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Old 04-14-2021, 12:34 PM   #1
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Wiring Diagrams

Is there a place to get wiring diagrams for Forest River products?

I actually can download some decent wiring diagrams for GM trucks, would love to get an equivalent for my trailer.

Probably not available, but figure it never hurts to ask.
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Is there a place to get wiring diagrams for Forest River products?



I actually can download some decent wiring diagrams for GM trucks, would love to get an equivalent for my trailer.



Probably not available, but figure it never hurts to ask.


Sorry but wiring diagrams are not available for Forest River products.
Do you have a specific concern?
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Right this minute, I would like to check out the pre-wire for the rear view camera.

In general, I would like to be able to resolve any electrical issues that may arise while out on a trip.

My experience with service of an RV is that if you can't fix it yourself, you may be grounded for a really long time. The last two repairs I needed done to my old popup camper, I ended up having to figure out myself because Western Campers in Fort Worth gave me the run around on service. Sure, I saved a lot of money doing it myself, but at some point, I am going to need some information to do some of these repairs. Thankfully, the gear motor supplier for the lift mechanism on my popup gave some detailed instructions on how to replace the relay and get it back in operation.

For GM Trucks, you can download wiring diagrams with explanations of how systems are designed to work from this website. Very useful information.

https://www.gmupfitter.com/pages/body-builder-manuals
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Right this minute, I would like to check out the pre-wire for the rear view camera.



In general, I would like to be able to resolve any electrical issues that may arise while out on a trip.



My experience with service of an RV is that if you can't fix it yourself, you may be grounded for a really long time. The last two repairs I needed done to my old popup camper, I ended up having to figure out myself because Western Campers in Fort Worth gave me the run around on service. Sure, I saved a lot of money doing it myself, but at some point, I am going to need some information to do some of these repairs. Thankfully, the gear motor supplier for the lift mechanism on my popup gave some detailed instructions on how to replace the relay and get it back in operation.



For GM Trucks, you can download wiring diagrams with explanations of how systems are designed to work from this website. Very useful information.



https://www.gmupfitter.com/pages/body-builder-manuals


I would suggest you contact FR with your VIN and ask them if your particular coach is "pre-wired" for the back-up camera. Should save you a bunch of time and $$$$$. Hope this helps.
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I would suggest you contact FR with your VIN and ask them if your particular coach is "pre-wired" for the back-up camera. Should save you a bunch of time and $$$$$. Hope this helps.
Cheers
I know my TT is pre-wired for a camera, just want to understand where power comes from. My understanding from other posts was that the power for the camera comes from the trailer lighting circuit, and when GM went to a pulsating electrical power for their lighting circuit, it played havoc with the cameras. (2019 and newer).

Logically, I think a trailer that is pre-wired for a rear view camera should take power from the dedicated 12 volts on the 7 pin trailer connector, or from the battery on board the trailer. However, I can see where that would require Forest River to have to add a fuse and run a wire all the way back to the rear of trailer.

I went out to the trailer (in storage) to check on this yesterday. Because of the power connector, I could not test voltage with a meter. When I look at the fuse box, I do not see anything that would suggest a fuse for the camera, so I fear the camera is powered by a trailer lighting circuit. This will require the truck lights to be on, and suggests that the issue with the pulsing power will be present.

I may go ahead and call Forest River this week and see what they can (will) tell me.
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I know my TT is pre-wired for a camera, just want to understand where power comes from. My understanding from other posts was that the power for the camera comes from the trailer lighting circuit, and when GM went to a pulsating electrical power for their lighting circuit, it played havoc with the cameras. (2019 and newer).



Logically, I think a trailer that is pre-wired for a rear view camera should take power from the dedicated 12 volts on the 7 pin trailer connector, or from the battery on board the trailer. However, I can see where that would require Forest River to have to add a fuse and run a wire all the way back to the rear of trailer.



I went out to the trailer (in storage) to check on this yesterday. Because of the power connector, I could not test voltage with a meter. When I look at the fuse box, I do not see anything that would suggest a fuse for the camera, so I fear the camera is powered by a trailer lighting circuit. This will require the truck lights to be on, and suggests that the issue with the pulsing power will be present.



I may go ahead and call Forest River this week and see what they can (will) tell me.


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