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Old 04-26-2017, 02:15 PM   #1
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Question about Furrion camera mount

Does the stock provide furrion camera mount power the camera all the time or what. How does that work. Also, is it easy to relocate the camera to different vehicle?

I am thinking about buying the kit, that contains the camera, display and another mount. I'm wondering if I could put the mount on my Excursion and then pop the camera out and relocate it to the back of the camper when I am pulling it.

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Old 04-26-2017, 02:42 PM   #2
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Power for the prewired camera mount is there when the running lights are on.

It's held in with a few mounting screws but with that and having to uncouple the wiring each time you wanted to move it, I'd believe it'd be more hassle than it's worth.
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Easy to remove camera with only 4 screws and relocate to another vehicle. You can also move the camera view up or down to a limited degree once in the housing.
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Does the stock provide furrion camera mount power the camera all the time or what. How does that work. Also, is it easy to relocate the camera to different vehicle?

I am thinking about buying the kit, that contains the camera, display and another mount. I'm wondering if I could put the mount on my Excursion and then pop the camera out and relocate it to the back of the camper when I am pulling it.

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Not sure about your unit but on mine it has a proprietary plug that looks like a headphone jack. It is 4 screws and this connector to plug in. If you buy the full kit you will get a second housing and power connector and they are cheaper than just the camera as well. You can move it but it back and forth. You would just wire it to reverse or parking lights for power.

On my trailer you need to have the parking lights on to use it. My manual states that it is wired to the junction box by the hitch. I never checked it but it works that way. Others have had theirs wired to brake lights or interior lights that needed to be on. I would check it if you can easily with a volt meter.

Also get the observation camera as WiFi is more powerful. The backup one will cut in and out.
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Old 04-26-2017, 02:47 PM   #5
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Switching between mounts would be possible but a pain to do. There are 4 very tiny screws that mount the camera. Getting power from the taillights seems to be the norm.
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So, switching camera from the camper to the truck is a pain... But is it as much of a pain as trying to hitch up? My truck is a towing rig only. fully 90% of its time is spent pulling a trailer. Usually my flatbed car hauler, but I find myself hauling more/different trailers all the time.

I can land on the car hauler just about every time the first time. I've done it enough that I know how to line it up off the mirrors. Other trailers (camper included) are a mystery. Using my wife as a spotter is something I learned years ago is useless. Despite everything I try to tell her, she likes to wait till after she tells me to stop to tell me I need to be 2 inches further over. I love her, but I fear one day I will beat her to death over her spotting skills. Now I just tell her to go sit in the shade and look cute. Its best for everyone.

Coupled with the fact that my Excursion is extremely tall, and my knees are getting older, making 4-5 hops in and out to hitch up is getting to be a pain as well. I might try the swapping the single camera back and forth, and if that gets too much of a PITA, then buy a second camera and mount it permanently and just use the one display and pair it to whatever camera I need to use.

BTW, this is my trucks usual configuration. As you can see, getting in and out can be a pain. An 8" lift on 37" toyos seems like a good idea when you are 41. Now that I am 50... not so much.

Tim
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:05 PM   #7
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Just get one of these...


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I found this as well. Battery operated. EsiCam World First HD Portable Wireless iPhone Rear View Camera for RV Trailer Truck SUV Rear View & Backing Up Creative All In One Camera with Flash Light https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0188CGMWG..._3aqazb9TRBTMH
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Get one of these....had one on my Ram for 6 years. Eliminates using the wife as a spotter!
Hopkins 50002 smart hitch backup camera system.
Amazon or ebay is a good source....around $129.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:48 PM   #10
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I would say what you describe would work well. Camper camera is powered by running lights. It's a few screws and a plug to remove. Not hard to do in my opinion.
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