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Just a PSA if anyone cares

So.. I have a Furrion Back Up camera that I love to use… Went to use it the last trip out and everything was blurry….

Googled and found it is a common issue with back up camera’s…. Here is the fix -
First, i took 2000 grit wet sand paper and rubbed the lens, then I folded some around a nail file and did it again, this time getting where my fat fingers could not reach..Then I dried and used some plastiz head light renew and foam cone wheel on my drill…. I did these steps 2 - 3 times and here are the results.. I think 1 or 2 more rounds and it will be 100%

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Very cool - thanks for sharing! Assume you tried just using windex before sandpaper?


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Googled and found it is a common issue with back up camera’s


Did you use a cover during the off season? I had the same issue and found that if the cover moves in the wind it will scratch the lens. I Replaced the camera and then removed it when the rig is covered from Nov to Mar with no more issues. Then I got to thinking if the cover can do this to a glass lens, what about other surfaces? Took a good look at the roof membrane edge streetside where it's not protected by the awning tube and got my answer, almost worn through. No more covers.

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Ranger431 wrote:

Very cool - thanks for sharing! Assume you tried just using windex before sandpaper?


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PButler96 wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:



Googled and found it is a common issue with back up camera’s


Did you use a cover during the off season? I had the same issue and found that if the cover moves in the wind it will scratch the lens. I Replaced the camera and then removed it when the rig is covered from Nov to Mar with no more issues. Then I got to thinking if the cover can do this to a glass lens, what about other surfaces? Took a good look at the roof membrane edge streetside where it's not protected by the awning tube and got my answer, almost worn through. No more covers.


We don’t use a cover, has always been concerned about it messing up the surface of the corners

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Ours worked about 8 months then one day, the monitor went black. Furrion wouldn’t comment. I removed it and sent it to the recycle pile. All Furrion stuff is junk from the get go. Their Tv, their Microwave and their camera system. I would assume they had a RV tire deal also.





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Retired JSO wrote:

All Furrion stuff is junk from the get go.


Yep, and they're now owned by Lippert, the king of junk manufacturing and distribution. One would think it's impossible to take Furrion junk and junk it up some more but Lippert will find a way.

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