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Old 02-23-2014, 03:16 AM   #43
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No my triple vision is wired the same. I would just shift to park while I checked the cameras if the DW wasn't around to help me back up. My triple vision died last year and just installed the color Voyager system. Great picture but i still hate the automatic side camera view when the directional is used. I would rather use my mirrors and have the back camera on so I can see that my toad has cleared what I am passing. When it gets warm I will disconnect those two feed wires.


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Old 02-23-2014, 08:07 AM   #44
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My biggest problem with the side cameras is the quality of the image. On a sunny day when I'm wearing sunglasses, objects on the shaded side of the MH are very hard to see on my B&W monitor. I find myself staring at the monitor for a few seconds trying to determine if anything is there. The mirrors are much easier to use on the highway. Sometimes I use the side cameras in city traffic but I wouldn't miss them if they were gone. I certainly wouldn't order them as an option on a new MH. However I wouldn't go without a rear camera.

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Old 02-24-2014, 05:02 AM   #45
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I kept the old sony crt but added a new led color also.
The backup sony still works fine when going into reverse but the LED display is for the higher on the rear horizon view. It gives me all three lanes coming at me.

The side camera I installed just under the corner of the front window facing to the right side. It is a 170 degree view with a hood on the top to prevent the sun and sky to be displayed. it is great day or night as it has an auto aperture. I can see about 10 feet in front of my blind spot and out three lanes to the right and all the way down the back of MH. It took a little getting use to the very wide view but it works as a side/rear view as well as blind spot. If there is a car in my blind spot it fill the entire screen but I can also see way to the side with swinging over lanes to an off ram. the camera is a Speco about $200 which is more than I spent for the color rear and display.

have had it for about two season and really like it
here are the shots of the views. I really like being able to see to infinity in the 170 degree arc off the front corner. being able to see the front of my right side mirror help keep all in perspective. As the vehicle in the rear shot approaches it begins to appear in the side view until it fill the screen and passes me in front. Really neat part is able to see the side lanes all the way back.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:27 PM   #46
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I use my side view cameras all the time now.
I added two 5 inch monitors and placed them on the dash each side of the steering wheel. I then tapped into the side camera feeds and have a constant view of both sides. I never liked the idea that turn signal activated the side camera.
This way I can see all three views at the same time. Side view cameras went from a negative to a positive experience!
I agree. I started by mounting one side view camera on the passenger side, but used manual selection on the one monitor to switch between rear and side view...and saw very little benefit to the side camera.

Since cameras and monitors have become inexpensive, I've added two more 7 inch monitors and a side view camera on the driver side. Having all three monitors visible at the same time makes a big difference.

I still use mirrors as the primary check, but having the side view monitor close to my line of vision to the outside mirror makes it so much easier to double check the monitor. Also very helpful in heavy rain when the view out the windshield to see the mirrors becomes a little distorted.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:35 PM   #47
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We are looking at Class A's and the side view camera is one area that I think could be improved by making it more convenient for the passenger to be able to see the monitor. That way the driver can use the mirrors and the passenger could chime in if they noticed something that the driver may not see.

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Old 03-01-2014, 02:43 PM   #48
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I like Fred Copper's idea best! I mounted a 10 monitor on top of the dash to facilitate viewing, having to look in the mirror then look down at a monitor is silly. Having a monitor in line with the mirrors on both sides sounds like the perfect answer
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:12 PM   #49
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All just for info the rear and right side camera went back on my 2013 Itasca after only being on the road for 8 months. The ordered and replaced the rear camera but the side one still is on order as manufacturer has said they are building it.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:08 PM   #50
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Sides are worthless for me and worse was that I was forced to the side cameras with the turn signal on. I found the actuator wires that go to the monitor and spliced a single throw double pole toggle in line and now I just flip the switch and the rear camera is all I see. If I need the sides then I just flip them back on. Easy mod. Mounted the switch in panel next to monitor.
I have found the same problem w/ my 06 Endeavor. Wondering if I could pick your mind for process?

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Old 03-03-2014, 09:38 AM   #51
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I use my side view cameras all the time. I think they make a good last check before moving over!
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:49 AM   #52
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We recently purchased a Monaco with the side mirror mounted cameras. We had installed an internet purchased Costco rear mounted camera on our 90's Bounder (difficult install to run wiring from rear to full time dash monitor). Love the rear camera to watch the Dingy or close traffic behind me. The mirror side mounted turn activated cameras seem useless because there is always a sun glare spot from the Arizona sun on the monitor. I now usually just reply on the front mounted mirrors. Enjoy the front mounted mirrors over the old style side mounted mirrors.
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They just installed our new rear camera to replace a less than one year old camera. Just left town and got the error of no version detected. I really like the rear camera to keep track of our toad. Any one has experienced this I might have a short somewhere as camera can not go bad this quick.

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