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danford50

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back up camera not working
« on: September 23, 2017, 08:43:13 PM »
my camera does not work when I am driving my coach, it only work of the generator or shore power, what do I need to look for in order to fix this issue.
2017 Freedom Elite 29 fe

Willandgiselarv

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Re: back up camera not working
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 09:04:52 PM »
Could be your 12v batteries.
Have you checked the DC voltage. I don't know if it's your chassis or house batteries that powers the camera/monitor. The alternator may also be the issue since the camera doesn't work when your driving.

« Last Edit: September 23, 2017, 09:06:55 PM by Willandgiselarv »
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2kGeorgieBoy

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Re: back up camera not working
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 10:43:42 AM »
Has it ever worked without generator or shore power? It's a 12 volt system and should be wired into a power source that is hot when the ignition is on. Sounds like it was wired into the coach 12 volt system and not the chassis system and if you have a problem with your coach batteries then the camera will not work without the 12 volt converter source from the genset or shore power, along with any other 12 volt items in your RV.   You need to do some wire tracing or try to find a wiring schematic of the camera system and work from there. I don't think you have a major problem. The normal power source for these is to tap into the reverse light circuit so that camera is on when you are backing up. I wired mine into an ignition source so that it is always on when the key is on so it acts like a rear view mirror as I drive. To me, a lot better use of the system then when just trying to back up.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 10:48:22 AM by 2kGeorgieBoy »
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skydivemark

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Re: back up camera not working
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 08:06:24 PM »
We bought our first RV with rear view (and turn cameras)  last year (it's now a 2 yr old Thor Four winds C class) . For some reason The rear view & turn views only work on house power and not main engine power which is weird because it's part of the "cockpit radio" system. Like Spock would say "it's not logical", so we just leave the house battery on while driving.
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Larry N.

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Re: back up camera not working
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 07:51:39 AM »
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Like Spock would say "it's not logical", so we just leave the house battery on while driving.

Why would you turn it off when driving? It's not as if you'll run the house batteries down while driving.
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2kGeorgieBoy

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Re: back up camera not working
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 10:41:12 AM »
Skydivemark. To me, at least, that is a strange way to wire what I would consider a safety item. If it were my coach, I'd rewire it to run off of the chassis electrical system. Should be relatively easy to do and it would eliminate an unnecessary, albeit small, drain on your coach batteries.
2000 Georgie Boy Maverick
31' E450 V10  No slides
our toys:
'08 Polaris Touring LE ATV (mine)
'12 Polaris 550 XP ATV (wife's)
1968 AH Sprite (original owners, not on road at this time)
Gary, Jena, and Presley (our awesome yellow Lab).
Westcliffe, CO.

kdbgoat

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Re: back up camera not working
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 10:45:32 AM »
Being it's a 2017 coach, I would be having it back at the dealer.
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