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Old 02-15-2022, 12:50 PM   #41
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My big q is regardless of brand, do they eliminate "backup bickering"?
That alone is worth the admission fee
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Old 02-15-2022, 12:52 PM   #42
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Whole bunch of useful information
Thanks a lot Midwest Ed! This is great information and I'll look into the security camera wiring with the key fobs - that's a pretty cool idea.

For us, we want to observe the bike rack while driving, that is the main reason for going with the camera. Monitoring traffic is a great side benefit, and that is why I'm curious about the side cameras.

I also just like the technology and making modifications to our trailer!
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Old 02-15-2022, 01:18 PM   #43
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Gotta be easier ways to detect a bike falling off the back of a trailer (where they shouldn't be) than constantly watching a video screen. Cameras don't prevent anything from happening, they just let you watch while it is happening of recording the incident to view after it happened.

"Backup Bickering" is easily eliminated by prohibiting "helpers." I send mine off to walk the dogs while I park and level.

Best way to miss a step during setup or takedown is to have a helper. "I thought you did it!" resulted in my 4800 pound J/24 sailboat trailer (and boat) coming off the trailer ball on a rainy night less than 5 minutes on the highway. Good news was the chains held.

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Old 02-15-2022, 01:47 PM   #44
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the backup "helper" always stands where I can't see her in the mirror.

and, the rear camera on my Ram 1500 (when in zoom-in mode) does a far better job of helping me line up the ball with the hitch than the helper does.
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Old 02-15-2022, 02:02 PM   #45
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I have a Furrion camera, it was plug and play, and I am really happy with it.
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Old 02-15-2022, 03:27 PM   #46
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This gives me a rock solid signal all the time at any speed I wish to drive.
I'm confused by this statement. Vehicle speed does not affect the signal. The RF signals travel at the speed of light.
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Old 02-15-2022, 03:32 PM   #47
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The field of view from my camera covers beyond the rear corners of my trailer..as per the speed of the vehicle affecting the video ,I think it's the ability to process the video rapidly without blur or stuttering as opposed to slowly backing up.
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Old 02-15-2022, 03:33 PM   #48
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the backup "helper" always stands where I can't see her in the mirror.
LOL, The backup "helper" can be a good audio aid to position the trailer properly. The backup camera is a good video aid to prevent running over the backup "helper".
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Old 02-15-2022, 05:17 PM   #49
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the backup "helper" always stands where I can't see her in the mirror.

and, the rear camera on my Ram 1500 (when in zoom-in mode) does a far better job of helping me line up the ball with the hitch than the helper does.

Now that I have cameras to cover just about every view, I still rely on my backup helper. She does a great job and what makes it easy for us is we use two way radios to communicate back and forth when backing into camp sites. Probably don't even need the cameras, but I do like seeing traffic behind me and on the sides when needing to change lanes.
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Old 02-15-2022, 05:22 PM   #50
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I have a Furrion camera, it was plug and play, and I am really happy with it.
my only complaint with the Furrion system on our camper is that the display isn't is bright as I would like it. in full sun, it is not easy to see detail. I was hoping to find out here if some of the other well-reviewed brands have bright screens.
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Old 02-16-2022, 04:57 AM   #51
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I'm confused by this statement. Vehicle speed does not affect the signal. The RF signals travel at the speed of light.
Doesn't RF stand for"radio frequency"? So wouldn't that be the speed of sound?

Next question - if you're traveling at the speed of light and you turn on the headlights, do they help?
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Old 02-18-2022, 12:11 PM   #52
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Thought about getting a camera but worried about technology changes every couple years. Instead I bought walkie talkies. after a little training over terms and directions to use (on both our parts) not an issue.

I like my helper
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Old 02-18-2022, 12:43 PM   #53
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Doesn't RF stand for"radio frequency"? So wouldn't that be the speed of sound?

Next question - if you're traveling at the speed of light and you turn on the headlights, do they help?
Well RF moves at around 300 million meters/sec. Guess what, that's the speed of light. Radio Frequency is not sound.

When one is riding on a sunbeam, turning on the lights won't help.
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Old 02-18-2022, 12:44 PM   #54
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My DM wants to see what is traveling behind the TT as we are driving. So she wants the 130 degree camera, rather than the 170 degree backup camera.
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Old 02-18-2022, 01:08 PM   #55
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I find the Haloview screen to be plenty bright in all lighting conditions.
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Old 02-18-2022, 03:42 PM   #56
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Thought about getting a camera but worried about technology changes every couple years. Instead I bought walkie talkies. after a little training over terms and directions to use (on both our parts) not an issue.

I like my helper
For those of us that travel alone, the cameras provide a very useful service. If I had my druthers I'd have both but gaining a "helper" is left for another day.
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Old 02-20-2022, 03:32 PM   #57
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I have a 2018 Ford F-150 for a TV and have heard of some people having issues with the wireless signal from the camera getting interference from the aluminum body of the F-150. Has anyone experienced that? Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2022, 04:11 PM   #58
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I have a 2018 Ford F-150 for a TV and have heard of some people having issues with the wireless signal from the camera getting interference from the aluminum body of the F-150. Has anyone experienced that? Thanks.
It is possible that the camera they were using was a backup camera. My first Furrion a backup only was that and I keep losing signal. Furrion let me upgrade to a observation system for about $100. Big difference.

I still am not pleased with the low resolution, but the original camera came with the trailer.

As far as the RF signal, the camera and monitor have to be paired, so there is probably a subset frequency involved. Once I lost the signal at a truck stop. Had to pair the system again. Apparently the WIFI at the truck stop interfered with the camera system.
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Old 02-20-2022, 04:24 PM   #59
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I have a 2018 Ford F-150 for a TV and have heard of some people having issues with the wireless signal from the camera getting interference from the aluminum body of the F-150. Has anyone experienced that? Thanks.


I too have the Furrion S Observation System with rear camera on an almost 43foot fiver that is wireless with no range extensions and an 8foot bed F-350 with aluminum body. Been using mine for the last two years and it works excellent with no interference what so ever.
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Old 02-20-2022, 04:34 PM   #60
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I have a 2018 Ford F-150 for a TV and have heard of some people having issues with the wireless signal from the camera getting interference from the aluminum body of the F-150. Has anyone experienced that? Thanks.
I haven't experienced any transmission issues or interference with my Furrion and my 2017 F-150.
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