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Old 05-11-2014, 06:39 AM   #71
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:31 AM   #72
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I didn't take pictures (will try to do that next week) but at the service center, it was installed a little lower and he fished the wires under the skin to the center clearance light. They really should offer it as a factory installed option.
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I didn't take pictures (will try to do that next week) but at the service center, it was installed a little lower and he fished the wires under the skin to the center clearance light. They really should offer it as a factory installed option.

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I wish I had it done when unit was built earlier this month. I had actually called dealer and they said they never install rear view cameras.
Do you think this is a do it yourself project, or have the dealer do it or make a visit this summer to JC
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:24 AM   #74
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THANKS SteveSueMac
I wish I had it done when unit was built earlier this month. I had actually called dealer and they said they never install rear view cameras.
Do you think this is a do it yourself project, or have the dealer do it or make a visit this summer to JC
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Well, for ME it's not a DIY job - for many, I'm sure it is. Judging from the input you got from your dealer, I wouldn't try there either.

You may have local sources who can do this if you don't feel up to it. Local RV (not necessarily Airstream) dealers or body shops who do A/V install would be a start for getting estimates. Maybe the Voyager folks know some qualified installers in your area.

I you're close to Colonial in NJ they would likely be able to do it or if you're close to Jackson Center, you can't go wrong there :-)

Good luck!
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Almost...the voyager has a receiver that sits in the truck and will need to be plugged into garmin. Only the garmin bc 20 camera will work wirelessly with rv 760 LMT. But that camera gets poor reviews
Thanks for this information. Could you provide me with the voyager part number for the receiver unit and the types of connector cords that I will need to hook it up to the Garmin screen? How is the switch off from the GPS screen to the rear view camera screen accomplished?

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Congrat's Brian - With luck it will do everything you want it to...
I would be very interested in hearing from you (once you get it) if it actually has the ability to give me an Altimeter functions.

Also thanks for your comment on the inside mount. Your comment about the (need) for 12V power is a good on as my plies in the rear of the trailer are of douse not 12V. So with that mi mind, what your idea about mounting on the window frame?

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Hi Doug. If I were newly installing the mount for my Voyager Camera on my 23FB, I would place the aluminum 'L' brace stock along the bottom of my bathroom window glass. I would drill holes in the stock to line up with the two window catch holes on the curb side of the glass. I would mount the 'L' stock with the type of two-sided tape that is used to attach automotive trim pieces. Then I would replace the window screws to support both the camera mount and the inside catch hardware for the window. It might require getting slightly longer screws to accommodate the material thickness of the camera mount. This would provide the same quick-release camera mount without drilling any holes in the Airstream.

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Thanks for this Brian - I will have to go out to my coach today and take a close look at what my options might be.

Thanks again

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Thanks for this information. Could you provide me with the voyager part number for the receiver unit and the types of connector cords that I will need to hook it up to the Garmin screen? How is the switch off from the GPS screen to the rear view camera screen accomplished?

Brian
This is what rv cam recommended to me
WVRXCAMTC Digital Wireless Add-On System Includes:
- WVRX1 Digital Wireless Receiver Box
- VCMS10B Super CMOS camera with integrated wireless transmitter
- Stainless steel hardware
- Non-corrosive camera mounting bracket
Along with RVCams Backup Cameras and Rear View Systems: Voyager camera to male RCA and power

I would think you would need wvrx1 and 31300006 but I would call rv cam...he seemed to know what he was talking about
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Arcticfox,

I mounted my rear view camera inside my back window in order to avoid putting any holes in the aluminum skin. I'm very happy with it.

Things to note, night vision is less clear than day vision. I don't know how much of this normal and how much is from glare on the window. I still can see behind me, it's just not as clear and I feel I lose some of the wide vision viewing. Generally, I try to avoid a lot of night driving and I can live with this.

I ran my power down the side of the window, into my cargo below, where I drilled a hole to get the cable underneath the trailer. From there, I ran it to the front and attached to the battery. My system is semi-wireless, and my transmitter is also at the front of the trailer not the propane tank.

