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Old 06-03-2016, 11:40 PM   #1
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Dangerous Blind Spot on Side Camera 2017 3010DS

I contacted my dealer, described the condition where the new location of the passenger side, side camera's field of vision is obstructed by the coach door hinge. This prevents you from seeing a vehicle overtaking you on the right side and gives you a false sense that it is clear to change lanes. The camera simply needs either spaced out further or a taller camera installed so it protrudes past the coach door hinge.
The reply from my dealer's warranty department was that his contact at Sunseeker said that they do not have a repair for this problem. Beware of this hazard and lack of interest and urgency in correcting it by Sunseeker.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:44 AM   #2
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Just dropped it off at Three Way Campers in Marietta for them to see what they can do.
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Old 06-05-2016, 02:41 AM   #3
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Just dropped it off at Three Way Campers in Marietta for them to see what they can do.

Did they move the camera from the mirror? My 2016 3171 has the side cameras mounted in the side mirrors . No problem with side view.
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Old 06-05-2016, 06:49 AM   #4
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Just dropped it off at Three Way Campers in Marietta for them to see what they can do.
Difficult problem and there doesn't seem to be much room there. They could just put a small spacer under the camera to move the lens out so that it can see beyond the hinge. relatively simple fix but hopefully it is forward enough that the door doesn't contact it when opens beyond 90 degrees. Won't take much, maybe 1/2 if an inch. A white nylon plate under the camera should do it and even allow them to nudge the camera forward to clear the door.
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I contacted my dealer, described the condition where the new location of the passenger side, side camera's field of vision is obstructed by the coach door hinge. This prevents you from seeing a vehicle overtaking you on the right side and gives you a false sense that it is clear to change lanes. The camera simply needs either spaced out further or a taller camera installed so it protrudes past the coach door hinge.
The reply from my dealer's warranty department was that his contact at Sunseeker said that they do not have a repair for this problem. Beware of this hazard and lack of interest and urgency in correcting it by Sunseeker.
Is it possible for you to make a spacer to get it out past the hinge and use longer screws? Just make sure you caulk behind the spacer and the screws.
Another possible solution is move the camera to another location and add a cover to the old position.
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:14 AM   #6
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Here's a thought. Why not just use your mirrors, like in the old days.
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:31 AM   #7
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Difficult problem and there doesn't seem to be much room there. They could just put a small spacer under the camera to move the lens out so that it can see beyond the hinge. relatively simple fix but hopefully it is forward enough that the door doesn't contact it when opens beyond 90 degrees. Won't take much, maybe 1/2 if an inch. A white nylon plate under the camera should do it and even allow them to nudge the camera forward to clear the door.
I have the same unit and the door does not contact the camera. Camera is far enough ahead of the door and door is restricted by the gas strut.
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Great. Then it is easy. small chunk of 1/2" nylon or other white plastic, some sealant and the camera will won't be blocked by the hinge.
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Red Souvine would use his mirrors but this is 2016. The spacer mentioned looks like the best option.
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Here's a thought. Why not just use your mirrors, like in the old days.
Wow!!! What a great idea!!! Never realized you could use em for that.
Seriously, my mirrors have both the regular and convex lenses, and I have no problem with seeing all I need to on both sides of our Lexi.
The side view camera's may be a convience, but think about what you used in the olden days...a mirror.
Next everyone will be thinking of a way to check the airpressure in the tires without using a tire pressure guage!!!
What will they think of next?
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