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Old 06-18-2015, 09:04 PM   #1
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Rear view camera installation.

I am preparing for a 2 week road trip where I will be towing my Ford Fusion. I've got a 29' 2003 McKenzie Rogue Class C. I am looking into installing a rear view camera to keep an eye on my toad while driving the RV. I've attached a picture of the rear of the RV. I am guessing I would mount the camera on the bottomside of the upper molding - I put a small yellow circle on the picture below where I think the camera would mount.
I am wondering where I route the cables from the camera to the monitor. It appears the molding along the top which houses the lights is hollow, so perhaps I could run the cable through there. I am not sure though how I get the cable to run down the side.
I could use some advice from others who have installed a rear view camera and the cables.
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I just purchased and installed a camera on my class C Moho. I bought the Peak wireless camera with the one that has the rear view mirror that sits on the existing rear view mirror. I wired it into my running lights so I could have it on anytime I have my running lights on. I got it for just the same reason you did so I could watch the toad while driving. I am going to post this so I can come back in and get the pics off my phone and post them in another post. I installed my camera just below where you are showing your location, the camera is adjustable so I can angle it just where I want it. I drilled a small hole just were the fiberglass transitions from the upper angle to flat, in my unit that is all dead space. Inside my unit there are overhead cabinets so I ran the wireless transmitter through the back wall into the cabinets and mounted the transmitter on the outside of the cabinets in direct view of the reciever (the rear view mirror) By the way, I got lucky and caught a special purchase of the Peak wireless back up camera for $39.99 at Oreilly Auto
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Here is where I mounted my camera. It adjust to 5 different angles so it works out perfect
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My mirror fell off when I put the receiver and monitor on it so its sitting in the seat
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I like your set-up. Do you have the model number of the Peak camera system you have? I like that it mounts over top of the rear view mirror.
Unfortunately, I don't have cabinets on the rear wall of my RV. I've got a flat wall with a window. Does the transmitter have to be in line with the receiver? I may have to go straight through the back wall and mount the transmitter in the middle of the wall facing the receiver. Won't look pretty, but oh well...

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I just purchased and installed a camera on my class C Moho. I bought the Peak wireless camera with the one that has the rear view mirror that sits on the existing rear view mirror. I wired it into my running lights so I could have it on anytime I have my running lights on. I got it for just the same reason you did so I could watch the toad while driving. I am going to post this so I can come back in and get the pics off my phone and post them in another post. I installed my camera just below where you are showing your location, the camera is adjustable so I can angle it just where I want it. I drilled a small hole just were the fiberglass transitions from the upper angle to flat, in my unit that is all dead space. Inside my unit there are overhead cabinets so I ran the wireless transmitter through the back wall into the cabinets and mounted the transmitter on the outside of the cabinets in direct view of the reciever (the rear view mirror) By the way, I got lucky and caught a special purchase of the Peak wireless back up camera for $39.99 at Oreilly Auto
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The transmitter is very small, maybe 2 x 3 inches. I put it there because I didn't want anything that might block the signal. Peak only makes 2 styles and the other comes with a seperate monitor. Click image for larger version

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