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Old 09-03-2019, 05:27 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by LandKO View Post
The screen does not interfere with my view through the windshield. The actual screen size is only a bit larger than the one in the dash.
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It’s the location of the added screen is what makes it more useful.
In addition, my height (6’3”) places the added screen so it may block my view of the top of the dash but not outside.

Of course it interferes with your view... maybe not ALL of it, but it would be illegal in Manitoba, Canada. I was asked, politely, to move my GPS once.

Obstruction of view
182(4) Except as permitted under the regulations, no person shall drive a motor vehicle upon a highway while anything other than a standard rear view mirror or sun visor
(a) obstructs the view from the front windshield; or
(b) obstructs the view from the side windows...

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Old 09-04-2019, 12:58 PM   #22
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On mine you press the camera button once for rear camera view

It will change when you activate the turn signals

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Old 09-04-2019, 02:17 PM   #23
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My backup camera works fine. Even with open racecar trailer it simplifies backing up. I do need to use my glasses to see corners.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:01 PM   #24
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You mentioned the GARMIN RV760 GDS, that is what we have and we jumpered the backup and side camera feeds from the VEGAS into it. That way I have the view where I need it and the passenger can still view the camera on the radio screen. Plus, the 760 has LINES to help judge the distance from foreign inanimate objects!
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Old 09-08-2019, 02:34 AM   #25
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wow, I'm surprised at how for up your cam is angled and how wide it's field of view is. I have mine angled more down, so the bottom edge is just inches above the bumper. I found no utility at all with mine when it was angled up high like that...

and I agree about it's usefullness. I don't tow a toad, but similarly I use mine to keep an eye on the bike rack.
The only other significant thing I use it for is when I'm trying to back right up to a wall or something. When it's at the bottom of the screen it's inches from the bumper

I almost never ask DW or a kid to stand watch. 99% of the time it either doesn't help or adds confusion. I learned how to use the mirrors and how to back a trailer very well years ago. This isn't a trailer, but the mirror usage is just the same really.... so my wife learned a long time ago that when she asked what she can do to help.... it's to keep the kids safe and out of the blind spots while I'm backing in...well it was when they were younger anyway.

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