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Old 06-23-2018, 05:17 PM   #1
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Furrion Observation camera

Just want to let everyone know I bought a furrion FOS48TAPK-BL march 4 2018. On short trips it works fine but if plugged in for 2 plus hours it starts blacking out and cutting out. I contacted Furrion about this and they said since I bought it off ebay they won't do a factory warranty. Keep in mind not even 4 months old. I bought this new in box with factory seals on it. I gave them all my info and they refuse to stand behind their product. All I wanted is them to fix it but now I am trying to get the word out on them. To me a company that won't stand behind their product is a company not to use! If wanted I can share emails. Please share this and get the word out. thanks

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Old 06-23-2018, 05:53 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your troubles.
I have the same camera and it works great.
I did have some cutting out issues until I moved the antenna around and found a spot it liked.

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Old 06-23-2018, 06:02 PM   #3
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I haven't tried that but I will. I don't understand why it's good for a while then starts cutting out and going to a blank screen.
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:05 PM   #4
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Had similar issues but after several calls to tech support they swapped me out with a refurbished unit and it works great. Give tech a call and try that route. Also i ordered but have not tried, because I do not need it at this point, a 17" 4Gtz antenna from Weesolutions on ebay. It would replace the original antenna on the camera. I also saw this antenna on 4U-Cam website as an accessory part for about the same price, $4.00. For $4 give it a try. Let us know how you do with this. Good Luck
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:18 PM   #5
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Thanks I will try both out
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:05 AM   #6
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I installed a Furrion observation camera on my 2018 Grey Wolf 3 weeks ago (TT was prewired to running lights), and finally used it towing this week. Short tow, maybe 30 min, but the camera is awesome. Camera antennae points straight up and slightly forward. I also bought 4 of the 'chokes' from radio shack (not sure what they are called, but I saw a youtube video about installing a Furrion camera and he used them. They cut down on electrical interference), snapped 1 around the camera power supply and the other 3 on the monitor power supply. TT is 28', and picture was crystal clear. My one comment is don't trust the green/yellow/red hash marks in the monitor without proving them out first with someone following you and talking to you on a cell phone regarding trailer clearance. I have a 2 hour trip planned in Aug and a 5 hour trip planned in Oct; which will give me a better idea on long term towing with the camera.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:44 AM   #7
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I installed the same camera on our new Rockwood 1905 and, so far, itís been great. I looked on-line before buying it and found a site that recommended adding the ferrite clip-on ďnoiseĒ canceling gadgets ($6.99 for 10 on Amazon). I put one on the pre-wired power lead on the trailer and two on the power lead to the monitor. The signal is always full strength and the image is consistently clear and steady. I have 7 left if anyone is interested in them.

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Old 07-21-2018, 08:30 PM   #8
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I have to say, I have the same camera and though the signal is rock solid, the quality of video isn't very good. Now, we have moisture in the lens which makes it worse. Seems they could find a better camera and screen.
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:59 PM   #9
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Pretty sure Furion will not warranty any product purchased through eBay. There are so many knockoffs and fakes there that are almost impossible to determine whether the product is real or not...even down to the detail on the “factory” seals.
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:09 PM   #10
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I have this camera and although it could be better visual clarity (ie. it's not HD) it works great, never had any black outs, and it serves the purpose just fine. The rig came prewired for it, super easy install in like 5 minutes, etc. No complaints. Sorry you are having problems.

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