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
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.
JAMES BELL JR.