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Old 06-15-2020, 08:30 AM   #1
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Adjusting camera for view while driving

A few months ago I posted asking about improving vision to the rear of the trailer while driving. One of my frustrations was that on my trailer the backup camera could not be adjusted high enough to be useful while driving. I changed the camera mounting using two of the three camera mounting bolts both in the rearward adjusting arc. I can no longer see the bumper with this arrangement, but I can see behind. Finally got to use the trailer and I found it useful.
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:59 AM   #2
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I've got mine adjusted as high as it will go on the spec mount, and it's fine. I don't see the bumper- I see the awning cover. But I also see +/- 100 feet behind the trailer. It's a pretty wide angle lens . . .
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Old 06-15-2020, 09:32 AM   #3
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No holes drilled in the AS...Used industrial strength Velcro, got the proper angles and just stick it on.👍

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Old 06-15-2020, 10:22 AM   #4
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I've got mine adjusted as high as it will go on the spec mount, and it's fine. I don't see the bumper- I see the awning cover. But I also see +/- 100 feet behind the trailer. It's a pretty wide angle lens . . .
I can see well more back than 100 feet. I agree that the wide angle lens is not ideal for this use. Cars get pretty small in a hurry the more they are back.
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Old 06-15-2020, 11:04 AM   #5
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Your mounting bracket is installed the wrong way. When I installed mine, I initially made this mistake. Flipping it 180 deg allows for a full range of motion.
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Old 06-15-2020, 12:50 PM   #6
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Your mounting bracket is installed the wrong way. When I installed mine, I initially made this mistake. Flipping it 180 deg allows for a full range of motion.
That explains it! I've been wondering why others could adjust up but I could not. Thanks.
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:55 PM   #7
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Just be sure to re-seal the bracket and screw holes if you decide to flip it around.
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Old 06-15-2020, 03:12 PM   #8
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Just be sure to re-seal the bracket and screw holes if you decide to flip it around.
For that reason, and because I have it working ok, I am leaving it alone. But you solved my mystery. Thanks again.
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we have a Haloview MC7108 7'' 720P HD Digital Wireless Backup Camera System installed by the AS dealer who pointed the camera at the bumper which appears to be the standard method. I adjusted the level to act as a rear view mirror and then measured from the bumper to first view which is about 10 feet so now I know the when something reaches the bottom of the view it about 10 feet behind the bumper. I know have to visual range of about 150 feet.
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