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Old 09-29-2015, 12:59 PM   #1
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Backup Camera Prep?

Hello. This is my first post here. I've owned a 96 Jayco Eagle for going on 20 years, and we've decided it's time to upgrade. We're in the process of buying a 2016 Jay Flight 29RKS; the order has been placed with our dealer. My question is about the backup camera prep: can someone tell me exactly that means, and how easy/difficult it would be to hook a camera up to it?

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Old 09-29-2015, 03:28 PM   #2
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Welcome! This video shows the process.

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Thanks for the information. What I'm wondering, though, is what part of that has already been done in a unit that is marked "backup/security camera prepped"? I'm assuming they've already done the wiring for the camera, but I can't verify that...nor do I know where the wires would be?

Also, it seems kind of odd to call it a "security" camera when the power to run it comes from the clearance lights...since those are not powered unless you're hooked up to your vehicle. I'm wondering if, when Jayco does the prep, that power comes from another source?

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That I'm not sure of 100%. My unit has a switch for the camera that may make it work when unhitched. I don't have the camera but it is prewired.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:17 AM   #5
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The power for the camera is behind the center clearance light at the back of the trailer. The monitor is wireless and sits on the dash or stuck to the window like a gps. It plugs into the cigarette lighter for power. In the 338rets there is a 12 volt outlet in the bedroom and if you plug the monitor into it you can watch the back of the trailer "security camera ?"
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John, do you then also have a switch that allows the camera itself to be powered when not attached to the tow vehicle? Seems like you must.

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Yes on mine it is located in the front storage compartment passenger side, and labeled backup camera. You can shut it off from there.
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Yes on mine it is located in the front storage compartment passenger side, and labeled backup camera. You can shut it off from there.
That is the switch I was referring to. Thanks John.
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Thanks to both of you.

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Yes on mine it is located in the front storage compartment passenger side, and labeled backup camera. You can shut it off from there.

John have you tried yours yet? I have a label regarding the back up camera in the same spot, but the switch next to it is for the LED light on the front cap that are aimed at the hitch area.
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