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Old 07-14-2021, 06:56 PM   #1
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Getting wires/cables to cockpit from rear

I need to add a camera cable from the rear hitch to the front dash.. and also want to add a fuel pressure gauge... so from the engine area to the front dash.

SO.. has anyone come up with a relatively easy way to get WIRES/CABLES into the cockpit area from "outside" ?? I think I need to add a PVC pipe slung below all of the bays to get from the back to the front, but still need a decent way to get INTO the cockpit area. The only way I see is to go into the electric bay (DS below Drivers seat) to get started, but trying to get from there up to the dash is .. daunting. It seems nearly impossible to snake a wire from that bay up into the DS panel area (not so difficult) and then (this is the tough part) somehow on to the dash area. That DS panel just is NOT removeable... I can lift it somewhat after extracting all of the slack that I can from the numerous cables from the DS 'bay' to that DS Panel, but it will still lift only an inch or so.. No way can I REACH from the back of that panel all the way to the FRONT of that panel so that I can knock a hole to get into the 'under dash' area.

Or is there? Seems there is an incredibly terrific, nearly impenetrable SEAL to the center console area too. I can't find a way into there either.

Anyone achieve such a path?
With the poor electrical diagrams available, I can't see it being possible to find UNUSED wires - especially VIDEO - that have already made that trip.

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Old 07-15-2021, 09:40 AM   #2
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I’ve run wiring through the compartments along the top inside edge of the compartments (just inside the door opening) so it’s not visible and it’s easy to get to/work on. It’s time consuming pulling wire through wash hole you drill and then sealing each hole or using grommets, but you end up with protected wiring that can look almost factory (put it in plastic loom if you want) and it’s not vulnerable to road hazards. With Newmar it’s pretty easy to go from the drivers front elec bay to the interior - I would think Tiffin would be the same - just have to open up the left side console under the window.

There are also wireless cameras that just require power at the camera location and screen. Not sure on range though - 35’ might be pushing it.
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