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Old 09-28-2022, 08:37 AM   #1
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How thick is the outside wall?

Hi,
I want to install a side view camera on the passenger side, around the rear view mirror.
The camera I bought clips into the wall, but is designed for automobile use and therefore needs a thickness of less than 1/4 inch.
I seem to recall that the side wall is laminated fiberglass onto a 5/8 (1/2?) plywood, or maybe I知 wrong.

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Old 09-28-2022, 01:47 PM   #2
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I think you're right but if you could keep it within the cap area it might be good.
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Old 09-28-2022, 04:53 PM   #3
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My thought exactly. I値l proceed with care and follow up.

The only issue is that the camera will be ahead of the molding between the cab and the rest, and also that it値l be on the engine side of the firewall. That値l force me to drill through the FW to pass the wiring, something I致e never done before.

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Old 09-28-2022, 04:59 PM   #4
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My unit (class "A") came with rear and side view cameras. I have not used the side cameras for anything. The mirrors are what I use and trust.
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I know, but there is a blind spot the size of a small compact car (or motorcycle) on the passenger side. When I知 driving and I need to change lane, I need a helper (mostly DW) to clear the way. The side view camera would come in handy sometimes.

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Old 09-29-2022, 09:41 AM   #6
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My unit (class "A") came with rear and side view cameras. I have not used the side cameras for anything. The mirrors are what I use and trust.
Same here. I was thrilled when we bought our MH and it came with side cameras but quickly found the mirrors much easier to use.
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Old 09-30-2022, 03:47 PM   #7
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Answer

Answer is apx 2" - if typical Class A and some TTs.

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[QUOTE=mlafleur;2788272]Hi,
I want to install a side view camera on the passenger side, around the rear view mirror. Thanks/QUOTE]

This is where all side cameras are mounted (just aft of the side marker light) on the GT and I think it's just the fiberglass thickness.
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Old 10-02-2022, 08:02 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info Bubbles. I ended up using my camera as a replacement for obsolete back-up cam.

If and when DW lets me go through with the side/view camera project, at least I値l know where to drill!

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