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Old 05-20-2019, 03:02 PM   #11
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I'm thinking of doing the same thing, however I don't like the idea of tying into the clearance light circuit. The camera will only work when your lights are on.


There may be other wires back there that are always hot. In my case, I have a rear bath ant the exhaust fan is center/rear. With the garnish removed, I have access to the 12v (+) & (-) wires going to the fan switch. The back wall is accessible, too, between the roof and the ceiling.
I did that because it is by far the easiest to just tap into the clearance light. Ours is a rear kitchen with cabinets on the other side of the wall with a big window in the middle. All you need on are your park lights anyway, not the headlights. Plus I really don't use the bu camera when driving, just parking it. No big deal hitting the park lights switch on.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:25 PM   #12
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Apparently the Furrion Tech wasn't as knowledgeable on his products as he should have been. You can get a observation camera with marklight/camera combo. So no additional holes to drill.

https://furrion.com/collections/came...ation-system-2

https://www.amazon.com/Furrion-Visio.../dp/B07D9294CD

That is an interesting find. The furrion support tech did not mention this option.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:29 PM   #13
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I have a 192RBS as well, and donít believe the rear wall is Adzel. Either way, when we bought it the dealer installed the Furrion camera for us. It is mounted right near a marker light so I imagine the fished the wire from it to the camera.
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I called Coachmen today to learn more and you are 100% correct. The Coachmen Freedom Express Ultra Lite uses what he indicated that the back wall is made from two layers of luann flooring bonded together and then covered with the surface we see which I presume is a fiberglass like covering. I think this solves one of my questions and my sense is that this would hold a screw sufficient to secure the camera.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:54 PM   #14
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I did that because it is by far the easiest to just tap into the clearance light. Ours is a rear kitchen with cabinets on the other side of the wall with a big window in the middle. All you need on are your park lights anyway, not the headlights. Plus I really don't use the bu camera when driving, just parking it. No big deal hitting the park lights switch on.

I think I would be ok in tapping into the rear clearance light. Given that I think I have most of my questions sorted out. One remaining thought is about considering the Tadi Brothers (or some other yet to be discovered option). At least when the Tadi is on sale, it seems to offer more value for the money than Furrion.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:55 PM   #15
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Thanks for your comments. I did confirm that Furrion is now making the monitors in three sizes. I called their tech support and they indicated that if I ever would want to add additional cameras that that would only be possible with the 5" and 7" monitors. Perhaps those are new now. I also have been looking at options by Tadi Brothers. They seem to have good reviews and a bit less expensive.


Nice solution to holding your display. I already have my TPMS monitor hanging from my front window so not anxious to load it up with too much that will block my vision.
If you are considering other manufacturers, I recommend you look at Haloview. I recently installed the Furrion Observation Camera in the factory-installed mount. It works fine but the picture in the 4.3Ē monitor could be better and the fish eye lens is noticeable. Objects are closer than they appear in the monitor.

If you decide to buy the Furrion, Forest River sells them at a very good price.

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Old 05-20-2019, 07:53 PM   #16
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If you are considering other manufacturers, I recommend you look at Haloview. I recently installed the Furrion Observation Camera in the factory-installed mount. It works fine but the picture in the 4.3” monitor could be better and the fish eye lens is noticeable. Objects are closer than they appear in the monitor.

If you decide to buy the Furrion, Forest River sells them at a very good price.

https://www.forestriverelectronics.c.../fos43tasf.htm

That is the second time I have heard the Haloview name. I will check that out. That price on the Furrion is very good! Definitely less than other sites I have looked at.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:00 PM   #17
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I think I would be ok in tapping into the rear clearance light. Given that I think I have most of my questions sorted out. One remaining thought is about considering the Tadi Brothers (or some other yet to be discovered option). At least when the Tadi is on sale, it seems to offer more value for the money than Furrion.


If you do tap into the clearance light, you might consider getting a small box of of Posi-taps. They are awesome and require no wire crimping. I found out about them when they came with a set of Amp retractable running boards I put on my truck. They aren't cheap, but well worth it... https://www.amazon.com/Posi-tap-Conn...4Y36CD83SB9THF
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:25 PM   #18
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I also have been looking at options by Tadi Brothers. They seem to have good reviews and a bit less expensive.
Since you asked specifically about Furrion, I was not going to respond to this until I saw the above.

If you are still looking at options check out this thread and take a good, long look at the Haloview. It is a 7" HiDef system that is half the price and has extremely good reviews and the customer support if first rate.

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Another vote for Haloview MC7108 7'' 720P HD Digital Wireless Rear View Camera System!

https://www.haloview.com/haloview-mc...ra-system.html

I too hesitated to jump in the conversation since you were speaking directly to the Furrion but Now that you've broken the topic open, I'll tell you why I went with the Haloview.

Price was significantly cheaper.
Reviews on YouTube were very positive.
The range is significantly better as quoted by the manufacture AND on YouTube by users and as tested by me personally.
Furrion doesn't have the best name on RV forums in some of their other products (Stereo's, TV's, etc.) so that scares me a little on their camera's also.

Lastly and MOST IMPORTANTLY was the warranty. While they both have a 1 year warranty, if something happens with the Furrion after that time period, your option is to buy a new system at a possible discount.

The Haloview sells all the parts individually (Monitor, Camera or additional camera's, kits, antenna's, wiring, etc.) With the already more expensive price, I didn't want to have to fork it out twice to get a working camera if one goes bad. $90 for a new camera sounds like a better outcome from a tree branch crushing my camera and buying a new complete system. Or if I decide I want to add a second camera for a bumper angle for backing later on, I can cheaply.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:30 AM   #20
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I am exploring the possibility of installing a Furrion Rear view camera on my Coachmen Freedom Ultra Lite 192RBS with Adzel. I have a couple questions:

Mounting Issues - My trailer does not have the Sharkfin Mount. I called Coachmen to get suggestions and they suggested I could drill into the adzel then fish out a 12 V source from the wires going to the center marker light. That seems reasonable. Would there be room to push any extra wire back in behind the Adzel. I am also a bit concerned about whether I would drill screw holes into the Adzel and have a reasonable hope that those would be secure. I did also ask the Coachmen tech about just removing the center marker light to gain access to power. They were not supportive but it also felt like it was out of liability concerns for altering the configuration.

Need for Bracket - Do I need this bracket or would this be included in the kit?
https://www.amazon.com/Furrion-FRCBR...ustomerReviews
Size Suggestion - I am leaning toward the 5" monitor but open to feedback on whether I should go for the 7"
If you order thru Forest River Electronics, they send the shark fin, gasket, and everything, for $250 + shipping....
Installed mine a couple of weeks ago.
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