When you are on a tight budget, you can’t always go with a name brand no matter how good their products are. The good news here is that there are plenty of inexpensive backup camera alternatives that will keep you just as safe.
One good alternative to consider would be the Amtifo A8. It has an adapter that connects to the Furrion wiring and provides solid 1080p images. It also comes with its own bracket so you do not have to drill any new holes to make it work.
To learn more about the different alternatives for a pre-wired Furrion backup camera system, just continue to read our article. It will provide different options for you to choose from so you can back up safely.
There are a few brands that have designed their systems to work with the Furrion operating system. Usually, the connection has to be made through an adapter and that is included in your purchase of the off-brand camera.
The question that you have to answer when you go shopping is, will it work on a trailer? While a different brand of a camera may work with the Furrion system, they do not work attached to a trailer.
One such option is The DoHonest HD rearview camera. It is easy to install, but you need to do that work on a Class A, B, or C RV or a truck with a camper. These are the little details you need to look out for before your eyes get blinded by the amount you are saving.
The LeeKooLuu alternative may need a booster to get the signal from the back of the trailer to your truck cab. Little details always play a good role in which brand you buy when you do not want to spend the money on a Furrion model.
There happen to be several different brands but we can only mention a few in the space allotted to this section:
1. The Amtifo wireless RV backup camera-- comes with everything you need and the price we saw for this nice alternative was under $150. There is no microphone and there might be a slight delay in signal transmission but it is one of the best alternatives you can buy
2. Haloview MC7108 Wireless RV Backup Camera Kit- This option is $100 more than the previous camera but it comes with a microphone and the ability to hook up several cameras. It has a large monitor and the Furrion adapter inside the box.
3. LeeKooLuu Wireless RV Backup Camera- Along with the Furrion adapter, it comes with a large monitor as well as a great waterproof rating. Its price is $6 less than #1 on this list. But only 2w cameras can be attached to it.
4. Rohent R9 HD Wireless RV Backup Camera- This is the cheapest option on this list at $118. It is a no-frills camera which explains the low price. But if you do not need a microphone, multiple cameras, or the ability to record, this is still a good camera to install on your RV.
5. TadiBrothers Digital Wireless Plug & Play, Backup Camera Kit- The most expensive Furrion alternative on this list, this brand comes highly recommended. A 7-inch monitor, 120-degree view, and very waterproof help build this camera brand’s reputation.
Furrion makes several backup camera models and they all use the same frequency. According to their website, the frequency is located at 2.4GHz. It is said that the majority of RV backup cameras transmit their signal at 2.5GHZ so check to make sure your alternative can work with the Furrion system.
Also, you should be aware of the fact that both the analog and digital signals coming from the cameras are all vulnerable to interference. If you are not seeing what you expect, check to see if anything is in the way blocking the signal.
What you are looking for is the following but this list is just a partial one-- surrounding Wi-Fi networks, the presence of Bluetooth devices, any home security systems, cordless home phones, as well as microwaves, and so on.
The cameras with the digital signal are better than those using the analog signal. The digital is not as vulnerable to interference as the analog option.
It seems that Furrion has made their cameras and monitors to only work with each other. They are not designed to work with any other brand no matter if those are cameras or if they are monitors.
The wiring is a different scenario though. With the right adapter, you can use the pre-Furrion wiring to operate different brands of cameras and monitors. Just as long as a Furrion is not part of the new system.
To put it simply, Furrion backup camera components only work with Furrion backup camera components. If you already have a Furrion camera or monitor installed, then you have to go out and buy the Furrion counterpart to make the system work.
Or you just remove the lone Furrion component and replace it with a whole new system that has a Furrion wiring adapter. This company does not play the mix and match game. They want you to buy their products only.
You do not have to spend large amounts of money to have a great backup camera system. Just because you have Furrion pre-wiring does it mean you are stuck with Furrion products.
The adapters in those inexpensive alternatives will work just as well and give you a great picture on your non-Furrion monitor. The key is to make sure you have the right backup camera alternative that will fit your RV lifestyle and situation.
Check to see if they work with trailers or if you need a signal booster to make it work.