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Old 06-14-2018, 06:37 PM   #1
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Installing Furrion FOS48TAPK-BL question

I ordered the Furrion Wireless Observation System and it arrived today. I was originally going to mount it 3 inches below the top center running light on the rear of the TT. I read some of the reviews and questions on Amazon and someone there said they just removed the center running light on their camper and mounted it in that location. I searched to see if there was a legal reason requiring 5 running lights along the top of my TT and could find nothing for any state that said this was required. This would certainly make the install easier that drilling into the rear wall.

Anyone see any issues with this?

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Old 06-15-2018, 03:22 AM   #2
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Iíve read here that the three center lights are required, but havenít researched it myself. I personally would mount it below the center light and be done with it. No chance of issues that way.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:38 AM   #3
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Federal law says that if it came from factory running lights then they are all required to work.
Anything over a certain size is required to have the center 3 red clearance lights.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:13 AM   #4
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Interesting. Forest River or the dealer chose to locate the camera mount and prewire (no camera) in the space between the center running light and the driver's side light. I bought a camera and tried it. Looks odd but works.
However I'll be removing all and reselling the camera. Just not for me.
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Please expand on your comment, "just not for me". I would appreciate it. I've been considering one. Right now I have a hardwired backup camera, costing just $20. I can see anyone in my blind spot and coming up on me. Everything else I can see with mirrors. Picture isn't great, but adequate. Wondering if the additional $350 will only get me a little more clarity. You decided it wasn't worth it. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:24 AM   #6
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There is a trailer code/law stating that you have to have the 3 RED lights in the center of the trailer. This is to warn oncoming vehicles that they are approaching a trailer from a distance, they changed the law on the 2 outside red ones, but the 3 bunched together red ones are still mandatory. I drove trailers all over the country for 33+ years before I retired.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:59 AM   #7
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1st I am all for the Rear Cameras! In regards to the OP light question,I would like to see a Law "Limiting" the Number of lights on the Rear along with NO Shinny Stainless Steel Rear Doors as well! Follow a "Light SHOW/SS MIRROR" Big Rig down the road at NIGHT! Youroo!!
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:17 AM   #8
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I agree with mounting it about 3 inches below the center light. That is where mine is located and it works great.
Also, the rear camera is absolutely the best peace of mind thing I have on my rig. Just having the ability to see surrounding traffic when making lane changes is well worth it.
Also backing into tight camping spots is great also.
I bought the Furrion unit.
Installation is really not that difficult.
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Interesting. Forest River or the dealer chose to locate the camera mount and prewire (no camera) in the space between the center running light and the driver's side light. I bought a camera and tried it. Looks odd but works.
However I'll be removing all and reselling the camera. Just not for me.
Ok I've been pondering a back up camera. Why "isn't it for you"? What do you have, where are you located and how much will you be asking for it?


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I agree with mounting it about 3 inches below the center light. That is where mine is located and it works great.
Also, the rear camera is absolutely the best peace of mind thing I have on my rig. Just having the ability to see surrounding traffic when making lane changes is well worth it.
Also backing into tight camping spots is great also.
I bought the Furrion unit.
Installation is really not that difficult.
Mule

Is it wireless? And can it be left on continuously? What is the model number?

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