Travelling in an RV is an enjoyment for you. It is like travelling in a smaller version of your home. You feel secure in an RV even if you travel to unknown and unseen places. But, what about the safety of other people? I mean, when you are parking a huge vehicle like an RV, how do you ensure that the people who are standing behind or vehicles which are parked nearby, are safe while you adjust your home-on-wheels in the tiny parking space. Well, you definitely need an RV backup camera for this maneuver, for the following reasons:
Accurate estimate of distance
The backup camera is much efficient than the parking sensors. The parking sensors inform about the probable collision only at a distance of few inches, which probably is too late to control speed. The backup camera allows the driver to correctly estimate the distance and adjust the speed of RV accordingly for safe parking.
Safe for people, pets, and vehicles
Getting a comfortable parking place is not easy. When you have to park within a city, you have to take extra care of the people around. Backup cameras help in preventing injury or death of people and pets as well as damage to other vehicles around your giant RV.
Backup cameras definitely help you to park in such a way that you face no difficulty at the time of exit. It will help you to know the space between the RV and other parked vehicles. You will be able to retrieve your big vehicle without hurting the smaller ones.
Dependable in fog
When you have to travel in unfavorable conditions like rain or fog the rearview mirror of your RV may fail you. But, a backup camera will give you the rear view with clarity. Moreover, the provision of surrounding view will make travelling easier in rough weather conditions.
Couple of things you need to consider in a backup camera:
Night Mode: camera must have the night vision (Infrared LED) capability so that you are able to park easily in the dark.
Field of Vision: When you are parking your RV or reversing, it is important that you have a broad field of view. Getting a complete coverage of bumper area will prevent accidental collision with other vehicles.
Interference: wireless cameras produce frequency signals which may interfere with signals from other electronic devices and Wi-Fi networks. You must ensure that such effects should not affect the picture quality.
Other than that, the wireless camera should be able to provide a high-quality picture, be waterproof and have the ability to work in extreme weather conditions.
If you think installing a backup camera is difficult, this video should help