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Old 05-19-2018, 07:55 PM   #1
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Ford Camera/TPMS package

Has anyone installed this package on their Riverstone?

I have a 2018 38FB and Iím trying to figure out how to route the first cable from the bed of the truck back through the cavity where the light/brake cable goes.

I found a couple of videos on YouTube but the Riverstone appears to be a little different.

Before I got too serious into it I figured Iíd see if someone else already conquered it and save some time.

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Old 05-20-2018, 10:11 AM   #2
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I got the camera system when I bought my 2017 F350 but never attempted to install it yet.
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:30 AM   #3
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Here is an update for this thread. After looking over all the possibilities for cable routing and considering the cost of having to go to a tire shop to have the tires removed, sensors installed, remounted AND the cost of a custom adaptor to plug the cable in the bed of the truck instead of at the bumper, I just bought a TST tpms and called it a day. The fifth wheel already has a rear camera so no big deal there.

Ford doesnít tell you this but their kit is clearly made for bumper pulls not fifth wheels.

It could work but pricey and you may not be satisfied with the final appearance of cable routing. Wireless would have been much better in my opinion.

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Old 07-26-2018, 11:09 AM   #4
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Iíve got it installed on mine (Surveyor 5th, not a Riverstone) and yep, itís designed more for bumper pulls. If anything, Iíd say itís designed more for open cargo trailers (or maybe boat trailers). Install fees, extra adapters, etc... Iím more than double the price of the kit into this.

That said, it is nice that it fully integrates into the dash:

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I donít have any photos on hand of how it was installed so Iíll have to grab some next time Iím out at the trailer storage lot.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:20 AM   #5
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Thanks for this reply, love the integration. I was hoping to get some of the clutter off the dash too. I hooked up the camera just to test and it is really nice.

Getting the cable through the pin box to the front compartment is near impossible the way a Riverstone is built. Running it on the surface, even in conduit just didnít appeal.

I may still get bored one day and put it on.

Thatís the fun of tweaking these things!
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:30 AM   #6
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Yeah, that's pretty much the way the dealer did mine, on the surface in conduit. I went to them to get it installed because I wanted it all tucked away, but they told me due to the structure of the frame, in order to run it the same way the 7-pin is run, they'd have had to remove the entire front cap and then the side of the trailer.

So, it's tucked away 'enough'. It's not ideal, but I can live with what they've done. Really wish I had taken some pictures so I can show you what they did.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:51 AM   #7
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I would love to see those pics when you get a chance. I know it can be done, I just couldnít bring myself to do it. Also would like to see pics on how they got up to your camera.

Your dealer was right. Iím an electrician and I tried every method known to fish that cable back there and there was just no way.

Maybe someday
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:56 AM   #8
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To the camera's a little easier to explain. They punched through the wall in the kids's bunks, ran it down into behind the outside kitchen then through into the underbelly. They then used some trim to cover it so it looks like it was always part of the bunk. I'll have to get some photos of that too.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:08 PM   #9
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Well, itís been a while, but I was finally around the camper again and was able to get you some pictures of it installed:

Hereís the loom run for for getting the cable to the kingpin:

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And hereís the trim piece hiding the line in the kidís bunks:

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Hereís the repeater box in the front storage cubby:

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Old 08-07-2018, 12:13 AM   #10
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Boy, they did a very neat job of it. It worked out great with the bunk area. No one would know it wasnít part of the original build.
Thanks a lot for the great pics. If I ever decide to do it, I would probably route things in a similar way. Hope you enjoy the rig for many years to come! Thanks again for the pics!
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