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Old 11-19-2018, 02:16 PM   #1
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Backup camera installation

New A-framer here (2019 Rockwood A213HW) and want (need) to install a wireless backup camera. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the Rockwood? I have several wires at the rear of the trailer: Red/Brn/Grn (bundle), single black wire, a bundled pair of white wires, and a ground. Looks like my best location is on the bumper unless someone has a better idea.

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Old 11-19-2018, 03:30 PM   #2
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There are several places, license place, below the center clearance light is popular. Forest River doesn't post wiring diagrams. I always have to test to see which is the 12v. I like the clearance light location because it is central on the trailer and the 12v wiring is handy.
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Old 11-19-2018, 03:39 PM   #3
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A photo of the rear of the camper is attached. Seems like the spare tire would block too much of the view so I think I'm going to go under the spare tire. Also, does not appear to be 12V (always on) at the rear so I'm going to run a wire to the battery. A separate wire (backup) turns things on.

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Old 11-19-2018, 04:56 PM   #4
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How about attaching to the sparetire nut? Most of the cameras are always on using the clearance lights electric. The cameras have a good field of view.
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:14 PM   #5
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My 2017 has a bumper and thats where i mounted mine. Here's a thought, how about a piece of 2" wide aluminium "L" channel, mounted to the frame below the tire to provide a "shelf" to mount the camera on. Then run your power to the front. I used the zamp socket for power, just got a matching plug on amazon
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My 2017 has a bumper and thats where i mounted mine. Here's a thought, how about a piece of 2" wide aluminium "L" channel, mounted to the frame below the tire to provide a "shelf" to mount the camera on. Then run your power to the front. I used the zamp socket for power, just got a matching plug on amazon
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I think that's the spot. Thanks for the help.


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Old 11-30-2018, 01:09 AM   #8
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Mine is a WiFi camera and I had to mount it higher so that I had a steady signal to my iPad in the vehicle. Power for the camera is from the running lights.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:19 PM   #9
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I have a Rear View Safety wireless camera and plan to mount it above the center clearance light. What's the best way to tap into that light's power. Should I cut a notch in the light's lens for the power cable -- or run it somewhere else?
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