Norm: Couple of questions on your rear camera:
1. What brand is it(where did you find it)?
2. Is it always on, or just when backing? Most of the rear cameras I have seen are not for constant use.
(I did not go all through this thread-just back a few pages. So if I missed the info, I apologize)
1. Bought it on AMazon. Here's the link.
Amazon.com: TaoTronics® 2.4G Wireless Car Rear View Back-Up Camera System with 4.3" Color TFT LCD Monitor (Waterproof IP67 / Color CMOS / 135 Degree Viewing Angle / 7 IR LED Night Vision / Distant Scale Lines): Car Electronics
I've posted about this at various threads in the site. I should try to put a copy of everything under Preparing.......
2. Our camera is on continuously while driving. You can just unplug the power to it or install a switch when you want it off. We do have an on/off switch for the display in the tow vehicle and tit's wireless receiver.
It suggests wiring the camera so it's powered only when backing up. I ignored that advice. I can personally see no reason why it shouldn't work all the time. It draws little power except when the sun goes down and the night vision LEDs are powered. We never drive at night so we don't worry about the night time mode though we have powered it at night and it does work.
We've run our for days when we installed it at home and now for 3 days on the road.
If you follow me on the site you'll get to know I don't follow rules that don't make sense to me. Paula and Dave have been using a camera for longer than me.
Always glad to answer questions..