Next, mount the rear camera:
Can't see it? Let's get a little closer:
I made a mounting bracket, welded that to the bumper and then shaved the plastic lip so the camera just pokes out. The tailgate clears the camera by about 1/4 inch when open. The camera is color in the day and switches to black and white in night vision mode.
A little bit of wiring to get it all fired up and rear vision won't be a problem when backing up. Hooking up the trailer will now be a one man job!
As a bonus, I was able to make storage for my Ipod (it's controlled by the dash radio), have a place to mount a bevy of extra gauges, a 5v power supply and a 110 power supply in the cab.
It all turned out pretty good I think.
I like it!