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Old 03-21-2014, 04:08 PM   #1
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backup camera obscured

On our Sunseeker 2500TSC the bottom half of the back up camera screen is obscured by the rolled up slide out awning (topper). It looks like if I repositioned the camera with about a 3 inch spacer all would be fine.
I heard a rumor that the camera is attached to a backing plate within the wall, and that removing the screws/bolts would drop the backing plate into the netherworld.
Has anyone moved or replaced their backup camera and is this rumor true? There is no access point within the RV to the back of the camera.
Unfortunately the obscured section is that which displays closest to the rear bumper- I can currently only see about 6 feet from the back. I can only ask my wife to stand back there once, as I'd probably stop when I heard screaming.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:17 PM   #2
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On our Sunseeker 2500TSC the bottom half of the back up camera screen is obscured by the rolled up slide out awning (topper). It looks like if I repositioned the camera with about a 3 inch spacer all would be fine.
I heard a rumor that the camera is attached to a backing plate within the wall, and that removing the screws/bolts would drop the backing plate into the netherworld.
Has anyone moved or replaced their backup camera and is this rumor true? There is no access point within the RV to the back of the camera.
Unfortunately the obscured section is that which displays closest to the rear bumper- I can currently only see about 6 feet from the back. I can only ask my wife to stand back there once, as I'd probably stop when I heard screaming.
Read here where the factory is making a bracket for all SS owners. Check FR or dealer
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:53 AM   #3
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Not sure how the backing plate is mounted but if it will fall I have a quick solution to keep it from falling into the wall.

Pull one of the mount bolts out. Go t the local hardware store and get two long pieces of threaded rod that match the mont bolt thread pitch (8-12 inches long). Thread the rod into the hole wear you removed the mount bolt from. Remove the next bolt and insert another rod. That will keep the plat in place. Remove the rest of the mont and slide it off the rods while they stay screwed to the plate. Use the camera mount as a templet to make your extended bracket. Reinstall in revers order.


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Old 03-22-2014, 10:59 AM   #4
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P.S. Don't forget to get longer bolts while your at the store getting the threaded rod. Get them the length to match the depth of your new extended bracket + the original grip length of the original bolts. You don't want to poke a hole in the inner wall if you get to long of a bolt.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:10 PM   #5
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On our Sunseeker 2500TSC the bottom half of the back up camera screen is obscured by the rolled up slide out awning (topper). It looks like if I repositioned the camera with about a 3 inch spacer all would be fine.
I heard a rumor that the camera is attached to a backing plate within the wall, and that removing the screws/bolts would drop the backing plate into the netherworld.
Has anyone moved or replaced their backup camera and is this rumor true? There is no access point within the RV to the back of the camera.
Unfortunately the obscured section is that which displays closest to the rear bumper- I can currently only see about 6 feet from the back. I can only ask my wife to stand back there once, as I'd probably stop when I heard screaming.
I posted this question earlier and did not get a response. I finally fabricated 2 plates 1/2"X3 1/2" and drilled 2 sets of 3holes in it to extend the camera out from the bracket. Original seal in bracket preserved and wire had enough play in it. Still cannot see up to the bumper but it is a lot better than before.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:33 PM   #6
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I brought the Sunseeker 2500TSC back to Flag RV in Uxbridge for some warrantee repairs, and they remounted the backup camera 3" higher (as much as the existing cabling would allow). I can now see 90% of the true image, whereas previously I was limited to 50%.
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:59 PM   #7
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I had the opposite problem on our Georgetown. All I could see was the bumper and about 4 feet of road surface! I took the cover off and adjusted the camera to get the view I wanted. When I replaced the cover it went back to its previous angle.

On further inspection, I found that the molded seam in the cover hadn't been trimmed. I took a Stanley knife to it and now the vierw is the way I want it. I'm a bit surprised that the original owner lived with that limited view for 8 years.
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Funny how things are different. I just loosened the camera in the bracket and tilted it up to where I wanted it.
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