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As previously posted I have the RV760 from Garmin, the garmin wireless camera mounted on back of my truck and the Voyager on back of trailer. Both cameras work with voyager without any issue. However, the Rv760 does not have ability to pick up sound from voyager mike. That would have been nice as a bonus. There is an undocumented sound jack on the RV 760 adapter, but after checking with Garmin, told this is only for earphones. Purchased package from Crutchfield. I installed the garmin camera on my truck which was not too bad. Wired to backup lights thus only activated when in reverse. Quality is only fair, but good enough for safety when backing up and helpful for hitching, but too fuzzy for dead on hitch connection every time.

The voyager was installed by Best Buy just below the center running light. I was very satisfied with install and they work on RV's in normal business. They were fine installing even though no equipment purchased from them. Yes, I was nervous about drilling but hole was very small and the installer used plenty of sealant squirted inside to ensure no water seepage. Since connected to running lights, have to turn them on to activate camera. Quality on this camera is great, however a slight delay. I have used it on a few trips and am so much more comfortable driving in Atlanta traffic, interstates, etc. with ability to see what is going on behind or in the next lane and backing into site is so much easier. My wife just has not been able to get the hang on good backing directions, but prevents me from getting into too much trouble.

Best Buy also ran wires for Rv760 GPS along with Voyager receiver in dash / radio so only have 2 wires a few inches long visible in center dash where I mount GPS screen. The GPS unit has a separate adapter to plug in power cord and Voyager receiver plug. When Voyager adapter is in use you can easily switch between camera and GPS view on screen. Changing adapters is easy, less than a minute. Just need to be sure I don't lose one when not in use.

I hope this helps. I would do exact same thing again, and feel strongly against hassle, maintenance, etc. of a wired unit on trailer.
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I mounted my rear view camera inside my back window in order to avoid putting any holes in the aluminum skin. I'm very happy with it.

Things to note, night vision is less clear than day vision. I don't know how much of this normal and how much is from glare on the window. I still can see behind me, it's just not as clear and I feel I lose some of the wide vision viewing. Generally, I try to avoid a lot of night driving and I can live with this.

I ran my power down the side of the window, into my cargo below, where I drilled a hole to get the cable underneath the trailer. From there, I ran it to the front and attached to the battery. My system is semi-wireless, and my transmitter is also at the front of the trailer not the propane tank.

Lynn

Thanks very much Lynn for your articulation here. Great to know it is actually possible!

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As part of my search criteria for the Dodge truck, it had to have the tailgate mounted factory backup camera. I put a 1" wide piece of white tape on the ProPride stinger and a white square in the center on top of the receiver opening of the ProPride hitch. That takes care of the horizontal alignment issues. I still get out when a few inches away to verify the vertical alignment.

I had purchased the Voyager backup camera system during my first Airstream factory visit in October of 2012. I never got around to installing it on the 2013 25FB International Serenity before we ordered the Classic in May of 2013.

We took the power leads into the rear roof locker above the street side twin bed and tied into the 12Vdc of the overhead reading light.

There are no image stability issues when underway.
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I mounted my rear view camera inside my back window in order to avoid putting any holes in the aluminum skin. I'm very happy with it.

Things to note, night vision is less clear than day vision. I don't know how much of this normal and how much is from glare on the window. I still can see behind me, it's just not as clear and I feel I lose some of the wide vision viewing. Generally, I try to avoid a lot of night driving and I can live with this.

I ran my power down the side of the window, into my cargo below, where I drilled a hole to get the cable underneath the trailer. From there, I ran it to the front and attached to the battery. My system is semi-wireless, and my transmitter is also at the front of the trailer not the propane tank.

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I saw your video in you tube, very helpful. I just might go that option until I can find someone I trust to install on outside.
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Power Line Vision System for 2008 Airstream

It appears around 2008 Airstream was working on the development of a backup camera system for its trailers. On page G-5 of my 2008 Safari owner's manual there is a section that reads: "Your trailer has a 2-pin power connector pre-wired into the running light 12-volt system for the installation of a Power Line Vision System made by Power Linx. For more information on this system contact Power Linx at their website."

This must have been a venture that went no where. I have been unable to get anyone at Airstream or Power Linx to tell me about this system. It may be if I can find the reference power connector I can use it to power another camera like the Voyager.

Does anyone know anything about this feature?
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