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Old 04-10-2015, 02:23 PM   #21
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Wireless backup

AS others have posted the furrion and voyager cameras lose signal or freeze up.

I experienced the same with my Voyager.

What cured the problem was to get the 80" antenna extension and 35' of antenna cable from rvcams.com With these two items you can bring the antenna to the front cap of your 5er. Since doing so my voyager has not lost signal once.



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Old 06-16-2015, 08:18 PM   #22
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How do you route the cable? I don't really want to screw cable clips on the roof as some others have suggested . . .
Ideas?
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:27 PM   #23
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I dropped one belly panel down on one side and used fish tape to run it inside the underbelly. You have to drill a hole in the rear wall of the front compartment and further fish the wire under the bedroom floor out to the pin box where the wires already run for your TV power plug and emergency disconnect. Opposite the ladder side of the rear cap, I went inside the rear wall and out to the center where I mounted the camera. I'm with you on clips on the roof ... with time and patience there is a different approach.
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:47 PM   #24
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dieselguy - Could you provide a couple of pictures of your installation. Did you use the antenna extension suggested by cbvp? I not sure how you got from the top of the end cap to the belly to route the cable. Also how did you go around the bedroom slide mechanism? Where is the antenna located? On the pin box?
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:51 PM   #25
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My system is a hard wired one from RVCams ... I've not had good luck with the wireless and adding repeaters and such so I didn't order my fiver with the wireless camera. I have a Silverback with interior cabinets across the rear above the window. I drilled a hole in the bottom of the rear wall frame in the side opposite the ladder side about straight down from the electrical outlet in the wall. I then drilled a hole in the wall itself behind the rear cabinets near the ceiling and another right in the middle of the rear wall behind the cabinets near the ceiling inline with the existing exterior hole, where Furion wireless camera option was factory prepped. I removed the Furion camera base and fabbed an aluminum plate to attach the camera and cover the existing factory hole. I just fish taped the cable from the belly up thru the wall to the top hole. I ran the wire on top of the rear cabinets and out the center hole to the camera ... it's all hidden behind the cabinet fascia. As for the belly run ... the cable lays basically atop the belly pan, so it sits well below the slide mechanisms. The wire comes out from the hole I drilled in steel plate in back of the front storage compartment. It is routed up across the ceiling of the front storage compartment right along where the tow vehicle wiring runs forward to the pinbox hole. I ran the wire out along side the pinbox near where the breakaway switch is and left enough cable to plug into a the receptacle inside the bed of my truck right over the wheel well. From there the wire goes inside the rear wall of the truck cab, across the headliner, and down to the monitor I mounted in-between the sun visors. I don't have access to my fiver for a few days or I would post photos.
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:20 AM   #26
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Thanks for the explanation. I did have the wireless camera in my unit but feel that routing a wire under the belly to a convenient place near the nose for the antenna would be a plan. I do not particularly want to stretch a wire over the top on the roof, even though others have attached it to the A/Cs. I am still not sure how they mount the extended antenna.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:53 AM   #27
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I have the Furrion one for sale if anyone is interested. Brand new and never used in box

FRC12TA-BL Wireless Backup Camera System
BRAND NEW in the Box and Never Used. If you would like more photos, let me know



Asking $300.00 US Dollars.

I would prefer local pick up as I live in Wisconsin but willing to ship for an additional costs. I can ship for actual shipping costs/insurance as well in addition to purchase price.

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Wireless Backup Camera System
Furrion's backup camera system boast amazing features with the latest in digital wireless technology, eliminating interference from the outside environment. The powerful infrared wide angle lens camera digitally locks to the 4.2" LCD color display providing over 100ft of seamless long distant video transfer.

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Camera:
Water proof (IP65), 12 volt camera
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:04 AM   #28
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My Wildcat came with the Furrion Backup Model FRC12TA-BL that Furrion sells retail for $399. I didn't like it's performance for use as rearview while towing. I contacted them and they let me return and pay $75 upgrade to trade for their $499 model clicky: Furrion Observation Camera Model FOS48TA-BL. That camera has a much stronger wirless range and performs excellent and does not exhibit the wireless signal dropouts etc. The distance from my truck in cab to the back of the Wildcat is about 55 feet. As a bonus the screen is also higher res. Keep in mind each model represents a pair of devices, a camera and a monitor. Most important for me was that BOTH cameras fit the same Forest River bracket that is installed on the back of the trailer during manufacture. No alteration is required.
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I also have the FRC12TA-Bl. It works but not impressed as the receiver is to small for either unit. That's the down side for me. No larger screen available. Later RJD
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:34 AM   #30
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I wonder why Cedar Creek would put a back up camera on the camper that Furrion says is only good for 30ft?


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