I've purchased a wired 3 camera system with quick connect/disconnect from Rear View Safety. I've been banging my head up against the wall all week, though, trying to figure out the best/cleanest way to install these.
There's a lot of posts on the forum about product decisions, but not too many about the actual installation.
So, like I said it's all wired. I made this decision to eliminate any and all risk of me complaining about wireless problems. (Instead I'm complaining about running wires
Since it's a Toy Hauler, I plan to mount the rear camera just above the cargo door, centered under the running lights. I also plan to mount the connector (it has a pigtail cord that connects between TV and TH, so just another cord when hooking up and plugging in... I'm struggling with the best place to route the wires... I'd love to be able to run the cables internally... it appears there's a roof space, with hollow frames, so I was hoping to fish the wires through there, but lots of time spent with fish tape so far.
The dealer quoted me about $1500 in labor to install (not counting what I paid for cameras) - their plan was to run the cable on the roof (flopping around??) and down the refrigerator vent... Yep, tried that too, but once you're in the fridge compartment, where to next!? The gas heater compartment is directly below, so I can't figure out how to route wires from the fridge box to the frames below the trailer. I drilled a couple holes... fished around... keep hitting dead ends.
(I've given up on spending brain power on the side cameras for now... but will eventually need to figure out positioning and wiring.)
We can all agree FR's manuals are a joke... for my other toys, I've always been able to track town things like wiring diagrams or dealer/service manuals, but I can't find anything but the high level layman's manual from FR.
Anyone have any technical docs or insight?? - either from Forest River or personal experience? Any help would be appreciated... even if there's some tricks/best practices, I can take it from there... I'm somewhere between a noob and a pro... Architect for a living, so problem solving is a strength (although I'm currently handicapped with a concussion.)
I'll post steps and pics when I'm done for the sake of the community...