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Old 07-01-2012, 04:02 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Phil57 View Post
We have had a lot of discussion on cameras on the thread and helpful PM's. I have used my MH for three weeks and driven six hundred or so miles all during the day and all in bright sunlight. The adjustments suggested by the manufacture have helped. I have the brightness and the contrast set at 7. I get some wash out yet mostly when first activating the camera and when there is reflection off a car or truck that is close. I don't know if this is just a B&W issue or if the color cameras are affected my this. I would love to here from anyone with the color cameras on this. I will most likely keep this upgrade on my wish list as I can't afford to spend the nine hundred or so to make it better. I will at some point switch them for color. Those still having issues try the settings at 7 and see if it helps for you. I had mine at 6&8 and this did help.
Phil, as you know I have color camera's all the way around and I'm parked at my place in Sandy Pines. I just checked and I have the brightness set to 4 and contrast and color are set to 6.

Setting in the drivers seat, while parked, I can count the lug nuts on the front tires. Image is clear and bright except for the sunlight issue described below.

My coach is facing SSE and I have a little afternoon sun hitting my passanger side camera. The direct sunlight is washing out the picture at the top right corner of my monitor, which would be normal for direct sunlight coming into the camera.

I have never noticed washout from reflection of another vehicle while driving. Not saying it can't happen; I've just never noticed it. In my opinion my color system produces a very good and reliable image while I'm under power.

On my previous motorhome I did have B&W side cameras and a color rear camera. I did get washout at times in just normal daylight. One of the B&W cameras was replaced under warranty because the washout continued to get worse until the camera just produced an image that looked like you were in heavy fog.

Hope this helps. Let me know if anyone has additional questions about the color system, which came standard on my 2012 Berkshire 360 FWS


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Old 07-01-2012, 05:49 PM   #12
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Thanks Marc,
Hope your trip south was good. I heard it hit 100 on Friday. Makes you miss that cool Lake Huron breeze.
I'm working on getting things settled with the camera issue. I'll see what happens. It was nice to meet you and Jan and hope to run into you again. Be safe

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