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Old 07-25-2016, 08:49 AM   #1
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Does your rear view camera do this ?

Usually don't drive it in the dark, but got going early this AM and the rear view camera blinded me - I actually thought I might have had the jeep headlights on

I like it on to make sure the jeep is still pushing us,
but ended up turning it off until the sun came up...

sorry - shaky cell phone pic...
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:58 AM   #2
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No brightness/contrast controls on the unit?
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:09 AM   #3
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Do you leave the monitor on rear camera all the time? If so, why? Mine is rather bright too, there are brightness and contrast controls on the monitor, but I don't see a need to visually monitor the toad 24/7. If it breaks away, my braking system will tell me in no uncertain terms. Some cameras are ringed with LEDs that come on when you use the camera, is that the light we're seeing or is it reflected rear lights from the MH?
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:13 AM   #4
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I'm sure you would have noticed it if you had one but my monitor has a Day/Night switch. It is mentioned in my owner's manual. Check to see (if you haven't already) if there is some sort of dimmer mentioned in your manual.
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No... and I leave it on 24/7 both towing or not and I see no reason to shut it off, but Im all ears to hear about the downside of leaving it on.

I can see my toad very clearly both night & day

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Usually don't drive it in the dark, but got going early this AM and the rear view camera blinded me - I actually thought I might have had the jeep headlights on
I like it on to make sure the jeep is still pushing us,
but ended up turning it off until the sun came up...
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The monitor in which I view the image from my rear view camera is dimmable for driving at night.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:29 AM   #7
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Mine has a day/night switch. Very helpful for night time driving.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:33 AM   #8
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Well, as to why - because I want to

Yes, I do use it to verify the toad is still there,
but mostly it gives me a good indication when I've cleared someone and can move over...

Honestly though, last year just set it so I could see during the day and haven't changed it since - and first time it's bothered me so never really looked for other controls - HAD to pull over to fish around for the power button

fyi - it's the oem zone defender and just snipped a pic of the controls - will have to see if there is a day nite setting...
on edit - Dooh - reading the manual and THAT'S what that little remote control goes to !!!! Now I know what 1 of the ten or so remotes are for - let me go play with it !!!
Features:
1. Remote Control Sensor: The remote control must be pointed at the infrared sensor for the system to operate.
2. Power Indicator: Green light indicates the system is ON. Red light indicates there is power to the system.
3. Power Switch: Press to turn system On/Off. Turning the system on will allow continuous operation of the rear vision system when ignition key is on.
4. Brightnesss Increase: Press to increase screen brightness and use to change a value in a menu item selected.
5. Brightness Decrease: Press to decrease screen brightness and use to change a value in a menu item selected.
6. Channel Selection: Turns grid On/Off. Grid will aid in judging how close objects are when utilizing the rear camera. Use button to scroll through a menu.
7. Menu: Press to display menu items.
8. Selector: Press to change camera views if equipped with the optional cameras in the exterior mirros. The monitor will display each camera separately. In addition, the optional navigation system can be be displayed.
9. Audio/Video: Can be utilized with an external video source such as a DVD.
10. Earphone Jack: Used for rear camera sound and can be utilized with an external video source such as a DVD
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Mine is on ALL the time too! I want to know what's going on ALL around me. Besides it's my camera and my coach and my choice!

How many instances have you read about people not knowing about a problem with a fire in their engine compartment, or a broken tow bar or a flat front car tire and then have to rely on a person behind them to come up and yell and scream at you to stop.

For those that don't have the rear view camera on unless they are backing up it's your choice, your decision and your RV, do as you want.

Anyone will be hard pressed to come up with any logical reason as to why I should turn it off.

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Only time mine is off (other than side camera's at intersection turns), is while climbing long grades, and I want to watch the Alladin screen.
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Only time mine is off (other than side camera's at intersection turns), is while climbing long grades, and I want to watch the Alladin screen.
Zackley!

Long grades like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Creek_Pass
come to mind is when I switch to monitor the engine & trans conditions. Wolfs Creek is a very tough one.
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I leave mine on all the time as I also can see traffic coming up on either side of the Ody and behind it.
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Mine is on all the time (with ignition). I have 2 monitors. Rear camera on one ... TripTek and side cameras on the other. GPS is a standalone.
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Mine is on all the time. It helps see someone coming up the side of me. It let's me see when I have cleared a vehicle I just passed and I like to make sure the toad is still tailgating me. I dim it at night.
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