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Old 05-08-2018, 09:57 AM   #1
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Garmin BC30 backup camera install

Hello

My wife and I have a 2015 Flying Cloud 25FB and have the Garmin BC30 backup camera to go with the Garmin RV 660LMT Navigator.

Iím wondering if anyone here has installed the Garmin BC30 wireless backup camera on their rig & would be willing to share videos, photos, install instructions specific to an Airstream, and general expertise?

Iím very hesitant to put screw holes in the outer skin to mount the camera. Iíve heard that some people mount backup cameras inside the trailer looking out the window to avoid making exterior holes.

Iím also not sure about the best location for the transmitter and whether having the transmitter inside the aluminum shell would cause transmission/reception issues or where the best location is for the transmitter with an Airstream.

Any help, advice, experience or expertise would be much appreciated!

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Is you license plate in a black plastic recessed mount or other?
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Old 05-08-2018, 12:22 PM   #3
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I just saw a post on that exact thing.
I wanted to see a photo because that's what I wanted to do.
Although I have a cabinet overhead in the rear that would be a perfect place to mount a camera, the writer had mounted his using hardware for a action mount camera like a Go-Pro.
If I can find it, I'll edit this.
Here's the post I found:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...-181008-2.html

Scroll down to post #25.
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BC30 is a very small camera that clips nicely onto a license plate. I mounted mine w/o drilling the aluminum exterior or any exposed cables.
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:11 PM   #5
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BC30 is a very small camera that clips nicely onto a license plate. I mounted mine w/o drilling the aluminum exterior or any exposed cables.


Thanks for the reply! Do you have any photos of where you put the cables, the transmitter & where you tapped power from?

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Dex,

Do you have the recessed black plastic license plate housing ?

That what mine has and I ran all from inside but about 5Ē of cable and camera.

I didnít say it was easy and mine is rear bed.

My transmitter is at the front and I just run the extension cable to camera. Disconnect and stow when not used.

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My transmitter lays on the rear bed. Camera in the rear window.. We forgot to unplug the camera when we left. When we returned, the camera image popped up at least 200 feet away. The only time we had interference was not taking the reflectix out of the front window.

Works for us

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I have the same size trailer and a 770RV GPS. I attached the camera up by the middle marker light using stainless sheet metal screws and Silkaflex sealant but double sided VHB tale and Silkaflex might have done the trick. I then ran the wire (with the Garmin extension) on the roof to right in front of the AC unit. I then mounted an all-weather box on the roof with VHB tape and Silkaflex and put the teansmitter inside. I then got the power through the solar prewire run.

Rock solid radio connection.
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Thank you! This is great info. Could you tell me how you located the solar prewire run and what power you tapped into once you got through the run?
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Thank you! This is great info. Could you tell me how you located the solar prewire run and what power you tapped into once you got through the run?
Mine is a FC25FB Twin so for me the solar wires (labeled) and the wires from the Tow Vehicle all come together under the head of the curb side bed through an obnoxiously small little hatch (Iíve since enlarged all that.) I tied into the running lights for the trailer so to turn on the camera, you turn on the lights. If you have a queen Iím not sure where all these wires come together. I assume under the bed.

Iím adding solar right now so Iíll be changing this because to start with Iíll use the solar prewire (too lazy right now to run heavier wires but will someday.) So this means my backup camera will be on whenever the sun shines. That works for us because we donít drive at night enough to worry about not having a camera. Eventually it will go back to the way it is when I get new 6ga wires run.
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I placed mine in the inside of rear window and it works great there. No holes in trailer or camera getting dirty and having to clean the lens. My transmitter is in the hall closet, It was easier for me to pick up the 12v. If I did it over again I would connect to the 12v closer to the camera.
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Install of Garmin Back-up Camera

I mounted the camera on top of the plastic cover on the rear light (drill 2 holes; mounted with SS bolts and sealed with silicone). Ran the cable through the existing hole for the license plate light (no drilling) and into the bathroom wall. Went down the wall and drilled a hole in the floor. Used the extension wiring available from Garmin and ran the line underneath the trailer to the front of the trailer frame and mounted the receiver there. Wired directly to the battery with a marine switch from West Marine. Turns it off when not in use

Works great, no interference and I can use it while driving as well

Sorry, no pictures
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I placed mine in the inside of rear window and it works great there. No holes in trailer or camera getting dirty and having to clean the lens. My transmitter is in the hall closet, It was easier for me to pick up the 12v. If I did it over again I would connect to the 12v closer to the camera.
Interesting. I was planning on just running a temp extension through the trailer and pack it up when not using it. That way I'd get the transmitter near the front window. But you say you'd go farther back?
For power, I plan on taking out one of the many USB charging ports and replacing it with a cigar lighter plug.
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For those of you mounting your backup camera inside, how did you mount the camera? Specifically, the camera to the trailer? Ram mount? Action Camera mount? Home made?
I'm thinking of a plate under
the rear cabinet> Ram arm > handlebar clamp holding the camera,
but it seems like more hardware than necessary.

Have you found the transmitter to be directional? Upright or flat?
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