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Old 02-28-2014, 08:40 AM   #1
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Right and left turning cameras

I am wondering if there is a right and left turning camera, that maybe attaches to the mirror, that shows what is coming down the road versus just looking down the right or left side of the coach.

I have a new coach ordered (2014.5 Thor Challenger 37GT). It has a side camera that is built into the mirror, but I believe I will only be able to see down the side of the coach.

I have had several situations with my old coach (no side cameras), especially when driving without a copilot, where I could not see oncoming traffic when trying to make a turn. I just thought this could be resolved with an extra set of cameras that point out down the road, versus down the side.

Anyone else have that type of camera, or other thought on this subject?

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Hmmm.... I think you're asking about cameras pointed forward instead of (or in addition to) those pointed back along the sides of the coach? Do you think this would provide a better viewing angle because the camera would be well outside the cockpit?

I've never seen anything like this but it's an interesting idea.

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My side cameras show the entire lanes on that side and far astern. Both for this coach and the previous. No blind spots.
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Hmmm.... I think you're asking about cameras pointed forward instead of (or in addition to) those pointed back along the sides of the coach? Do you think this would provide a better viewing angle because the camera would be well outside the cockpit? I've never seen anything like this but it's an interesting idea. Rick
Well, at least pointed directly to the left and to the right versus to the back. In other words, when making a left turn (across traffic), I'd like to see down the road to the right of the coach, not just down the right side of the coach. Or when turning right, and the lane is already turned right a bit, you can't see down the road to the left side of the coach for the oncoming traffic.
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I am wondering if there is a right and left turning camera, that maybe attaches to the mirror, that shows what is coming down the road versus just looking down the right or left side of the coach.

I have a new coach ordered (2014.5 Thor Challenger 37GT). It has a side camera that is built into the mirror, but I believe I will only be able to see down the side of the coach.

I have had several situations with my old coach (no side cameras), especially when driving without a copilot, where I could not see oncoming traffic when trying to make a turn. I just thought this could be resolved with an extra set of cameras that point out down the road, versus down the side.

Anyone else have that type of camera, or other thought on this subject?

Thanks,
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I think you will be pleasantly surprised when you get your new coach, between the side camera's and a glance at the mirror, you'll have no problem checking out the lane next to you.
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My side cameras show the entire lanes on that side and far astern. Both for this coach and the previous. No blind spots.
Maybe the side cameras that are built into the mirrors will have a wider angle than I thought.
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Maybe the side cameras that are built into the mirrors will have a wider angle than I thought.
How was the camera presentation on the screen when you test drove one?

BTW, Side cams do not look directly right and left looking for cross traffic like you and a copilot would.
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How was the camera presentation on the screen when you test drove one? BTW, Side cams do not look directly right and left looking for cross traffic like you and a copilot would.
In regard to down the right and left side, that seemed great, especially because I don't have side cameras on my old coach. But it has been a while and at the time I did not consider this concern.
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