Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-21-2015, 12:38 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
tlambert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: SC
Posts: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rbertalotto View Post
I did not use the back up light activation feature. I hardwired the monitor to a switched 12 V lead. In this way I can turn the monitor on anytime I want. But the cameras on both the truck and the trailer are wired into the running lights . They afford to turn the cameras on I need to have the running lights on. This is no big deal for me as I drive with the running lights on all the time. I want to be visible.

That's what I wanted to know.

So do you think having it wired so it doesn't have to have the lights on would be any problem?
The monitor has it's own on/off switch right?

My truck is 2011 Silverado and came the factory backup camera.

I just want to be able to check out what's happening at the end of the camper while traveling.


Tim
__________________

__________________
Tim

tlambert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2015, 01:42 AM   #22
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Posts: 64
I used a wireliess backup camera from Magellan that mates into their aftermarket (some, not all models) GPS. Had used same on my truck for a backup camera. On the truck it is supplied by the backup light wire, so only broadcasts to the PGS when in reverse. On my class B, I didn't needs it as much but wanted one for my boat trailer to see backing up, so it is mounted by industrial hook and loop tape and wired to the boat battery, hence on all the time. I put a small switch in the add on module that attaches to the GPS, to turn that component on /off as needed so mostly have it showing GPS but can at any time see behind the boat trailer by flipping the switch. I think I'm going to get another camera for the back of the class B so I can see the motorcycle trailer when I'm pulling it and wire it similarly to see it whenever I want, even driving down the road.
That said, the system discussed here looks great for the $$, but I don't want another monitor as my GPS is a 7" size already.
__________________

__________________
Calgary, AB Canada
Ridenfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2015, 03:59 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 171
Any way you give 12v power to the camera and the tv monitor will work. But grabbing power from a running light or the license plate light is the easiest method.
__________________
Rbertalotto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2015, 01:45 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Gleaner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Idaho
Posts: 279
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rbertalotto View Post
the easiest method.

Mine showed up today.
Just wondering how you mounted your screen.......
Suction cup to the window?
__________________
2015 nights camped (54)
Gleaner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2015, 03:14 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 171
I had to get VERY custom to mount all my electrical "junk" on a relatively small dash area.
I moved the radio from the top of the dash to the bottom. Fabricated a panel and mount to move the new GPS up to the radio position so it would receive the GPS satellite signals better. In between the two I had a thin pocket that I fabricated a slide mount for the rear view monitor. When not in use, it lives in a "drawer". When needed I pull it out so it can be viewed.
__________________
Rbertalotto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2015, 02:40 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Gleaner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Idaho
Posts: 279
ok.
Thanks.
I'm thinking of mounting it to a thick piece of UHMW..
Like I did my fishfinder in the boat.
__________________
2015 nights camped (54)
Gleaner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2015, 02:58 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 171


Here is the image I forgot to post to the above
__________________
Rbertalotto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2015, 03:15 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Gleaner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Idaho
Posts: 279
Nice work.
Sadly, your dash is different than mine.
__________________
2015 nights camped (54)
Gleaner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 12:15 AM   #29
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Excelsior Springs
Posts: 46
Following.
__________________
bobneal69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2015, 04:35 PM   #30
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 51
Rbertalotto

Is the video in color or BW? Thanks
__________________

__________________
Cedar Creek 38FB Ram 3500 Dually
bobsue1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 PM.