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Old 03-04-2016, 05:05 PM   #1
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RV Backup Cameras - What to Buy?

SO confused. Mini Lites now pre-wired for Furrion backup camera but they are expensive compared to other manufacturers, even through Amazon. Need personal reviews of Furrion and others. Suggested sources would also help. Any advice you can offer will be a PLUS. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:33 PM   #2
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I would like some info also. We ordered a Surveyor 285 IKDS a month ago and it also has the Furrion mount pre-wired. I've read where the monitor is too small and that the aluminum frame interfere with the wireless signal. Any feedback?


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We got the Furrion backup camera. As a backup camera it works great and I have had no issues. Using it as a rear view while traveling has the problem of the sun or headlights bleaching out what you can see in the little screen. As for the signal, we have never lost the connection or had the picture freeze on us which was 1 of the negatives that was listed. Big thing was realizing that the camera pre-wiring was to the lights so you need to have your lights on while using it. Caused a lot of grief while trying to pair the camera to the monitor. Once I realized that the lights had to be on it paired easily, of course that was 2 hours in the hot sun later.
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I have the Observation camera and I like it. Most of the complaints are people buying the cheaper back up camera for observation use and not liking the results.


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Observation camera. I assume it has a wide angle lense. Is it wireless or hard wired? Can you provide the manufacturer so I can research online. Thanks
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My '14 Silverado has daytime driving lights so I assume the camera would be on at all times.


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Observation camera. I assume it has a wide angle lense. Is it wireless or hard wired? Can you provide the manufacturer so I can research online. Thanks

We are talking about the Furrion mounts that come on the new towables. They are meant for Furrion cameras but probably could be modified like anything else.


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Daytime running lights only turn the headlights on not all the running lights. This is a problem in Canada as people will drive at night without tail lights.
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RV Back up Camera

You need to know the difference from a Furrion Back-up Camera and Observation camera.
The Back up Camera does not have the External Antenna that gives you more range while driving. Using a Back -up camera will cause the picture to pixel distort at times as driving. It works fine not moving done the highway but not for driving. The Observation system has great range and no distortion. I experienced all this first hand . First bought the Back-up and then upgraded to Observation. The Parking light connection works fine on my 2015 Flagstaff 831FKBSS unit to run the camera. I just pull on the parking lights when I want to watch and then off when not needed. AT night I also can just power off the camera when not needed. Very easy to install using the Factory Bracket. I installed the entire unit in less than 15 minutes
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Daytime running lights only turn the headlights on not all the running lights. This is a problem in Canada as people will drive at night without tail lights.
This is a problem pretty much everywhere. I run with the headlights in ON position all the time anyway. I want people to see me coming.
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