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Old 05-11-2016, 11:37 AM   #11
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the way that it seems that they are wired is that if you have your lights on (not backup but just your normal lights) the camera will get power
I have the Furrion system on my new tt and works with lights on only. It's referred to as Furrion reversing camera system but basically its just a rear monitor. I talked to Furrion representatives at Goshen last year to see if they would increase the size of the dash monitor as I complained to small. They said they where working on it. Well it's been 9 months and no upgrade. Other than that system works fine. Later RJD

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Old 05-11-2016, 03:22 PM   #12
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Never had one on my previous rig. Wouldn't be without one now that I have one. Now wife wouldn't keep telling me I am too close to this or would be perfect!

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Old 05-11-2016, 05:21 PM   #13
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I put together my own system on my TV and 5er. I view it from the stereo 7" screen when I turn on the upfitter switch.
Where I really appreciate the camera is those times you need to reverse suddenly to reposition for example at a fueling station. It's nice to be able check that no 4 wheeler pulled in up my bumper. I do use it at times backing in at the campgrounds but I also have an 11 y.o. son that assists.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:45 PM   #14
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I have no idea. Mine lasted 2 hours.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:58 AM   #15
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I have the system that came with my 3051, and I like it. I still use my wife to watch for high stuff, but for the middle of your rig it is very useful.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:18 PM   #16
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I have the cheaper backup camera, it updates about once a sec. go slow, watch camera and mirrors. I love it
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:35 PM   #17
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I have no idea. Mine lasted 2 hours.
Yea, that's what I meant by "when they work"

Consensus though is most are happy they have them.. I will look into getting one. Thanks to all who responded...
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:54 PM   #18
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I have a backup camera on my truck and trailer that utilizes the screen on my pioneer head unit. The head unit allows me to control the camera to be on all the time or only come on in reverse. The trailer camera is hardwired through a switch to the battery and I have 40ft of RCA cable that runs up to the trailer tongue. Since the cameras on my truck and trailer are the same, this allows me to easily swap cameras depending on if I am towing or not. What I find most useful about having the camera when towing is I can easily see when I have cleared a vehicle when passing or merging. I can also see that my lights are functioning without having to go back there and look. When backing into a spot I only really use it for trying to find my wife if I can't see her in the mirrors.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:29 AM   #19
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I installed an inexpensive rear view camera. Works great for keeping an eye on the Toad and anything coming up behind or beside me.

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As for the wireless - I originally installed a cheap wireless transmitter and receiver for the camera, and got power to the camera and transmitter via the MH running lights. I since rewired to a separate switch and ran a cable back to the camera so its no longer wireless, and no longer depends on running lights being on.

My wireless camera was interfering with my Tire Pressure Monitoring. I installed TPMS in the rear tires of my Camry and the two Tow dolly tires. I discovered the Wireless rear camera was interfering with the TPMS transmitters. That was one of the main reasons I decided to hard wire the rear camera and do away with the wireless.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:55 AM   #20
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We use Rear View Safety. System has always worked great.

Here's the backup camera system we use, but looking on the site I see wireless options as well.

The mic and speakers are super helpful.

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