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Old 01-06-2015, 09:25 PM   #1
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Does your Furrion camera actually work?

We purchased a 2015 Cedar Creek 34rl on Oct 24th 2014. We enjoy everything about this RV with the exception of the Furrion camera system. We have tried everything we can to get this thing to work but to no avail.
The website on Cedar Creek calls this a rear observation camera and Furrion clams it will work 100ft away. I called many times and e-mailed the company and finally got a rep to talk to me. I guess I was ignorant as to how these things work because the rep explained some things that I dont quite get but maybe you do or can enlighten me.
I guess the first thing I assumed wrong was I thought I would be able to drive down the road and see what was behind my trailer. The gentlemen informed me no this is only for reversing and not for going forward. Rear observation camera? Could that be sell eze for backup camera? He said the truck going forward would be to much speed and this would interfere with the radio frequency.? Is my truck outrunning the radio waves? It is only 45ft from camera to monitor. My picture is intermittent at best sitting still. In the conversation he stated that the camera is not really a good match for the big RVs like the Cedar Creek due to length and roof slope. Wow fill sorry for you long guys if it is this bad on my little 34rl. 100ft??? maybe a streach.
From some other post I read it seems as though Cedar Creek used to use the more expensive and reliable Voyager system before just switching to the Furrion. Wonder why the switch? Never mind not going their.
All kidding aside, would just like to know if someone is having success in using this system and if so I will assume I am just doing something wrong.
Sorry for the long post. Just frustrating....

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Old 01-06-2015, 11:46 PM   #2
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Same problem on my 2015 CC 36CKTS, the Furrion camera system doesn't work. Replacing it with the Voyager.

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Old 01-07-2015, 12:06 AM   #3
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I have a 32 ft Rockwood. the camera did not work in the driveway sitting still let alone driving. They sent me a new system and it is better but still drops out. The issue from a technical perspective is the antenna system, there is an aluminum frame between the Camera and the Receiver in the steel truck. I have a new one (directional antenna) I am going to try once it is nice out. I am going to mount it on the Ladder and point forward.

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Old 01-07-2015, 01:53 PM   #4
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Guarantee you are NOT outrunning those radio waves!!!
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:01 PM   #5
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I have a Wildcat 5th wheel with a Voyager camera. It works flawlessly whether or not I'm moving or stationary. Obviously, I'm a little shorter than your rigs but even when I disconnect, I can go perhaps 30-50 feet before my signal drops.
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:22 PM   #6
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When we bought our 2014 Cedar Creek, we declined the Furrion and installed the Voyager on our own. Yes, you can watch the world recede as you drive down the highway, in drive, or in reverse. We can see a long way back!
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:51 PM   #7
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Thumbs down Furrion "backup" camera

I also have a new Wildcat (275CKX) with a factory installed Furrion. So far it works parked in the driveway. Haven't had it out yet. My problem is they wired it hot so it is on all the time. There is no way to turn it off so it is running all the time even when sitting disconnected. If I don't pull the battery disconnect the battery gauge goes down one tick in three days. This camera is supposed to be connected to the back up wire lead in your 7 pin connector. They missed the boat on this one. Factory customer service rep's solution to this was to pull the in line fuse which is virtually impossible to access by normal means. Fortunately my dealer has offered to put an on/off switch in for me. Anybody else got a better solution?
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:02 PM   #8
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I have a 2015 silverback 29RE. The camera gets it's power from the running lights. That means the tow vehicle must be connected and the lights turned on. Then you must pair the camera with the display. There is a button that must be pressed on the camera to pair the device. Once I figured out the power problem it works great.

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Old 01-08-2015, 02:05 PM   #9
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I also read where it said only in reverse, I checked the voltage going to the camera and there was only voltage when the running lights are on. If you follow the wire you will se it gets power from the top running light.

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Old 01-08-2015, 02:47 PM   #10
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Angry Furious with my Furrion...

Yup, looks like they have tried various ways to wire it, none of which are correct. I have it direct from a Wildcat CS rep that the "hot wire" to my camera takes off from a point by the battery disconnect switch, behind the convenience center panel, which is where that in line fuse is located. I have also heard of connecting it to one of the marker lamps in other instances, which is one of the easiest ways of doing an after market add on.

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