Originally Posted by Bakes99
The back up camera supplied by escape. would like some general thoughts on it, Is it a decent one? Is it totally set up by escape at pick up? or do you do it yourself at pick up?
I hope the following information helps in your decision. When we ordered our trailer in Jan2020, I asked for details on the backup camera so I could do some research on it.
The camera is a Furrion FOS05TASF which is, according to everything I've found on Furrion's website along with YouTube install related videos (not company videos), this model is reportedly a higher end product providing good performance.
As well, it is expandable with a total of 4 screen slots being available on the in cab screen. You can add 3 additional cameras to the current setup with this model camera. 2 cameras are available that you can wire into the marker light on each SIDE of the trailer, and if you were really OCD, a 3rd camera over the front of the trailer looking at the backend/hitch of your tow vehicle.
The side mounted/marker light/camera combination is apparently almost
'plug and play' for someone with some experience with trailer wiring. Or you could get a local company to do it for you.
Our trailer was scheduled for completion May7th, but it looks like it's been pushed back about 2.5 weeks due to this CCP virus. Since it appears unlikely that we'll be using it anywhere outside of our driveway for a while, adding the supplementary cameras may well be part of the 'mods' I'll be completing as my wife and I continue with this social distancing.
Bottom Line - I'd suggest that you go for it - visibility is something you'll wish you had when you don't have it.