Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-26-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
Rear Camera at Night

The DW and I drove the MH for the first time at night. Noticed the rear camera view became very washed out, almost all white. It was useless backing into the campsite. Checked today and it works fine in the daylight. Has anyone experienced this?
__________________

__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
Director, FROG
 
F.R.O.G.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Middlebury, IN
Posts: 3,003
The camera picks up light during the daytime, but there's not enough light at night to get an image. There is likely a ring of small sensors around the lense to pick up an infrared image, which will show up as black/grey/white.

Sometime when you go through a well-lighted area at night you'll notice that it switches back for as long as the light is sufficient.
__________________

__________________

Bob Byrne
Director, Forest River Owners' Group (FROG)
frog@forestriverinc.com
www.forestriverfrog.com
F.R.O.G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
How can I turn it off while backing up at night? I had it off, but when I hit reverse it came on. Pure bright white.... Very distracting.
__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 12:24 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
jlbreaux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: South, La. AKA Cajun Country
Posts: 266
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrJoe View Post
How can I turn it off while backing up at night? I had it off, but when I hit reverse it came on. Pure bright white.... Very distracting.
Ball pein hammer, or duct tape.
__________________
2011 Puma Unleashed 365 QLB
2006 GMC HD Sierra SLT quad cab 4x4 6.6L LBZ Allison tranny
2008 Arctic Cat Prowler 650 H1
2006 Polaris H.O. 500EFI Sportsman
1996 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
jlbreaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 07:38 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Displaced2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 309
Don't back up or use reverse.
Displaced2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 07:43 AM   #6
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
I'm thinking a paper bag....
__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 08:05 AM   #7
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,150
If it works much better in a lighted area at night, you could get a couple LED lights off eBay to install at the back of the MH so you get a decent picture. It worked for the rear view camera in my truck.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS, Reese Revolution pinbox and B&W Patriot 18K hitch
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 08:07 AM   #8
Director, FROG
 
F.R.O.G.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Middlebury, IN
Posts: 3,003
I don't know if your particular model allows the camera to be turned off, but there is likely a button that allows it to switch from a bright "day" mode to a "night" mode that isn't quite so bright. You might look for that and see if it cuts down on the amount of glare.
__________________

Bob Byrne
Director, Forest River Owners' Group (FROG)
frog@forestriverinc.com
www.forestriverfrog.com
F.R.O.G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 08:15 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
bubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,896
Mine to will come on if off and reverse is selected but I just hit off again and that bypasses the auto on function. But I suppose you have tried that and it didn't help.
bubbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 08:20 AM   #10
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
Quote:
Originally Posted by F.R.O.G. View Post
I don't know if your particular model allows the camera to be turned off, but there is likely a button that allows it to switch from a bright "day" mode to a "night" mode that isn't quite so bright. You might look for that and see if it cuts down on the amount of glare.
We have the RVS-770619n. We didn't get the manual. We haven't found a day/night mode button, yet. Where would it be located?
__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 08:21 AM   #11
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubbles View Post
Mine to will come on if off and reverse is selected but I just hit off again and that bypasses the auto on function. But I suppose you have tried that and it didn't help.
Actually hadn't tried that. Thanks!
__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 09:07 AM   #12
Director, FROG
 
F.R.O.G.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Middlebury, IN
Posts: 3,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrJoe View Post
We have the RVS-770619n. We didn't get the manual. We haven't found a day/night mode button, yet. Where would it be located?
I found your system at:
RVS-770619N | Back up camera system | Rear View Safety

The spec sheet shows a brightness level of 400, however that's measured, and I didn't see any indication of an adjustment capability. I also couldn't find a manual there. You might check a search engine and see if you can find one.
__________________

Bob Byrne
Director, Forest River Owners' Group (FROG)
frog@forestriverinc.com
www.forestriverfrog.com
F.R.O.G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #13
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
We poked around last night on the net for a manual. I'll try from home tonight.
__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #14
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,150
I purchased my RVS-Tailgate camera from them. I found David Newman david@rearviewsafety.com fairly helpful.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS, Reese Revolution pinbox and B&W Patriot 18K hitch
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 03:42 PM   #15
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
Quote:
Originally Posted by itat View Post
I purchased my RVS-Tailgate camera from them. I found David Newman david@rearviewsafety.com fairly helpful.
Thanks! I shot him an email.
__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 03:59 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Taylorgso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 775
Quote:
Originally Posted by F.R.O.G. View Post
I don't know if your particular model allows the camera to be turned off, but there is likely a button that allows it to switch from a bright "day" mode to a "night" mode that isn't quite so bright. You might look for that and see if it cuts down on the amount of glare.
Alternatively, you might switch the input to a different channel that has no camera attached. Mine has (3) inputs, one of which is the backup camera.

It will automatically go to rear camera when you shift into reverse; you can then switch to a blank input - you'll then get a blue screen, but it's not as bothersome as the bright night screen from the backup cam.
__________________
Ed (N4RWU) & Becky Taylor
Mistie (Walks 4-down)
Greensboro, NC
Taylorgso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 04:13 PM   #17
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylorgso View Post
Alternatively, you might switch the input to a different channel that has no camera attached. Mine has (3) inputs, one of which is the backup camera.

It will automatically go to rear camera when you shift into reverse; you can then switch to a blank input - you'll then get a blue screen, but it's not as bothersome as the bright night screen from the backup cam.
Fortunately or unfortunately, we have the side cameras occupying the inputs.
__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #18
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,150
With my truck, I used a DPST switch (ON-OFF-ON) and a relay so I could have the camera operate automatically when in reverse or I could turn it on manually or turn it off completely. I did the same thing with the LED backup lights I ordered on eBay. If your setup doesn't allow you to turn off the camera, you could put a toggle switch in the power line to the camera. Obviously, I only have a single camera though. If I were you I'd want the camera to work in all light levels. Hopefully Rear View Safety can help you out.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS, Reese Revolution pinbox and B&W Patriot 18K hitch
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 04:07 PM   #19
Average Joe
 
MrJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 689
Just got off the phone with them. They are on the case. (-:
__________________
Joe and Karen
2014 Sunseeker 2450sf

Southern Maryland and Beyond!

MrJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 04:59 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,367
If your display doesn't have a day/night selection, maybe you can find a brightness adjustment. A brightness level that's good for daylight would probably be way too bright for night.
__________________

RamblerGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29 AM.


×