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Old 10-16-2018, 08:52 AM   #1
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Mounting 7" backup camera

I'm just looking at some rear view cameras. The ones I like have 7" monitor screens. Looking at my truck, 2008 Ram 2500, I can't see anyplace where I could mount one of these without blocking my vision of the road.
If you have one of these, where did you mount it and still have a clear vision ahead? I'm looking for an idea.


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Old 10-16-2018, 12:44 PM   #2
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Hi fjr vfr. My 5th wheel came pre-wired for a Furrion. I purchased the observation version to utilize while driving (better signal/performance than the back-up version). I have a Ford F250; was able to use the provided suction cup adapter to place it in the lower left corner of the windshield; it was easy to basically mount it horizontally if that makes sense, allowing the screen to be placed as low and to the left as possible. Works well, and doesn't obstruct my vision.
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:42 PM   #3
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Can you share a picture of your setup OregonDuck?
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Can you share a picture of your setup OregonDuck?
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:02 PM   #5
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Just to clarify, that is the 4.3" monitor right? A 7" would obviously block the field of view more significantly.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:14 PM   #6
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Correct and my bad!
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:50 AM   #7
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I have a smaller monitor, but I rubber band it to my rearview mirror. It's out of the way of blocking my road vision. You may be able to do it with your 7' screen too and the mirror is useless anyways.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:43 AM   #8
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I use Velcro adhesive strips on the back of my rear view mirror and Velcro "fuzzy strips" on the back of my 7" monitor. I mount it on the right side of my rear view mirror during towing and store it in the console when not towing. There's about 3 or 4 inches of "exposed mirror" when the monitor is mounted, just enough to see the nose of the trailer and tell that it's still there. Essentially, the monitor becomes my "rear view mirror" as I still see what's behind the rig.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:00 PM   #9
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I use Velcro adhesive strips on the back of my rear view mirror and Velcro "fuzzy strips" on the back of my 7" monitor. I mount it on the right side of my rear view mirror during towing and store it in the console when not towing. There's about 3 or 4 inches of "exposed mirror" when the monitor is mounted, just enough to see the nose of the trailer and tell that it's still there. Essentially, the monitor becomes my "rear view mirror" as I still see what's behind the rig.

That seems like a good option, but what about the extra weight on the mirror? Are you concerned about it coming unglued?
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That seems like a good option, but what about the extra weight on the mirror? Are you concerned about it coming unglued?
It hasn't in the past 8 years on three vehicles, so no, I'm not concerned with the mirror being pulled from the windshield glass mount. If it does, I suppose I'll start to worry, but so far, never an issue.

As an added thought, the monitor probably doesn't weigh much more than a pair of "FUZZY DICE"
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