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Old 03-24-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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Rear Camera installation wire thru existing lead via fish tape to trailer front

I am preparing to install a Rear view camera an wish to put the cable thru existing conduits to the trailer front battery box input.
Is this possible using a fish tape and which rear tail light fixture should I use?
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:29 AM   #2
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Is it a coax or single lead rca? When I converted from the 9 pin plug to a modern 7 pin I lost the use of the trailer mounted reverse lights. If your model has them it may be a good option...
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Why not go wireless? Sal.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:34 PM   #4
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Is it a coax or single lead rca? When I converted from the 9 pin plug to a modern 7 pin I lost the use of the trailer mounted reverse lights. If your model has them it may be a good option...
It is a 4 pin black cable about 1/4" dia.
The cable goes to transmitter up front which is then wireless to the screen in the towing truck cab.
Power comes from the transmitter unit up front, so I need a way to string that cable from the trailer rear to the front, hopefully inside some electrical conduit.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:21 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone,
I just called the factory and there are no conduits to run a fish tape thru, so I will probably go over the top and between the window and rock guards up front. The camera will be above the rear window.
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If you have a hollow frame, why not just bring the wire down and pull the wire at the trailer bottom location? If there's no frame route the wire could still be installed inside a casing and supported under the belly pan. Just my .02
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What system are you installing?
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KD2011,

I just installed on in my 2008 Safari. A wired camera all the way to the monitor, so power is from my TV. I mounted it above the license plate., drilled a hole thru the backouter skin and then another one thru the inner skin. This is inside my bath cabinet, then around under the toilet, under the kitchen sink, furnace, frig, and into the closet on the curb side. I just had to do a little fishing to there. then the amazing thing was to get it out and to the hitch. Well, there is a 1/2" hole from just back of my A-Frame in the cross beams. Luckilty I found it and your may have the same. Well I fished a 3/8" wooden dowell thru 3 holes in the cross beams and low and behold, it came out in the water pump access. I then used the dowell to guide a 1" Sch 20 PVD pipe thru to there for protection the camera cable. used a 45 deg elbow to finish it off on the underside and then ran the wire to the hitch. I have the same 4 or 5 pin plug for the camera.

Maybe your Cloud has this same hole in the crossmembers that you can access. It made my job a lot easier to exit my AS.

I was advised against the "wireless" as there is tooo much interference.

Or check for the hollow frame as per Splitrock. That should run front to back.

Why do you mention the rear tail light fixture? will you remove it to place the camera or just to get 12 volt power for the camera?
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