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Old 09-07-2013, 09:57 PM   #11
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I have a new FR3 with side and back cameras. When traveling through an area with many on ramps, I like having the side camera to better see and keep track of traffic coming up the ramp. Better seen in it then my mirrors.
When out on regular roads or out on long runs on the interstate, I just use the backup camera on.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:08 AM   #12
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I find the mirror cams useful. When doing lane changes mine show side of RV and blind spots better than mirrors. It does take some getting used to looking at monitor vice mirror when turning or changing lanes. My RV came with the side cameras, bought mine off lot, but not an option I would consider high priority. Hope this helps.
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Yes more I think about it side cameras would come in handy. Yesterday while driving I lane changed and almost ran over a small car. I didn't see it. It was clear in my side mirrors and I keep my rear camera on while driving. Apparently it was in my blind spot when I was making the move ...
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:58 PM   #14
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Can you have all cameras operating at the same time?
In order to fit my unit into my courtyard I must fold the mirrors in. Fully operating cameras would help.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #15
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Can you have all cameras operating at the same time?
In order to fit my unit into my courtyard I must fold the mirrors in. Fully operating cameras would help.
No. Only 1 of the 3 at any time. On mine, the backup camera is on all the time. Then it changes to the left or right camera once I flip the turn signal.

Also, unless the mirrors are extended, you wouldn't see beside the unit (you would see the side of the unit itself).
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:12 AM   #16
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I have a FR3 motor home and my cameras are mounted to the side of the unit, not the mirrors. In reading the general paperwork for the monitor system, the company makes a unit that can show all 3 at once or just each one. The one I got factory installed, just shows one at a time. So would depend on how deep your pockets to choice.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:26 AM   #17
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They do come in pretty handy if you're turning at a weird angle. For example, when pulling out of a drive that's almost parallel to the road & when the house portion makes it impossible to see "over your shoulder". I've actually turned on the wrong turn signal there to get a view of the side.
This is a good use for them...at least the right side. In fact I think I might add another camera specifically for this gap. When I don't have a navigator, I have to watch it so I don't get into that situation. I already added a wireless out the back of my trailer, but have one more input on the factory mixer. You can use a splitter and alternate the powere to the camera with a separate switch as I did in the Jeep to swicth between backup/hitch cam and back of trailer wireless unit.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:43 PM   #18
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Something else to note about the side cameras; no infrared lights so the side cameras done't help much on lane changing at night unless a cars headlights show up in the lane. Sort of a weird image to see the monitor change to complete black when I signaled to enter or exit the interstate ramp.

One item I like about the side cameras is that they are wide angle lenses and I can see curbs (or lack of on drives bordering ditches) at the back end of the coach. Since I pull a toad it also helps me see it clear the turn too.

On the monitor (as pointed out in a post above) you can manually switch to any of the cameras. I use this feature when backing into a camp site. It helps keep the clearance in check with trees (including the utility tree). Saves on the rubber-necking.

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