Originally Posted by VizJedi
Does that mean you have to keep your running lights on all the time to have the camera work?
And a question for anyone running a wireless camera. 10-12 years ago when I added a rear camera to my prior 5er, the range and quality of the wireless cameras wasn't good. My 30 ft aluminum frame 5er was too much for a decent signal so a ran the cables for a wired camera. Now that I have a 42 ft 5er, are the newer cameras good enough to send that far?
Yes, running lights on, which is probably not a bad idea all the time.
The latest model cameras are a big improvement over 10-12 years ago, but keep in mind there are a lot of junk cameras out there. I'd be willing to bet that 90% of the stuff advertised on eBay is a waste of money. Probably some good ones there but anyone with a computer can advertise anything they want on eBay (main reason I never deal with them anymore). At least Amazon has a little more control and is top notch at solving problems and getting you money back.
RVS and Tadi both have good reputations, both for price and support. Furrion is a great camera...when it works. I had one and it was totally unacceptable with only a 31 foot TT. Sold it to a friend with a 38 (maybe 39) foot Keystone and it worked perfect. Another person I know didn't have much luck with it on another 35ft 5-wheel. It's a roll of the dice.
I'd recommend that no matter what you get make sure you are aware of the return policy because until you hook it up in YOUR unit you won't know if it works good or not.