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An RV backup camera lets you see behind your rig whether you are backing into a tight campsite, or you are wondering if someone is tailgating you.

Want to end the yelling and screaming that happens when you have someone ‘helping’ you back into a spot because you can’t see what’s behind you?

Get a rearview camera and eliminate the middleman.

We review wired rv backup camera and wireless.

We also review one, two, and three backup rv camera systems.

Below you find the best RV backup camera reviews, which will help you figure out which system works best for your setup.

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RV Backup Camera Guide

There’s a lot to think consider when looking for the perfect backup camera for your RV.

Wired or Wireless? CMOS or CCD sensor? How large of a display?

Read our Rear View Camera Guide to learn everything you need to know to pick the best system for your rig.

Why Only Two Manufacturers Reviewed?

In the following backup camera for RV reviews we include products from just two manufacturers.

If you’ve looked at RV rear camera systems, you know the options are mind-boggling.

Why did we only choose two RV backup camera manufacturers? We explain why here.

Best Wired RV Backup Camera Reviews

Wired RV backup camera systems offer the best quality and the most stable picture.

However, they are harder to install than a wireless system.

If you have a metal-skinned RV (e.g., Airstream) or a toy hauler with a metal reinforced ramp (back wall), then a wired RV rear camera is your best bet.

Best Wired 1 Camera System

Rear View Safety RVS-770613-NM

Rear View Safety RVS-770613 monitor and rv backup camera

Best For All types of RVs looking for an RV rear camera with the most stable image.

  • Camera has the highest waterproof/dust proof and shock/vibration rating
  • Not susceptible to interference
  • Version available with trailer quick disconnect wiring harness
  • One-time installation of your RV rear camera can take some time

The RVS-770613 is Rear View Safety’s single camera, wired backup camera for RVs.

It has a 7-inch digital LCD screen and comes with a single rearview camera that offers a 130-degree viewing angle.

This RV rear camera system can handle up to 3 cameras, should you decide to expand.

Continue Reading Rear View Safety RVS-770613-NM Review

Best Wired 2 Camera System

Rear View Safety RVS-770614

Rear View Safety RVS-770614 monitor and camera

Best For: Motorhomes looking for 2 rear view camera angles.

Travel trailers, 5th wheel and toy hauler (trailers) that want one rearview camera at the rear of the RV and one rearview camera mounted at the rear of the truck.

  • System includes 2 rear view cameras for RVs
  • System expandable to 3 cameras
  • Cameras have the highest waterproof/ dust proof and shock/ vibration rating
  • Not susceptible to interference
  • Version available with trailer quick disconnect wiring harness
  • One-time installation can take some time
  • Only one camera can be displayed at a time

The RVS-770614 is Rear View Safety’s dual camera wired backup system.

It has a 7-inch digital LCD screen and comes with two rearview RV backup cameras, each offering a 130-degree viewing angle. 

This system can handle up to 3 cameras, should you decide to expand the system.

Continue Reading Rear View Safety RVS-770614 Review

Best Wired 3 Camera (Rear & Side) System

Rear View Safety RVS-770616N

Rear View Safety RVS-770616N monitor and rv backup cameras

Best For: Motorhomes looking for a rear view camera and 2 side view cameras.

  • System includes 3 cameras – 2 side view and 1 rear view camera
  • Cameras have the highest waterproof/ dust proof and shock/ vibration rating
  • Trigger wires allow appropriate camera to be displayed when necessary
  • Not susceptible to interference
  • One-time installation can take some time
  • Only one camera can be displayed at a time

The RVS-770616N is Rear View Safety’s three camera wired backup system. 

It has a 7-inch digital LCD screen and comes with a single rearview camera.

Additionally, it has a 130-degree viewing angle and two side view cameras, each with a 120-degree viewing angle.

Continue Reading Rear View Safety RVS-770616N Review

Best Wired System with Side Cameras and Quad Monitor

Rear View Safety RVS-062710

Rear View Safety RVS-062710 monitor and motorhome backup cameras

Best For: Motorhomes looking for a rear view camera and 2 side view cameras with the ability to view all cameras at one time on the monitor.

