I have two rear-view cameras on the motorhome. On a recent long journey
the picture from the one that looks straight back started to flicker.
The fault had been there for ages, but it hadn't been very bad. Now it
was bad; very distracting. The fault was only present when the vehicle
was moving. It looked very much like a poor connection somewhere. It got
worse and worse. I knew it had to be either the camera switcher or the
cable to the camera or the camera itself, because other cameras were
unaffected.There was no opportunity to fault-find at the destination,
and on the way home the fault was present. After about a hundred miles
we stopped for a meal and once the vehicle was stationary the fault
disappeared. I wanted to use the lavatory so I said to Hil, "While I'm
at the back I'll bash a few panels to see if I can make that flicker
appear, so you watch the monitor." The first thing I did at the back was
open and then slam the lavatory door. Hil said, "Ohh yes! Real bad
flicker!" I slammed the door again. Nothing. I bashed every wall and
ceiling panel. Nothing. The fault did not reappear as we completed our
journey. When we got off the motorway I drove over some really rough
roads. No fault appeared. At home I tapped the camera housing and
wiggled all accessible cable. Nothing. How frustrating. Obviously
there's a big chance the fault will come back at an inconvenient time.
That is correct, mine too. The regulations prevent the screens being
visible to the driver, if the screen has TV, or video being played on
them. My TV /video is disabled as soon as the handbrake is released. It
also serves as a reverse camera display, radio, satnav screen and car
From construction and use regs..
109.—(1) No person shall drive, or cause or permit to be driven, a motor
vehicle on a road, if the driver is in such a position as to be able to
see, whether directly or by reflection, a television receiving apparatus
or other cinematographic apparatus used to display anything other than
about the state of the vehicle or its equipment;
about the location of the vehicle and the road on which it is located;
to assist the driver to see the road adjacent to the vehicle; or
to assist the driver to reach his destination."
Tim failed again!
C: may cover you but it does say adjacent to vehicle and not as a rear view.
You can’t even admit when your wrong, can you? Do you really thing that
motorhome manufacturers have been fitting illegal rear view cameras and
owners have been risking prosecution all these years?
This might help you.
adjacent /ə-jāˈsənt/ adjective
Lying near or next (to)
Now the definition does not include any sense of direction. It can mean in
any direction, including behind.
Keep it up though, as a smart arse you’re half succeeding (and it ain’t the
I would, assuming its possible to get at them, try every connector in the
circuit for naff crimping or poor contacts. I hate cheap connectors which
are crimped myself. Had nothing but trouble with the things on all sorts of
gear, net cables particularly.
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