Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-31-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 492
Camera display monitor blinking

This may be a question for the "electronic" section but since this is motorhome equipment I thought it might be more unit specific.
On my coach, when in drive and the rear camera monitor is on, the display has an occasional blink. I haven't noticed if it does it for the side cameras since I don't leave the view of those on. I also noticed the blink also occurs when I press the brake. I pulled the knee panel under the dash and checked all the wiring and everything looks OK.
I was more curious if anyone else experienced the same blinking or of there is something going on with my video switch for the cameras.


bgilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 417
I had something similar with mine ('13 Sunseeker 3100). When the side cameras were on, the screen flashed to a black screen every 7 - 8 seconds. I called the backup camera people and they immediately recognized the problem. The sent a multiplexer and wiring harness. Had the unit at the dealer for the first batch of warranty work. They did that too. Problem solved.

paulmlac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 10:23 PM   #3
Plain Old Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Full Timing in South Louisiana
Posts: 1,939
Mines always blinked when I hit the brakes, but usually only after driving for a while. If coming into town or something, hit the brake and it'll blink once, then if hitting the brakes frequently after that, it won't. My tiffin did the same thing.
John and Rebecca Dickson
Emma-7 / Little John-5 / Iva-1
Full Timing Again, Rev B
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat CC LB PSD
2015 SOB TT - With OC's Awning Poles (#8)
At least in Heaven, RVs will be perfect, and I won't have to keep fixing them.
BigJohnD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 09:05 AM   #4
bclemens's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elkhart, IN
Posts: 5,058
My Nissan Altima radio screen blinks at times too. I'm waiting for the day when it goes out (3 years and one day I'm sure). It seems completely some refresh or something. I only notice it because I see a white flash out of the corner of my eye.
PLEASE do not send questions via Private Message, my inbox fills up too quickly. Post questions in the forum as a new thread so that other users can benefit from the answers. Use Private Messages for sensitive information only (VIN, Contact info or things you do not want the public to see).
bclemens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 05:21 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 492
Thanks for the input! Mine behaves more like John's but it flutters a bit when the side camera is activated. I believe I narrowed down the cause to be voltage related. I notice it most when the engine isn't running. But it also happens when the brakes are engaged. I'm thinking the drop in voltage with the engine off or when the brake lights come on drop the accessory voltage enough to affect the power needs of the camera monitor. Every time time the monitor blinked, I measured a quick drop in voltage - like it was doing a quick re-start or refresh like Brian mentions.
On our trip out this past weekend I had the monitor on the entire drive (about an hour and 20 minutes). The monitor didn't blink for the long drive of the trip until I stepped on the brakes.

Well that problem seems to be solved now I have to get the media switch box and bunk/bedroom slide worked on.
The score is:
2 trips to the dealer
1 trip to camping

bgilly is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 PM.