5th Wheel Observation Camera retrofit to Enclosed Trailer.
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    5th Wheel Observation Camera retrofit to Enclosed Trailer.

    This is my latest project... I wanted to install and Observation camera on the rear of our Enclosed Trailer but, all I could find were camera kits for Travel Trailers etc. So, a retrofit was necessary. Furrion Camera systems seemed to be the top rated.... (Opinions of everyone), thus the project began. After reading the install instructions for how they were to be mounted on a Travel Trailer, I had to rethink on how to mount it on the limited space available above the cargo door of only 2" space. The local welding shop made me a mount with some added features such as the Air Ramp so when the air traveling above the trailer doesn't directly hit the camera to cause buffeting etc. Anyway, here are some photos. I ordered the Furrion Monitor Sun Shield/Visor also and awaiting it's arrival.
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    Looks good!

    I've wanted to add some sort of camera system to my horse trailer, I'll have to check out Furrion.
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    Me too for possible other uses.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachinCO View Post
    Looks good!

    I've wanted to add some sort of camera system to my horse trailer, I'll have to check out Furrion.

    I installed the TrailerEyes cameras in my last horse trailer. One camera for monitoring the horses, and a second one for viewing behind the trailer. It wasn't perfect. For example too much transmitted vibration. Monitor was built for up to 8 cameras and you had to cycle through all the unused channels every time you wanted to switch from inside to outside camera. Plus there was a lot of wiring that was used as antennas so it was a pretty messy install TrailerEyes does have a newer system on the market which looks like it may address some of these problems.

    Rather than removing it when I sold the trailer, I included it. Now I use a SwiftHitch, which is less sophisticated but is entirely battery powered - up to 4 hours per charge. I just stick the camera to an "L" bracket I installed in the upper front corner of the trailer and I can see the horses fine. The camera base is magnetic and it stays in place with no problems when towing. No camera behind the new trailer, but my new truck has decent extendable towing mirrors.
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    I took a look at the Furrion products last night after reading this thread, and I was disappointed by the specs as they were essentially standard definition TV specs.

    I did a quick and I do mean quick look for small (7" - 10") HDTV monitors that run on 12-VDC and I found a few meant as auxiliary camera view screens for digital cameras. I even found a couple that claim to be waterproof and view-able in sunlight. I was thinking that connecting a Go-Pro to a HDTV monitor would be a cool backup camera system. Another idea that I have that needs ambition to carry out.
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