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Backup Camera Troubleshooting on 5th Wheel Trailer

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The monitor is jumpy lines run left to right sometime picture seems to roll wheather the vehicle is moving or setting still what’s your opinion

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It sounds like your wireless backup camera system is having some transmitter and receiver issues. This is often due to other wireless systems interfering but sometimes it is simply that the reception doesn't work well with a particular 5th wheel trailer's makeup. Multiple barriers and aluminum in particular are difficult to receive a clear picture connection through. Many systems weren't intended for 5th wheel trailer use so the transmission distance isn't big enough.

If you want a clear picture without the transmission issues, I recommend using a hard wired system like the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System with Trailer Tow Quick Connect Kit # RVS-770613-213. This system will ensure a clear picture and will make connection between your truck and trailer easy with the wiring harness.

If you still want a wireless system, the Furrion RV Observation Camera System # FOS43TASF is designed specifically for trailer use and is a really good option. This system actually comes as a factory option on some 5th wheel and travel trailers.

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