We have a 1997 16' Scamp
. We bought it in Oct of 2013. I had little experience in campers and was pretty uncomfortable about backing up. I found a Camera on discount at a dept store for $50 and thought it might be a good idea.
I mounted the camera on the license
plate. I powered the sending unit by tying into the parking lights
inside the rear compartment under the dining area seat. The camera is on whenever we turn on the parking lights
. Convenient and works for us.
We tow with a Ford Edge which has a pretty large window, still we find that the Garmin and the backup screen seems just a bit busy. We have now travelled over 14,000 miles and I am no longer uncomfortable about backing up. When changing lanes, my mirrors seem fine and I always twist to check my blind spot. The camera wouldn't help with the blind spot anyway. Over the past 8 -10,000 miles the backup screen has lived in the glove compartment. It fell off the window once and we haven't missed it enough to stick it back up.
Different strokes for different folks and one person's tool is another's paperweight.
I just recently helped a friend put one on his new van for the wife. Many people love em.