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Old 05-15-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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This is completely new to me in the time I have had the 2002. I had motorhome in to dealer for some work and complained about my monitor flashing during use. They are saying that we should not have the camera on continuously, but "only when needed." I think of it as needed all the time as I watch the toad and spot vehicles passing. I have never had any problems before this and have always had it on while driving. Has anyone else heard of this???
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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This is completely new to me in the time I have had the 2002. I had motorhome in to dealer for some work and complained about my monitor flashing during use. They are saying that we should not have the camera on continuously, but "only when needed." I think of it as needed all the time as I watch the toad and spot vehicles passing. I have never had any problems before this and have always had it on while driving. Has anyone else heard of this???
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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I run mine any time the toad is on the tow bar, I have done this on all my MHs and never had a problem! Hope this helps you sounds like you have a conection problem or the camera is getting ready to die.

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Old 05-15-2008, 03:20 PM   #4
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I'm with you. I feel I need mine all the time. I want to keep my eye on the toad and I also use the camera to see when I'm clear to change lanes and to watch for vehicles passing. I do turn the sound down when on the road, but leave the camera on all the time. I've run it all the time for over 28,000 miles with no problems.
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:43 PM   #5
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By-chance, was this the dealer you bought the coach from? If so, I think they either do not know how to repair it or do't want to have to. Have you checked connections at the camera and the monitor? You may get lucky and find a loose connection. Let us know what you find.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:33 PM   #6
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I've had mine on for 36000 miles and have had no problems. Thats what they're suppose to do.

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Old 05-15-2008, 05:35 PM   #7
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When my monitor went out in FL last winter I was lost without it. I use mine all the time
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Use my monitor all the time its located just under the TV where your rear view mirror would be.
If you find the cableing ok for camera setup, find the fuse for rear view camera and make sure fuse and wiring are ok.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:02 PM   #9
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I run mine all of the time -- can watch the toad when it is attached and if not, I also use it to see when clear of following traffic to change lanes (that is in addition to the mirrors).
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DITTO DITTO DITTO their fix is how sad this industry is. all the effort is making you go away instead of fixing the problem. i won't put it in gear without the camera on!
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:14 PM   #11
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I agree with all of the others. I use mine to change lanes and, ever since we blew a tire on the toad in New Mexico, use it to check that everything is alright back there. I also turn the sound down until we back into a site. Peace!
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:29 PM   #12
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">"only when needed." </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Only when needed is anytime the coach is moving or about to move. Does this "service department" advocate you cover your mirrors also? Find a competent person to work on your coach. I never shut mine for all of the above reasons. The sound stays off. If DW is helping me backup, we use two way radios.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:50 AM   #13
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This is what I thought. this service dept. has been good in every other respect, but perhaps they don's want to deal with this electronic part. Well, I consider the camers necessary all the time and will use until something goes out and then replace it.
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:58 AM   #14
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I have put 44,000 miles on my 2004 DSDP,with a Jeep GC in tow. The backup monitor is always on while I am moving. I use the monitor just as much as the mirrors.
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