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Old 06-27-2016, 10:20 AM   #1
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Prewired backup camera

My Shamrock is prewired for a backup camera with a mounting bracket. Over the bracket is says to go to furrion.com for the camera. I went to their website, made some research and saw lot of rv'er having bad experience with Furrions product and their product are really expensive. Anyone know if the prewired and mounting bracket fits other brand of camera?
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The prewiring consists of providing power for the wireless camera. (The trailer's lights have to be on to get that power.)

Basically you'd have to cover the fairly small hole under the plate and I see no reason why you couldn't substitute another wireless brand.

FWIW: We went ahead and bought the High-Speed Observation System and have had zero problems. (Well - one initial problem. But Furrion can't be held accountable for FR installers who don't know how to properly install solder-less connectors.)
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No reason why you can not remove the mounting bracket that is there and then install the system of your choice. Later RJD
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No reason why you can not remove the mounting bracket that is there and then install the system of your choice. Later RJD

The only reason I can think of you can't, is you have a very irregularly sized bracket about 6" x 3" and a gasket that is caulked in with geocel. The 4 screws holding that were zipped in without pre drilling, and then they were stripped resulting in blowing out the gelcoat. Under that gasket they have a 3/4" hole which looks like they hired a rat to gnaw through the wall. I had mine off last night to see if it was wired into the running lights or the backup light circuit (center pin on 7 way).

On a 2017 Roo 23WS it is wired into the running / clearance lights. I sort of figured FR would not have taken the time and expense of running a dedicated wire from the A frame to that camera since a Roo has no backup lights to require it.

As much as I do not like Furrion, and like them even less since they jumped in bed with LCI, I did break down and buy the observation camera for around $350 at Amazon.
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Thanks for the feedback, I will look on how the bracket is made, I will search over amazon and ebay if I can find something that can transmit over bluetooth or wifi on my phone since I already use it for GPS and to listen music. It is already well installed on my dashboard.
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Yes the bracket is odd shaped but only one hole for wires to go through and two screws that hold bracket into place at least that is how mine is and yep wired in to clearance lights. If he finds one with a bracket to cover mounting hole go to go. Later RJD
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Anyone know if the 23IKSS pre waiting is connected to backup lights or parking lights? If parking lights, then it could be used while driving to see if anyone is on your tailgate


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The Furrion camera with 48 in the model number is the way to go. Cheaper on Amazon but if you buy direct they will knock off 10% if you sign up for the newsletter. Most Furrion complaints refer to the model with 12 in the number. I've had the 48 a little over a year and like it.
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Anyone know if the 23IKSS pre waiting is connected to backup lights or parking lights? If parking lights, then it could be used while driving to see if anyone is on your tailgate
It's wired to the running lights. I have to have the Tahoe's headlights turned on - not on auto.

I installed #FOS48TA-BL - their "High-Speed Observation System" and I use it like a rear view mirror. I actually hang the monitor on the mirror. At least when I look up there out of habit I actually see something besides the front of the camper!

Helps a bit backing into campgrounds, gas stations, etc. But don't expect to see too much detail.
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Have the Observation Camera. It went 'out' 200 miles after picking up trailer.

Turned out it was just a loss of 'pairing'..........a bluetooth issue. 40 foot trailer, 22 foot truck, they're a long way apart. Loss of pairing understandable.

Paired them with help at campsite this week, made it home just fine with it working.

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.
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