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Old 01-12-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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i would like to know how to install camera and run the wires to the front of coach. Thank you, Bob a old Marine
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If you have fiberglass rear end cap, crawl under it and shine light up. There may be enough space between cap and rear wall for power and coax. If so drill 3/8 hole at camera location, drop wire in-between cap and rear wall to frame level then run inside plastic electrical conduit tywrapped to anything that dosen't move till you reach front suspension, convert to flex duct till you reach good point to penetrate under or in dash. Spend a LOT of time underneath till you are sure. Planning takes the most time.
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i would like to know how to install camera and run the wires to the front of coach. Thank you, Bob a old Marine
It would help to know what coach you have and if it ever had a rear view camera.

If the coach originally came with a camera it will have a bulge for the cameral housing like the one in the picture below. The camera housing is below the three top clearance lights and the mural.





It will also already have the cabling.

If not prepped for a camera you will have to decide where to mount it and drill some mounting holes very carefully. You don't want to drill through any existing wiring so only go through the skin. Then you'll need to decide where to run the cable. It may have to go through the bays, underneath the coach, or perhaps even over the roof.

When I replaced my camera system I used the original cable with a suitable adapter connection.

http://home.roadrunner.com/~kwildman...g the rear.pdf
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i would like to know how to install camera and run the wires to the front of coach. Thank you, Bob a old Marine
Buy a wireless camera. Take 12 volt from light of license in rear and get it from the cig lighter or other 12volt source in the cab. Works real nice
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wingman, do you know of a good wireless video system?
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wingman, do you know of a good wireless video system?
I picked up a VR3 backup camera for another view from the motor home. The factory unit is limited to the toad view and that's about all.

The unit is VRBCS300W. They have a 800 number 445-1797. I don't know what they cost, I bought mine from a friend really cheap, but it does work great. I havn't looked on line for one, you might do that.

Each end, the screen and the camera need 12 volts to work but no wires to run between them. Good luck, Don
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Bob, I've been looking for back-up camera solution as well. The original 'walked off' and the cable was cut in the process. Must have been a big mouse.

Wingman, thank-you. I like the idea of wireless - I hate holes in my RV.
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Did you take my backup camera at Hunting Island near Parris Island? If so, it was junk and you are welcome to it.
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thanks for the input oorah semper fi
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