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Old 05-17-2019, 07:23 PM   #1
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Installing Furrion Camera Without Sharkfin Mount / Adzel Wall

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"
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:36 PM   #2
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Not sure if this will help because I am not familiar with Azdel. But I installed a Furrion backup camera in our Wildcat and it was as Coachmen suggested you do. I did not need a bracket, it came with everything needed. Fortunately, our rig was prepped for bu camera, so the large one inch hole was already there. I just removed the plug, pulled down the center running light wire and tapped into it. So, if you can do it that way, you would need to drill an access hole. It think it was about an inch wide if I remember correctly and the screws were self tapping.

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As far as the screen, I don't recall any size options when I got ours and just got the one that came with it a 4" I think. But it works fine for my uses. I didn't care for the windshield mount as I could never find a good spot for it because of the antenna hitting the glass. So, I got a cell phone dash mount off ebay and it works great. Just had to notch a groove in it with my Dremel for the antenna to clear...
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I have a 192RBS as well, and don’t 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.

The Furrion camera is not perfect, (not ultra high definition) but it works well enough and has helped quite a bit. Get the observation camera. I keep it on all the time and can see if anyone is tailgating trying to get by.
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As far as the screen, I don't recall any size options when I got ours and just got the one that came with it a 4" I think. But it works fine for my uses. I didn't care for the windshield mount as I could never find a good spot for it because of the antenna hitting the glass. So, I got a cell phone dash mount off ebay and it works great. Just had to notch a groove in it with my Dremel for the antenna to clear...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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.
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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.

The Furrion camera is not perfect, (not ultra high definition) but it works well enough and has helped quite a bit. Get the observation camera. I keep it on all the time and can see if anyone is tailgating trying to get by.

Thanks for your reply. I just made an assumption that the back wall would be Adzell but it makes perfect sense that it would not be. The climbing ladder certainly needs something very solid to mount too. That would certainly simplify the mounting a lot. I will check that out. I am not too concerned about finding power. If all else fails I can use the center marker light for a 12 Volt source. I think I could also drill an opening below the marker light and probably fish out the wires there as well.
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I'm getting ready to install a Furrion Observation Camera to my 5th wheel, my concern so far is that the rear ladder is mounted in the center of the rear wall due to windows on each side. My concern is, will the ladder interfere with the camera's view?
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I'm getting ready to install a Furrion Observation Camera to my 5th wheel, my concern so far is that the rear ladder is mounted in the center of the rear wall due to windows on each side. My concern is, will the ladder interfere with the camera's view?
It most likely will, however the lens it adustable up and down which may help some. I imagine it all depends on where the camera is in relation to the ladder steps. If you can mount the camera just below or even with one of the steps, I think it still should give a good view, especially with the observation lens which is more panoramic.

If you have already purchased it, you can always duct tape it to the trailer in different positions to find where is best before drilling any holes. This assuming you don't have backup prep already.
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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.
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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
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