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Old 05-26-2016, 12:52 AM   #1
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Question Rear View Safety monitor options

I'm looking at a three camera rear view setup from Rear View Safety, one rear and two sides. What I have not settled on yet is the monitor options. They have a well rated 7 in. color monitor and also offer a three camera monitor that replaces the rear view mirror. I like the image size and simpler wiring of the 7 in. monitor, but kinda like the idea of the mirror replacement monitor. If any any one has experience with these options, I'd like to hear about it.

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I liked the idea of the rear view mirror monitor, too; but I didn't want to rip out trim and the headliner to run the wires, and like the idea of having wires hanging down. Even the wireless systems need a power cord.

Therefore, I ended up with the stand-alone monitor. I used the standard mount screwed to a small box I made to sit in front of the cup holders in our Silverado. They also have other mounts that are taller, have a flexible shaft and/or have different mounting bases.

BTW, our DRV Tradition is only 8' wide, so I can see quite well down the sides with the truck mirrors extended. I therefore went with a 1-camera system w/o the side cameras.
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One more question. For folks who have used side mounted cameras, how high up did you mount them. Seems like if they are at the front-top corners you get the best distance view but a somewhat distorted perspective for distance. Seems to me if they mounted about 8 ft. up on the front of the trailer you would still be able to see over most cars and light trucks and get a view somewhat more like a rear view mirror. Any experience in this area?
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One more question. For folks who have used side mounted cameras, how high up did you mount them. Seems like if they are at the front-top corners you get the best distance view but a somewhat distorted perspective for distance. Seems to me if they mounted about 8 ft. up on the front of the trailer you would still be able to see over most cars and light trucks and get a view somewhat more like a rear view mirror. Any experience in this area?
Like I said, I opted not to install side cameras so I have no direct experience, but all the ones I have ever seen on motorhomes are about chest high.
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