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Old 03-03-2019, 01:43 PM   #1
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Backup camera question

Hi- Taking delivery of a Rockwood 2606WS Ultra Light in May. It has rear camera prep for a Furrion. Do all Furrion models work or is there a specific model I need to buy? (This has been asked before but Furrion has updated its models so previous recommendations are no longer available.)

Also, any preference as to screen size? 4.3" vs. 5" vs. 7". Obviously, bigger is better but you lose more view out the windshield with bigger screens. What's the right balance of screen size vs. viewability out the front?

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Old 03-03-2019, 03:22 PM   #2
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Furion displays have very low resolution so the 7” should be better. If you mount it up high in front of the existing mirror you wouldn’t be blocking anything. After all, the only reason you look up there is to view the rear view mirror, which would now be a rear view electronic display.

I have a 10” iPad mounted in front of the mirror and it works great.

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Old 03-03-2019, 05:12 PM   #3
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I bought the FOS48TA-BL with my TT. It has the 4.3" screen. It looks like this model is no longer available.

Looks like the FOS43TASF is the one now with the 4.3" screen.

Personally, I wouldn't want a bigger screen. The 4.3" does fine for us.


Congrats on the new TT!

Here's a deal on one

https://www.forestriverelectronics.c.../fos43tasf.htm
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We have the observation one and love it driving down the road. Makes it so easier to change lanes and what's going on back there. You would not believe how close people follow you. I would spend the and get that one. It is well with it
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Sorry it is well with it. We have the 4.3 and for us it works great. I have mounted on the dash board so just I can see easier with a glance. Just personal preference.
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:14 PM   #7
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Furrion has a backup camera and an observation camera. The former is for that express purpose: backing up. The latter is for continuous viewing during all conditions: backing up, driving, whatever. I believe the signal strength and resolution is better for the observation.

The primary utility for me is viewing during driving, not for backing up. So, I'd highly recommend getting the observation version.
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I'd also go with the observation. The 4.3" works fine for us. I've started connecting it directly to my mirror with elastic straps. That puts it out of the way, and where I would naturally be looking for rear view.
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:46 AM   #9
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Hi- Taking delivery of a Rockwood 2606WS Ultra Light in May. It has rear camera prep for a Furrion. Do all Furrion models work or is there a specific model I need to buy? (This has been asked before but Furrion has updated its models so previous recommendations are no longer available.)

Also, any preference as to screen size? 4.3" vs. 5" vs. 7". Obviously, bigger is better but you lose more view out the windshield with bigger screens. What's the right balance of screen size vs. viewability out the front?

Thanks!
This is a great subject. I have used in the past, a Garmin BC30 and had it wired to 12 volts rather than the backup lights. So it worked when I turned on marker lights.

When we ordered our F250 we included a backup camera for the our 2888ws, it displays on the dash screen, but since I had to have the wiring installed with prices upwards of $1200, (included TPMS truck integrated)I did not. I do not know if it has observation capability. If it does have observation I still may have the cam installed.

Any thoughts on this?
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:43 PM   #10
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I'll also suggest the observation camera. Does a nice job while driving. You just have to remember to turn on the running lights in order for the camera to be powered.
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