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SPRING.2016

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FURRION OBSERVATION SYSTEM

PROVIDES SAFETY AND SECURITY

WHEN DRIVING OR

BACKING UP, HAVING

A GOOD PICTURE OF

WHAT’S BEHIND YOUR

TRAILER IS ALWAYS

A HUGE ADVANTAGE.

There’s nothing wrong with stopping,

setting your emergency brake, getting

out and taking a look. Having another

person with you, preferably with a

two-way radio, can really help too.

A more modern approach is using a

backup camera. If your tow vehicle has

a backup camera, it will be blocked by

whatever you are towing, so you want

one that can be connected to the back

of your trailer.

The 2016 Grand Design Momentum

385TH and many other RVs come

prepped for a Furrion

®

Back-Up Camera

or Observation System. The difference

between these is that the Observation

System is more suited for long-term

operation, while the Back-Up Camera

is intended to run in short spurts while

backing up. I prefer the Observation

System that can run for long times be-

cause it provides a better view of traffic

and adds an extra element of security

while stationary. This is especially

important for toy haulers with no

visibility behind the rear ramp door.

We contacted Furrion in the

fall and their supplier Lippert

Components kindly sent us their

Observation System to test and review.

The kit includes the camera, wireless

monitor, power cord (with 12VDC light-

er plug), suction-cup windshield mount

and an extra set of screws to attach the

camera to the pre-installed mount on

the trailer. Note to radio operators: the

system runs in the 2.4GHz spectrum.

The antennas are screw-in mounts

with vertical adjustment.

BY JAMES BELL JR.

W

JAMES BELL JR.

UPGRADE