Furrion Camera fogged up

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Wi1dBi11

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Our Furrion rearview camera worked great for several years. Over the past 12 to 18 months it seems to be fogging up. Tried cleaning it with a Q tip thinking maybe road film...didn't help. Wondering if the lens or the lens cover is fogging like headlight covers on cars or monitor going bad. Before I spend $4 to 500 on a new one, just wondering if anyone else is/has experience this and found a fix.


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Skookum

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Is yours behind a cover? Ours is, and I've had to get up there and pull the cover off and clean the camera lens and inside of the cover because it can load up with dust and other crud.
 

Henry J Fate

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Fogging on the inside of the camera lens is caused by a bad or failed seal. The camera will need to be replaced however if it is in a protective box as Shookum has mentioned, disassembly and cleaning will correct the problem.
 

gwinger

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Mine did the same thing. I used some Novus plastic polish on it. A very mild polishing compound would probably work also. I think the lenses are plastic. CHEAP
 

Wi1dBi11

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Thanks to all that replied and offered suggestions...
HOWEVER... I tried to contact Furrion directly(Won't go into that). I called one of my favorite RV dealers with whom I've done a fair amount of parts business. They called Furrion and found out that this is a common problem that happens 2 to 3 years after install. It seems that Furrion gets a lot of call about this.
The seal around the lens and the case allows moisture to enter and fogs up the len. No fix from Furrion except buy a new camera for over $200. The contact at Furrion suggested to seal the the area between the case and the lens. It wasn't clear if Furrion has fixed the problem with their current production.
I'm going to remove the camera and put it in a container with those dehumidifier crystals and see if that will drawn the moisture out and then seal the lens and case. I'll report back in a week or so to let you know if this works.
I'm also bewildered as to there wasn't more comments or views as this Furrion setup is on a lot of rigs. Since Furrion is aware of the problem and get a lot of calls about this, make me wonder if people are just buying a new camera. So no need to fix the problem.
 

Henry J Fate

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Maybe you could find a cheaper replacement camera. I do not know what you have on the Furrion but my system (about 8 years old) has 2 cameras mounted in the rear. Both seals eventually failed and I found replacements for $20 each. They are 4 pin/wire direct cameras. Not wifi compatable.
 

Wi1dBi11

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Possible, as I removed the camera and it appears to be in another mount. Finding the direct replacement that would mount may be difficult as the Furrion uses an over the air signal from the camera to the monitor.
After several hours in a sealed container with dehumidifier crystals the lens looks clearer. I'll reinstall it in a day or so to see it there is any improvement.
 

Lou Schneider

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If the dehumidifier treatment is clearing up the lens, there's still an air leakage path going into the lens.
 

Henry J Fate

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And...... If dehumidification is working, the seal will leak again. If the seal to the lens has failed, it becomes difficult to reseal that but if it is a seal away from the lense, you could try tightening up the case screws a little bit and plastering some of the original GE silicon anywhere that looks suspicious or where a seal exists.
 

alan6051964

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I can't speak for furrion system ?, but i know when i was checking into back up camera's for my trailer, i priced this brand, and i could not see it !. after a ton of research, i went with a brand called haloview, and love it so far !. i mounted one camera at the back of my trailer, and the other on my license plate to help me hitch up. both camera's are out in the weather all the time, have not had a single issue with either camera fogging up in the year i have installed them. this system is wireless.
 

Wi1dBi11

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Had the camera sealed in a container with dehumidifier crystals until Friday. Reinstalled the camera and it was noticeably better, but not 100%. Weather was humid and we experience some rain. Sunday the camera was the same. In looking over the camera there seems to be some type of air vent at the bottom of the case. Back in the container to see if it will clear up any more.
Thanks for the tip on Haloview
 
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