  • Able to view up to 4 cameras at one time
  • System includes 4 cameras – 2 side view and 2 rear view cameras
  • Cameras have the highest waterproof/dust proof and shock/vibration rating
  • Trigger wires allow appropriate camera to be displayed full screen when necessary
  • Not susceptible to interference
  • One-time installation can take some time

The RVS-062710 is Rear View Safety’s four-camera, wired RV backup system. It has a 7-inch digital LCD screen and comes with two rear view cameras that have a 130-degree viewing angle and two side-view cameras, each with a 120-degree viewing angle.

Continue Reading Rear View Safety RVS-062710 Review

Best RV Wireless Backup Cameras

RV wireless backup camera systems offer the easiest installation because they are wireless.

However, because it is wireless technology, they are susceptible to interference causing loss of signal. 

Therefore, wired systems offer the best, most stable image, but are harder to install as a result of needing to be wired.

Toy Haulers And Airstreams Beware

If you have a metal-skinned RV (e.g., Airstream) or a toy hauler with a metal reinforced ramp (back wall) then wired RV backup cameras are your best bet because metal interferes with the wireless signal.

Best Wireless 1 Camera System

Rear View Safety RVS-2CAM

Rear View Safety RVS-2CAM monitor and rv wireless backup camera

Best For: People looking for a wireless backup camera for RV with relatively easy installation. Because of the metal interference, this is not recommended for Airstreams/metal-skinned rigs (use a hardwired system).

  • Able to view up to 2 cameras at one time
  • Can add second (optional) camera
  • Camera has the highest waterproof/dust proof and shock/vibration rating
  • Digital signal for the best signal quality
  • Not for use with metal-skinned RVs
  • Possible interference (as happens with any wireless backup camera system)

The RVS-2CAM is Rear View Safety’s single camera, wireless RV backup system.

It has a 7-inch digital LCD screen with the split-screen capability (if you install the second, optional camera)

This wireless backup camera for RV comes with a single rearview camera that has a 130-degree viewing angle and can support a second camera (optional purchase).

Continue Reading Rear View Safety RVS-2CAM Review

Best Wireless 1 Camera System Runner-Up

4UCam 9901 monitor and rv camera

Best For: People looking for a rear view camera with relatively easy installation. Not recommended for Airstreams/metal-skinned rigs (use a hardwired system).

  • Optional Furrion bracket to mount to factory installed Furrion mount
  • Digital signal for best picture quality
  • System not expandable beyond one camera
  • Not for use with metal-skinned RVs
  • Possible interference (as happens with any wireless backup camera system)
  • No sun shield for camera or monitor

The 9901Digital is 4UCam’s single camera, wireless RV backup system.

This system has a 7-inch digital LCD screen and comes with a single wireless rearview camera that has a 130-degree viewing angle. 

The digital signal has an unobstructed range of 100 feet (though this is reduced when you start putting an RV between the monitor and camera, as is the case with all wireless RV backup systems).

Continue Reading 4UCam 9901Digital Review

Best Wireless 2 Camera Quad View System

4UCam 9901Digital Quad View

4UCam 9901 Quad View monitor and rv cameras

Best For: People looking for multiple camera angles and relatively easy installation. Not recommended for Airstreams/metal-skinned rigs (use a hardwired system).

  • Able to view up to 4 cameras at one time
  • System expandable to 4 cameras (comes with 2)
  • Optional Furrion bracket to mount to factory installed Furrion mount
  • Digital signal for best picture quality
  • Not for use with metal-skinned RVs
  • Possible interference (as happens with any RV wireless backup camera system)
  • No sun shield for camera or monitor

The 9901Digital Quad View is 4UCam’s multi-camera (comes with 2), wireless RV backup system.

It has a 7-inch digital LCD screen. BUT,  you can display 1, 2, or 4 cameras at one time if you buy extra cameras.

This system comes with two wireless rearview cameras that have a 130-degree viewing angle. 

