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Where do you mount a rear view camera on a rav4 if you wish

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where do you mount a rear view camera on a rav4 if you wish to tow a boat or trailor if it was on the number plate you would only see the front of the trailor
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Gary replied 9 months ago.

Hello! My name is Gary.
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Expert:  Gary replied 9 months ago.

That is the best place for a camera for overall rear view when not towing.

The outside mirrors should be used while towing.

Gary

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It is an overall picture of the boat while reversing down a slipway into the water , the camera would. Normally be off when driving .so the camera would need a higher mounting point
Expert:  Gary replied 9 months ago.

I'm telling you where cameras are mounted on all cars for best overall view for safety, especially children.

What view do you think you can get?

Even with a camera at the top rear edge of the roof, will it be any better for reversing while a boat is attached?

I doubt it, unless it is a 12ft tinny.

Perhaps a drone overhead might help.

Perhaps you need larger outside mirrors.

I've never heard anybody ask a question like this.

In factory installations, a reversing camera is disabled when a towing harness is connected, for the reason of why look at the front of a trailer?

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 9 months ago.

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.Kind regardsGary