• Scott104
    1
    I have ordered the Haloview MC 5111 for my fifth wheel. I am not sure the best location to mount the camera. I will be tapping into the clearance lights for power. If I mount above the clearance lights, will the lights have a negative impact on night time use? Is it better to mount underneath the lights? If above the lights, should I mount on the roof edge? I am attaching a picture of the camper.

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  • Ray
    242
    I have my MC7108 mounted at the roof edge, I don't do much towing at night so can't comment on the glare off the marker lights but higher is usually better for signal strength and its nice to have a high up overview of things. I would just test out things before permanently mounting it.

    I just tested out the MC5111 a few days ago driving up to my summer RV park. Duct taped it to the back desk inside the rig and shot it out the rear window as a test. No glitches and 3 bars, so that's a good sign.
  • Dhuhn
    17
    i have a Montana that came with backup camera this is where they mounted it works fine there. Not sure if lights would effect it if mounted above. I only drive in daylight.a3wv802gvh3xd1o5.jpeg
  • Ray
    242
    Hey, Dan do those OEM ones record video?
  • Dhuhn
    17
    Ray it’s only an observation camera no recording capability.
    It’s a Furrion. It works ok the camera system you have is hands down better than this one.
  • Greg F
    83
    I mounted our camera inside the camper looking out the back window. We have been happy with the performance.

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  • Ray
    242
    Thanks Dan
  • Scott104
    1
    I never thought about mounting it inside. I may temporarily try that before I commit to an outside location. I don’t like to drive at night either. However, I am not old enough to retire yet thus, we have limited times to get out. Thank you all for the advice and help.
  • Charles Lloyd
    3
    We have a Garmin 7700 RV model that can have 4 cameras attached (why would you need that many cameras?). I mounted one on the rear of the Dodge Ram (Baby Huey) and the second camera on the RV tag bracket.

    There are guide lines that you can use to adjust your track to see where you are going.

    One negative about the Garmin cameras is they are not as clear (dots per inch) as others. However, I like having minimal stuff on the dash, one unit for navigation and backup viewing on RV and truck.
  • Geoff Stanners
    2
    I’ve seen a couple of vans where they have removed the center clearance light and positioned the camera there and hooked direct into the wiring.
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