Guide to after-market motorhome reversing cameras

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  1. Robert Napier says:

    I have a 2013 Swift “Escape 624” purchased second-hand in 2014 and it came fitted with a rear-view/reversing camera system which looks identical to DRW Electronics’ RVS-12 system and I supplemented this with a Dolphin MPS400-4 reversing sensor kit which I installed myself. You might think this is excessive, but to park my motorhome I have to reverse it at a 45 degree angle to the road into a small drive, going very close to the end of the front drive wall as I do so.

    With the passage of time the paint is peeling off the camera (a Sony camera, I believe) and the image quality is not as good as I would like, but this may be because over the years I have adjusted the settings to suit whatever were the circumstances of the time so many times that I’ve lost track of what were the original optimum settings for normal driving. Nevertheless, this combination of camera and sensors is ideal for me and I would strongly recommend it to everyone.

    Getting out of my drive is fraught because I have to advance until the front offside corner is almost in the road for me to be able to see if there are any pedestrians coming down the pavement or any cars coming down the road – and it is a busy road! I am contemplating supplementing the stand rear-view mirrors with a wide-angle camera at the very front edge of the over-cab to give me firstly, a better view as I exit my drive, and secondly, a better view of traffic to the rear than the mirrors provide. Any comments or suggestions will be most welcome!

  2. Brian Lakin says:

    When bought my MH had a single camera wired to operate with the reverse gear using the rear view mirror as a monitor. The length & equipment in the MH plus the small size of the mirror, made it impossible to see much at the rear. I have now bought a 10 inch mirror/monitor that fits over the original mirror & fitted two cameras bought off Ebay for £13.45 each. One camera is wireless & the other is wired with new cable from the camera too the mirror. The cameras are fed from the habitation battery & the mirror from the interior light. I have one camera looking straight back down the road & is used when driving & one looking at the road under the rear for reversing. The wireless sender & receiver cost £6.00 from China & has operated perfectly for the last 8 years. The cameras look like the “snooper RC60” type & have a perfect picture on both. On a certain MH forum I had a comment back after posting this that the microwave would interfere with the wireless camera. Only if you were driving & cooking at the same time.

  3. Shane says:

    The price tag £622 for the Dometic is just profiteering! Given the options circ £100-£200 I cannot see anyone reasonably seeing any value in your recommendation for this camera.

  4. Andrew Franklin says:

    How would you rate the wireless systems, are they worth considering.

  5. Martin Dixey says:

    I’ve tested quite a few reversing camera systems from wired to wireless analogue & digital but found the very best to a an EsiCam model EH05. The EH05 is a battery powered, waterproof WiFi camera giving up to 7.5 hrs use. The camera can be powered from a 5volt power bank pack or connected to your caravan or motor home 12 V supply via a separate connector unit. I would not set off without my EsiCam EH05 fixed to the rear of my caravan because it takes so much stress out of driving using primarily as a rear-view camera as well as a reversing cameras.

  6. Tony Harris says:

    My reversing camera makes easy work when attaching my tow car with the tow bar for two cars fitted

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