This was easy to install even though it didn''t come with written instructions. We had to make an unexpected, urgent 3,000 mile trip, and needed to get on the road asap right after we received the camera/monitor, so we did a quick emergency install by installing the camera...
This was easy to install even though it didn''t come with written instructions. We had to make an unexpected, urgent 3,000 mile trip, and needed to get on the road asap right after we received the camera/monitor, so we did a quick emergency install by installing the camera into the base of the middle red marker light on the upper back of our trailer (we are in the process of returning the red marker to its original condition and using a Furrion camera mount to install it below the light, since trailers this width are required to have all three red lights).
We removed the red cover, unscrewed base, accessed wiring, connected the camera using the wiring supplied with the camera (we shortened it a tad and ran the wiring through the middle of the base where the lightbulb had been), then put base in place, screwed the camera holder into the base and used marine-grade silicone to seal up everything. We then connected the trailer to our truck, turned on the lights, pressed the red button on the power adapter for the monitor, and voila! - everything worked just fine. That install wasn''t exceedingly pretty, but it worked fine and was quick to do. If your trailer is already camera-ready, it''s pretty much plug-n-play (I''ve seen other reviews that you might need to ask the seller for an adapter of some sort, but I think it actually came in the box we received.) The only thing was the fan-shaped base that we received for the monitor was defective - but, we emailed the seller, via Amazon, got a very fast reply, and they shipped us a replacement base PLUS a suction cup base for mounting on the window - both free!
Excellent product, excellent customer service. We love being able to use it while driving down the highway, and haven''t had any problems whatsoever with connection issues. Our travel trailer is approximately 27'' towed by a Ford F150. We also love it for backing up, but we DO still use a lookout and back up slowly to avoid any mishaps with any blind spots on the sides, and also because we are still getting used to figuring out just how far back we are in relation to what we see on the monitor. The view, as with most observational/backup cameras is slightly fisheye, so you also have to get used to that. We have also found that it''s also very handy for immediately making sure our trailer lights are still connected (during the day, when it''s hard to visibly see the trailer lights from the truck), because when you have your lights on and the monitor is turned on, the image from the camera will only show up if your trailer connector is making a good connection. This came in very handy, because one time prior to purchase, and one time after purchasing, we inadvertently hadn''t securely connected the trailer connector. Prior to purchase, when the trailer connection disconnected, we only knew it because people started honking at us. After purchase, we knew it immediately because the monitor went blank. We love this product and doubly love the seller''s customer service. (The last two pics that we uploaded - showing the trailer/shed and the fence, are purely for spatial reference in relation to what''s seen on the monitor). BTW, I believe this camera system also has the capability to add another camera to it, so if you want to add a camera to a side light for easily checking the view on the side of your trailer (there are special bases needed for that, I believe), it can be done....but don''t quote me on that - doublecheck with the vendor if that''s a feature you''re interested in.