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Old 09-21-2020, 03:28 PM   #1
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Just curious how many folks run with their backup cameras on all the time. Had my MH at Tiffin last week and one item was my camera stoped turning on when vehicle was put in reverse. I was told by tech that camera was made to be on all the time(I know it wasnít) because drivers want to keep an eye on their towed. I know this is wrong and with other things to get repaired I let it go to be fixed by me later. Anyway, who leaves camera on all the time while driving?
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We have 2 rear cameras and our side cameras that are on any time the vehicle is in motion. One of our rear cameras shows the view of the tow bar and the toad while the other rear camera is mounted at the top and is sighted just past the toad so we can see traffic that is approaching our rear. Our side cameras have the 170 degree angle view and I find them helpful in monitoring traffic even when I am not changing lanes.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:53 PM   #3
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I have mine set to continually show both mirror and the rear cameras all the time.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:53 PM   #4
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I'd guess that anyone that has a side-and-rear camera system would want it on all the time.

I recently added a wireless color camera system for the rear and that will augment my factory b&w which looks straight down on the hitch. I have quickly grown used to having it on all the time, showing me the road behind my RV whether there is a towed vehicle or not.

I am in the process of adding an additional system (wired b/c it is easier this time) for a pair of side cameras which will also be on all the time. Especially when maneuvering at night, it will be much more agreeable to have a widescreen view of the sides lit up by infrared, than not being able to see anything in the regular mirrors.
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I have front and rear facing cameras as well as side cameras. The side cameras are pointed about 45 degrees down so I can see the distance to curbs and other obstacles in close quarter maneuvering. All cameras are always on.
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In my limited 6 years and over 100,000 miles of class A RV experience, would never consider turning the camera off. In addition to monitoring the tow vehicle also a tremendous aid for monitoring potential tailgaters and assisting in lane changes.
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My camera system is always on to monitor the car. I just wish it had one of those lens washing systems that are on the NASCAR in-car cameras!
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I have mine set to continually show both mirror and the rear cameras all the time.
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Of course mine are on all the time. Had a friend who had a malfunction in his camera system and couldn't use it. He was a bit surprised when he was passed by his toad on the way down from Alaska. His coach hitch mount failed so no break away protection. Took almost 2 years to get the insurance claims straightened out.



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I had installed a backup camera in an old class A. State Patrol told me to turn it off and use my mirrors. Could no keep a eye on my jeep.
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I had installed a backup camera in an old class A. State Patrol told me to turn it off and use my mirrors. Could no keep a eye on my jeep.
Must have been a LONG time ago - can't imagine any state trooper saying that now. Some of these rigs HAVE to use the cameras, and plenty of big trucks are using them full-time too for blind spot monitoring.
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Rear camera

My point with my original post was not so much camera on or off all the time but the fact my camera stoped turning on automatically when mh was in reverse. With the wide angle view of the camera I didnít see a reason for it to be on when not towing anything. We typically travel without a towed about 1/2 the time. My camera did come on in the standby position originally when put in reverse. I do leave mine on also when towing.
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Old 09-24-2020, 01:26 PM   #13
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Do your backup lights come on in reverse? It may be the system is not being triggered.
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:39 PM   #14
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When we replaced our previous cameras and upgraded to a 9" quad monitor I did not reinstall the trigger plugs for the side and rear view cameras so that they would remain on and display on the quad screen. Is it possible that one of the trigger plugs on the back of your monitor are loose (the trigger wire plugs are often in the wiring harness that attaches to the monitor)?
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