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Old 09-02-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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OK. Upon my asking, Tammy has informed me that some customers have their rear view camera mounted above the rear window, and others below the rear window above the belly band, So, what are the advantages and disadvantages of either location? While it will be used for backing up, it will be on full time for keeping an eye on traffic behind me. Has anyone put it in one place and then wished it was in another? Let me thank you in advance for your input/advice.

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Probably based on the field of view of the camera.

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I chose high on my 21 as I want to see the zoomies coming up behind while driving. Don't really need it for campground backing up as I've been doing that a long time. I also wanted it for backing into my storage as it is somewhat narrow and an angled approach - planted a big bulls eye dead center of the rear wall to aim at..........
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:52 PM   #4
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Distance is hard to judge, especially in a video image. The high mounting point provides a downward looking perspective, making it easier to judge how much space you have left. The lower mounting point would allow a more level camera angle, letting you see further back; aside from use on the road, this could help line up into the site from further away. Ideally, I would like both, but my I'm okay with our motorhome's stock high-mounted camera, and our old trailer doesn't have a camera at all - the replacement woud get at least one camera.
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