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Old 05-20-2008, 04:46 PM   #1
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I was just reading a discussion on the use of a rear view monitor. The person stated he could use his monitor to view the oncomming traffic in preperation to changing lanes.
I have mine pointed so I can see the tow hitch and the rear of my toad, not much to the side.
Where is your pointed?
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:46 PM   #2
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I was just reading a discussion on the use of a rear view monitor. The person stated he could use his monitor to view the oncomming traffic in preperation to changing lanes.
I have mine pointed so I can see the tow hitch and the rear of my toad, not much to the side.
Where is your pointed?
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:03 PM   #3
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Sounds like mine is pretty much like yours. I can see the hitch and most of the toad, and can pretty much tell whether or not a vehicle I see in the mirror is beside or behind the toad.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:10 PM   #4
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Mine is pointed down to see the hitch but I can also see both corners of the coach so I can see anyone close on each corner.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:55 PM   #5
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I can see my toad and enough of the lanes on either side to see when I've passed (something I don't do often) and it is safe to pull back in to my proper lane. The rear camera actually gives me a better perspective of that than the side cameras.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:04 PM   #6
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Some cameras have much more "fish eye", i.e. wide angle view, than others. My Sony color system shows toad and tow bar as well as lanes to either side and a considerable distance back. Downside is that "objects are much closer than they appear".
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:22 AM   #7
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Mine pans up and down so I can look down at the hitch or pan up for a view straight back. Due to the extreme wide angle any vehicle more than about 50 yds back is virtually invisible. Wish it had a zoom feature.

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Like most of the posts, I can see from the hitch back to almost all the toad. I can also see the lane on each side of the toad. For me, the view from this camera is a mandatory glance before changing lanes.
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