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Old 05-02-2018, 09:44 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Rear View Observation Cameras

I have read through the site (using Google search) for reviews of the different camera systems and also the on-line reviews. I have been using Fredís system with an iPhone, but it has been very unreliable, and I want to replace it.

There are two systems out there that I have read several reviews on: The Furrion Observation Camera FOS48TAPK-BL and the Yoyager WVOS541. Both cameras generally get good reviews, however, both products seem to have the same issue. The cameras tend to lose reception/cut-out at higher highway speeds (over 50 mph).

I have two main questions:

1. For those of you that own one of these systems, have you had the same experience with these units cutting out? Would you buy the camera again? If not, what would you replace it with?
2. Are there other manufacturers with products that do not exhibit these issues that I should consider purchasing?

Thanks for any advise you can provide.

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Old 05-02-2018, 09:10 PM   #2
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We have the factory installed Voyager 511 wireless that has never dropped connection regardless of mph.

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Old 05-02-2018, 09:21 PM   #3
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Hardwired, dedicated 7” display.. never had a fallout.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:30 PM   #4
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Voyager #2nd edition I believe.

I will have to check the box.

I have used for two years and have some intermittent loss of signal.

But it is also great because you will know immediately if your 7 pin starts acting up which mine did on a trip to South Carolina (little dirt on the connection).

I would buy it again for sure.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:43 PM   #5
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Factory system here. Have never lost signal.
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:20 AM   #6
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Had the Voyager installed at the factory a few years ago. 27FB and 3/4T truck with short bed and PP hitch. Got to be 40+' from camera antenna to receiver on windshield. Never a drop out.

There are hard wired versions of some cameras that I guess won't drop out.
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:14 AM   #7
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Thank you each for your responses!!

Any Furrion Observation Camera FOS48TAPK-BL users out there that can provide some feedback??

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Old 05-03-2018, 08:42 AM   #8
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Just as an FYI, I talked to the Voyager technical department this morning. The techie reported that he had not heard of problems due to speed, but they have very occasionally heard of problems with Airstreams (probably the aluminum skin blocking the signal). They do provide an extension antenna (at no cost) in these situations.

I got very straight-forward answers from the company. So far, Voyager is likely to get my order!

Any Furrion users want to chime in?
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:53 AM   #9
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I use the Voyager. Makes an excellent rear view mirror and works at all speeds. Seems to mess up a bit if I get my phone too close but I could be wrong about that.

Changed the angle to see down the road. Still good for backing up too.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:06 AM   #10
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The Garmin RV-770 GPS with optional wireless camera has been rock solid for us. That way there is one less screen kicking around. Camera is mounts at the rear, of course. I mounted the transmitted just forward of the AC unit and used the solar pre-wire to give it power.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:06 AM   #11
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I have the voyager. No problems at all. so far it has been flawless.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:42 AM   #12
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I have a DIY system I put together with individual components from eBay (total cost $80 + $20 to have it wired). It works better than I expected to be honest but it does phase out on occasion - usually right when you need it! Speed has little to nothing to do with it (all the components are traveling together at the same speed and distance) my uneducated bet is it has more to do with RF interference. The commercial product systems like you are looking at probably have much better transmitter/receiver equipment to shield from other signals interfering with the wireless signal. Regardless - they are a joy to have both for lane changes and for backing the trailer into a spot.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:49 AM   #13
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I have the Voyager WVOS541. No signal loss. Its "Wisight" proprietary technology is supposed to eliminate signal loss due to its dedication to the monitor. Seems to work. ��
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:11 AM   #14
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I have used the hard-wired Rear View Safety system, whose camera I installed inside the trailer, looking out from the top of its rear window. It is less expensive than most others and has worked flawlessly, although it takes some time and effort to wire the camera, from the camera to the trailer's A-frame and then from the back of the truck to the dash.

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