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Old 08-26-2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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Installed wireless camera

After four months of procrastinating, finally got around to installing a camera yesterday. Dealer wanted 520.00 plus 100.00 install and the big camping store wanted 400.00 plus 100.00 install. Picked up the exact same furrion wireless observation camera off ebay for 289.00. Install was surprisingly easy. I pulled the middle clearance light and put a rubber grommet in the hole. Installed the camera housing over the hole. This eliminated drilling another hole and the wires showing like on the factory installed ones. I did put a reflector above it so it appears to have all three lights. In my opinion it looks better than the ones that come factory installed. Seems to work great. Haven't been on the road, but its working with the truck parked around the corner of the driveway, at least 80 ft.
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:46 AM   #2
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After four months of procrastinating, finally got around to installing a camera yesterday. Dealer wanted 520.00 plus 100.00 install and the big camping store wanted 400.00 plus 100.00 install. Picked up the exact same furrion wireless observation camera off ebay for 289.00. Install was surprisingly easy. I pulled the middle clearance light and put a rubber grommet in the hole. Installed the camera housing over the hole. This eliminated drilling another hole and the wires showing like on the factory installed ones. I did put a reflector above it so it appears to have all three lights. In my opinion it looks better than the ones that come factory installed. Seems to work great. Haven't been on the road, but its working with the truck parked around the corner of the driveway, at least 80 ft.
Love to see some pic, TLG.
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:14 AM   #3
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Very nice. This is a mod I'd really like to tackle.


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Old 08-26-2016, 10:55 AM   #4
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I had to laugh when I found the instructions for using the 'pre-wire' for the camera setup. All they have you do is tap into the running lights and wire it up yourself. Love the marketing gimmicks. Same thing when they spliced in a foot piece of wire into the battery, glued a 5 dollar connector onto the frame and proudly announced "SOLAR Ready!" I think if Jayco made my lawn mower, there would be a sticker on it somewhere claiming it was pre-wired for a back to the future flux-capacitor.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:01 AM   #5
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After four months of procrastinating, finally got around to installing a camera yesterday. Dealer wanted 520.00 plus 100.00 install and the big camping store wanted 400.00 plus 100.00 install. Picked up the exact same furrion wireless observation camera off ebay for 289.00. Install was surprisingly easy. I pulled the middle clearance light and put a rubber grommet in the hole. Installed the camera housing over the hole. This eliminated drilling another hole and the wires showing like on the factory installed ones. I did put a reflector above it so it appears to have all three lights. In my opinion it looks better than the ones that come factory installed. Seems to work great. Haven't been on the road, but its working with the truck parked around the corner of the driveway, at least 80 ft.
I had one installed when I bought the trailer, and it works great.... especially when I am pulling a small cargo trailer between my fifth wheeler (29.5 BHDS)... otherwise I cannot tell if the cargo trailer is even there....
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:33 AM   #6
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So, I'm assuming that you bypassed the on/off power switch Jayco provided? We had ours installed through the switch, so we can turn the power off when we park.

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After four months of procrastinating, finally got around to installing a camera yesterday. Dealer wanted 520.00 plus 100.00 install and the big camping store wanted 400.00 plus 100.00 install. Picked up the exact same furrion wireless observation camera off ebay for 289.00. Install was surprisingly easy. I pulled the middle clearance light and put a rubber grommet in the hole. Installed the camera housing over the hole. This eliminated drilling another hole and the wires showing like on the factory installed ones. I did put a reflector above it so it appears to have all three lights. In my opinion it looks better than the ones that come factory installed. Seems to work great. Haven't been on the road, but its working with the truck parked around the corner of the driveway, at least 80 ft.
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Our camera is wired thru the trailer running light circuit. So when I want the camera on, I turn on the running lights... which is probably a good thing to do anyway, when underway.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:51 PM   #8
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There is no switch on our 36FBTS. Jayco customer service at first said it was there, but after several emails they confirmed with one of the line supervisors that some campers were built without it. I just clipped off the clearance light, put on some of those quick connectors, and plugged it in. I also put the connectors on the light in case I want to put it back on.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:30 AM   #9
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Here you go
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Looks really nice.

I just ordered a rear view system thru e-bay (Chinese special), for around $80 bucks. Truth be known, they're all probably made in china as most electronics are.

I plan on installing it on my X23B hybrid, using one of the clearance lights.
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