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Old 11-08-2019, 05:42 AM   #41
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:54 AM   #42
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If I was worried about feeling safe I would stay in bed under the covers. For me having a rear view observation camera is to eliminate a big blind spot directly behind while on the road. I always like to be aware of whatís going at my 6.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:45 AM   #43
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If I was worried about feeling safe I would stay in bed under the covers. For me having a rear view observation camera is to eliminate a big blind spot directly behind while on the road. I always like to be aware of what’s going at my 6.
Plus, I carry a scooter on the back of my Monty and I like to keep an eye on it to see how it's doing when on the road.
YES, I know it's a big NO NO and I'm not supposed to...
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:29 AM   #44
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I too have the older furrion, it came with the coach the 4.3 inch screen. I upgraded to the 7 inch screen with the new rear camera and the 2 side cameras. with the trailer being that long being able to see the blind spots in tighter areas was worth the money for me.

I was thinking about putting the older system above the door and use it to monitor like a ring camera but haven't decided on that quite yet.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:13 AM   #45
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[QUOTE=Last2Die;1165683 I was thinking about putting the older system above the door and use it to monitor like a ring camera but haven't decided on that quite yet.[/QUOTE]

I had bought 2 rear cameras when I put my system together. I was going to put it above the door also but I haven't decided yet. After checking the views of the cameras with my right side marker light camera I can see down the side of my RV and my door area. I can see the steps and approx 1/2 way up the door. So I would be able to see anyone standing at my door. To me installing the door camera is not worth the effort. I'm thinking of installing it on the top my front cap in the center, in line with my marker light or just below. Since there is no window on the front cap it will give me a front view when parked. Plus I think it would be a cool view when on the road. It would be looking down at my TV plus a few vehicles ahead of me..
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:35 AM   #46
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How are you working it to work without connecting to the truck ? I remember reading something about that just can’t remember.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:41 AM   #47
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How are you working it to work without connecting to the truck ? I remember reading something about that just canít remember.
I didn't wire the power for the camera system to the marker lights. When I got my RV I installed an aux blade fuse block with 12 fuses in my garage so I can add accessories as needed without having to connect separate wires and fuses to my batteries.
I ran a power wire from the fuse block to the switch panel in the RV. I installed a lighted switch in the panel and ran power to each of the cameras from the switch. I connected each camera ground to the frame at each camera location. This way the cameras get powered from the RV batteries and not the TV marker lights. So you don't need the TV for power. I just turn the camera system on/off with the switch at the panel in the RV. I get in my TV and plug in the display. It works great.
When I get to the campsite I unhook and set up. I take the display from the TV and bring it inside the RV. plug it into power and your done. Now you're going to have to buy a 110 to 12v power supply to power the display inside your RV. They are not expensive and you can get them on Amazon.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:57 AM   #48
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Got the OEM trailer cam from Ford with my truck. Shows up on the maim screen but it is only for back up. So I bought a cheap rear viewing cam from Amazon to use on the road. I thought Furion was too expensive. I use it mainly for passing so I know when I can pull back into my lane. It works great for that. As far as backing, I don't really use either cam for that as the depth perception is so bad on both of them. The wide angel is the killer.
I didn't get the factory gps with the truck as dealer said it was only a plain one the not RV or trucker, so I have a Magellan for that. My problem now if fitting all these screens on and around my dash, along with my phone.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:42 AM   #49
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My problem now if fitting all these screens on and around my dash, along with my phone.
Good decision on not getting the factory GPS/Nav system with your truck. I don't know how the systems are now on the new trucks but I ordered the factory Nav systems on my 2006 avalanche and on my 2012 D'max and it is crap. They are not accurate and GM nav disc charges $200.00 for the update disc's. I updated mine once and never again. The updated disc didn't have roads that were built 3 years prior and roads and POI's that have been gone for years were still on the map.
I purchased the Garmin RV gps. It is 100x better than any factory GPS and you get free lifetime updates.

Talk about fitting all my displays in my TV. Here is a picture of the cockpit of my TV. On top is my 7" Furrion camera system display, below that is my Garmin RV Gps display, below that and to the left is my Edge Programmer display and below that to the right is my Transfer Flow aux fuel tank Trax 3 display...
Oh yeah I also forgot to mention to the left of my steering wheel is my TST tpms displays along with a 3 gage “A” pillar pod.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:53 AM   #50
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:13 AM   #51
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Not that it's a truckers version of GPS, but the new vehicles that at least have Android Auto or Apple Car Play allow you to use Google Maps.

Those Google maps are pretty much upto date, and give you traffic information if nothing else. I never thought that I would get another vehicle without GPS, but cars today aren't as good as other alternatives for sure. It was great at first, but no so much now.

It is definitely not a make or break option anymore...
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:05 PM   #52
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Good decision on not getting the factory GPS/Nav system with your truck. I don't know how the systems are now on the new trucks but I ordered the factory Nav systems on my 2006 avalanche and on my 2012 D'max and it is crap. They are not accurate and GM nav disc charges $200.00 for the update disc's. I updated mine once and never again. The updated disc didn't have roads that were built 3 years prior and roads and POI's that have been gone for years were still on the map.
I purchased the Garmin RV gps. It is 100x better than any factory GPS and you get free lifetime updates.

Talk about fitting all my displays in my TV. Here is a picture of the cockpit of my TV. On top is my 7" Furrion camera system display, below that is my Garmin RV Gps display, below that and to the left is my Edge Programmer display and below that to the right is my Transfer Flow aux fuel tank Trax 3 display...
Oh yeah I also forgot to mention to the left of my steering wheel is my TST tpms displays along with a 3 gage ďAĒ pillar pod.
I think you have OCD. LOL. Way to many distractions for me.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:46 PM   #53
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I know I'm but It's not OCD..I have a technical background and I don't like idiot lights, I like having gauges and displays to keep an eye on things. This way, hopefully, I can tell if something is not quite right before something bad happens when I'm on the road. What I have learned from having other displays and gauges is that the factory dash gauges are not accurate. My oil press gauge reads 15 psi high and my temp gauge read 20 to 25 deg high.
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