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Old 03-13-2019, 12:32 PM   #1
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Are back up cameras important? Those who have them do you find them worth having?
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:51 AM   #2
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Are back up cameras important? Those who have them do you find them worth having?
Very important. Any vehicle where you can't see behind it with the review mirror should have a back up camera.
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I would say critical only if you tow or ever plan to back up.
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Cameras are VERY important. Audio is A+++
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:06 AM   #5
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Back up cameras save lives! Seeing a child on a bike before you back out...agree sound is added safety.
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:39 PM   #6
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Default Yes to the backup camera

I backed into a high curb and cracked the plastic rear bumper the very first day I owned my GS motorhome. I added a backup camera that first week to stop such a stupid event from happening again. Over 20 years as camera technology has improved and prices have fallen, I have upgraded and replaced cameras serveral times. Current setup has a camera mounted high on the top rear by the clearance lights. Another on the rear mounted on license plate frame low for backing to a trailer. Either allow me to confirm that the toad is still back there when sailing down the road. The front screen has capacity for two more cameras to be added this summer...one on each side. Overkill? Maybe. Some folks have also added exterior cameras (such as Ring doorbell camera) but I have not yet felt that need when I can simply look outside thru the windows.
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Old 03-24-2019, 01:19 PM   #7
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Hi, Every year, thousands of children are killed or seriously injured because a driver backing up didn’t see them. A backover incident typically takes place when a car is backing out of a driveway or parking space.
If you do not have a backup camera especially in a Motorhome, you are playing Russian Rollette. If you play Russian Rollette long enough, it will GET YOU and unfortunately may get an innocent (little?) person.
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https://www.kidsandcars.org/how-kids...urt/backovers/
When I purchased my GS coach, I was not happy with the quality of the backup camera and replaced it with not only a backup camera but two additional cameras that mount on the front corner of the coach to give me a view of the side before doing a lane change. Good Visibility is essential in driving and moreso when driving a coach.
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Back up cameras are not only for backing up. Mine is on always with a 30 footer it is the best. Even in forward motion I can still see what’s in back of me.
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EXTREMELY important for not only backing, but lane changes. I had passenger MIRRORS decide to go WACKY on curving mountain downside in HEAVY TRAFFIC IN THE RAIN/ WIND when in the left lane, trying to get to right lane; trucks honking, BLIND and CAMERA GOES OUT; TALK ABOUT PUCKER POWER? FEELING LUCKY TO BE ALIVE TODAY
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Thank you for the replies, we did buy a camera and mounted it, but have not gone camping yet with it. We look forward to using it next time we go camping, feel safer already.
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