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Old 12-07-2013, 08:05 AM   #15
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Like all of us see on here, we all do thing different in our daily lives, to each thier own. I am going to say now if I am coming into a resort/campground and you are there.....sorry for my "backup alarm", it will not be beeping to long as it does not take me to long to back in(I am not one that pulls back and forth 12 times) usally the first shot and if tight maybe two times. And after the beeping stops........I hope my camp fire does not also bother you.......
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I recently bought a backup camera and a backup horn. I wanted to install them both on my RV but the backup camera manual says not to use on a vehicle equipped with a backup horn. I guess the reason must be the potential for high current drain and either blowing a fuse or doing potential damage to the electrical system. So the backup horn is sitting on my workbench. IMO, from a safety standpoint, I think that backup horns are a good thing.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:19 AM   #17
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I recently bought a backup camera and a backup horn. I wanted to install them both on my RV but the backup camera manual says not to use on a vehicle equipped with a backup horn. I guess the reason must be the potential for high current drain and either blowing a fuse or doing potential damage to the electrical system. So the backup horn is sitting on my workbench. IMO, from a safety standpoint, I think that backup horns are a good thing.
You backup alarm(camera maybe?) is tied into your reverse light circuit and they do not draw "high amps." on the DC system. Not sure why the camera mfg. states this, call them and ask.
12-24 Volts. Average Amp Draw <0.6 Amps
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You backup alarm(camera maybe?) is tied into your reverse light circuit and they do not draw "high amps." on the DC system. Not sure why the camera mfg. states this, call them and ask.
12-24 Volts. Average Amp Draw <0.6 Amps
I was planning on tapping into each reverse light in the rear and hook the camera to one and the horn to the other. I'll investigate but I'm sure the backup camera manufacturer was trying to cover themselves from a liability standpoint.
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The DW is my back up alarm. She is always behind the coach anytime I backup. I don't want my coach to sound like a trash truck when it backs up.
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Like all of us see on here, we all do thing different in our daily lives, to each thier own. I am going to say now if I am coming into a resort/campground and you are there.....sorry for my "backup alarm", it will not be beeping to long as it does not take me to long to back in(I am not one that pulls back and forth 12 times) usally the first shot and if tight maybe two times. And after the beeping stops........I hope my camp fire does not also bother you.......
Reading your post gave me an Idea! We could use the back up alarm to rate people on how good they are at backing in. The least amount of beeps the better your score.

I have one on my coach but there is a switch on the dash to turn it off. It is off most of the time unless I am backing up in a crowded place.
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