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Old 08-27-2016, 11:46 AM   #11
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TLG, what model Furrion is that? Looks like the Furrion website lists two models but not sure why the cheaper one says for reversing only?

FOS48TA-BL Wireless Observation (high speed & reversing) $499
FRC12TA-BL Wireless Backup (Intended for reversing only) $399
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Old 08-27-2016, 02:21 PM   #12
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TLG, what model Furrion is that? Looks like the Furrion website lists two models but not sure why the cheaper one says for reversing only?

FOS48TA-BL Wireless Observation (high speed & reversing) $499
FRC12TA-BL Wireless Backup (Intended for reversing only) $399


You want to get the high speed wireless observation system with mounting bracket (which is the nice cover around the camera). I installed one on my 26BH back in the spring and love it! It is $335 with prime on Amazon right now which is $25 less than I paid for it. I've found the range to far exceed the 100' that they advertise.



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Old 08-27-2016, 04:57 PM   #13
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Its the observation camera. I bought it on EBAY for 319.99. The next day the same seller lowered the price to 289.99. I emailed them and they refunded 30.00 to my paypal account. The seller was rvliquidators, but they are Palm Beach RV. Was still on there yesterday.
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There is no switch on our 36FBTS. Jayco customer service at first said it was there, but after several emails they confirmed with one of the line supervisors that some campers were built without it. I just clipped off the clearance light, put on some of those quick connectors, and plugged it in. I also put the connectors on the light in case I want to put it back on.
Hey TLG,
Install looks great. I was wondering what exactly you used for quick connectors? What gauge did you use?
Found this type on Amazon: Pro Trucker 2 Pin Quick Disconnect Wire Harness SAE Connector Bullet Lead Cable - (10 Gauge / 24")
I have a 2016 Pinnacle 36FBTS and I thought I might give your mod a go. How long did it take you to install it? Did you have any issues?
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I think the connectors are called "bullet" connectors. There's a male and female. Got them and the rubber grommet off the shelf at Lowes. Just crimp on. The wires on the camera are red and black and the wires on the camper are white and black. On the camper the black is positive and on the camera red is positive. I also picked up a couple stainless screws to mount the camera. The reflector was laying around in my tool cabinet. Probably off a motorcycle. Put a small amount of silicon around the grommet and a small bead behind the camper gasket. If you count the time thinking about it and planning it took me four months, but actual install time was an hour at best. Rather than hook it up to the truck to test the power, I just used a jumper wire on the main pig tail like folks use to turn their running lights on at the camp ground. It really is that easy. The only reason I decided to do it myself was I didn't like the exposed wire going from the camera to the power light. Every install from the factory or dealer had that. I assume the reason is that they mount the camera further down the wall and there's insulation behind that location.
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I think the connectors are called "bullet" connectors. There's a male and female. Got them and the rubber grommet off the shelf at Lowes. Just crimp on. The wires on the camera are red and black and the wires on the camper are white and black. On the camper the black is positive and on the camera red is positive. I also picked up a couple stainless screws to mount the camera. The reflector was laying around in my tool cabinet. Probably off a motorcycle. Put a small amount of silicon around the grommet and a small bead behind the camper gasket. If you count the time thinking about it and planning it took me four months, but actual install time was an hour at best. Rather than hook it up to the truck to test the power, I just used a jumper wire on the main pig tail like folks use to turn their running lights on at the camp ground. It really is that easy. The only reason I decided to do it myself was I didn't like the exposed wire going from the camera to the power light. Every install from the factory or dealer had that. I assume the reason is that they mount the camera further down the wall and there's insulation behind that location.
Thanks for taking the time for such a detailed explanation. That is very helpful. I really like the place you installed it. I think the having the antennae that high will pay dividends with reception. I imagine it gives a really good view of things as well. I have a Lowes not too far so that will be very convenient. This will be one of my fall projects. Will keep you posted.
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