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Old 08-25-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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Backup Camera Success Storey

I recently wrote asking if anyone had successfully pulled the wire from an old rear camera to the front monitor. No body had and it was considered nearly impossible. Today, we were able to pull the wire for a new camera system across the top of a 1999 Bounder 28T and connect to the old system over the dash. We had to remove the small, rear corner cap by drilling out the rivets so we could turn the corner with the new cable and connector. After that, it was really easy, and the hidden system is working wonderfully.
We replaced the Cap after extensive caulking with self-tapping screws, and tied in to the 12V power using wire connections in back of the TV.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:08 AM   #2
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Been wanting to do that for quite awhile.....your sucess story starts me to wanting to do it today.
How long did it take from start to finish?

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Old 08-26-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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Camera Wire Success Storey

Corjaguar, The actual pull once we decided to attempt only took about 1/2 hour, most of that was in gently removing the end cap; with the end cap off we could hand maneuver the taped connectors around the corner and then it was hollow and a "piece of cake" the rest of the way. We spent a 1/2 day just exploring options, none of which were very attractive! We had more trouble finding the right power connections in the TV area; anything green was connected to the backup gear, which I didn't want. We wanted an already installed 12V source that would go off with the key. First connection turned camera on, but stayed on when key off (would have to remember to turn Monitor off, or drain battery). Second connection turned Monitor on and off with key, but Monitor went off when geared in reverse. Third try got us our Monitor on/off with key, and no effect of reverse gear. Now working on cleaver (attractive) way to hang TV, and avoid the "finkey" way it was screwed to wall.
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