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Old 09-30-2018, 05:23 PM   #1
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advice on rear view camera

Hello everyone, We are getting a new 29rsws (ksws for 2018). I want a rear view camera. The dealer wants $400 for a Furrion. Should I buy this one or does someone have experience with a cheaper one that will fit the Furrion bracket.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:03 PM   #2
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Hello everyone, We are getting a new 29rsws (ksws for 2018). I want a rear view camera. The dealer wants $400 for a Furrion. Should I buy this one or does someone have experience with a cheaper one that will fit the Furrion bracket.
I have one for sale in classifieds - just listed this morning (http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...em-171385.html). Basically never used. Send me a PM if interested. $260
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:24 PM   #3
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i'm pretty sure you can get the Furrion on Amazon for 350ish. Still expensive but save 50 bucks doing a piece of cake install yourself.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:55 PM   #4
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Hello everyone, We are getting a new 29rsws (ksws for 2018). I want a rear view camera. The dealer wants $400 for a Furrion. Should I buy this one or does someone have experience with a cheaper one that will fit the Furrion bracket.
Congrats on your new camper. I have the same, 2018 29ksws. Did you buy the camera and does it help? I want to get one, but life seems to get in the way of buying one.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:32 AM   #5
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We got the Furrion for our Flagstaff 5er and love it. Since yours is wired for it the simplicity of installation and the quality might make it worth the extra bucks. I find that it helps more with changing lanes than backing up. Just this week bought a dash mount holder as the original was not that good and eventually broke.

Have fun.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:02 AM   #6
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We purchased the Furrion observation camera on ebay for $299 a week or so ago. Excellent product for day use. I still need to work out some quirks for night use. If you mount it on the dash, it's too bright at night. You can turn down the brightness but as soon as you power off the vehicle it defaults to the original setting.

Even so, I love it, especially for changing lanes with a 50' long rig. Since my Roo was prewired, it took about 10 min to install.
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Just this week bought a dash mount holder as the original was not that good and eventually broke.
Is there some kind of bean bag mount for something like that? I don't want to be screwing stuff or gluing stuff to dash of my new truck.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:11 PM   #8
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Just this week bought a dash mount holder as the original was not that good and eventually broke.

Have fun.
What kind of mount did you get?

The suction cup worked good for the first trip. Its flimsy but no experience after that.
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My dash is too textured for suction, windshield too far, and i don't want to stick anything to dash for suction to grip on to. I really liked my Garmin bean bag mount back when portable GPS was the thing to have.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:35 PM   #10
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I used a pop socket for a cell phone and mounted it to the dash. Easy to remove.

Here is what I used:

http://a.co/d/6v2bbmO
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