All late model traditional Airstream travel trailers come standard with a rear view camera. This camera is helpful when backing into a parking or camping spot, and also while actively towing your travel trailer on the road. Learn how to pair your rearview camera to the monitor and how to use it effectively while driving and parking your Airstream travel trailer.
Pairing Your Airstream’s Rear View Camera to the Monitor
Your travel trailer is equipped with a rear view camera mounted on the back of the trailer, as well as a video monitor for inside your tow vehicle.
To pair the monitor to the camera, hook the trailer to the tow vehicle and plug your seven-way cable in.
Next, turn on your daytime running lights.
Important note: The rear view camera is powered by the running lights and will not work if they are off. If your tow vehicle has an “auto” setting for the daytime running lights, consider manually turning them to the “on” position instead. If you go in and out of shade, the automatic lights will turn off and on, causing your rearview camera to turn on and off as well.
Next, turn on the monitor and push the SELECT/PAIR button. If power is supplied to the camera, it should take just a few seconds for the pairing to take place. If pairing does not occur, ensure that your running light selector is in the correct position to provide power to the running lights.
Important note: If you are in range of other travel trailers and their rear view camera monitor is turned on, it’s possible for it to pair to the wrong trailer.
How To Operate an Airstream's Rear View Camera Monitor
How to Change the Brightness
To change the brightness of the monitor screen, push the brightness up or brightness down buttons at the bottom of the screen.
How to Adjust the Volume
The rearview camera monitor also has sound, which is helpful if someone is helping you back your travel trailer into a campsite. You can turn the volume up or down, according to your needs.
How to Mirror the View on the Rear View Monitor
Push and hold the power button to flip the screen to mirror the view. Push and hold again and it will flip the screen upside down. Continue pushing and holding for the desired screen view that is most helpful for your situation.
How to Use the Rearview Camera and Monitor While Driving
The rearview camera is helpful when actively towing your travel trailer as it allows you to keep an eye on what’s going on behind you while driving down the road. As a cautious and safe driver, it’s important to actively scan all around you for potentially dangerous situations.
For example, when passing another vehicle while towing, you can use your rearview camera monitor to help gauge how much distance there is between the end of your travel trailer and the vehicle before you merge back into the lane.