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Old 07-15-2016, 11:48 AM   #1
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Installing back up/surveillance camera

Any tips on connecting back up camera wiring to the tailight on my jay flight trailer?
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:10 PM   #2
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Any tips on connecting back up camera wiring to the tailight on my jay flight trailer?
I used a furrion high speed wireless backup/monitor. Pulled out the middle clearance light on the trailer and installed there. I just run with the clearance lights on when the trailer is connected. Simple and easy to install.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:20 PM   #3
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I'm considering doing this on my Eagle HT with my F-350.

Having a fifth wheel, I run with my tailgate removed for most of the summer. Doing this, I lost my backup camera. I have a Back Rack on my truck. I decided to buy a backup camera to mount to the Back Rack and ordered the camera harness plug from the Ford dealer. I wired up the plug to the camera (had to extend the wiring on the camera to reach the plug) and it works.

I have been considering buying another $20 camera and harness plug to be able to see behind the camper. Haven't gotten to that improvement just yet.
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:57 PM   #4
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I also use the Furrion wireless observation camera on the back of my Whitehawk 28DSBH. Get it on Amazon (Furrion FOS48TAPK-BL Wireless High-Speed RV Observation System with Mounting Bracket). It's a great product.


As for the install, federal regulations require that an 8-ft wide trailer has 3 running lights at the rear center in addition to the single outer lights on either side, so replacing the middle light with the camera is not recommended, albeit tempting.


Check with Jayco for a PDF of the design drawing for your rear wall. It will help you figure out what you'll need to drill through.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:23 AM   #5
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I installed the 4uCam wireless camera on my 265RLSW. Like others, I put it on top in place of the middle running light. Easy install. I did have to add on the antennae extension to improve the reception on the monitor on the dash of my truck since it's almost 50' from back of trailer to dash of truck with lots of metal and other stuff in between .I got the unit that can handle 4 wireless cameras. It comes with 2. I currently have it positioned to really see behind me while I drive. The second camera (not mounted yet) will be pointing more down to see bumper area for backing up.
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:11 AM   #6
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Here is how I have mine. Did not k o about the DOT requirements.
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Here is the views from the cab. Probably close to 50ft from the camera. On our last 1500mi trip there was only a few times where I noticed it cut out.
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Old 07-17-2016, 01:24 PM   #8
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Someone replied then must have retracted their question because I no longer see it on this thread.

I was asked if I was sure about the regulations for the center marker light. Here is the link to the data I used to make my decision to keep the center light in the identification cluster.

(http://expediter.com/pdf%20folder/J%20folder/J28-30.pdf)

The center cluster of three is referred to as an identification lamp. It is intended to identify a trailer 80" or wider and 30' or longer.

All in all, I dare say that not too many highway patrolmen have written tickets for not having all three lamps in the center cluster...
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Someone replied then must have retracted their question because I no longer see it on this thread.

I was asked if I was sure about the regulations for the center marker light. Here is the link to the data I used to make my decision to keep the center light in the identification cluster.

(http://expediter.com/pdf%20folder/J%20folder/J28-30.pdf)

The center cluster of three is referred to as an identification lamp. It is intended to identify a trailer 80" or wider and 30' or longer.

All in all, I dare say that not too many highway patrolmen have written tickets for not having all three lamps in the center cluster...
If I remember the comment that was deleted said a trailer has to be longer than 40'. Either way, I doubt any regular patrolman knows the law. I only did mine because I didn't want to add any extra holes to the trailer. If you want to keep the center light it would be easy to remove the light and check for clearance just below the light. Mount the camera and tap into the clearance marker power. Reinstall the center light and your done.
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Old 07-17-2016, 07:52 PM   #10
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I bought a Jayco 28BHBE this year, and there is a sticker in the bedroom that says it is pre-wired from the factory for wireless security/observation cameras....

I can't find anything in the manual that references this... But what wiring needs to be done for a "wireless" system...? Just a power and ground?


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