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Old 03-01-2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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Side view cameras?

Planning to buy a new 3050s this year...Am wondering about the optional side-view cameras. Do they show any more than you would see with the regular outside mirrors? Also, where does the video from the side view cameras display...is there a separate display screen from the rear view camera? I guess, what I'm wondering, is this option worth it? Anyone have any opinions?
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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They come in handy when passing and give you a bit more assurance of an open lane to get back in to. When you turn the blinker on, the monitor switches to that side. Once the blinker is off (about 10 seconds later), the monitor returns to the rear again.
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:53 PM   #3
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Great when changing lanes, they elimante blind spots. Much better rear viewing than the mirrors.
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:12 PM   #4
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Some will say using mirrors while driving is all they need.
I use the cameras just sometimes in special situations while travelling.
For example I can see traffic that is merging into the highway from the right.
But they are useful in other situations also.
Maneuvering slow in tight campgrounds.
Backing into campsite.
Can turn on while stopped/camping to see who is knocking at the door.
Security at night to see all around the RV when you hear things.
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:15 PM   #5
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Planning to buy a new 3050s this year...Am wondering about the optional side-view cameras. Do they show any more than you would see with the regular outside mirrors? Also, where does the video from the side view cameras display...is there a separate display screen from the rear view camera? I guess, what I'm wondering, is this option worth it? Anyone have any opinions?
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As all others have stated, YES get the side mirror cameras.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:20 PM   #6
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Thanks, everybody! I think my mind has been made up from the valuable replies so far. Side cameras it is !! For the relatively small option cost, it sounds like they are well worthy it. All it takes would be avoiding one costly accident.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:34 PM   #7
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Yes, I believe they are worthwhile. In most driving situations the mirrors are good enough. But, for me the best use of the side cameras is when pulling out at a 45 degree angle. They show that blind spot that the mirrors can't see
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:32 PM   #8
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I was kicking myself when I did not get the side cams. When my cousin got their new class C with the cams I was so jealous. After a few months I asked them about the cams and how they use them, he said that he never paid much attention to them. The rear view camera is a must. They, like myself, find that the big mirror is valuable but the convex mirrors are priceless.They are great on a 90 degree turn to see your rear tires on a turn. I use the crap out of those small lower mirrors and have always been able to see all traffic coming up both sides. The only place that gets missed by the mirrors is when the vehicle in the other lane is right beside you. I hope that you glance out the side window when changing lanes.
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:25 AM   #9
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I am interested in side view cameras too but already own a 2014 Solera 24R with only backup camera. Does anyone know if side view cameras can be added as a retrofit to my existing system?


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Old 03-07-2015, 02:10 PM   #10
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Some will say using mirrors while driving is all they need.
I use the cameras just sometimes in special situations while travelling.
For example I can see traffic that is merging into the highway from the right.
But they are useful in other situations also.
Maneuvering slow in tight campgrounds.
Backing into campsite.
Can turn on while stopped/camping to see who is knocking at the door.
Security at night to see all around the RV when you hear things.
How do you turn them on if you are parked and key is off? Do you have to turn on the turn signal or is there another way to turn them on ?
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