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Old 07-08-2017, 05:11 PM   #1
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Install of garmin reverse camera in Sport 22FB

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I have installed the garmin reverse camera in my Sport 22FB. I took most of one day and lots of planning

The camera was install above the read bathroom window. most people say to mount to high and NOT on the license plate. I bough a wide role of the RV sealing tape and it work very well. Get the extra wide, you can always cut it down.

Inside i placed the wireless transmitter just outside the bathroom door so that it had line-of-sight to the front window to ensure easy coverage from the front of the TV

I powered it off the license plate light. Why? i can turn the camera on just by turning on the TV light. This will illuminate the rear courtesy light. A much better ideas than using reverse lights ( which do not exist in the Sport)

The other picture show the path of the cabling through the plastic wire loom
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Hi

I'm hoping that after all that work the camera works ok.

Bob
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:12 PM   #3
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I too am interested in your results. I will be installing the camera soon, but I bought extension cables so I can mount the transmitter in the front window. Best of luck.
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:28 PM   #4
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I installed a Garmin camera inside the rear window with Gopro parts. The transmitter lays on the bed and powered by the television 12v power outlet. The camera works up to about 200 ft.

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Old 07-08-2017, 10:35 PM   #5
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Garmin inside

Here's a photo of the camera attached to the rear window, I think. When not in use, we detach the camera from the transmitter.

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Old 07-10-2017, 06:12 AM   #6
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hello

I have installed the garmin reverse camera in my Sport 22FB. I took most of one day and lots of planning

The camera was install above the read bathroom window. most people say to mount to high and NOT on the license plate. I bough a wide role of the RV sealing tape and it work very well. Get the extra wide, you can always cut it down.

Inside i placed the wireless transmitter just outside the bathroom door so that it had line-of-sight to the front window to ensure easy coverage from the front of the TV

I powered it off the license plate light. Why? i can turn the camera on just by turning on the TV light. This will illuminate the rear courtesy light. A much better ideas than using reverse lights ( which do not exist in the Sport)

The other picture show the path of the cabling through the plastic wire loom
Nice job and very interesting how the different Airstreams require different installations. I have not idea how I can install the Garmin backup in my 28' International although this gave me a few ideas I hadn't thought of.... Hope it works for you. -John
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:59 PM   #7
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I bought the Voyager WVOM43. It's a backup/observation camera. I like knowing what is directly behind me even when I'm going forward. That's why they put rear view mirrors in vehicles...right? It's powered off the center running light. The local RV shop installed it. No wires are visible. I'm VERY happy with it. Since it is much safer to have your running lights on all the time, it's not a big deal to have them on. It's not like I'm running up my electrical bill.
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I bought the Voyager WVOM43. It's a backup/observation camera. I like knowing what is directly behind me even when I'm going forward. That's why they put rear view mirrors in vehicles...right? It's powered off the center running light. The local RV shop installed it. No wires are visible. I'm VERY happy with it. Since it is much safer to have your running lights on all the time, it's not a big deal to have them on. It's not like I'm running up my electrical bill.
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Did you rewire the trailer for "running lights on always" or do you still turn them on and off from the TV?

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Did you rewire the trailer for "running lights on always" or do you still turn them on and off from the TV?

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I did not have to do any rewiring. Simply turning on either the parking lights or head lights on the TV will activate the camera. You do, of course have to "Pair" the camera with the display. This appears to be a one-time step so the cam & display can communicate with each other exclusively without interference from nearby RV systems. You simply press the "Pairing Button" on the display until you see a picture of what is behind your trailer and you are done!
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