Functions Terrific, Install/Set-up Challenge
"I purchased this for our 2014 Itasca Impulse Silver 26QP, a 30' Class C, to supplement its bumper view camera. I wanted a full-time rear-view camera instead of the useless window rear-view mirror and didn't want the hassle of installing a lot of wiring. Yes, this one easily cost 2x what other systems cost, but I only wanted to install and set-up once and wanted the best quality. PROS: Quick delivery. Once installed and set-up, it works exactly as specified. I'm very pleased, as I get a nice clear picture of everything going on behind me day or night. It also makes it easier (and safer) when backing up into tight spots. CONS: No installation instructions to speak of; you're on your own to figure it out, though it's not difficult. I'd love it if there were instructions to show how to connect the monitor into the light switch for "on with lights" full-time use (couldn't find a YouTube video to help either). You'd think this would be easy, considering that most C's and A's are built on Ford E or F chassis. The big camera antenna prevents the camera from being rotated up so that you can see the horizon of the road. You have to add a spacer between the RV and camera mount to have more space to rotate the camera up. No window or roof mount for the monitor is included, just the "bolt onto the dash mount." To fix this, I recommend the RVS-619UM windshield mounting arm from Rear View Safety. It replaces the stock mirror mount with one that will support the TADI monitor. Also, the monitor has a big antenna that somewhat limits adjustments for viewing angle. Finally, the audio is pretty useless: at full volume, you only get garbles from the person at the rear trying to guide you back, and you really want it OFF when going down the road. To sum up: It's a good system once installed, though pricey, but that install comes with some challenges."
Reviewed By: Philip Salem, OR - 6/2/2023