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Old 04-16-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Furrion Observation Camera use while driving down the road

My unit came prewired for Furrion camera. I added the observation camera and it was easy to install and has good image. I find that I can go to the rear of my unit and reach up and tilt the camera for closer or further distance of the camera image. It works great for backing up in parking lot, camp site etc, but for driving down the highway....I can only tilt it up to cover about ...guessing...4 car lengths. So I can see someone tailgating me at 60 mph, but can't see cars back what should be normal driving separation distance. Do I need to push it further up with more force to get longer view, or is this what I should expect? I am not unhappy with the camera, works great in city driving and parking.....but I was hoping to get better prospective while driving at highway speeds.

Regarding mounting ......the suction cup does not adhere to my dash....I would like to mount to interior rearview mirror, as it is of no use while trailering....as only see front of trailer in the mirror....is there anyway to have temporary mount to the inside rear mirror? I can use tape it there, but is there a better way to have a temporary mount?
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:51 PM   #2
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I keep ours pointed downward so it doesnít do much on the road except to let me know when the rear is clear of another vehicle in adjacent lanes. Itís pretty high up so Iím not real interested in moving it for the road then for backing in to a site.
As for the suction cup for the monitor, ours sticks to the windshield very well. Has never fallen.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:41 PM   #3
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I keep ours pointed downward so it doesnít do much on the road except to let me know when the rear is clear of another vehicle in adjacent lanes. Itís pretty high up so Iím not real interested in moving it for the road then for backing in to a site.
As for the suction cup for the monitor, ours sticks to the windshield very well. Has never fallen.
x2. Don't really care what's way behind me. More interested in knowing if I've cleared a car I've passed, or what's in my blind spot when backing.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:49 PM   #4
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I use large rubber bands and attach to the rear view mirror, works great and natural response to look there.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:40 PM   #5
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My unit came prewired for Furrion camera. I added the observation camera and it was easy to install and has good image. I find that I can go to the rear of my unit and reach up and tilt the camera for closer or further distance of the camera image. It works great for backing up in parking lot, camp site etc, but for driving down the highway....I can only tilt it up to cover about ...guessing...4 car lengths. So I can see someone tailgating me at 60 mph, but can't see cars back what should be normal driving separation distance. Do I need to push it further up with more force to get longer view, or is this what I should expect? I am not unhappy with the camera, works great in city driving and parking.....but I was hoping to get better prospective while driving at highway speeds.

Regarding mounting ......the suction cup does not adhere to my dash....I would like to mount to interior rearview mirror, as it is of no use while trailering....as only see front of trailer in the mirror....is there anyway to have temporary mount to the inside rear mirror? I can use tape it there, but is there a better way to have a temporary mount?
I have found the same issues with the camera view and just learned to expect this for the camera. I have tried a few of them all with similar issues. If you find one that resolves this please let us know. I am able to use it in conjunction with my mirrors to figure out if I can reliably change lanes.

As far as attachment I removed the dock and slipped a small 1" suction cup to the slot in the back with a minor mod to the suction cup to fit perfect and stick it to the rear view mirror. You need to be tricky with the antenna but it works. If you lick it...it will stick it. I can still see the TT in part of the rear view as well. I find it much easier to look at the rear view than anywhere else and it helps to keep things steady while driving. I like the rubber band idea as well but I have a dash cam that covers the mirror making it very thick.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:34 AM   #6
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I put it downwards so I can see the tip of the spare tire cover and what else it can show behind the TT.
This angle works for us for I can use it to see traffic while changing lanes and also use it to back the TT into the site w/o having to move the camera.
Attached is the view that I get (the real image definition is better for the camera that I took the shot with was having problems focusing on the little screen...)
If you point the camera too straight to incoming traffic, you will have problems with the traffic headlights at night.
As for the inside unit, I use the provided suction cup to hold the little screen to the windshield to the left of the rear view mirror.
This position is good for it doesn't block your view of the road.
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:02 PM   #7
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I find the view just fine. I know when I'm pulling in front of someone that there is 40 feet between us or more.
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I use a couple of those bands woman use in their hair. Seem to last longer than rubber bands.
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:25 PM   #9
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Furrion Observation Camera for Sale

Furrion Observation Camera for sale, MH came with one. [IMG] $275.00. mounted once and only used to park TT.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:48 PM   #10
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Furrion Monitor Mount

I use a magnetic Cell Phone mount stuck to the dash. I removed the suction cup thing and taped a magnet to the right angle bracket... Works very well...
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