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Old 11-27-2019, 10:18 AM   #1
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Furrion Backup / Observation

I just recently purchased a new Rockwood Ultra Lite 2608BS. It comes pre-wired for a backup camera. I have 2 questions.
* How is the power set up? Only when hooked up to tow vehicle?
* What would be the best Furrion product to install?
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:38 AM   #2
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It's powered when the marker lights are lit.

I installed a Haloview MC7108 instead of a Furrion on mine.
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:51 AM   #3
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I got the adaptor and installed a Haloview as well, one year later very happy with it at a fraction of the price of Furrion stuff. I like the 7" screen.

Yes, it is powered when hooked up and running lights are on.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:13 AM   #4
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Do you need an adaptor for the Haloview?
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:14 AM   #5
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Sorry... asked and answered.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:19 AM   #6
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Do you need an adaptor for the Haloview?
$7 includes the mounting bracket and adapter plug

https://www.haloview.com/haloview-ba...wired-rvs.html
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:32 AM   #7
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As Kcoulter advised, it is pretty cheap. It is easy to remove the 'shark fin' mount, just a few screws and some adhesive. The adaptor bracket holes match the shark fin screw holes perfectly. The adaptor has a grommet on it that seals the hole on the back wall perfectly.
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* What would be the best Furrion product to install?
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None. There are better products available with better specs for half the price.
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Old 11-27-2019, 01:40 PM   #9
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But if you insisted on Furrion, go with the biggest screen you can afford. You'll shell out over 500 bucks for it on Amazon, the price came down, lol. Cheaper to just strap your old lady to the back ladder and stuff a walkie in her hand!
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But if you insisted on Furrion, go with the biggest screen you can afford. You'll shell out over 500 bucks for it on Amazon, the price came down, lol. Cheaper to just strap your old lady to the back ladder and stuff a walkie in her hand!
Have you considered the residual alimony?
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:46 PM   #11
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Lol, if she hasn't divorced me yet, I think I'm safe. 27 years. But you're right, I don't want to damage the ladder.
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But if you insisted on Furrion, go with the biggest screen you can afford. You'll shell out over 500 bucks for it on Amazon, the price came down, lol. Cheaper to just strap your old lady to the back ladder and stuff a walkie in her hand!

so my question is the furion camera when mounted to the trailer does the cover go over the camera ? or is there just a camera hanging there, the halloview camera just looks like its mounted there with no cover, is that correct, i have looked at both but some stuff you buy looks bad and not a clean install
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Here is my install: BTW, that is the correct angle for the antenna. Not supposed to be straight up.
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Not supposed to be straight up.
Supposed to be parallel to the receiving antenna, as far as I know......
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if anybody has a pic of the mounted furrion camera on the back of your tt please it, i want to see and a small review
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Supposed to be parallel to the receiving antenna, as far as I know......
from my rc experience, 2.4ghz as long as the antenna tip is not pointing at the source its good, the tip pointing at the receiving end is the weakest point, tip to tip is very weak
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I dont have the pic mounted but you can see several here. https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Camera/F...FOS43TASF.html

I had one. I liked it and it never miss a beat with connectivity but after 2 years it was just cloudy at night and with the sun anywhere near the rear due to water intrusion. I stored uncovered during that time. I thought the monitor was small and I didnt like the fact that you could not use a third party monitor but they all seem to have this limitation. I removed the mount for the monitor and just slid a suction cup into the back and would mount it on the rear view mirror. Should you go this route get the observation model and not the backup.

I replaced mine with a different brand which works but not as well for about 1/3 the price (150). For some reason price went up on them as I originally paid 250 and now they are 400.

My current one will lose connectivity and show frozen pictures that are stale. They are HD but stale. This is a problem for me because I want to glance and know if I have room not stare at it.
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Welcome from New Jersey, I have the Furrion observation unit , Love it and wouldn't trailer without one,Had it for over 2 years on 2 different campers and no issues at all.
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Supposed to be parallel to the receiving antenna, as far as I know......
The Haloview instructions say to angle it like that. My monitor antenna is up against the roof of my cab while it hangs from my rear view mirror, have to lay that antenna flat against monitor. It still works perfectly.
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We also went with the Haloview. Get the adapter kit, remove the shark fin, put up the Haloview camera. Easy. Big bright picture and much cheaper than the Furrion.
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