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Old 05-20-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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Rear Camera angle

I tried to adjust the camera so i
could see what was coming at me
plus if I was clear to pass.

I took several screws out of the
camera bracket and was able
to raise the camera.

Anybody else have this problem?

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Old 05-21-2014, 04:46 AM   #2
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My understanding is that the rear view camera is primarily to monitor the hitch area if you are towing (or I have a bike rack in the hitch receiver) or as an aid to backing up--like into a campsite. It is not designed to replace a rear view mirror like on a car. Like trucks, MHs are equipped with large side view mirrors. Granted that leaves a blind spot behind you, but that is more a problem for the one following me, than a concern of mine. I have my camera on for daytime driving but really never look at it except occasionally to verify the bikes are still attached. At the campsite it is very helpful and my DW has learned she can talk to me while directing me into the site with the audio feature of the camera.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:20 AM   #3
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the camera is great for backing up, it gives you
the distance that something is behind you.

My camera on the Vectra allowed me to see
the toad and what was coming and if I had
cleared the vehicle I was passing.

This one would only allow me to see the
top of my toad. barely seeing by temp.
lights on the roof.

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Old 05-22-2014, 12:21 AM   #4
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I've seen them adjust the view on the line. There is a slotted hole on the side that should let you pivot the camera up a bit.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:07 PM   #5
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Brian not enough, I had to take 4 screws out of the framing
to allow it to raise the angle. I have not driven it yet
with this adjustment, (2 screws holding it in place) but
will let you know.

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Old 05-23-2014, 09:41 AM   #6
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I found adjusting mine up all the way (with all screws still in) provides the view you are likely looking for (more like rear-view mirror / blind spot). Having used rear cameras for several years now with in-dash monitoring I find all you really need is the rear horizon at the very top of the image and that is where it ends up on mine adjusted all the way up.

I use wireless rear cameras with my enclosed snowmobile trailer and did so with my previous travel trailer.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:50 AM   #7
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Extreme. Did the full extention and it was not what I wanted
We'll see in a couple weeks if this works or not
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:03 AM   #8
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The camera with the adjustment I made is great. The color and picture of this camera is outstanding.

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