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Old 03-20-2015, 11:28 AM   #11
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I have had a back-up system ever since we got back into camping in 2007 with our first 5er. My system is called my wife; she get's out of the truck and guides me in when backing. No voice commands just hand signals to me this is way better than a tiny tiny camera lens trying to see the entire rear area of the camper. And I do not need to be distracted going down the highway trying to see another video device; the GPS is enough
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:09 AM   #12
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I was looking at a new Silverback 33IK with the camera system installed. There appeared to be a small antenna on the outside of the living room slide (driver side). Salesman was not sure what it was. If it was an antenna for the wireless camera it would provide a better signal to the TV. Anyone else see this or have any comments?
tedstr, I believe the antenna that you see on the slide out is for the AM/FM radio. I have a Cedar Creek Silverback 33IK. The Furrion owner's manual says that the FRC12TA-BL has a range of 100 feet. Well my receiver is well within the range of the camera, maybe 45 feet away at most. Most of the time I do not get a signal or weak signal icon. And the up and down movement will not work at all. The only thing I can see when the camera does come on, is the rear bumper of the RV. I am looking at the extension cable and antenna. http://www.rvcams.com/p/WVOSANTEXT.html
Other than the Furrion backup camera we like the 33IK.
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:35 PM   #13
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I represent ASA Electronics, the producer of the JENSEN brand of televisions, stereos, and speakers, Voyager brand of observation monitors and cameras and the Advent brand of appliances. At ASA, we strive to provide excellent customer service and product satisfaction and would like to offer some assistance.

Both our wired and wireless Voyager observation systems are designed to work full time, meaning both while driving down the road and during triggered modes (back-up, turn signals). For wireless systems, some trailers may need to extend the wireless antenna forward for improved reception while in-motion due to the roof height, slope and distance to the in-cab monitor. This can be done easily with an optional antenna extension we have available.

If you need further assistance, please call our Technical Services dept at 877-845-8750 M-F 8:00AM to 6:00PM EDT and they will be happy to answer any specific questions you may have.
Installed the wireless Voyager system on our Cedar Creek 38FL. It works nearly flawlessly whether sitting still or moving. The reason I say "nearly" is that there is the occasional one or two second "freeze".I wired it to grab power from the rear center clearance light so it works whenever I have the lights on, which is always when we're on the road...... It is great as a rear view mirror to see that guy that's tucked in behind the rig and for lane changes
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:05 PM   #14
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I am just waiting for this system to arrive at a local distributor in Calgary. This link will also get you to theUS web site. For just over $440 (Cdn) it is a good deal for me. For you guys in the US it is about $350 which is much cheaper than the Voyager system available at CW.

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Old 03-21-2015, 08:08 PM   #15
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I have been hearing a lot of problems with the new Furrion systems and not many problems with the Voyager (Jensen) systems. We had a Voyager on our last rig for 10+ years without any problems. Will be adding a Voyager to this rig in the next year or so depending on the finance committee approval.

The key is placement of the antenna (used to be a separate module) using their new antenna option due to the length of some of our rigs.

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Old 03-21-2015, 09:10 PM   #16
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I represent ASA Electronics, the producer of the JENSEN brand of televisions, stereos, and speakers, Voyager brand of observation monitors and cameras and the Advent brand of appliances. At ASA, we strive to provide excellent customer service and product satisfaction and would like to offer some assistance.

Both our wired and wireless Voyager observation systems are designed to work full time, meaning both while driving down the road and during triggered modes (back-up, turn signals). For wireless systems, some trailers may need to extend the wireless antenna forward for improved reception while in-motion due to the roof height, slope and distance to the in-cab monitor. This can be done easily with an optional antenna extension we have available.

If you need further assistance, please call our Technical Services dept at 877-845-8750 M-F 8:00AM to 6:00PM EDT and they will be happy to answer any specific questions you may have.

Thank you very much for this information. If we need any assistance when we pick up our new Cedar Creek in about 9 weeks we will be sure to call!!
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:46 PM   #17
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I have delayed a camera purchase until I can evaluate comments from various posters.
Having both; back up and in motion are beneficial to me as we go through Atlanta almost every time we travel. Those speed demons come up and next to you so fast it's ridiculous! A camera view in motion would be money well spent��
Please continue to post comments by brand and what is needed for continual signal stream.
On Atlanta highways, 90 mph is the NEW 65 ��. You can actually be cited for impeding traffic if you are going the speed limit and groups of others speed by. ( which is always).
Ever tried Atlanta at 3am? traffics lighter but it's like the Autobahn. I won't tow through Atlanta. I ordered a new trailer. The dealer is on the north side and I'm on the south side. Part of the deal is he has to come get my trade. Those people give no quarter. A camera would definitely help.
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:40 PM   #18
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My Furion is hooked up to the running lights circuit. No problem with reception on my 31RK. It is very useful for backing and parking but running down the road just gives you a view of a small area behind the trailer - the down angle and wide angle lens are not helpful as a substitute rear view mirror.
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I have the Furrion on my 2016 Wildcat and it works full time with caveats. As a pseudo-rear view mirror when traveling, the images are too slow and sometime freeze. I understand this is correctable if I add a remote antennae mounted near the front of the 5er roof. The image being reversed or not is a correctable setting just check the menu.

Lastly, the Furrion supports 2 cameras. A second camera is available from Furrion for $75. I put the second camera in the back of the cab so I can see when hooking up. On a long pull, I place the second camera in the window at the back of the 5er. I've learned the high mounted camera #1 is really pointed more and the immediate ground behind the trailer which is great for backing up but not so good if you want to use it as a pseudo rear-view mirror (angle is too steep downward). By placing my second camera in the trailer back window, I can adjust the angle to give me an image that more like what you would see in a rear-view mirror.
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I've used a wired rear view camera for several years. Got mine at "RV Cams.com". Tim is the owner and good for any questions you have. I double tow a squirt boat and like to be able to keep an eye on it while traveling, so it stays on once powered up. I took the camera off my SOB when I traded for my new Silverback, so I didn't mess with the optional camera offered. I tried wireless, but had intermittent luck as others have mentioned. Wired takes a bit more on the install, but once done ... no issues and no additional antennas to mount. I can toggle to reverse image so my view is what I would see if I could look over my fiver.
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