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Author Topic: Backup cameras and perspective  (Read 3431 times)
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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2009, 04:07:38 PM »

I have a simple, cheap VT3 BU camera. I know exactly how far the bottom of the screen is from the rear bumper because I measured it (4'). I really don't want the camera showing the rear bumper, it is too late then!

The only down side is the small screen size, otherwise it works fine and the camera is mounted on the rear shelf inside the rear window out of the weather.

My original rear view mirrors with stuck-on small convex wide angle mirrors eliminate blind spots, never have that problem.

It appears to me that numerous side and rear cameras just confuse things by adding to the visual workload of the driver. I sometimes wonder if they aren't becoming expensive crutches?

If I'm not sure of what is happening when backing I get out and look.

There is no need for radios if a backup assistant stands so as to be seen in the rear view mirror and uses hand signals. The trouble with many assistants is that they don't understand the maneuvering limitations of the bus so they are often more harmful than helpful, this causes a lot of yelling and screaming in RV parks!!.
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« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2009, 06:43:32 PM »


My original rear view mirrors with stuck-on small convex wide angle mirrors eliminate blind spots.



Especially when adjusted properly!



It appears to me that numerous side and rear cameras just confuse things by adding to the visual workload of the driver. I sometimes wonder if they aren't becoming expensive crutches?



Totally agree on this.  Particularly if operator is in city traffic during "rush" hour.  KISS!!



If I'm not sure of what is happening when backing I get out and look.



Just like the pros do!


There is no need for radios if a backup assistant stands so as to be seen in the rear view mirror and uses hand signals. The trouble with many assistants is that they don't understand the maneuvering limitations of the bus so they are often more harmful than helpful, this causes a lot of yelling and screaming in RV parks!!


Maybe even a few divorces!!


Great post, Gus!

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2009, 09:00:28 PM »

Cody,

Sorry, I haven't measured ours yet. I will try to do it today.

So far I have been able to communicate with hand signals. We use a lot of the same ones that we use for backing concrete trucks in.

God bless,

John

<Sigh!> When I almost backed my girlfriends Jeep into some trees 1 1/2 weeks ago, then attempted to run over the fire-pit when we left, there were a few hand signals..but I'm guessing that's not what you were talking about.. Embarrassed
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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2009, 09:48:42 PM »

PA,

Those signals probably used only part of the hands!!
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