The digital signal has an unobstructed range of 100 feet. 

Continue Reading 4UCam Digital Quad View Review

Best Backup Camera on a Budget

4UCam 8909WiFi complete backup camera
  • Cheap
  • Easily mounts to license plate frame
  • Inconspicuous
  • Picture quality is not so great
  • Small screen (dependent on phone/device size)
  • Smaller viewing angle (100 degrees)

The 8909 WiFi is 4UCam’s simplest wireless RV backup system.

This system differs from all the rest of the reviewed backup systems in that it doesn’t come with an external viewing monitor.

Instead, it displays on an iOS or Android device via the viewing app (free download). 

Also, it creates its own WiFi network to broadcast the image to your iOS or Android device.

Continue Reading 4UCam 8909 WiFi Review

Best Hitch Camera

Backing up to connect to your trailer is not such an easy task when your vehicle doesn’t have an integrated trailer backup camera and you don’t have a helper.

Heck, even if you did have a helper, you might be better off using a trailer backup camera and avoiding any potential arguments.

Know what we mean?

The wireless trailer backup camera reviewed below is not intended for permanent installation nor is it intended to be used as an RV rearview camera.

It has one job and one job only – to help you line up your tow vehicle’s hitch ball with your trailer so that you can easily hitch up for towing.

Once your trailer is connected to your tow vehicle, the wireless hitch cam is removed from your tow vehicle and stored until you need to hook up again.

Best Trailer Hitch Camera

iball trailer backup camera complete

Best For: All types of RVs occasionally needing a backup camera (not intended for full-time use).

  • VERY easy to install this trailer backup camera
  • No wiring
  • Magnetic base allows for installation almost anywhere
  • Can use on multiple vehicles
  • A bit pricey – but what price do you put on ease of hitching up?
  • Possible picture breakup if distance is too great between camera and monitor

The iBall wireless trailer backup camera is incredibly easy to use.

Simply plug the included 3.5-inch monitor into a 12-volt (cigarette lighter) outlet inside your vehicle.

Then, place the included trailer camera on your tow vehicle so that it gives a clear view of the tow ball (camera has a magnetic mount). 

Camp Addict Kelly’s Experience With The iBall

Choose Original or Pro Version

Continue Reading iBall Trailer Hitch Camera Review

Conclusion

There you have it!

Now, you know how to select a backup camera system with confidence.

You will wonder how you ever lived without it if you didn’t have one before. 

If you have a question about any of these cameras, or your own system, please read the comments below and make sure the answer is not already there. 

If it is not, pop your question down there! We are happy to answer all intelligently asked questions that are relevant to backup cameras, within reason. (AKA we are not going to do hours of research to find an answer you don’t feel like doing yourself.)

Otherwise, if we can answer a question you have, we definitely will!

Stay safe on the road.

Camp on, Addicts!

Authors: Kelly Beasley & Marshall Wendler

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Kelly Beasley

He-llllo. I’m the co-founder of Camp Addict, which my biz partner and I launched in 2017. I frigging love the RVing lifestyle but in December of 2020, I converted to part-time RV life. Heck, I lived in my travel trailer for over 5.5 years, STRICTLY boondocking for pretty much all of it. Boondocking is a GREAT way to live, but it’s not easy. Anyway, I’m passionate about animals, can’t stand campgrounds, I hardly ever cook, and I love a good dance party. Currently, I can be found plotting and scheming whether or not to start collecting farm animals (or plotting my next RV trip!) at my beautiful new ‘ranch’ named ‘Hotel Kellyfornia’, in Southern Arizona.

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Marshall Wendler

Camp Addict co-founder Marshall Wendler brings his technical expertise to help explain RV products in an easy to understand fashion. Full-time RVing from April 2014 – December 2020 (now RVing about 50% of the time), Marshall loves sharing his knowledge of the RV lifestyle. Marshall spends the majority of his RVing life boondocking. He is the part of Camp Addict that knows ‘all the things’. He’s good at sharing his technical knowledge so you can benefit. 

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