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Posted: 07/26/19 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where does one usually install a 7" observation screen?

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philh wrote:

Where does one usually install a 7" observation screen?

Mines going on a suction mount, to the windshield.


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Fire19 wrote:

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.


I have a 5in screen a little cheaper then the 7 and works great. Not too big and not too small.


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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.


To answer your questions:

First: We installed ourselves and I would say it took less than 30 minutes to do. No, we did not need to hire someone else to do it.

Second: Our trailer did not come pre-wired and it did not have the "sharkfin" apparatus installed. We chose the Furrion FOS05TASR Rear Marker Light camera with a 5-inch monitor. Why? We determined that to install a rear marker light camera meant drilling fewer holes into the wall of the trailer which we did not want to do. The 5-inch monitor seems about just right for size; can see the picture, but it's not so big that we wouldn't know where to put it.

Third: We haven't had it very long; have used it on two trips now and it is working as expected. Once in awhile it momentarily loses signal, but nothing major. I don't do the driving, but I believe it has been a big help to be able to see what's going on behind us.

Fourth: I guess I can't answer that question yet because we just got it. [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/28/19 06:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ours prewired. Took all of 15 minutes. Plug trailer in, plug display in, turn on head lights, 5 seconds later, picture transmitted. Trailer is 38’ on a long bed truck. No booster needed.





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I just wanted to say that there is a difference between a back-up camera and the observation camera. The difference being that the camera only comes on when you are backing the unit for the back up camera. The observation camera allows you to see people come up the rear of you, in my instance, when the lights are on and when you are backing the unit.
Just to make sure Dutchmen understands there is a difference.

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rbp111 wrote:

I just wanted to say that there is a difference between a back-up camera and the observation camera. The difference being that the camera only comes on when you are backing the unit for the back up camera. The observation camera allows you to see people come up the rear of you, in my instance, when the lights are on and when you are backing the unit.
Just to make sure Dutchmen understands there is a difference.


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I have the observation model. Installed it myself. Trailer was pre-wired took all of 10 minutes. Pretty disappointed. Pixilates, freezes up and drops out. 40 ft. fifth wheel. Don't know if they make a booster, maybe that would help. I keep mine in a drawer next to the tire pressure monitor that doesn't work very well either.

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No. The backup camera merely turns on when you put the tow vehicle in Reverse.
The observation camera is on when you have the trailer lights on or when you put the tow vehicle in reverse.
I understand what you are saying, but they sell the observation cameras separate from the observation cameras.

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I meant to write they make backup cameras and they make observation cameras.

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