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Old 04-28-2019, 06:08 PM   #1
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Furrion observation camera

I have a 2018 Aspen Trail 28'. I am looking into getting the furrion observation camera. Would like any feed back from anyone who uses one.
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:51 PM   #2
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I have a 2018 Aspen Trail 28'. I am looking into getting the furrion observation camera. Would like any feed back from anyone who uses one.



Expensive ($300). But works flawlessly for us. I also run it full time while on the road. So I can keep an eye on the TAIL GAITERS!
Our TT was prewired with powerfed off of running lites. So I keep parking lights on while I drive, not necessarily a bad idea.


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Old 04-29-2019, 12:22 AM   #3
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I bought one and mounted it just under the center marker light in the rear of our 29ft trailer. Works well....no dropouts.

Issues I did have during installation is the wires are so tiny, I soldered and crimped the power wires, taped them up then zip tied them to existing wires inside my trailer's rear wall. I'm crossing fingers vibrations don't get the best of those little guys. Second issue is the screws that mount the camera to the holder are also very small. One has already stripped out by vibration alone, after one short hop to a nearby state park for our 1st outing in the trailer. I told support people about it and they acted like I was the only one who ever had this problem. Maybe so, but I tend to doubt it. I used a larger screw in that hole. Others were loose, so I snugged them up. I'm debating a safety wire to protect the camera just in case.

All this aside, the unit works well. I wired power to the trailer running lights as I drive with them on all the time...so the camera has power anytime I'm on the road. The view is wide angle, making it seem like the teeny little car behind you is far away, but he's probably tail gating you!

As a passing tool, I've found when the car you just passed is well beyond the green markers on the monitor, you are good to start to pull back in. Do some testing yourself...you'll see what I mean about bother above statements...

So far so good...
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Thanks for the info greatly appreciated. My unit is pre wired for one, so that eliminates connection problems. ( I hope ). Thanks again.
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Thanks for the info greatly appreciated. My unit is pre wired for one, so that eliminates connection problems. ( I hope ). Thanks again.
Welcome. Suggest you tape the mini-jack connection between the camera and your built in mount. Mine came undone on last trip (this past week). No power to camera!
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Good idea thanks
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I have one and like it very much. My Aerolite was prewired with the mount already on the rear of the trailer. It was however wired as a backup camera so I had to trace down the wire and re-attach it to the running lites so I could use it as an observation camera. I travel with the running lites on for safety and to have power to the camera.
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The only thing I don't like about mine is the screen size ( 4" I believe ). I think a 7" is available now. I would get that one.
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There is a difference between a back up camera and an observation camera. The back up cameras are wired they way they are because the use is intended for going in reverse.


If one wants to watch behind themselves while traveling down the road then the observation camera is the way to go.
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Anyone know if there is a DEFAULT to how these are factory wired. I guess in a new 2019 Coleman Dutchmen what are the odds it is wired as back up only if it sits right next to the running lights.....pre-wired also could mean they never even hooked it up which would SUCK..
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