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Old 09-11-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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rv side cameras

my side cameras, are fogged?,the rear is fine. has anyone had this problem,& were you able to take apart, & clean?
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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Side cameras like you. Had to replace them. They were sealed Sony units
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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I had to replace 1 of my side cams, Voyager by Jensen . Smashed in an accident. $400. Ouch.
You may be able to clean your lenses with Barkeeper's Friend. It is good for removing mineral deposits, which could be the cause of the cloudiness. Try it, it can't hurt.
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thks, I will try to remove & clean...
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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Side cameras are the most useless option one could have. If mine were fogged or broken I would not fix em.
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When you say they are fogged, do you mean moisture got inside and fogged them or are the lenses themselves fogged? If moisture got inside, you can remove them and send them to the mfg and they will fix it for you at a nominal charge. Otherwise they have to be replaced. My warranty covered replacement for mine or I would have sent it in. They have some special tool that they use to open them up. That tool is not available to the general public or repair facilities...or so I was told....Dennis
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Side cameras are the most useless option one could have. If mine were fogged or broken I would not fix em.
Obviously you don"t have any to know that they cover a blind spot below the passenger seat that is to low for mirrors to cover. Specially at night
I agree that on the drivers side you can cover it with properly adjusted mirrors.
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When you say they are fogged, do you mean moisture got inside and fogged them or are the lenses themselves fogged? If moisture got inside, you can remove them and send them to the mfg and they will fix it for you at a nominal charge. Otherwise they have to be replaced. My warranty covered replacement for mine or I would have sent it in. They have some special tool that they use to open them up. That tool is not available to the general public or repair facilities...or so I was told....Dennis
thks., I will talk w/ the local rv dealer.....
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Mine are fogged as well and the dealer (SC Boat n RV) said that's to be expected and they can't do anything about it.
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Mine are fogged as well and the dealer (SC Boat n RV) said that's to be expected and they can't do anything about it.
That is an unacceptable dealer response IMO. A 2014 RV should be under warranty. Perhaps you should contact Forrest River or go to another dealer to get them repaired/replaced.
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Obviously you don"t have any to know that they cover a blind spot below the passenger seat that is to low for mirrors to cover. Specially at night
I agree that on the drivers side you can cover it with properly adjusted mirrors.
I do have them and don't like them. To much glare when its sunny, useless when its raining , when they get dirty and of course the fog issue. Would not miss them if they were gone, thats why we have mirrors. Ever seen side cameras on big trucks? Nope.
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George, I'm kinda with you. I am on my second coach with them. Since I was trained to use mirrors when I drove a truck, I never looked at the monitor on the Meridian. On my Tour, they put the monitor in a better spot on the dash and I glance at it after I look everywhere else. I may have to revise my opinion, though I haven't seen anything in them that surprised me...yet.
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I do have them and don't like them. To much glare when its sunny, useless when its raining , when they get dirty and of course the fog issue. Would not miss them if they were gone, thats why we have mirrors. Ever seen side cameras on big trucks? Nope.
I agree, I think they are worthless too. The only camera with value for me is the rear. Once you get a few miles on the coach you should only need the mirrors. If you have a blind spot they are not properly adjusted or you lack a wide-angle mirror.
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Additional vision is always a good idea. I just replaced my side view cameras. Purchased from Winnebago dealer. The dealer said Winnebago switched to this improved camera in 2007. Cameras were shipped from Winnebago with the included paper work shopping the dealer mark up of 35%. Search this forum for better price sources on sideview cameras.

Note: Camera is smaller than original one on my 2006 Winnebago. New mounting holes and some panel work may be needed. Resulting picture looks great.

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River Park, Inc. listed on warrenty.

Drivers side: XS90203D, Winnebago number 176654-10-01A
Passenger side: XS90203P, Winnebago number 176654-11-01A
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