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Old 06-28-2016, 07:41 AM   #11
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I do wish it was pointed 'further back' and not just down at my bumper. I can't see a car coming up on me unless it almost touches my bumper on trailer. Great for backing up, not so much for lane changes on I-whatever.
I installed mine last night (The #48 observation model). It seems to work ok. I wish the screen was a little larger. The camera pivots in the mounting base/bracket. Adjust it up a notch or two. I have not tried it on the road yet, but I could see a good way back in our yard and could still see the top of the bumper mounted spare tire, which would be enough of a reference while backing up. I think I pushed it all the way up and then angled it back down one notch.

If you remove the bracket you'll have four and not two holes from the mounting screws to deal with. The housing installed at the factory by FR has two lower and two upper mounting holes. Unless your on a ladder you'll not see the upper ones. The 4 holes are in a rectangle pattern, 1 -1/4" high and 5" side to side.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:15 AM   #12
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I've had my observation camera installed for 3 trips and it works great. I also had to remove the mount because the camera wasn't getting power. I think the FR technicians need a remedial class in how to crimp connectors. Once that was repaired, it has worked great. I have mine pointed up all the way and I can still see the bumper. I also had to buy a bean bag type mount as the angle of my Silverado windshield is too steep for the suction cup mount.

I bought the observation camera from Big a Discount RV in Illinois for $327 with free shipping.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:12 AM   #13
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Exlimey, you bought the Furrion one?
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:17 PM   #14
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You will have to decide for yourself which camera to get. I was in your SAME boat several months ago...researched everywhere and was not very impressed with what I was reading about the Furion system...UNTIL I realized that Furion actually makes TWO different models: one for JUST BACKING (the 12 model) and one for BOTH BACKING AND OBSERVING BEHIND WHILE DRIVING (the 48 model). Since I have a Flagstaff TT my model came prewired for either. I ordered the 48 and spent MAYBE 12 minutes installing the whole thing. It was already paired from the factory which helped. Have 3 trips under my belt now with the system operating (with running lites ON) and could not be more pleased.
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:35 PM   #15
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I talked to Furrion last year at the rally about the small screen and they said they would be working on it but looks like just blown smoke. Other than that works good even as I travel down the road. Later RJD
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:20 AM   #16
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Dannyboy76, yes, I did by the Furrion "48" observation camera system. The frame rate of the video is much faster and suited for use while you're driving. As I said, it's worked great for me. I'll see how well it works for lane changes this weekend as this will be our first trip off two lane roads and onto the freeway.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:47 AM   #17
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Dannyboy76, yes, I did by the Furrion "48" observation camera system. The frame rate of the video is much faster and suited for use while you're driving. As I said, it's worked great for me. I'll see how well it works for lane changes this weekend as this will be our first trip off two lane roads and onto the freeway.
Just a slight caution learned from many miles of Furrion 48 experience. That lens is a very, very wide angle. When a car is just barely visible coming up the back they are really pretty close depending on their speed. Its a combination of the 48 and good extended tow mirrors combined with long slow lane changes to be safe. The 48 is a great tool, just not one to be exclusive.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:08 AM   #18
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Most definitely - objects are closer than they appear.

However, the line feature has worked very well for me as an indicator of when it is (or isn't) safe to move over. They also line up fairly closely to the track of my tires. Helps me get things lined up when when backing. (Won't replace my spotter though!)
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:18 PM   #19
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i plan on pulling off the bracket and make a template to mount my own camera there, i want to be able to have the video show on my in dash screen, ill make a new thread when i finally attack it
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:27 PM   #20
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I bought the Furrion backup observation camper for our 2016 21DK works great. Was a bit expensive but being able to see behind the trailer while driving was well worth it



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