Originally Posted by WNYScouter
Sorry for the late response. I have had quite a bit on my plate lately. Anyway, here are some photos of my install. When I did it, I had a trip coming up quickly and just wanted it to be functional and didn't care about making it look professional. When I get some more free time, I will work on that. But here is what it looks like.
The first photo is the camera mounted to the blank Furrion plate. I just used the screws supplied with the BC35 and the BC35 mounting bracket. I had to drill a hole in the plate for the wiring to run through. I also had to remove the entire Furrion camera bracket to access the wiring. There was a harness/lead that was used to provide power to the Furrion camera option. It is a short harness but I carefully pulled it out and disconnected the power wires and removed the leads. The wiring uses some quick disconnects that pop open easily. The second photo is not the same similar to the connectors.
I then drilled a 1/2 hole in ceiling all the way to rear of the camper then used a coat hanger through that new hole to reach the hole outside of where the Furrion camera bracket. I didnt open ramp door but rather estimated about where the outside bracket and hole were and got pretty close. I used the coat hanger to pull the BC35 power wires through and then using the existing quick disconnects, hooked up the BC35 power wires. The third photo shows the hole and wiring coming out in the interior.
The next 2 photos show the wiring and the wifi transmitter. I used stick on bases which let me use zip ties to hold the wiring up. If I keep this setup, I may find some white corrugated wiring loom cover and redo it to make it look neater and blend in better. I originally had transmitter mounted higher on front face of the skylight. When parked, I seemed to get pretty good connection but not always when underway. The transmitter only transmits forwards and backward so it has to be mounted vertically and facing the direction of the RV890. The directions read that it should not have metal obstructions in front or it will affect reception at receiver. I decided to try and mount it so only top part is attached to bottom of skylight and will see if this shows any improvement.
Also, I'm not real impressed with the BC35 wiring. It has plastic sheathing over most of the power wires until you get close to the transmitter. Buy then that is where the fuse is and the wiring going into and out of fuse holder is open. IMHO, the fuse holder should have been placed towards the end of the power wire. The directions called for me to place the transmitter on the roof for the least obstructed setup. But that would have left the fuse holder exposed but also difficult to get to if I ever needed to change the fuse. Also there is really nothing on roof close enough to mount the transmitter vertically. The BC30 has an extension cable so transmitter could be mounted more towards the front but this one doesn't. And the BC30 won't work for the RV890. Luckily my camper is a 25 footer so the signal will reach most of the time. A longer camper may have trouble with the tranmissions.