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Old 10-26-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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driving with backup camera

I understand to use the mirrors when under way.

The back up camera gives a view of the towed car and the area immeditately behind.

Is it a good idea to drive with the backup camera on as well as using the mirrors?

Thanks for the advice.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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I understand to use the mirrors when under way.

The back up camera gives a view of the towed car and the area immeditately behind.

Is it a good idea to drive with the backup camera on as well as using the mirrors?

Thanks for the advice.
Gene

well let me see
after i set my radio and what not
i select the cameras to ON
i can see whats creeping up to my rear from two lanes across the back
plus the side mounted cameras switch over faster to show the way if the camera is already on.
if i have the radio of ipod running the signal from the turn signal takes a second or two to flick over to the camera
i use my side cameras almost as much as the mirrors before switching lanes.

so usually i leave the camera on....however when the sun is to our back i will often switch it off because it gets washed out sometimes from glare.
hope that helps
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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I usually drive with the backup camera turned on to make sure the toad is still there and tracking normally. There is a blind spot on the right side of our coach that is not covered by the mirrors (no side cameras) and the backup camera provides partial view of the right lane next to the toad.

Overall, I think it's safer to have backup camera on while driving, not just for backing up.
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I always have it on.
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Except when the sun is shining from directly behind. My older monochrome system goes all white when that happens. I guess the aperture control isn't too swift.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:19 PM   #6
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I always drive with it on. Whether towing or not. Every bit of visibility is an advantage.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:14 PM   #7
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By all means drive with it on, every bit of info you get is helpfull. When you drive at night it can be too bright so at that point I'd turn it off.
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Mine is always on. I don't pass a lot of people but when I do, I like to use the rear camera to help me with depth perception of when I'm clear of who I passed. I can't actually see the back of my toad but it makes judging the clearance much easier for me.

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Always have mine on its located where your rear view mirror would be in a car not on dash. Also have the speaker on to hear approaching traffic.
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Same here, always have it on. I use a dolly, and it sure is nice to watch traffic behind us. As mentioned before about sun glare, I just push the nite time button. When passing, I watch for the turn signal on the dolly especially @ night, makes it easy for judging distance. I would not leave home without it, good luck, happy trails & travel safe. JMHO.
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Only when the toad is there.
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Hi All,

Well like all others here before me have said, It's always on!!!!!!
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Mine is on all the time also. I have measure off about 30 feet behind the Motor Home and placed a dot on my screen where that is. So when I pass a car, and their front bumper is at the dot I know I have passed him and there is 30 feet between us.
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Mine is on all the time also. I have measure off about 30 feet behind the Motor Home and placed a dot on my screen where that is. So when I pass a car, and their front bumper is at the dot I know I have passed him and there is 30 feet between us.
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