Originally Posted by SteveWolf
I have a 2016 Roadtrek 190 Popular on a 2015 Express chassis.
My backup camera is really dark, to the point of being unusable.
The lens is clear. I cannot find an adjustment. I cannot find anything on any of the forums.
I have two choices: Order a new camera or put in an aftermarket. Given that I'd be gambling with a new camera, the aftermarket seems the right choice. Plus, if towing I can watch the toad.
Anyone experience this?
It's unfortunate that during their Chevy builds that Roadtrek does't move the license plate camera topside where it belongs. If you're still within the chassis warranty period, Chevy should repair it.
The problem you are having may well be a a camera issue but you can't rule out that the display is the problem.
IMO, you should opt for a digital wireless infared equipped unit which lets you locate the camera where it belongs. Also the after market units permit the display to function even when moving forward. You'll of course need power for the camera which on the 190 can be picked off the marker light wires found behind the AC screen. That does require having the marker lights on when using the camera but I don't think that's a big deal. For camera viewing angle I would choose a viewing angle no greater than 120 degrees to mitigate the "things may be closer than they appear" syndrome.
Tadi Bros. is a big player in aftermarket cameras and their website contains a lot of useful information about the different choices available.