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Old 03-12-2016, 03:38 PM   #43
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Sent Airstream an email with pertient information of my 2016 FC. This is the reply from AS. "We did not start doing the pre-wire for the back-up cameras until late December 2016. Your unit looks like it was completed on the line late August/ early September and would not have the prewire". So, if I decide on a Back-up camera, I'll have to start from ground zero.
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:09 AM   #44
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It is not too difficult to take power off the 12Vdc power to the USB power plugs inside the rear roof locker. I also added a lighted LED switch on the face of the roof locker so the camera can be turned off when not needed. The LED glows when the power is on and I can see it from the main door to verify I have turned it on. It is a constant parasite power draw from the battery if not switched off when not needed.
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:59 AM   #45
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Sent Airstream an email with pertient information of my 2016 FC. This is the reply from AS. "We did not start doing the pre-wire for the back-up cameras until late December 2016. Your unit looks like it was completed on the line late August/ early September and would not have the prewire". So, if I decide on a Back-up camera, I'll have to start from ground zero.

I'm not sure what they pre-wire. Do they tap off the clearance light with an on/off switch?

Whatever not pre-wired means - I know when they installed mine they drilled a hole under the center clearance light to mount it and they tapped in to that light's wiring for power to the camera. What this means is my clearance lights must be on for the camera to be on. Since I always drive with my lights on, that was not an issue for me. Fun little side note - when we camp at the ocean - we sometimes use a jumper on the 7-pin connector to fire up the clearance lights and can turn on the camera and its sound to see and hear the ocean inside the trailer. I know that's really stupid wince it's much better to just leave the trailer and sit outside watching the ocean - but the fact that we can do it is just a laugh. 😃
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:58 PM   #46
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Sent Airstream an email with pertient information of my 2016 FC. This is the reply from AS. "We did not start doing the pre-wire for the back-up cameras until late December 2016. Your unit looks like it was completed on the line late August/ early September and would not have the prewire". So, if I decide on a Back-up camera, I'll have to start from ground zero.
You may have bigger problems, as the mothership does not seem to know what year it is!



[or is the "December 2016" your typo?]

Back To The Future, Wally!



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Old 03-13-2016, 06:01 PM   #47
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You may have bigger problems, as the mothership does not seem to know what year it is!



[or is the "December 2016" your typo?]

Back To The Future, Wally!



It's my typo.. Sorry
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:42 PM   #48
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My Pendleton is coming with the factory rear camera option installed...when it gets here the end of April I'll give a report on how well it functions.

Nice that Airstream's offering the backup camera as a option now.
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:50 PM   #49
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Tsunami here's the photos. Antenna mount, simply a piece of flat aluminum bar that I used and then the antenna extension wire. One cable tie point you can see and then a couple of cable ties along the run. Nothing real fancy. Works great.

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Several months ago, I ordered for $300 a "Backup Camera System with Trailer Tow Quick Connect Kit" from rearviewsafety.com. I had heard about problems with a wireless camera, particularly in an Airstream, so I got a wired system. Admittedly, I spent several hours installing it, ie, running the wires from the camera, just inside the back window of the trailer, down through the floor, up to the A-frame of the trailer, and then under the truck & up to the monitor, on top of the dash. But what I can say is that when I turn on the monitor (7 in), there's always a solid color image of what's behind the trailer, so far with no fading or interference whatsoever.

I also bought on Amazon for around $25 another camera that I mounted on the back of my truck, between the bottom of the tailgate & the top of the bumper, and whose image includes my trailer ball. I can switch the monitor between the two cameras, and when I have it on the truck's camera, I can back up the truck in one pass & get the trailer ball directly under the trailer's ball hitch.

One of the best $325 investments I've made 'Streamin'.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:04 PM   #51
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O'boy, did some internet searching earlier. JC quoted me $980 installed out the door for the Voyaged Wireless backup I asked for. Today I found the same camera with the 7" monitor online at Camping World for $368.00 free shipping. Called CW in Ft Myers, Fl to see if they would install it if I brought it in as it was not available at there store as its a factory direct ship out. Sure was the answer, about 1 hour labor@ $129 + tax. Under $500 at CW vs $980 at JC.
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You should see if AS would match the price quoted by CW - especially if you're going there for other work. If they can - super. If they can't - super. 😃

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Today I found the same camera with the 7" monitor online at Camping World for $368.00 free shipping.
Joe: Can you send a link to this at CW? I can't seem to find one at that price on their web site.
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Sea Level, on my Mac desktop I googled CW, on there site I used the CW search bar top right & typed Voyager Wireless Backup Camera & a list of cameras came up, the one I'm interested in was the first one on top left, it's titled Wireless Quad Camera with Cigaret lighter adaptor....Internet sale price $367.49 with free shipping.
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You should see if AS would match the price quoted by CW - especially if you're going there for other work. If they can - super. If they can't - super. 😃

Good luck!
They are twice the price, I'll get it done at CW as its a very simple install with just two small holes drilled to attach the mounting bracket & tapping into the clearance light on top for power. I expected to pay more at JC but not double! I'll stick to JC for warranty & collision ( God forbid )work.
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Sea Level, on my Mac desktop I googled CW, on there site I used the CW search bar top right & typed Voyager Wireless Backup Camera & a list of cameras came up, the one I'm interested in was the first one on top left, it's titled Wireless Quad Camera with Cigaret lighter adaptor....Internet sale price $367.49 with free shipping.
Thanks. The reason I didn't find it is because I was searching on Voyager. This one is by Rear View Systems. Did you notice this note at the bottom?

Note: Aluminum causes interference to the wireless connectivity. If you have an aluminum trailer, it's recommended to go with a wired system like the RVS-770613-213.

This doesn't look like an apples to apples comparison to what JC quoted you.
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