Originally Posted by Pooh
I need some advice..please.
So, the camper is wired for a back up camera. We purchased a Furrion Backup Camera System Model FRC12TA-BL. Got the ladder...scooped snow...took the cover off the rear housing and there is at least 6 feet of excess wire! We tried pushing the wire back into the camper and the wired only went in about 6" and then no more. There isn't room for the camera and all the wire! I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.
Please read this carefully. There are two types of rear-facing cameras:
*A back up camera that only operates when the vehicle is in reverse. when the back up lights come on, the camera comes on as does the monitor. This is what the Furrion FRC 12TA-BL is designed to do.
*A rear view camera acts as a digital rear view mirror and is on anytime there is power to the system. Basically, you are moving your rear view "mirror" of the road to the back of the TT. That is what the Furrion-FOS48TAPK-BL-Wireless-High-Speed-wireless camera system is designed to do. There is a strong possibility that this is what your TT is pre-wired for.
The Furrion is a wireless camera system . "Wireless" means there is no hard line video feed cable.The 6 ft of wire is only be a power feed. That cable will have a positive wire and a negative ground wire. The red wire is positive. If the TT is pre-wired for a BACK UP CAMERA, that should already be done on the center pin of your 7-pin TV to TT connector. According to the Furrion manual the system you have in hand can only be used as a back up camera. If it was pre-wired for a rear view camera, it will be pre-wired to the running lights and you will have to do an exchange.
See the Furrion FOS48TAPK-BL listed below.
The mountings for either system is identical. Is there not enough room to wrap the excess cable inside the camera mounting enclosure? If not, the only alternative is to cut and splice the wires and use heat shrink tubing to make a water tight splice.
We have both back up and rear view systems that are hard wired, but the concept is the same. It can be a frustrating learning process, but well worth the trouble. Hope this helps.