Installing the Haloview Handy 7 RV Backup Camera

by | Jan 30, 2021

Backup cameras are a great tool for any RV. A backup camera provides a view of the back of the RV so the driver can see obstacles when backing into a camping spot or negotiating a parking lot. Another added benefit is having a view of traffic behind the RV when traveling down the road.

Removing the backup camera installation challenges

One complaint often heard is the challenge to install, find power wires for a rear camera, fear of drilling holes into the side of the RV, or just a lack of moderate technical skills to complete a RV backup camera installation. Haloview has come to the RV communities rescue with not only a complete wireless backup camera solution, but a camera installation that requires no external power wiring to operate.

The ingenious approach by Haloview is to provide a high resolution 7” wireless monitor that can be installed in the cab of the RV or tow vehicle using the supplied bracket or windshield mount. The backup camera had a long lasting internal battery that requires no external power while traveling and has a very strong magnetic backing that can affix to steel or the supplied adhesive mounting plate. The camera is placed on the plate during travel, removed at the end of trip and recharged with the supplied power brick. Haloview states a charge last between 6 to 7 hours. Ample time for a long tow between camping destinations.

Installing the Haloview Handy 7 Backup Camera

We installed the monitor in an F-250 King Ranch using the window suction cup mount and powered the monitor with the supplied 12V DC accessory cable. The installation could not have been easier. We fastened the window mount to the monitor, screwed on the longer of the two supplied antennas, plugged the cable into the monitor and 12V DC accessory outlet, and in less than 10 minutes, we had the monitor ready to receive the camera signal.

With the charged backup camera, we followed the easy to follow instructions pairing the camera to the monitor. The entire process took less than a minute. Once the pairing was complete, the monitor remembers the setting and this process isn’t repeated even with the power removed from the monitor or camera.

The next step was sticking the metal plate to the back of the camera. Removing the backing from the plate, we pressed on to a clean surface in the back of the camper and the camera snapped into place. The camera has fixed positions to adjust view height. A quick setting and we were ready to go.

The camper is 30 feet long and towed by a long bed F-250. Haloview guarantees an interference-free reception for installations up to 33 feet. Video quality experienced was amazing – super clear and very stable. Mounting the camera as close to the top of the camper provides the least amount of obstruction for the video signal to pass from the back of the camper to the dash mounted monitor. And best yet, the entire installation took less than 30 minutes with no wiring and no drilling.

Our thanks to Haloview providing the Handy 7 Backup Camera System to review for this video and blog.

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