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Posted: 11/21/20 06:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If this is supposed to be in the technology section, the Moderators can sort it all out [emoticon]

Anyway we can't see out the back of the truck camper and only out half the back window in the Class C while driving. Apparently you can get a dash camera or maybe a back-up camera that has a display unit with it, and hang that from your rear view mirror. True?

It might even be possible to use your cell phone somehow as the display, but in BC you will be arrested and locked away for life for using a cell phone while driving, so I don't know abut that! No idea if they would consider the display on the mirror as a "distraction" either.

What is the real story, and if true (whichever part), how do you rig it up? Thanks.


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Posted: 11/21/20 08:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

what wrong w/ a plain ole backup camera ? They are legal


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Posted: 11/21/20 09:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hate to say it, but when driving get used to the side mirrors. I rarely ever use my rear window mirror. Just habit. If you want a camera, hook it up to you running lights. When you put them on it will power the rear camera. Some are better then others. So if you want something nice and clear, its costly. I have my backup camera set up this way. Its good for lane changes if needed. Mine is wireless and goes to its own screen in the TV. Some you can intergrate with the TV screen if you have one.


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My wired rear camera is powered from the acc, its on all the time, has its own 7" monitor and its clear as a bell. I still don't know what the problem or question is.

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It may not be the prettiest but Quicksilver has a 14" convex mirror on the passenger side and a 9" job on the driver's side. In México I have to plant the rear dual axle outside tires right on the bitter edge of the pavement. This minimizes the risk of losing the driver's side mirrors to a oncoming 53' flatbed hauling rebar (varilla) from the steel mill in Lazaro to Manzanillo. I have very bright amber LEDs for the daytime as I never drive after Sundown. Trucker's multi cameras and flat screens are pricey

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Security camera would work great and serve dual purpose. Getting a display that is not your cellphone shouldnt be too difficult. Just needs to run the app.

Depending where you camp some of your early morning joys might be to see what furry critters visited during the night.

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BC seems to be an officious place, so they may get silly....

Pretty much all new cars have review cameras, so logically it would be a reach to claim you couldn't use an after market version.

But really, going down the road, I rarely need to see what's directly behind me and I can usually use other info to figure it out (such as watch for shadows of vehicles tailgating). But honestly, cars following closely are largely out of my control.

Where it's useful is backing up...then one of us gets out and goes back to act as a guide which provides even better visibility than a camera could.


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Posted: 11/22/20 10:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Duplicate...

* This post was edited 11/22/20 02:40pm by guidry *

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PM me if you want a list of what I had a camera mounted on the back of my TC and a monitor with removable wire. All bought off Amazon.

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Posted: 11/22/20 10:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2018 Ram 3500 with a factory backup camera in the tailgate. Of course, when I remove the tailgate and install my truck camper I have lost visibility. It seems that all I should need is a replacement camera and a wiring harness to install a backup camera on the back of my camper. I have looked and looked in vain. I cannot find anything that would work short of buying a whole new aftermarket system that would require a separate monitor.

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