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Old 11-30-2015, 09:25 PM   #11
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Finished the install and it works great. I even managed to get the camera to display on a Motorola Android phone (although the display quality was noticeably inferior to the iPhone 6).

Ran into a minor problem when i removed the FR installed mounting box for the Furion camera. There was a 1.25 inch hole drilled out of the rear facia for the Furion power cable. No idea why it's that big since the cord end is less than ¼ inch diameter. Also, whoever did the install at the factory apparently set it about ¼ inch out of place...which they fixed by resetting it properly. Problem is there are now eight drilled holes. Pretty sloppy work.

The Sharx camera mounting base was not big enough to cover both the large hole and the eight mounting holes. I solved that problem by mounting the camera and the associated waterproof power connection box on a 5x8 inch aluminum plate (painted to match the trailer color). Then, attached the plate where it covers all the holes FR was kind enough to drill out.

I velcro mounted the WiFi router above the bed and about six inches from the front of the trailer. Pulled power from the hot side of the overhead light wiring and installed a SPST mini switch so I could turn the router off when not needed.

Next project(s) is to install another Sharx camera on the forward right side of the trailer so I can see traffic in the blind spot on my right. Then, somehow figure a way to put a mount in the roof of the truck cab so I can place an iPad mini which will swing down in front of the rear view mirror for viewing while towing the trailer.

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Finished the install and it works great. I even managed to get the camera to display on a Motorola Android phone (although the display quality was noticeably inferior to the iPhone 6).

Ran into a minor problem when i removed the FR installed mounting box for the Furion camera. There was a 1.25 inch hole drilled out of the rear facia for the Furion power cable. No idea why it's that big since the cord end is less than ¼ inch diameter. Also, whoever did the install at the factory apparently set it about ¼ inch out of place...which they fixed by resetting it properly. Problem is there are now eight drilled holes...
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VERY clean install, sir. My hat's off to you!
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:03 AM   #13
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I installed three wireless cameras on my fifth wheel. I have the 7" monitor mounted on the dash with velcro. Here are some picture. In one of the picture of the monitor you can see me waving at the camera. I wired all the cameras in to the clearance lights, so I run with the park lights on during the day.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:25 AM   #15
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Isn't it great when a plan comes together?!!! Well thought out, nice clean install.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:07 AM   #16
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I tried the iBall with this TV. I returned it. The bluetooth on the TV can't be disabled and the interference was horrible. Purchased the Rear View Safety RVS-8311? @ $179 from Amazon. This one works great. I have the DW stand at the back of the sight and hold the camera steady and I can see the TT coming into the sight. Works better(for me)than attaching the camera to the back of the TT and seeing the picture cutting an arc.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:23 PM   #17
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The Furion that came with the camper did not have enough range, called Furion up and they sent one with a longer range for free. It works great now. I was just wondering since I use FaceTime, could I not let DW be at back of camper with FaceTime on, would that not work? I'm cheap. The only problem I have now is I look like the cops with everything mounted on my windshield. I have TPMS, a backup monitor, a 7in GPS, and a dash cam.


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I don't think your FaceTime device (an iPhone/iPad, I assume) will connect because the Furrion system connects the camera to the monitor via a system other than wifi.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:39 PM   #19
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I have a phone and DW has a phone, different phone numbers too. This would be for just backing in


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The only problem I have now is I look like the cops with everything mounted on my windshield
I bought a fitted carpet cover for the dash of my vehicle. They sell fitted dash covers for many vehicles and mine fits great. The upside is that much of that windshield stuff can be fitted with some hook Velcro tape and sticks quite well to the carpeted dash. I also stuck a strip of hook Velcro to the back of my smartphone case and I can set the phone on the front edge of the dash and it does not move while driving and is right in front of me.

I can't remember the name of where I got the dash board carpet but it was a catalog automotive place that has been around forever. I got the camel color carpet and installed over the black dash and it keeps the inside cooler because it blocks that hot black dash from getting sun.
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