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Old 05-27-2012, 10:49 AM   #43
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Apparently the PO left it on all the time when on the road and now the picture is washed out due to not enough contrast which means I need a new monitor. If you leave it on you will have to replace the monitor sooner. Pic tubes do wear out..
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Sounds like you have a picture tube, then indeed they will lose intensity and contrast capability based on usage. Time to upgrade to an LCD monitor, they draw much less current, and as you are no doubt aware, are much superior to any tube system and simply go on for years. Suggest when you replace the "tube" you get a monitor that has several input ports. Good for future camera additions.

Good luck
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:06 AM   #45
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We always have ours on. We also have a thin tape across the screen showing item behind is 3 feet from rear of coach. saw that on Lazy day's vido and it works great.
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It took a little while to get used to having the camera on while traveling. Now it's on all the time.
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Always on. Primarily so I can see when it is safe to pull in after passing. Mirrors don't quite give the depth perception, but I can see very accurately in the rearview screen when the toad is past the other vehicle.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:14 PM   #48
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Our fishing boat and trailer are totally out of view from the driver's seat while traveling - I bought a cheapie color monitor/camera setup for $70, it works great, on all the time while traveling, and keeps the boat/trailer in full view when traveling, and is quite useful when backing and launching the boat...

I have it set up to quickly and easily be transferred to the 5er too, or to our Dodge/Cummins truck...
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Our fishing boat and trailer are totally out of view from the driver's seat while traveling - I bought a cheapie color monitor/camera setup for $70, it works great, on all the time while traveling, and keeps the boat/trailer in full view when traveling, and is quite useful when backing and launching the boat...

I have it set up to quickly and easily be transferred to the 5er too, or to our Dodge/Cummins truck...
As you donot receive PMs, would you post the "cheapie" info? Model and where to find it.
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As you donot receive PMs, would you post the "cheapie" info? Model and where to find it.
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Here's a pointer to the one I bought - this one at Walmart - I got ours on an Internet "one day special, free delivery" outfit, for $67.

Peak 2-3/8" Backup Camera - Walmart.com

It has a small screen, but I wanted it primarily for keeping visual contact with the towed boat, plus any help it provides in backing up to launch the boat. It works perfectly as far as image resolution and quality is concerned. A larger screen version would be a plus...
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