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Old 01-07-2015, 04:40 PM   #1
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Camera setting

I recently installed a new rear camera...Class A Fleetwood.. I plan on towing this year for the first time.... Is there any set distance on the rear camera?? Should I see the towbar?? or maybe just the vehicle and back??
Right now it's set at 5ft to the rear...Looks like it'll be good...Maybe it's just a preference thing...Any ideas??
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I know the tow bar is O.K. when the toad behaves. I have my camera set to see the toad, left and right lanes beside it, and to the rear of the toad. That way I can see vehicles coming up to pass on either side. My camera, mounted at the roof line, doesn't show my rear bumper, but I know when something disappears from view in the camera I have about 3 feet to go before I hit it. The camera gives me a closer look at things behind me than either of my cars which are not equipped with rear cameras. (March 31, 2014 U.S. passed law that all cars must have rear cameras by 2018. Many already have them)
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I have 2 rear view cameras. 1 is set to see the hitch, and the front of the toad. My other camera is set to the horizon and it has a 170 degree horizontal viewing angle. Both are monitored the time while I am driving and both driver and passenger can see what is going on back there. Works for me.
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I have 2 rear view cameras. 1 is set to see the hitch, and the front of the toad. My other camera is set to the horizon and it has a 170 degree horizontal viewing angle. Both are monitored the time while I am driving and both driver and passenger can see what is going on back there. Works for me.
This is interesting. Did you add the 2nd camera or was it already installed when you bought your MH? Does it display on the same monitor as the other rear camera (like a split screen) or do you have a 2nd monitor?

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One camera and monitor was provided by the coach OEM. That monitor is located in a split view in my Center Rear View Mirror.(I have a rear window in this coach). I installed a second camera and a 7 in monitor that has 4 video inputs that can display single, 2 or 4 split screens. This DIY system uses wireless communication but I could have run a cable. It was just easier to use wireless. I am going to put a 4 channel DVR in and use these and somehow incorporate a Dash Cam that provides GPS data into the equation and record from multiple sources all at the same time. I did put a temporary camera that covered the interior behind me. Good for keeping track of what is going on inside and enabling me to see the people who might be there. This is more or less worked like a conversation mirror. I noted some of the new mercedes cars have 360 degree exterior monitoring.

See this: http://techcenter.mercedes-benz.com/...ra/detail.html

Wonder when RV's will have this as an OEM option - would be cool with a large capacity DVR installed.
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Thanks for the reply. That is good information. I will look into it.


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