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Old 07-07-2016, 07:14 PM   #15
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do you have a model number on the 3m vhb tape you like to use?
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:58 PM   #16
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How are you hiding all the wire on the voyager back up camera with out hiding it under the skin with a hole. Do you have a picture you can post?thanks
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:04 PM   #17
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How are you hiding all the wire on the voyager back up camera with out hiding it under the skin with a hole. Do you have a picture you can post?thanks
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I don't hide the wires as all............. just neatly compact them and zip tie them to the frame of the camera. I used to wrap the wires with loom and cut off the connector plug, but soon realized that if you have a camera defect which requires replacement, you would have to disassemble the entire installation to replace the camera.

With the snap-in waterproof plug that's provided by Voyager, camera replacement is a plug and play affair with no wiring required. The potential for an easy replacement of the camera far outweighs the visual of seeing a tiny wire bundle and is an arrangement that most of my clients prefer.

Hiding the wires requires a hole drilled in the skin under the camera mount plate, fishing in into the interior and splicing it into the running lights IF you can find the appropriate wiring. You need to remove the center interior cabinet light and work thru a 3" hole in the aluminum. Definitely NOT for the faint of heart as there isn't much slack in those wires!!!
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:19 PM   #18
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I see this 3M#4950 tape is available in different widths. What width do you find most practical to have in your tool box.
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I see this 3M#4950 tape is available in different widths. What width do you find most practical to have in your tool box.
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The large rolls that I use don't quite fit my tool box, unless you consider my entire eSprinter van the 'toolbox'........ which it really is!

Anyway...........1" seems to do very nicely!
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Thank you sir! Now to find a supplier of this stuff that is not across the world from me.....
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Lewster, Do you have a voyager model number that you have found that works best as far as picture quality and view? I really appreciate your time and input.
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Voyager back up camera

They only make 2 wireless models. Choice is the screen size. Either works well with 30' Airstreams.
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So, I, too have been thinking of adding a rear camera to my rig (and thinking about such things is when I become dangerous and spend money). But I am very reluctant to drill any holes in my "pickup Pullman". Which led me to more thinking...

I have a 27FB. It has a 12v cigarette lighter plug in the cabinet right above the rear window. What if, instead of an external mount, you were to mount the camera to a piece of plexiglass, which, in turn, had a chain attached to the top to support the weight and four little plastic suction cups on the corners which could stick to the rear window to stabilize. Then, all you'd have to do is buy a cigarette style plug to attach to the camera's wires, and plug into the 12v plug.

I'm not one to rely on a camera for backing into places, but it would be nice to have a second reference when my wife is giving some sort of hand signal not in the international book of police hand signals. Don't need a microphone either, for that matter. My main desire is to see what's hiding directly behind my trailer while on the road, waiting for the most inopportune time to come tearing around either my left or right flank.

Anyone here try an interior window mount?
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So, I, too have been thinking of adding a rear camera to my rig (and thinking about such things is when I become dangerous and spend money). But I am very reluctant to drill any holes in my "pickup Pullman". Which led me to more thinking...

I have a 27FB. It has a 12v cigarette lighter plug in the cabinet right above the rear window. What if, instead of an external mount, you were to mount the camera to a piece of plexiglass, which, in turn, had a chain attached to the top to support the weight and four little plastic suction cups on the corners which could stick to the rear window to stabilize. Then, all you'd have to do is buy a cigarette style plug to attach to the camera's wires, and plug into the 12v plug.

I'm not one to rely on a camera for backing into places, but it would be nice to have a second reference when my wife is giving some sort of hand signal not in the international book of police hand signals. Don't need a microphone either, for that matter. My main desire is to see what's hiding directly behind my trailer while on the road, waiting for the most inopportune time to come tearing around either my left or right flank.

Anyone here try an interior window mount?
Like I have stated previously, I don't drill any holes when doing a Voyager wireless installation. Also, the beauty of the system is that it's connected to your running lights, which means that you not only have an on/off switch in the TV cab, but it is powered from the 7-way umbilical and Not your trailer batteries....avoiding another parasitic drain on them.
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Just Use a Ram Mount

I went round and round on this and I just couldn't bring myself to drill a hole through the skin. I came up with what I believe a very good solution. I tapped into 12 volt power at the license plate bracket. I used two quick splicers to connect to the ground and hot wire and connected those to a two pole trailer plug. The other end of the plug I attached to the voyager camera. Cleaned the install up with some shrink wrap. I purchased a RAM mount on Amazon. This allows me to position the camera pretty much anywhere. However high up on the back window seems to work best. This arrangement also allows me to move the camera to the TV when hitching up. The mount is very secure and I had no problems on our first outing. This type of installation also allows me to easily remove the camera when not in use.
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Wondering if you have any photos of your install without holes.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:29 AM   #28
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Wondering if you have any photos of your install without holes.

I'll check my photo file later today and post a shot if I have one. If not, I'm adding one to a new 27 FB this coming week and can get one then.
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