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How did you run wires from new B/U Camera to monitor


Al F

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Since I installed a dual camera rear setup on our coach I needed to run at least one new line anyway, so I opted to run both new. I ran the new pair down through the rear cap at one side where I could fish them down after removing a marker light and tail light assembly for access. Once I had the wires fed out the bottom of the cap, I routed them along the frame rail, making sure they were well protected from road debris and well away from the exhaust system and manifold. At the front, I routed the wires up and through an existing grommet, and finally behind the dash to the new monitor. I have one camera aimed for a general traffic and backing view, and the other aimed low with a view from the rear bumper back to the toad windshield for tight backing and checking on the toad hookup while under way. With the lower camera view, I can easily back up to within an inch or so of an object when backing into a short site. It also works well for making sure no one is in the way before backing, especially small children.

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Thanks, Dutch.

 

I was kind of thinking that would be the way to run the wires. It is just a pain to route and tie the cables to the frame as well as protect them as well.

 

I am also considering just running the cables on top of the roof, but I would probably need to protect the cables from the sun. My Winnebago has an access hole in the roof just above the dash where the Sat TV Dish cables come in.

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Thanks, Dutch.

 

I was kind of thinking that would be the way to run the wires. It is just a pain to route and tie the cables to the frame as well as protect them as well.

 

I am also considering just running the cables on top of the roof, but I would probably need to protect the cables from the sun. My Winnebago has an access hole in the roof just above the dash where the Sat TV Dish cables come in.

 

Well, I'm not going to claim it was an easy installation, but fishing the wires down the rear cap actually took more time than routing them along the frame rail. At then 71 as now at 73, I'm fortunately still agile enough to wiggle my way end to end under the coach when needed. :D

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Al Florida, on 08 Sept 2016 - 1:29 PM, said:

To anyone who has replaced or installed a wired backup camera in your motorhome, how did you run the wire/cable from the camera to the monitor above the dash?

 

Any chance I could use the existing cable???

 

 

I know you stated "wired" in your post but did you consider going with a "wireless" camera setup? :mellow:

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I know you stated "wired" in your post but did you consider going with a "wireless" camera setup? :mellow:

I am going back and forth about wired or wireless. It seems that in the product reviews on Amazon, and reports in this forum, there are lots of comments about interference with the video signal with wireless. There are lots of other devices which use the same frequency for the wireless signal that seem to cause problems.

 

Since my MH is only 29' long, wireless might work pretty well.

 

Still trying to decide which way to go.

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Al Florida, on 10 Sept 2016 - 09:39 AM, said:Al Florida, on 10 Sept 2016 - 09:39 AM, said:

I am going back and forth about wired or wireless. It seems that in the product reviews on Amazon, and reports in this forum, there are lots of comments about interference with the video signal with wireless. There are lots of other devices which use the same frequency for the wireless signal that seem to cause problems.

 

Since my MH is only 29' long, wireless might work pretty well.

 

Still trying to decide which way to go.

 

Interesting, thanks. Maybe there will be responses from those that have gone the wireless route. I can visualize what a pain in the backside it might be to reroute new cables. :blink:

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I've had a Voyager wireless rear-view camera since '13. Interference????, not me, not even once.

To feed 12V power to the camera, one has 3 choices. #1, installation instructions say to obtain power from your BU lights-but that means you may only use the camera when in reverse. #2, obtain power from a clearance light and simply run with your parking lights on-you may use the camera any time. #3, I simply used the old camera coax to run power to the camera- center wire = positive- braided shield = negative; this way I have full use of the camera without running the clearance lights.

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We installed a Furrion wireless observation system on our 36' fifth wheel (the mount and wiring for that camera were already factory installed). I've experienced absolutely no interference or signal drop-out with the system - and it's well over 36' from the back of the fiver to the dash of the crew cab truck. That being said, I still prefer to have my wife back there with a radio when backing, but the camera is handy for lining things up and watching the wide angle. I also find it very useful for monitoring things while on the road - especially judging when to pull back over after passing semis going up mountain passes, etc.

 

Rob

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Thanks for the encouraging words about wireless.

 

I am still trying to decide which way to go, wireless or wired. I have put the project on hold for a few weeks. To busy with family visits & traveling, especially if I was to do a wired system.

 

Additionally some of the systems I have looked at, have reviews which mention the monitors going bad in a few months. I forget which ones right now. I didn't take notes as I looked at various systems.

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