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Posted: 07/23/19 05:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm considering getting a back-up camera for my 41 foot long 5er. It's a Montana High Country and came "pre wired" for the Furrion Back-up Camera.

I know there are other brands out there, but since the camper is pre-wired for the Furrion version, I'm beginning to explore this brand.

With that said, I'd appreciate anyone's experience with their Furrion Back-up camera. I suppose the questions are:

First: Did you install the camera system yourself and if you did was it more work than you expected. In other words, should you have hired someone else to do it?

Second: What model did you get and why?

Third: Did it meet your expectations or do you have regrets and wish you would have selected a different or upgraded model or different brand altogether?

Fourth: Did it hold up over time? It's technology? Did it putter out eventually, or after time, still working strong?

Input appreciated.

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Dutch, one more question to add,,,,
Did you install something else, and was it able to use the Furion infrastructure installed on the unit?

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I have one on the back of my truck camper, the wireless one. My camper wasn't pre wired but the install was easy and the the monitor (have it on my dash) is clear and it has night vision too. Had mine 3 years and no issues at all. Was a Christmas present from my wife.

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I'm very happy with mine. Like I said, monitor is clear and it works well. In fact I can be 75 feet from the camper ant turn it on and it works at distance too.


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I have the furrion observation camera. I like this one because you can use it while driving. It works great, you can see everything that's coming up behind you and if you pass someone you can see how far you've cleared them by.


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I have a Montana that was pre-wired. I installed the Furrion observation camera and couldn't be happier.

It took maybe 10 minutes to install. Periodically it will blank out for a second to two when the sun hits it, but it always comes right back on.

I use it more for observation, pulling back into the lane, than I do backing.

I wouldn't be without one again...

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I might add, I pull a trailer with our quads on it and I can keep an eye on them going down the road too.

There are cheaper ones on Flea Bay but the Furrion works very well. Like I said, was a gift so don't know what the cost was.

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Installed the Furrion on our GD TT which was pre wired. Works great. Overpriced in my opinion but the ease of installation made that a little more acceptable.

Two comments:

Get the observation one, you can use going down the road and backup

I wish I had purchased the larger screen, 7 inches I think. Ours is 4 inches and works fine but larger would be better.

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riven1950 wrote:

Installed the Furrion on our GD TT which was pre wired. Works great. Overpriced in my opinion but the ease of installation made that a little more acceptable.

Two comments:

Get the observation one, you can use going down the road and backup

I wish I had purchased the larger screen, 7 inches I think. Ours is 4 inches and works fine but larger would be better.


Mine is 4" as well. Didn't know a larger one was available and probably wasn't 3 years ago when my wife got me mine for Christmas.

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I have installed the Furion 7" observation camera with two maker light cameras on my 32 'Fifth Wheel. I love the system and wish I would have installed it earlier it would have saved some arguments when parking in the campground.


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DutchmenSport wrote:

I'm considering getting a back-up camera for my 41 foot long 5er. It's a Montana High Country and came "pre wired" for the Furrion Back-up Camera.

I know there are other brands out there, but since the camper is pre-wired for the Furrion version, I'm beginning to explore this brand.

With that said, I'd appreciate anyone's experience with their Furrion Back-up camera. I suppose the questions are:

First: Did you install the camera system yourself and if you did was it more work than you expected. In other words, should you have hired someone else to do it?

Second: What model did you get and why?

I bought one from http://www.tadibrothers.com I did not like the furion monitor and the field of view of the cameras they had at the time. My tadi brothers monitor is a 7 inch one and the camera has a wider filed of view. And with all that and the furion mount adapter it was only a few bucks more than the furion models available at the time.

Third: Did it meet your expectations or do you have regrets and wish you would have selected a different or upgraded model or different brand altogether?

Fourth: Did it hold up over time? It's technology? Did it putter out eventually, or after time, still working strong?

Input appreciated.


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