and never into a camp spot but with person behind helping wonder if really needed? I have backed it into my driveway and no problem I think it would replicate a camp spot.....

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Old 01-09-2015, 05:07 AM   #2
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Rear cameras are handy for keeping an eye on the vehicle you are towing behind you.

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Old 01-09-2015, 07:03 AM   #3
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I seldom use mine for backing. I keep it on when driving to keep an eye on the toad and see when to pull over when passing.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:07 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by waroland View Post
I seldom use mine for backing. I keep it on when driving to keep an eye on the toad and see when to pull over when passing.

X2. I also use it to hear instructions from my spotter while backing in or pulling up to a fuel pump as my fill was in the rear which didn't give me much room for error.

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Old 01-09-2015, 02:09 PM   #5
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I have the back and side view cameras and use them backing up into a CS. The DH helps outside just to make sure.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:16 PM   #6
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Cameras are tools. A quality hardwired color camera system is cheaper than body damage repair, insurance deductible, increase in insurance rates, loss time of vehicle use, your lost man hours arranging repairs.
There are many safety procedures used when backing up, changing lanes, and exiting areas like fuel stations that can result in an oops. Sadly ground guides don't always see everything and the extra eyes of camera many times make the difference.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:46 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by pasdad1 View Post
Rear cameras are handy for keeping an eye on the vehicle you are towing behind you.
Agree, I have all three cameras but only use the rear camera. For the sides, it's much easier and faster to look at the mirrors.
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What DoggyDaddy said.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:39 PM   #9
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what doggydaddy said also
and only way to see towed vehicle
plus if you are towing a vehicle and you are in the passing lane but need to move over there is no other way to tell if you have cleared another vehicle.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:39 PM   #10
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even have them on the Toad
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:01 AM   #11
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My camera is my rear view mirror, as I would use it in a car. So think about how often you look in your car's rear view, and you will understand just how handy it is. Also, I would never tow without one. Just me
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You don't NEED a rear view camera but I bet you'll eventually wish you WANTED one bad enough to get one. As other posters have said it is invaluable for:
- Close backing situations where the objects are not visible in the mirrors
- Keeping an eye on your toad, the peace of mind is of great value to me
- Ensuring adequate room to change lanes. You can't even see your toad in your mirrors so you'll just be guessing otherwise.

I wouldn't be without a rear view camera on my motorhome!
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+ 1 on what Doggy Dad said but, wife out back on walkei talkie is the best system we have ever used backing up!
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My coach doesn't have one, but I will be putting one in. Have the camera already, just waiting on the coach.

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