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Old 06-10-2021, 12:07 PM   #1
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2018 Montana high/back up camera

We want to add a back up camera to our 2018 mont high country HM379RD. Which ones do yall recommend?
 
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:42 PM   #2
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I just installed the Visionworks backup camera based on the TechnoRV recommendations. The thing that sold me was the camera will automatically record video with a 128gb micro SD card when power is applied. Easy enough install by just replacing the middle running light with the camera. I just ordered the new sidemarker camera's and will be installing them this week before we leave for Glacier NP and the rally in CDL. Suggest you watch the TechnoRV youtube video if interested. BTW I bought the 5" display, kind of wish I had gone with the 7" display. hope this helps.
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Old 06-10-2021, 05:28 PM   #3
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I installed the Haloview 7" Range Dominator with side cameras. What sold me was the external antenna you put on the roof of your coach to have better reception. I a ferion on a previous, shorter coach and it lost signal when driving. It was really only a backup camera. The Haloview worked great at 60 MPH, never lost the signal.
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Old 06-10-2021, 05:46 PM   #4
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For the easiest install, your Montana is pre-wires and set up for the Furrion system. If you go that route, you just remove the cover on the back of your camera, plug in the camera and reattach to the wall. You pair the camera with the monitor. When you turn your head lights on your your running lights on the trailer, the camera is active. Turn off the lights and the camera shuts off.

If you go that route, get the 7 inch observation camera. You can also add the side cameras too.

I've had no issues with the Furrion system, but it did take me a while to adjust to the way it works, especially after adding the side camera's. It has night vision too, which is really weird when it flips over, because I very, very seldom ever travel after dark. When it did flip over, I honestly thought something was wrong with it. Then it dawned on me what I was seeing. Then, it made sense, and was actually pretty cool!
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Thought I would share my recent install. I had a Furrion camera on my previous 5th wheel - it worked OK but not always great. The new Montana was pre-wired for the Furrion - After quite a bit of research, I went with the 7" Haloview Range dominator - with the mini camera. It mounts right to the pre-installed furrion camera holder. I also purchased the two side cameras and the license plate camera that I will mount on the front of the truck. That complete system was less that the Furrion Obersevation camera.
Initial impressions - the equipment seems to be built very well. Easy install. Immediate pairing with the screen, great picture and it records on an SD card.
I specifically purchased the range dominator package as I wanted the signal power booster and not just the antenna on top of the camera. Although the package comes with a 12 meter cable to run on the roof and mount the booster up front, I initally mounted the booster on the rear of the camper with the antenna over the roof line. This provides a better signal forward. I'll be testing as I travel and if I find the signal not strong enough, I can always add the cable and move the booster.
Overall, very pleased with the equipment. Pic below shows the rear install. A bit of "Function over Form" - but the system works great.
Hope this info is helpful.
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