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RE: Installing rear wireless camera

Also make sure your camera is a observation camera and not just a backup camera. Observation camera can be left on 24/7 and most backup camera will burn out if left on for extended time. A good friend of mine found that out after leaving his backup camera on while on the road after a couple hours. Some of the cheaper backup cams have a delay in displaying the rear view, which makes them unsuitable as observation cams. The monitor might show nobody there, when in reality there is indeed a vehicle. Furrion cameras and monitors are the same whether used as a back up camera or an observation camera.
freetime58 12/01/19 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Installing rear wireless camera

Simple install, tap into the top center clearance light as previously mentioned, the camera will be active when your running lights are turned on. If you want to use the camera while camped as well, you'll need to tap into the 12v circuit in your trailer that always receives power from the onboard battery, any 12v light will do, you probably have one close to where you would need to mount the camera on the outside. You would need to take the monitor with you into the trailer and need a 12v power source close by. I see why some folks (with no rear window in their unit) might want visibility out the back while camped.
freetime58 11/30/19 03:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: So how do I use this solar charge port on my camper?

It's so easy to snip off the Renolgy connector and wire on the correct one for your port. Nothing mysterious about them, black and red wires just like any 12v system, took me about 5 minutes, soldered the wires, used shrink tubing to weather proof and a a small length of wire loom for added protection, looks like factory.
freetime58 11/29/19 06:59am Beginning RVing
RE: Battery storage

Yes you can, is it advisable, No! If you choose to do it anyway, when they are all connected in parallel make sure you charge properly by putting the + lead on the + terminal of the first battery and the - charge lead on the - terminal of the last battery. That way they wall all get charged equally.
freetime58 11/09/19 04:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Mother-In-Law Suite?

Very ugly!
freetime58 11/05/19 06:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hooking up a rear camera to Gulfstream Cabin Cruiser 28BBS

I have a 2018 Gulfstream Cabin Cruiser 28BBS that's been put into storage for the winter. I won't see it for another 6 months :( so I can't answer this question without some help. I know there's a mount to attach a rear camera on the back of the trailer. What I don't know, though, is if the mount is set up to run off the camper's electrical system. The reason I need to know that is because I'm considering dropping some serious hints for my wife to add this to my Christmas shopping list: Type S 6.8" Wide Screen Solar Powered HD Wireless Backup Camera I like that it's solar-powered so I don't have to worry about messing around with any extra wiring. However, if the Gulfstream Cabin Cruiser 28BBS already gives me a mounting option that's already supplying electricity, then it's a non-issue. My camper is in storage, so what do you say? Most TT these days either come with a backup camera or are prewired for a camera. Your's already has a housing mounted under the center clearance light that accepts a Furrion camera, the model of the camera that fits the housing is noted on a sticker affixed to the housing, it's a plug-n-play installation. There are two types of prewire set ups; -a prewire using the TT 12v power supply so the camera is powered all the time, usually a switch somewhere in the TT to turn it off, the monitor can be used in the tow vehicle and moved into the TT when parked, these are primarily called observation cameras -a prewire that gets it's 12v power from the center clearance light, these cameras are only live with the park lights are active and usually called back up cameras You would have to check your specs to see what pre-wire you have, but my guess would be it's powered from the TT 12v system? Because you have the housing already mounted, if you remove the 4 screws that hold the cover in place, there is a jack that the camera would simply plug into, use the 4 screws to secure the camera in the housing, screw on the antenna, that's it!
freetime58 11/03/19 07:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Loose tow bar in receiver

I emailed Roadmaster and got no response. The Sterling Tow bar where it plugs into the receiver on the Motorhome has an 1/8" to 1/4" clearance top and bottom. It rotates up and down on the pin. 4500 lbs of towd slams it up or down on stopping or starting or braking....and that is not a good thing. Campign World installed the tow bar years ago. I have tried to put small rubber washers on top and bottom but of course they didn't stay. I don't think this was intentionally designed to do this. Any ideas on how to fix this before it destroys the receiver? Does it fit more tightly on the sides? If not, and you have a 1/4" play top and bottom and the sides. You don't mention what type or year of motorhome, if you have had it for a while or it's new to you........I suspect you may have a 2" insert in a 2 1/2" receiver???? It's highly unusual that a 2" draw bar have that much play in a 2" receiver. There is some movement in all set ups but I have never seen 1/8 to 1/4 inch play.
freetime58 11/01/19 07:17am Tech Issues
RE: Air bags or "Bump Stop" type suspension

I have Timbrens on my 1500. The advantages they have are that they require no maintenance, don't leak, and are set it and forget it. They are a simple 15 min install, and are progressive and work well. They are also cheaper to buy than airbags. The disadvantages they have is that they are not adjustable. Airbags are adjustable for load, but can leak (will leak eventually) and require a more complicated install. There are other options too, such as Roadmaster Active Suspension, and add a leaf systems. 12 years and not one leak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
freetime58 10/22/19 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags or "Bump Stop" type suspension

Currently on my third GMC truck (in the last 12 years) with Firestone RideRite air bags with their Air Command compressor system on-board. The previous two trucks had digital gauges and a switch under dash to inflate/deflate the bags.......my current system has a wireless remote control used to inflate/deflate the bags. Love it!!! You can stand several yards away from your TV, eyeball the truck, inflate/deflate the bags using the remote until she sits level........... Over the last 12 years the systems I have had preformed flawlessly, performed as they should......IMO, great product, no drill installation making them so easy to install yourself with just common hand/power tools. Running empty with only 10 lbs in the bags so as to not damage them (recommended by manufacturer) with no effect on ride/handling, they have been up as high as 85 lbs depending on the situation but typically 30-55 lbs is the range I most often use, no matter they provide improved performance to ride, stability and handling............I never leave home with out them!!!!
freetime58 10/22/19 07:55am Tow Vehicles
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