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Neweller
03-24-2013, 01:16 PM
Here is a safety idea for those mentioning they wish they had a better side view while driving their coach. Adding side cameras can help you with lane changes, backing and of course cornering your behemoth around corners knowing where your luxury coach rear and toad are. I have never used them but imagine it would take a little getting used to.

It's hard to find a closeup shot. If you have side cameras on your coach, please share if you don't mind.

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NewellCrazy
03-25-2013, 05:42 PM
Amazon has an amazing deal right now on this package and its by far the cheapest I've seen around: 7" TFT LCD Color Rear View Camera System with Side Cameras (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002TMQXN0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002TMQXN0&linkCode=as2&tag=affiliatechie-20)http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=affiliatechie-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002TMQXN0

Save 300.00 dollars and it comes with color monitor and 2 side cameras.

Price is 399.99

Product Features



7" Color Digital TFT LCD COLOR Display with Dash Mount Mount
Two CCD (2) 1/4 Sharp Color CCD Side Cameras and One (1) CCD 130 Angle Backup Camera with 250K Pixels, Built-in Mic, and Infra-Red Night Vision
18 Automatic Infra-red Night Vision Illuminates Distance = 50 Feet
Extremely Strong Weather Proof Casing with an IP68 rating, 15G Impact Rating, as Well as Screw Base
One (1) 66' aircraft grade connector backup camera cable and Two (2) 33' Side camera Cables



Link Here: 7" TFT LCD Color Rear View Camera System with Side Cameras (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002TMQXN0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002TMQXN0&linkCode=as2&tag=affiliatechie-20)http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=affiliatechie-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002TMQXN0

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GORDON HUMMEL
03-25-2013, 06:28 PM
Is there one available that activates when a vehicle moves in to blindspot/side?

Neweller
03-25-2013, 07:21 PM
Gordon that is a great question. I would like to know as well. I might add though, I have seen a couple coaches with two cameras on each side feeding either a split screen monitor or switchable channels like a home security system.

Sean, that is a really good price on that system. I have seen this system selling for over a $1000.00 at RV Cams. And other than the instructions being a little weak, the testimonials are really good on this package. And, It includes a new backup camera to boot. Great locate! Thanks!

GORDON HUMMEL
03-25-2013, 07:47 PM
I was aware of this product, but only as a forward looking detector. I have been out of the business for some time & I guess they have added side sensors
http://www.bendix.com/media/documents/products_1/acb_1/bw2757aoeproductsalescodes.pdf

Neweller
03-25-2013, 08:52 PM
That is a nice set up as well Gordon. It looks like you can buy them from the different truck dealers.

folivier
03-25-2013, 09:45 PM
That Amazon system looks like the one I had on my '93 (without the side cameras). Nice system. I'll probably replace the old Sony on the '98 with this one.

JustDustin
03-26-2013, 04:43 PM
Side cameras? Nice. I'm going to order this setup.

Chester B. Stone, Jr.
03-26-2013, 05:28 PM
I am wondering what a side camera will do that a good set of mirrors cannot do. At least with my mirrors, I can move them up and down electrically.

Randy J
03-26-2013, 09:36 PM
I think the plus of side mirrors And side cameras together it adds triple the eyes.

My question is it an easy install? Or should I take it some place to be installed?

GORDON HUMMEL
03-26-2013, 10:50 PM
I am wondering what a side camera will do that a good set of mirrors cannot do. At least with my mirrors, I can move them up and down electrically.
Chester,
I had the exact same feeling. I, like many, automatically look at the mirrors as I reach for the turn indicator, as my father taught me 50 years ago. I did add new mirrors for better visibility.
I think I would only go to side cameras if they would activate & tell me when I have a potentional problem; Like the new active backup detection systems in cars.

MrE
03-26-2013, 11:06 PM
The rear view system that I bought has spots to hook up two more cameras. I think a nice addition would be a couple of side monitors aimed at my blind spots that are always on the split screen. I normally try to know exactly what is in front, behind and on both sides at all times when I'm driving, where they would really come in handy is maneuvering through congested traffic when I have to merge left or right to stay on my designated route.

1993Newell
03-29-2013, 08:30 PM
Jon you are right it would come in handy for maneuvering through traffic. If anyone has these installed please let us know your feedback I would love to know if you have found them to be beneficial or not.