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campinia

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Posted: 06/11/18 12:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just bought a new TT a few months ago at a show and the show deal included a Furrion camera that they normally sell for $350. The TT was prewired. I would have never thought about buying a back-up camera, but, I have used it quite a lot and really like it. I don't think I would spend $650 for it, but, I would probably spend $200 to $300 and install it myself, knowing now how much I use it, even with my wife guiding me in spots most of the time.


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I just added a Furrion Vision 2 FOS48TA-BL to my TT, it came pre-wired with the mount pre-installed. I was either gonna add mirrors or get the camera. The camera won. The Furrion Vision 2 FOS48TAPK-BL is the full kit w/mount and wiring.

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johntinacamping wrote:

Is it helpful to have one? Yes. Is $649 a ripoff? Yes again. I installed one on my travel trailer for $50. Take a look at this video for the install I did, but mine is permanently attached to the outside rear of the camper, at the crest of the roof: DIY Travel Trailer Rear View Camera



X2.

Way overpriced

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sgfrye wrote:

johntinacamping wrote:

Is it helpful to have one? Yes. Is $649 a ripoff? Yes again. I installed one on my travel trailer for $50. Take a look at this video for the install I did, but mine is permanently attached to the outside rear of the camper, at the crest of the roof: DIY Travel Trailer Rear View Camera



X2.

Way overpriced


X3 seems like a rip off to me.

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Personnally speaking,their price is a little expensive.Actually you can buy a backup camera that is easy to install.You can save on the cost of the installation if you install by yourself.Haloview backup camera is easy to install.And the price is cheap and affordable.720P high resolution,4 IR LEDs enable night vision up to 32ft,wireless camera IP69K waterproof level,smart IR-CUT filter makes image more realistic.Maybe you can try it.

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campinia wrote:

We just bought a new TT a few months ago at a show and the show deal included a Furrion camera that they normally sell for $350. The TT was prewired. I would have never thought about buying a back-up camera, but, I have used it quite a lot and really like it. I don't think I would spend $650 for it, but, I would probably spend $200 to $300 and install it myself, knowing now how much I use it, even with my wife guiding me in spots most of the time.


Good luck.....purchased the Furrion setup back in 2016 for our 17 Rockwood which had the bracket installed OEM. It worked great for two years. This season for some reason the lens deteriorated, now the once crystal clear video is fuzzy. No parts are availiable as the that particular model which was $350 on Amazon, the FOS 48, is discontinued despite still being sold. Furrions solution, after 2 weeks spent trying to contact them, was to buy their new system which goes for close to $500. Warranty expired, too bad, oh well. I just wanted to buy a replacement camera. I had thought I finally had found 1 thing associated with LCI that was decent..nope.

Furrion is a partner of Lippert and that should tell you all you need to know, and distributes junk. Interestingly the 17 Rockwood came with a 32" Furrion TV. It had the worst picture ever seen on an LCD TV and was instantly replaced with a Samsung and relegated to the basement rumpus room. Seldom used and died in two years....more junk.

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Waste of money.. Most have a wide angle view and everything is highly distorted. Perspectives will be off in reality.I have one and never use it ..waste of time.. I just use my side mirrors when driving and get out to see where I am backing.

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As for the backup camera. If it can be used full time yes.

I have a camera on the back of my trailer and after you have towed with one it is much like power steering and power brakes I would never have a car or truck without power steering or power brakes.

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I bought one at Pep boys for about $150. The camera has a magnet on it so can go on truck or trailer bumper.....monitor plugs into cigarette lighter.....it's wireless. Works great!


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RCMAN46 wrote:

As for the backup camera. If it can be used full time yes.

I have a camera on the back of my trailer and after you have towed with one it is much like power steering and power brakes I would never have a car or truck without power steering or power brakes.


do they even sell consumer vehicles without power steering and power brakes anymore?
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