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Old 06-01-2016, 07:12 AM   #1
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Pre-Wired backup camera

I just purchased a 264RKS with prewired for a backup camera. From everything I've read on this forum it is prewired for a Furrion camera system. I have a Garmin RV760 GPS that is capable of linking to a Garmin BC-20 camera. My question: Can the BC-20 camera use the Furrion prewired setup and still connect wirelessly to the Garmin GPS? Do I have to buy a Furrion camera system to make the connection? Don't know about everyone else, but my experience with Furrion products has not been good, and their customer service is even worse!
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:36 PM   #2
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It's just a basic 12v connection that is powered on when your TV lights are on. We have the Furrion observation camera mounted and it works great. Very clear, wide angle picture.


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Old 07-24-2016, 07:34 PM   #3
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You can tap into the wiring provided for the backup camera to power your BC-20 camera. This wiring provides 12vdc when the trailer running lights are on. The Bc-20 transmitter can attach to the top of your trailer to transmit to your Garmin. I did essentially the same thing by buying a backup camera system from Tadis brothers. Powered the camera via the Furrion wiring, placed the camera in the space provided for the furrion camera and stuck the transmitter on the trailer via the sticky pad provided. This setup has worked quite well for us while traveling; I can see what's behind my trailer.
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We own a 2016 240RBS and ours was wired to ONLY come on when the TV was in reverse (connected to the backup lights). We had the longer range transmitting Furrion and wanted to use it while driving as a rear view aid.

It was pretty simple to tap into the running lights from the pre-installed mount and change the power source. Just wanted to give you a heads-up to check the power source while you're there and make sure its what you need.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:51 AM   #5
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We have the Furrion Observation Camera, very happy with it an took all of 15 minutes to connect and get working.


To answer your question, yes you can use the Garmin camera using the supplied Furrion wiring, the only thing inside the Furrion black box is the 12v power for the camera. On our WJ the supplied 12v power is connected to the driving lights. So to get power to the camera, the trailer umbilical cable needs to be connected to the truck and the driving lights turned on.



The Garmin RV760 GPS has a wired camera connection and then the Garmin BC-20 camera is a wireless system that includes the wireless TXer/RXer. The wireless RXer connects into the Garmin wired plug. You can buy a Garmin camera cable for ~$20 or less and use any wireless setup.





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It's just a basic 12v connection that is powered on when your TV lights are on. We have the Furrion observation camera mounted and it works great. Very clear, wide angle picture.


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