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Old 10-26-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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Backup camera mounting

Purchased a backup camera to mount on a 2002 Itasca Sunova. Wondering if anyones done a similar project? Curious about wall thickness on the back of the rig. I do have cabinets on the inside, so I could use bolts with nuts and washers on the inside vs. just screws into the fiberglass exterior......any thoughts?

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Old 10-26-2011, 09:27 PM   #2
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Sparky, pending the size of your cam and it's mount....you may consider 3M automotive molding double sided tape...it is great stuff and VERY durable to the outside elements. Many auto manufacturers use the product for the exterior body moldings.
It would save a few extra holes on your body
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Thanks, that actually crossed my mind as well, but I need to drill for the cable anyway so I will probably drill for mounting bolts and naturally seal things up with some exterior caulking.
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Huberman, I would probably take the easy way out for now.....and use the 3M and screws then seal it up. Given it's "protected" location I think that would be enough holding force. If a problem does develop, you could always go with the thru bolt/nut mounting.
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I did my Brave this summer. I drilled the hole for the cable for the camera and found that the plywood is about 3/4" thick. I just used wood screws to hold the camera on. It doesn't weigh that much and the screws are more than enough. Take your time and see just where you want to mount the camera. I routed the cable along the overhead cabinet, down the inside of the drivers side cabinet, through the floor and then to the front of the rig. Not hard at all.
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Its a Itasca so there should be rear cap of fiberglass. Look up under the coach in the rear and you should be able to see all the way up to the top of it. If you go online to Itasca you can probably download all of the prints for the coach. As far as running the cable the best way is to run it down and under the coach via the chassis. It's the same way they run it from the factory. You will come up into the cab on the drivers side at the front thru the same wire way as all of the other cables. YO will need to push it thru and then seal it up again with some "Stuff" form Home depot or any hardware store. I just replaced mine, piece of cake, only an 4hour install.
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