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My 92 Breakaway has the rear view camera set up so when selecting reverse it comes on and off when In drive. Can I select this to stay on when moving forward? If so,how do I activate it?
 
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Welcome Bob,
I see you bought you new to you Barth from Phil! Bob does it still have the original Sony system? Mine was defunct when I got mine. I replaced with a unit from Rearviewsafety. It will come on with the ignition and shift to reverse. There is also a separate power button to stay live. I keep it on whenever I tow the boat or use my bike rack. I like to know what is going on behind because I can't see my boat in the mirrors. I wired the constant power to a hot wire that still runs through the ignition. It shuts off when you turn off the key.


Dana & Lynn
1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
245 watts solar panels
Blue Sky 3000i
#3895
1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Original Fridgeking Air conditioner
 
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I wired the constant power to a hot wire that still runs through the ignition. It shuts off when you turn off the key.

Wiring the camera depends on your individual needs and preferences.

I wired my camera to a live wire coming from the stereo system. This line is hot all the time from the house batteries. I put a pushbutton switch in the line to turn the camera of when the coach is not in use. When the coach is in use I can monitor the rear of the coach when parked. I also have another camera mounted on the passenger mirror to monitor the entry door while parked. When camping both of the cameras remain on all the time to monitor exterior of the Barth. I can switch the monitor to choose rear camera or entry door camera at the monitor. The entire system cost less than $100. I did use the existing front to rear shielded cable for the rear camera.
 
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Our Breakaway had a Sony system. It came on automatically when in reverse but just by pushing the on button on the console (monitor) the unit would be powered at any time. I used this option to check on the toad while moving forward. The button would also turn off the system. It is the top button on the vertical row of controls on the right hand side of the monitor.


1993 Breakaway 33'. Cummins 6BTA5.9 with Bosch injection. Upped to 260 HP or so. Third owner.



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Thanks guys! I do appreciate the feedback!
I have a steep learning curve but I have to say that the absolute wealth of information on these forums is just phenomenal!
 
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Bob,
I'm not far away. Just west in Waseca. Let me know if you need anything. cheers


Dana & Lynn
1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
245 watts solar panels
Blue Sky 3000i
#3895
1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Original Fridgeking Air conditioner
 
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Instead of wiring my camera into the backup light I wired it into rear taillight, stays on at night so I shut off the screen if I do not want to see it, and during the day I can pull out the parking light and see whats going on back there.
 
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