I finally got the rear looking backup video camera mounted. I’ve been putting this off cause I hate drilling holes in the outside skin but the time had come.
Oh, the other issue is that large air “tunnel” that goes down the center of the wall (on the inside). I feared gaining access behind that. In the end, the camera was placed just slightly above it. Here you can see the camera cable coming out from around that air intake.
A backup video camera on coaches like Missy are very helpful in a number of ways. Obviously, backing up. Also, seeing when you are clear of vehicle being passed (especially with the Jeep in tow) and how the Jeep is doing (is it still there, is the kayak on the roof still attached, etc.). Definitely a valuable tool.
The backup video camera system that I purchased is from eRapta and is a four camera system with 7″ monitor. Two of the video cameras are larger, forward/aft looking. Two of them are smaller and aerodynamic for mounting on the side (to see vehicles beside you). I’ll eventually get around to the side cameras but am mostly excited about the rear facing camera. It only occurred to me this week what to do with the other camera. I am going to mount it on the roof, near the front of the coach looking backwards. I will then be able to see what the solar panels are doing as well as anything else up there and it may even be of some help if I get into a very low clearance situation.
It looks ok up there, it would be cooler if it had one of those nice fiberglass “enclosures” but we’ll survive for now. 🙂
The monitor for the backup video camera is yet to be mounted in the dash. That is another “project” on the to do list.