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Old 03-02-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
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Rear View Camera Mounting and Wire Routing

Guys,
I am in the process of shopping for a Rear View Camera for my 5th Wheel. I have considered both pro and cons of wired unit vs. wireless, and I believe wired is the way to go.

Anyway, the camera set up I am going to buy is by Rear View Safety;
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3NR4TNGGTK60G

I intend to mount the actual camera at the very top of the 5'er. Picture below is not my actual 5'er but its the exact same unit I am expecting. I am thinking of removing the middle top light cover then run/ fish the camera wires from this point all the way down to the underbelly. From the underbelly, I would route the wiring along the frame to the kingpin.

Sounds easy, huh? Well, I wish it was that straightforward. Has anyone else tackled this project and run the wiring from the inside of the RV? How would I fish this wiring all the way (inside the walls) to the bottom? As from the bottom to the kingpin, would simple zip-tie along the frame be sufficient?



As always, thanks in advance.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:02 PM   #2
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Great questions... I'm looking to add a rear camera as well so sub'd....
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:40 AM   #3
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I did it on my TT.. only went thru the wall into the body (cabinet) ran that to the road side wall then down along the blind into the counter and out the floor... putting it right by the blind makes it almost impossible to see.. Fill the 2 holes you drilled with spray foam or silicon to make them water tight.. run the wires along the frame.. I have pics of mine in the mod section..
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Talked to the techs on this.. They suggest 2 options:

1. Run wires on the inside of the trailer, as was suggested

2. Run the wires inside the vinyl molding on the outside of the trailer to the bottom frame, seal everything, and be careful if you put the screws back into the vinyl molding.
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Talked to the techs on this.. They suggest 2 options:

1. Run wires on the inside of the trailer, as was suggested

2. Run the wires inside the vinyl molding on the outside of the trailer to the bottom frame, seal everything, and be careful if you put the screws back into the vinyl molding.
That's exactly how we did ours.
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I know nothing about back up cameras but could you not mount the camera off the ladder and run the cable down along the corner of your trailer then along the frame to the front?
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Our camera mounts on the license plate holder, then the cable runs along the inside frame rail up to the front compartment. I then used that white plastic stuff they sell at Office Depot to cover up computer cables in offices to cover up the coax cable running to the pin box. Super easy.
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Here is my thread in mods
https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ck-up-camera-s
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