Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-26-2015, 01:07 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 112
Has anyone used this model camera from furrion FOS48TA-BL? Their website says it's for rv's over 30 ft.long. It has an antenna on the monitor and camera.
__________________

__________________
CLewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 04:26 PM   #22
Blog: RVroadtripper.com
 
hbillsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Near Dallas Texas
Posts: 590
Using two Furrion Cameras with the 1 receiver

My 2016 Wildcat 295rsx came with the Furrion Backup Camera installed and it works OK for backup and a little ok for montoring the rear while driving. The issue is the angle for being a good backup camera is not the same angle you would want for a rear view driving camera. You can go up the ladder and change it if you like, but I just left it for backup.

What I did see as a need was to have a second camera paired on the receiver for use while hitching. It would be nice to be able to switch to camera 2 while hitching/unhitching.

The simplest solution is to buy the identical camera from Furrion. It took me awhile to find it but here it is:

Backup camera with mounting bracket - FURRION

It's for sale at the furrion.com site but you need to use the search on their site to find item # FCA48TABK-BL which is the sku for a second camera that includes the mounting bracket. The price is $79.95 but if you register for their newsletter, they immediately apply a 10% off discount. It's shipped for free so it ends up costing you $71.95 to your door.

I plan to mount mine somewhere in the truck bed or if can see thru the back window, then I'll mount in the cab. I'll need to figure out where to pull the 12v power.
__________________

__________________
2016 Wildcat 295RSX - 2015 GMC 2500HD DblCab Duramax/Allison 4x4 Z71 6.6' Bed
Maxxis 16" E; Ride Rite AirBags w/AirLift 1 wireless compr; Adv.Folding 4 Cover
Andersen Ultimate II Aluminum 5erhitch on Reese Flipball w/Curt 4" offset ball
LCI Ground Control 3.0 4pt + 2pt Elec.Rear stabilizers; 3 Slidecovers; 10ft. Portabote
6000# Dexters; mor/Ryde CRE3000 w/HD Wetbolts; King Dish Tailgater; 5hp Outboard
Dual A/C; Furrion 48 Rear Camera; Champion 3100 Inverter w/Extended Run
hbillsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 08:56 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 112
Thanks for the info.I will look it up. Cyndi
__________________
CLewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 09:20 PM   #24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: arlington tx
Posts: 13
mine never worked either just wired one and the one i put o works great was thinking
of putting that wireless pos on my golf cart
__________________
al parker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 11:59 PM   #25
Blog: RVroadtripper.com
 
hbillsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Near Dallas Texas
Posts: 590
The 2 camera idea really didn't pan out for me the way I thought it would. Turns out my Forest River provided Furrion is their 'Backup Only' model that has a '12' in the model number. It was fine for backing up so I just kept it to use as a hitching monitor.
The one I needed for use as a pseudo rear view while going down the highway is what Furrion refers to as their 'Observation' camera. It has a '48' in the model number. It's a 1-camera monitor with a stronger processor and a higher resolution monitor.
It uses the exact same mounting brackets as the '12' model so it was a very easy swap out on the already installed mount at the rear of my Wildcat. It's wireless range is much better than the '12' model and I use it full-time-on while motoring down the highway. No dropouts, no freezes and a perfect picture. It's a great camera. The model '12' is ok if all you want is something to view while backing into a camp spot.
__________________
2016 Wildcat 295RSX - 2015 GMC 2500HD DblCab Duramax/Allison 4x4 Z71 6.6' Bed
Maxxis 16" E; Ride Rite AirBags w/AirLift 1 wireless compr; Adv.Folding 4 Cover
Andersen Ultimate II Aluminum 5erhitch on Reese Flipball w/Curt 4" offset ball
LCI Ground Control 3.0 4pt + 2pt Elec.Rear stabilizers; 3 Slidecovers; 10ft. Portabote
6000# Dexters; mor/Ryde CRE3000 w/HD Wetbolts; King Dish Tailgater; 5hp Outboard
Dual A/C; Furrion 48 Rear Camera; Champion 3100 Inverter w/Extended Run
hbillsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 10:47 AM   #26
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by hbillsmith View Post
The 2 camera idea really didn't pan out for me the way I thought it would. Turns out my Forest River provided Furrion is their 'Backup Only' model that has a '12' in the model number. It was fine for backing up so I just kept it to use as a hitching monitor.
The one I needed for use as a pseudo rear view while going down the highway is what Furrion refers to as their 'Observation' camera. It has a '48' in the model number. It's a 1-camera monitor with a stronger processor and a higher resolution monitor.
It uses the exact same mounting brackets as the '12' model so it was a very easy swap out on the already installed mount at the rear of my Wildcat. It's wireless range is much better than the '12' model and I use it full-time-on while motoring down the highway. No dropouts, no freezes and a perfect picture. It's a great camera. The model '12' is ok if all you want is something to view while backing into a camp spot.
Hello,
I'm considering the "48" model. Is the view on that model wide enough to use it as a combination backup and observation camera?
Thanks
__________________
Dadof4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 11:02 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 112
I bought the Furrion FOS48TA-BL Wireless Observation Backup Camera System. It works great never drops the signal going down the road. Super easy to install because we already had the pre-wiring from the factory. The only downside is the monitor is only 4.3" but you can still see what you need to see. We love it!
__________________
CLewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 01:46 PM   #28
Blog: RVroadtripper.com
 
hbillsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Near Dallas Texas
Posts: 590
To DADof4

The 48 is good for Both backup and observation. Plenty wide.
__________________
2016 Wildcat 295RSX - 2015 GMC 2500HD DblCab Duramax/Allison 4x4 Z71 6.6' Bed
Maxxis 16" E; Ride Rite AirBags w/AirLift 1 wireless compr; Adv.Folding 4 Cover
Andersen Ultimate II Aluminum 5erhitch on Reese Flipball w/Curt 4" offset ball
LCI Ground Control 3.0 4pt + 2pt Elec.Rear stabilizers; 3 Slidecovers; 10ft. Portabote
6000# Dexters; mor/Ryde CRE3000 w/HD Wetbolts; King Dish Tailgater; 5hp Outboard
Dual A/C; Furrion 48 Rear Camera; Champion 3100 Inverter w/Extended Run
hbillsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 01:56 PM   #29
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by hbillsmith View Post
To DADof4

The 48 is good for Both backup and observation. Plenty wide.
Thanks! Ordering one today.
__________________
Dadof4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 02:21 PM   #30
Blog: RVroadtripper.com
 
hbillsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Near Dallas Texas
Posts: 590
If you register at their website I believe they give you a discount. It was either 10% or $25 off or something like that. If you already have a model '12' you can usually get them to swap it out. Some folks have reported a free swap, others simply paid the $100 difference. If you call them on the phone they are very nice and easy to work with.
__________________

__________________
2016 Wildcat 295RSX - 2015 GMC 2500HD DblCab Duramax/Allison 4x4 Z71 6.6' Bed
Maxxis 16" E; Ride Rite AirBags w/AirLift 1 wireless compr; Adv.Folding 4 Cover
Andersen Ultimate II Aluminum 5erhitch on Reese Flipball w/Curt 4" offset ball
LCI Ground Control 3.0 4pt + 2pt Elec.Rear stabilizers; 3 Slidecovers; 10ft. Portabote
6000# Dexters; mor/Ryde CRE3000 w/HD Wetbolts; King Dish Tailgater; 5hp Outboard
Dual A/C; Furrion 48 Rear Camera; Champion 3100 Inverter w/Extended Run
hbillsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 PM.