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Old 07-23-2015, 04:20 PM   #51
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I had a similar situation with my Wildcat. Furrion exchanged the camera for free. You won't believe how much better the replacement is. Clearer, sharper, quicker and no drop outs. Glad you got to experience that great Furrion customer service.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:23 AM   #52
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Mine is wired into the running lights too, only works with the lights on. The picture can be changed around in the menu settings will see how its works going down the road tomorrow. Give my wife something to do besides tell me how to drive lol....
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:59 AM   #53
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My Cedar Creek 5th wheel was prewired for a Back up camera. The dealer installed the Furion camera and wired it to the clearance lights in the back. The camera has power when I turn on the lights for the tow vehicle. I must say that the picture does loose a signal frequently going down the road. I found that if I suction cup the monitor up high next to the rear view mirror, the signal is improved but still occasionally goes out. I did buy the extension cable and remote antenna for the camera. I am planning on affixing the remote antenna to the front roof section of the 5th wheeler and connecting the antenna to the camera via the 35' extension cable to the remote antenna. I did not want to drill any holes so I plan on using the cable restraints with the sticky adhesive backing to the roof. A point to remember, the cable that I obtained for the extension antenna is designed I guess for the Voyager system. Make sure you get a adapter when you buy the setup so that you can connect to the fusion camera. I used RVCAMS.com but I am sure that there are many other options out there.
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:06 PM   #54
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Here is an update. I have a 36' Silverback that came with the Furrion camera installed. I was looking forward to using the rear view camera but I have found the Furrion to be useless on my FW. Right now we are three weeks out on a three month trip to Alaska and had a close call because there was a car up close to the back of the FW and in my blind spot. (long story) My DW wanted to know what happened to the rear view camera and I told her I couldn't get it to work. She said I should get something I could use. I had looked at the Voyager WVOS713 kit before we left home but i didn't get one. Now here we are in North Pole AK, just outside of Fairbanks. I called RV Cams RV Cams: Backup Camera Systems (All) and they told me they could send out the camera kit UPS second day, at what I think was a very good price. The camera came yesterday and with the help of the guy in the spot next to me (Ron from Ohio) and his latter I was able to change out the Furrion camera for the Voyager camera kit. The change out was not that hard and we had to make due with just the tools we had with us. The main thing is I now have a rear view camera that works. I'm getting a strong signal at the monitor and even thought I have not tried the camera out on the road I believe it will work just fine. P.S. The weather here is beautiful 70 degrees an sunny............. The sun comes up @ 4am
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:17 PM   #55
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Gene85222 How large a receiver screen does the new unit have ? Later RJD
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:29 PM   #56
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aceinspp; I have the 7" monitor. And with the suction cup that came with the kit I think it will be OK.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:48 PM   #57
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aceinspp; I have the 7" monitor. And with the suction cup that came with the kit I think it will be OK.

Furrion sent me a new camera and it works great. They make two cameras, one is good for 30ft and the other one for 100ft and I think that the 30ft model was put on most campers and if your camper is more than 30ft the camera will not work right. Anyway I was stationed in Alaska in 73 at Ft. Grelly, DW and I went to North Pole right much. We plan on taking the Cedar Creek back next year, it's a pretty place Alaska


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We installed Tadibrothers system with side cameras plus backup. Had same problem no good over 30 feet and all the metal. I run video feed forward and mounted transmitter in front. Mounted all three transmitters in closet and tied to running lights, works now. Not found a good wireless unit for over 30 feet yet
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To quote Jackson Browne: "Someone's gonna have to explain it to me."

I can understand that a wireless camera might not talk well with the unit in the cab. What I don't understand is why backing up or moving down the road would make any difference. The distance between the two is the same and 65 mph is insignificant compared to the speed of light (radio waves).
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To quote Jackson Browne: "Someone's gonna have to explain it to me."

I can understand that a wireless camera might not talk well with the unit in the cab. What I don't understand is why backing up or moving down the road would make any difference. The distance between the two is the same and 65 mph is insignificant compared to the speed of light (radio waves).
It is not that you are going to out run the signal, the problem is the transmitter is not strong enough. Most units will do fine with line of sight or short distances. Most rigs are 32 to 40 feet plus TV also signal must penetrate the rig plus the TV both witch have metal making it hard for the low wattage transmitter to get the signal thru. So I moved my transmitters closer to the cab of TV by placing them at the front of the 5th wheel unit.
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