Originally Posted by jquayle
The Pyle ships from the factory with a license plate mounted camera, but I think AS just tosses it and using the after market camera instead. Not sure why they don't just hook up both. Especially since you could run one of the cameras to the Stereo and be able to see both at once when backing up.
According to information gleaned from the Mercedes owner's manual, Sprinters come off the assembly line with a rear-view camera mounted above the doors, but a dashboard-mounted monitor, as optional equipment. I think
Airstream uses the stock Sprinter camera, and the Pyle monitor. But I might be wrong about that.
I've never really noticed a problem with the camera and monitor setup, thanks to the external mirror setup. By tilting the convex mirrors on both sides downward, so that you can see the pavement by the rear wheels, and leaving the flat mirrors adjusted normally, I've had no problem backing my Interstate, even in a parking lot, without looking at the camera at all.
That said, the idea of using a second camera (on a licence plate mount) for a more horizontal view and less of a fish-eye view from a bird's-eye perspective, is not
a bad idea. The Pyle unit will accept input from two cameras, even though it will only display one at a time.