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Old 10-26-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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Rear Camera at Night

The DW and I drove the MH for the first time at night. Noticed the rear camera view became very washed out, almost all white. It was useless backing into the campsite. Checked today and it works fine in the daylight. Has anyone experienced this?
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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The camera picks up light during the daytime, but there's not enough light at night to get an image. There is likely a ring of small sensors around the lense to pick up an infrared image, which will show up as black/grey/white.

Sometime when you go through a well-lighted area at night you'll notice that it switches back for as long as the light is sufficient.
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How can I turn it off while backing up at night? I had it off, but when I hit reverse it came on. Pure bright white.... Very distracting.
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How can I turn it off while backing up at night? I had it off, but when I hit reverse it came on. Pure bright white.... Very distracting.
Ball pein hammer, or duct tape.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:38 AM   #5
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Don't back up or use reverse.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:43 AM   #6
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I'm thinking a paper bag....
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If it works much better in a lighted area at night, you could get a couple LED lights off eBay to install at the back of the MH so you get a decent picture. It worked for the rear view camera in my truck.
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I don't know if your particular model allows the camera to be turned off, but there is likely a button that allows it to switch from a bright "day" mode to a "night" mode that isn't quite so bright. You might look for that and see if it cuts down on the amount of glare.
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Mine to will come on if off and reverse is selected but I just hit off again and that bypasses the auto on function. But I suppose you have tried that and it didn't help.
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I don't know if your particular model allows the camera to be turned off, but there is likely a button that allows it to switch from a bright "day" mode to a "night" mode that isn't quite so bright. You might look for that and see if it cuts down on the amount of glare.
We have the RVS-770619n. We didn't get the manual. We haven't found a day/night mode button, yet. Where would it be located?
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