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Rear-view car cam: Anyone have the kind that slips over the rear view mirror?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 26, 2019 08:30AM
Thinking of adding them to our old trucks, aimed down at the hitch to help guide the truck when hitching up alone. I don’t yet know if any can actually focus that closely however.

They seem to be all over Amazon for $50 or so. Not interested in getting a car stereo with a screen that can do this.
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Re: Rear-view car cam: Anyone have the kind that slips over the rear view mirror?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 26, 2019 11:35AM
Dedicated ones for automotive use that use WiFi for video are a little easier to set up because they (hopefully) only need a 12 V power lead. You then need to decide between always on 12 V, or trigger it with the backup light lead. I think most of them can focus further than 14"-16". License plate mounting might cause you an issue if your plate is really close to the trailer ball.



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Re: Rear-view car cam: Anyone have the kind that slips over the rear view mirror?
Posted by: wowzer
Date: September 26, 2019 11:53AM
Are there any that folks here would recommend?



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Re: Rear-view car cam: Anyone have the kind that slips over the rear view mirror?
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 26, 2019 12:04PM
I actually have my RV at a customizer now and, a GOOD back up camera (the OEM unit leaves a LOT to be desired) is on the list of upgrades I want. The staff here should have something to show me later today or tomorrow.
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Re: Rear-view car cam: Anyone have the kind that slips over the rear view mirror?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 26, 2019 12:38PM
Class A motorhomes have the advantage of being able to mount the camera way up high near the roofline, and see down nearer the bumper. A friend has one he uses when hooking up his car to tow behind the RV.

And I know at least one of the Big 3 truck makers has a camera that can see the bumper. But the aftermarket?

In my case, what would probably be fine to have a temporary camera since I’d never need it while driving. Say, a cam on a short rod I clip to the tailgate and plug in. It would then be perched up enough to see both bumper and trailer tongue.
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Re: Rear-view car cam: Anyone have the kind that slips over the rear view mirror?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 26, 2019 12:58PM
.....the rear.....??



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