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Old 03-11-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
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Back up monitor

My monitor for the back up camera sometimes will not get a picture but just flashes. Anybody had this problem and if so what was the solution?
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:36 AM   #2
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Had the same issue

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My monitor for the back up camera sometimes will not get a picture but just flashes. Anybody had this problem and if so what was the solution?
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Recently, we have had the same problem with our RVS camera system. It would work fine for the first 5-10 minutes (I turn the rear camera on while driving - it helps me with situational awareness and when passing), but then the monitor would go blank and flash. Same things when triggered by the turn signals. I assume it's the same as what you are describing.

I talk to the tech rep at RVS. She was very helpful and we went through several troubleshooting steps. Her diagnosis was a failed/failing monitor. I bought a new one from them online along with the multiplexer, just in case it was that instead. Part number for monitor RVS-619N and multiplexer RVS-501N. Their website is here

Of course this happened one month out of the 12 month warranty...
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link, KatanaPilot. My monitor recently read 'no signal' when I started the RV. Tried all troubleshooting options, but it wouldn't work. The next trip, worked just fine! Mine is also just out of waranty.
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Old 03-13-2016, 02:00 PM   #4
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Back up monitor

Thanks Kantana pilot, I have contacted them via email and they gave me a phone number to call. My warranty expired on 3/3/16. We hadn't had the motorhome out on a trip since October and of course didn't realize that there was a problem.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:23 PM   #5
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Check for loose wiring and loose grounding (which I guess is a sub-category of loose wiring...). Also corroded connections of course.
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:59 PM   #6
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Rear Camera - it is what it is

Now that I have used the camera in the daytime and night time for a while - and researched how it works - I no longer think it has a problem, it's just a long way from the roof to the ground at night, and the camera can only light up so much area with infra-red.

At night, as long as you don't have any 'light' at the rear of the RV, the camera should display a B/W image. As soon as any appreciable amount of light appears in the camera's field-of-view, you can see it flip to a Color image, and the new light source can improve the image greatly.

I was thinking about adding two super-powerful white LED's to the lower slope of the rear bumper - on either side, and wire them in to the backup wiring. I think they would give me a much better picture when backing up in the dark. HOWEVER, until I re-do the CURT CONTROLLER location, I'll hold off on that particular upgrade...
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:41 PM   #7
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back up camera

Actually I am new to this site and actually have a question on the backup camera.

My question is that my back up camera comes on when I stick it in reverse. (I suppose that's what its suppose to do) However I would like to see my toad vehicle while towing it. Any ideas?
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Actually I am new to this site and actually have a question on the backup camera.

My question is that my back up camera comes on when I stick it in reverse. (I suppose that's what its suppose to do) However I would like to see my toad vehicle while towing it. Any ideas?
Just push the on button.
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