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Old 11-16-2015, 05:03 PM   #1
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I have a Furrion pre-wired camera system on my new 2016 Rockwood. I have read a few reviews about the model FRC12TA-BL and the newest model so I am told, FOS48TA-BL. The first model listed is for reverse only, the newest model I have read allows the camera to be on at all times. This makes it able to view the rear of the travel trailer while traveling. My question is I have a limited time to purchase the newest model for the price of the older model. I know that putting this question about what the camera really does will be answered in this forum.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:56 AM   #2
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I don't have a prewired camera system in my 2007 FR Sunseeker but I am shopping around for the best wireless system to install. Could anyone in this forum suggest the best wireless system? Really don't want to do any drilling of large holes in motorhome just small mounting bracket holes. I have looked at the Tadi Brothers systems and mounting is not well explained but they say it can be on all the time for constant rear viewing. I would appreciate any suggestions.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:17 AM   #3
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I have a Furrion pre-wired camera system on my new 2016 Rockwood. I have read a few reviews about the model FRC12TA-BL and the newest model so I am told, FOS48TA-BL. The first model listed is for reverse only, the newest model I have read allows the camera to be on at all times. This makes it able to view the rear of the travel trailer while traveling. My question is I have a limited time to purchase the newest model for the price of the older model. I know that putting this question about what the camera really does will be answered in this forum.
I can't say anything about that camera. I have a different camper and camera, but I will tell you this: if you can get one that you can keep on when you want it on Go For It. The camera I have is wired and I have a switch to leave it on. When I tow my 33foot and I have the camera on I can see the little motorcycle or a smart car coming up on me or ridding my butt and it's real nice to know they are there and what they are doing. My opinion is go for it. ( my opinion for what it's worth )
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Check your state laws. Many state laws prohibit having an active video screen that is visible from the drivers seat while driving. This is why most B/U cameras are only active in reverse.
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Check your state laws. Many state laws prohibit having an active video screen that is visible from the drivers seat while driving. This is why most B/U cameras are only active in reverse.
Thank You, I looked up the law and I'm good in Ohio, also found this quick list from the AAA's: Telematics - AAA Digest of Motor Laws
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Check your state laws. Many state laws prohibit having an active video screen that is visible from the drivers seat while driving. This is why most B/U cameras are only active in reverse.
True that, but those laws are directed at viewing irrelevant stuff, like movies or video games, etc. If you're using the screen as an alternate to or replacement of the rear view mirror you shouldn't run into any problems. But, there are situations where you could run into an LEO who's on a mission to see how many tickets they can write (i.e., the guy in Atlanta who was ticketed for distracted driving because he was eating a hamburger).

The bigger issue is where the viewing device is located. Some states say nothing on the windshield...others say you can have it only in the, i.e., upper or lower left 6 or 7 square inch area. A lot of info about this can be found by googling "dash cam laws".
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I have a backup camera that works but I am thinking about taking it off the windshield, I have found the best backup camera I can have is DW with a iPhone. I put my iPhone on speaker when DW calls me and that's the best backup camera in the world. I have a Garmin on my dash, I have a TPMS on windshield, I have a dash cam on the windshield plus the backup camera on the windshield. The Garmin is 7in, altogether they take up a lot of space on the windshield, plus sometimes there is a laptop between the wife and me


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Garmin makes a camera that uses the gps screen
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Garmin makes a camera that uses the gps screen

That would cost more money


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$150 on Amazon......I don't want a dash full of screens.....mounted my gps below the top edge of dash, so people walk'n by would just keep walk'n by. .my dog would give better instructions, if you know what I mean....
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