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5 Best RV Backup Cameras for RV & Trailer

| Updated Jan 22, 2024

Want to make backing up your RV easier than ever? These are the best RV backup cameras to make parking your RV a one-person endeavor…

Learning to back up an RV is a challenge for almost every new RV owner. Even if you have been doing it for a while, it can still be challenging at specific campgrounds. 

When I first started RVing, backing up made me nervous. Jennifer would have to get out of the rig and holler, use a walkie-talkie, or give me hand signals so I could park just right. 

While you could just camp at places that offer pull-through spots, that doesn't offer you a wide range of camping choices. 

A good RV backup camera can make backing up much easier and less stressful. So, we're going to share some RV backup cameras that have been suggested by other RVers and have good ratings.

Wired vs. Wireless Backup Cameras for RV

RV backup cameras are now available in two different ways: wired and unwired. So how do you know which is right for you? 

Wired

Wired RV backup cameras can work on most any RV, including trailers, fifth wheels, and motorhomes. 

These types of cameras get hard-wired into your RV. That means you will not worry about losing a signal when backing in. 

If you have a long RV, you might have an intermittent signal with wireless, which can be a pain if dropped. 

You will likely have to pay extra for the wired version. They tend to cost more than their non-wired camera counterparts. This is especially true if you are not equipped to install it yourself and have to pay a professional to install it.

Pre-Wired Furrion System

*Note* that many RVs these days come prewired with a Furrion system. This means you can purchase a compatible backup camera and simply “plug and play” it into your prewired Furrion system. We include a few of these on our list below, notated with (Furrion).

Wireless

Many people like the option of wireless cameras because they are easy to install. All you have to do to is plug the monitor into the DC (12-volt aka cigarette lighter) in your cab and mount the camera on the bumper.

While wireless cameras are easier to install, they have a downside. They do not have the most reliable signal, depending on your rig's length.  Make sure you test yours out ahead of time.

5 Best Backup Cameras for RV

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After buying our 5th wheel, Jennifer and I went to driving school to learn how to drive and back it up. It was quite the experience, and I learned the value of RV backup cameras! We'd driven small Class Bs up to that point, so pulling a 5th wheel was a new experience.

I also recently wrote an article for RVers that are learning how to backup their RVs. I included a list of items that can help you become an expert backer-upper and called it the “Backing Up an RV Learners Kit.” It’s quite helpful if you haven’t checked it out yet!

The following are the five best backup cameras for your RV. I’m going to start the list with the product I recommended in the learners kit.

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1. AMTIFO A8 (Furrion)

AMTIFO A8
AMTIFO A8

The AMTIFO A8 wireless camera easily connects to the 1080P output in the front of your rig to help you navigate the road quickly. It comes with everything needed to mount to pre-wired Furion RVs.

It has a large HD-quality, 7” rearview monitor. The image is very clear, keeping distortion to a minimum. 

It has a very high IP rating of 69. That means it is waterproof and weather resistant. It will be able to handle most weather conditions that Mother Nature throws at it.

Since this is a wireless camera, the monitor mounts on the surface of your dashboard. 

There is a newer model of this backup camera if you want an even bigger screen (10” instead of 7”). However, the newer model is considerably more expensive.

Preview Product Price
AMTIFO A8 7 AMTIFO A8 7 $119.98Amazon Prime

2. DoHonest V23 (Furrion)

 DoHonest V23
DoHonest V23

The DoHonest V23 boasts a strong and stable signal, so you will not get stuck when trying to back into any campsite. It is designed to be compatible with Furrion Pre-Wired RVs.

This model is highly waterproof and can withstand temperatures of -4 degrees F to 149 degrees F. Let's hope you do not have to experience either of those extremes! 

The camera can also accommodate 4-way video input. You can watch one single image or up to four different angles at once!

You will also never have to worry about the image quality. It comes standard with 1080P so that every image is displayed clearly. 

Preview Product Price
DoHonest V23 RV Backup Camera DoHonest V23 RV Backup Camera $199.99Amazon Prime

3. ZEROXCLUB IP69 (Can Use with Furrion Adapter)

 ZEROXCLUB IP69
ZEROXCLUB IP69

This is another excellent backup camera system for you. This wireless camera takes very little time to install. You should be able to have it ready in under five minutes!

No Furrion pre-wiring required. But if you have a Furrion system, you can attach this with a furrion bracket adapter.

It comes complete with a 10″ large monitor with 1080P picture, giving you a clear, crisp field of vision. It can support up to 4 cameras to cover all your blind spots. (It comes with 1 camera.)

Preview Product Price
ZEROXCLUB IP69 Backup Camera ZEROXCLUB IP69 Backup Camera $139.99Amazon Prime

4. Yakry Y28 (Furrion)

A member of our RV Lifestyle Facebook group named Debi recommends this brand. She says, “We have a Yakry and they’re awesome. Use it while driving and doing the back-in dance.”

This backup camera is also a highway observation system with a loop recording feature.

Like the other options, it’s a 7-inch camera with a split screen option for up to 4 cameras. It has a guidelines option that you can turn on or off to help you back up straight.

5. Wireless RV Parking Sensor

This is not a backup camera but rather a parking sensor. I wanted to include it on the list because it’s a fraction of the cost of backup cameras. You’re looking at less than $50 instead of about $150 or more.

Instead of seeing how close you are, this sensor audibly and visually alerts you. It beeps to warn you when an object is behind you. 

It also has a progressive light display that turns from green to red as you grow closer. If that’s not enough, it also displays the distance between the sensors and the detected objects.

The system has a wireless option, so you don’t have to worry about running a line to your cab and can use it with travel trailers.

Be sure to select the wireless kit, as a wired kit will not work for RVs! The kit comes with a drill bit to drill holes in your bumper to insert the sensors. 

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2022-08-22

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

One Response to “5 Best RV Backup Cameras for RV & Trailer”

May 10, 2024at5:29 am, MP3 JUICE said:

Love the roundup of backup cameras for RVs and trailers! I’ve been looking for a reliable and easy-to-use camera for my own RV, and this post has given me some great options to consider. Thanks for the detailed reviews and comparisons!

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