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Old 05-20-2016, 12:42 PM   #1
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"Pre wired for backup camera"

How so? Does anyone know of a kit that is plug and play?


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Old 05-21-2016, 05:51 AM   #2
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Most any wireless kit, with a battery operated camera will be plug and play. There are a number of threads on this forum explaining how others have pulled 12v from a clearance light to supply a hard wired camera.
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:11 PM   #3
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Can anyone expand on "this unit wired for backup camera?" Is the extent off Jayco's wiring for this that they have a hot 12V plug you can use? What a crock. That's like the "Wired for solar" claim justified by 2x12" wires going to the battery from a plug.
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Can anyone expand on "this unit wired for backup camera?" Is the extent off Jayco's wiring for this that they have a hot 12V plug you can use? What a crock. That's like the "Wired for solar" claim justified by 2x12" wires going to the battery from a plug.
My "Wired for solar" had a pair of 12awg wires from the battery to a side plug, PLUS a MC4 connection on the roof, with a pair of 8awg wires running to the battery area, for connection to a controller.

The back-up camera connection is nothing but an extra 12v plug in the bedroom for a wireless camera. If you want/need to actually install the camera, steel power from the center clearance light in the rear.
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Mine is wired for solar too, but I haven't yet found any roof connections (where I would like to put a flexible panel)
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Sometimes there is a difference between what Corporate "Sales People" thought they heard and what Corporate "Engineering" said. True in a lot of companies.

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Our Starcraft launch 24RLS came prewired for a camera and all we had to do was plug it in and snap the camera into the bracket already installed under the roofline on the back. It works great and I love seeing behind me on the road.
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Can anyone expand on "this unit wired for backup camera?" Is the extent off Jayco's wiring for this that they have a hot 12V plug you can use? What a crock. That's like the "Wired for solar" claim justified by 2x12" wires going to the battery from a plug.
My rig has to locations that are plug and play for solar panels, one on the roof and one on the docking station. It is also clearly marked inside where the wiring is to install the controller for a roof mounted system. It also has power to the rear of the coach that is a dedicated circuit for the backup camera. The 12V plug in the bedroom is there should you want to use the screen for a monitor after removing it from your tow vehicle. Yes one could pull power from a marker light but that is not a always hot circuit so the lights have to be on for it to work. In addition the camera power circuit has a switch in the docking station as well.

I'm not sure what you feel is a "crock" about this as it is all there on my unit.
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Mine has no solar connections on the roof - only a SAE port near the battery.

As best I can find out (since there is no documentation I have or can find otherwise) the camera "wiring" consists of a pigtail inside the back wall, intended to be run through a new hole that has to be drilled, and run to a camera that has to be installed. There is nothing inside related except the 12V port which is really tasked for other things.

Neither constitute "pre-wired" by my definition.
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Mine has no solar connections on the roof - only a SAE port near the battery.

As best I can find out (since there is no documentation I have or can find otherwise) the camera "wiring" consists of a pigtail inside the back wall, intended to be run through a new hole that has to be drilled, and run to a camera that has to be installed. There is nothing inside related except the 12V port which is really tasked for other things.

Neither constitute "pre-wired" by my definition.
Agreed all around. On most of the TT's the 'pre-wire' for solar and camera is just a marketing gimmick. On the bright side, the solar plug-in near the battery can be useful for other things... Solar, not so much, at least not for me. Once you add a workable amount of panels, charge controller, and up the battery to something worthy, the final run to the battery itself is a trivial matter. We get a sticker and 5 bucks worth of wiring with an undersized plug on the end of it.

Some of the Jayco 5th wheels have plugs on the roof to go with the one by the battery which would be a great time saver when it comes to not needing to fish wires through the camper. I haven't seen a Jayco TT with this option.
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