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Old 09-01-2020, 02:31 PM   #1
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Haloview MC7109 Review

Hi folks,

I know there are a lot of people that are looking at this camera, so I thought that I would make a quick post about my introduction to Haloview.

Currently I am driving a 2019 Ram1500 LTD, and pulling a Flagstaff MicroLite 21DS.

According to the specs of my trailer from hitch to bumper my total length is 21'7", and from hitch to the dashboard of my truck where the monitor sits is roughly 15'. So lets call it a total of 37' from camera to monitor.

I currently have the Furrion camera installed with the the Furrion visor (eyebrow), so according to Haloview since all the wiring has already been done for me, installation should be a snap.

I think the hardest part of my installation was opening the Haloview box and looking at all the included bits and bobs, but the installation is well and truly a snap!

1) I removed the old camera from the trailer and gave the area a quick clean up.

2) I removed the mounting bracket off of the Haloview camera that came installed, and then attached the supplied bracket that fits on the Furrion system. 4 screws off and 4 screws on, and that's it.

3) You have to attach the supplied joiner cable to the Haloview camera to mate it with the Furrion plug and play system, but that's a piece of cake too.

4) Take the camera around back and find a way to make all the extra wires and connectors fit into the Furrion eyebrow (which it just barely does), attach the extra 4 supplied screws to your Furrion eyebrow and that's it.

5) I couldn't figure out a way to pair the camera to the monitor before having it installed, so I drove my ATV to the back of the trailer and used the 12v adapter to hook my monitor up to it.

6) Turned on my truck (with the RV cable plugged in) and turned my lights to the ON position. Automatic doesn't work, it has to be in the ON position.

7) Went back to the ATV and turned on the monitor and it paired all on its own. I'm guessing it was paired before leaving the factory, but who knows? All I know is it paired within seconds and all was good.

8) There is a red light/button on the cigarette adapter for the monitor that you have to depress, and then turn the power switch on the monitor on. I'm wondering if people aren't seeing that button on the cigarette adapter piece and that's why they think their monitor is DOA?

I took the trailer for a spin around the neighbourhood to see how it worked, and early results seem good. I could only get my speed up to 110km/hr, but there didn't appear to be much lag (if at all).

I phrased it that way because I noticed that when my monitor was sitting down on the cupholders below the trucks radio monitor it had zero issues at all. However when I moved it up to the dash (where its sitting in the attached pictures), I did notice a slight lag......maybe a second?

I don't think it has anything to do with the distance from monitor to camera, but perhaps more to do with all the electronics in the rearview camera system that the monitor sat so close to? I believe that all the trucks brains for the 360 camera view, wifi, sat nav, and satellite communications sit there, and perhaps it was causing a bit of interference? (again see the attached picture of monitor on dash).

I've also included two pictures of the camera mounted to the back of the trailer.

Picture one is just showing you what it looks like, picture two is giving you a look at the red outline of the supplied bracket that I had to install to make it work.

There is a right way and a wrong way to put the bracket on (in terms of up and down), but it's really easy to see which way it goes when you look at your mounting bracket.

Hopefully that helps make it easier for people who are wondering if the distances of their truck and trailer will work for them or not?

I won't have another chance to get the trailer out of the driveway until the beginning of October where we have a weeks holidays booked, but if I come across any problems then I will let you know.

Be safe out there.

John
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Old 09-01-2020, 09:56 PM   #2
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I found antenna angle makes a big difference on the Haloviews. Try adjusting them to match and make sure that the camera antenna is vertical.

I also found disabling the wifi in the truck helped as well.

Good write up!
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I found antenna angle makes a big difference on the Haloviews. Try adjusting them to match and make sure that the camera antenna is vertical.

I also found disabling the wifi in the truck helped as well.

Good write up!


Thanks for the tip, I'll give that a try the next time I'm on the road.
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Old 03-25-2021, 07:14 AM   #4
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Thank you for the excellent write up and clear directions. I have been looking at different Haloview systems for a couple of months trying to decide which to get. 30 trailer overall and Ram 1500.

I have also watched countless install videos. When I read your post I happened to have two different camera systems in my possession trying to decide which to install (one was the MC7109).

We chose the MC7109, the install was quick and easy (thanks to your instructions) and we are very happy with the results. Thank you again.
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