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Old 10-31-2017, 01:46 PM   #1
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Ford Optional Trailer Camera and TPMS

https://accessories.ford.com/kit-tpms-sensor-11804.html

Anyone use this on an AS? My fancy new pickup came with the ultimate trailer tow camera package which means I have the “privilege” of purchasing this. I won’t lie, I am intrigued and the price seems okay. What I am most curious about is if anyone has mounted the camera to a newer AS that is pre wired for a Furrion camera. Is this essentially plug and play?

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Old 10-31-2017, 01:58 PM   #2
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Multiple threads on this already. Look around
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:47 PM   #3
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Really? Haven’t been able to find one that addresses using a ford camera for a furrion pre-wired trailer. Found plenty addressing the use of the Ford camera in general.
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:10 PM   #4
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ZOINKS! My bad, I read this too quickly and categorized it as yet another Ford trailer accessories question
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:17 PM   #5
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Hi

The simple answer is that the Ford camera does it's own thing and the "stock" AS wiring is not a lot of use. You still need to do a bit of this and that to get it hooked up.

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Old 10-31-2017, 07:23 PM   #6
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Josh,

I have a 2017 F250, installed the TPMS to my 2005 Airstream and this works great, over the next week I’m planning on the camera install. Look into YouTube, there are a few that have installed the camera.

Plus I’m a newbie to Airstreams, second post.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:37 PM   #7
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ZOINKS! My bad, I read this too quickly and categorized it as yet another Ford trailer accessories question


No worries, you just built my hopes up then crushed them.
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So in an effort to be helpful this time...

The Furrion camera is wireless, meaning the prewire will be power only.

Looking at the Ford system you mentioned and looking in some of the Ford forums it seems like their system is totally hard wired, meaning video and power. So I don’t think it’s possible to use the Furrion pre-wire in the manner you hoped.

If I am incorrect and the ford system is wireless, then it should be really simple to connect the 12v prewire to the Ford camera.
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I installed the Ford camera on the back of our 2017 26u. After looking at the field of view the camera has, I decided to mount it to the rear of the trailer, centered just above the license plate. Ran the cable under the trailer, came up into the rear bumper storage area and then up to the camera from there. I did this to avoid any new holes in the roof and to have a place to store the huge coil of excess cable. The black cable running up above the plate doesn’t look as clean as a wireless, but it is the best you can do without serious surgery on the AS. Be advised - the camera only works when in reverse as the AUX input on the Sync display, has no guide grid or lines, and the bracket is painted steel. I mounted the camera to an aluminum plate and then mounted the plate to the AS. Used stainless steel hardware and liberal amounts of 30 year rtv to prevent leaks and corrosion. I also placed 3M chafe tape behind the plate and cable on the run from the bumper to the camera. To turn the camera into an active rear-view camera you can see while driving down the road, you need an after-market “enabler” that allows the Sync3 head end unit to display the camera while in forward motion. I am looking at a device from NAVIKS - they are in final testing and claim it will be available in the next few weeks for around $250. You need to dismantle the center dash and gain access to the rear of the Sync head unit to install the device - which is not as difficult as one may think.

Good luck and enjoy the truck and AS.
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I have looked at this TPMS/Camera kit for my 2017 F250 Lariat. Think for right now, just getting and install the TPMS portion. Not thrilled about not having a clean install solution for the camera wiring. For the TPMS wireless transmitter, where did you install it? Certainly would like to see any photos of your install(s).
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2017 F-250 here, I mounted the camera inside at the rear window on our 2017 Classic, ran the wiring inside then out at front where other wiring coming out to batteries.
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Sailone, I like the idea of your installation, could you pass on any tricks on this, or anything that you would change? I have a 05 Classic 28’, thank you in advance.
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Sailone, I like the idea of your installation, could you pass on any tricks on this, or anything that you would change? I have a 05 Classic 28’, thank you in advance.
Nothing I would change.
I would say I spent more time investigating and planning the best route down through the coach than I did installing.
Advantage I have in the 2017 Classic is the hydronic heating which runs around the perimeter of the coach with aluminum covers over it. This helped to run the wiring without being able to see it.
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I mounted the TPMS signal box to the center of my forward axle on our 28ft International.I used large zip ties for this and smaller zip ties for the cable routing to the front of the trailer.Took approximately 1.5 hours due to being anal retentive.Initial setup was a breeze.Maiden voyage of 3500 miles proved this system value.Have held off on rear camera install due to time restraints.
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