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Old 02-16-2015, 12:53 PM   #21
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For those using the center clearance light. The previous photos show the camera mount below the clearance light but I don't see a cable running from the camera. Are the clearance light wires under the AS skin where you mount the camera? Or do fish the camera cable up through the skin to the clearance light hole?

How are you attaching the monitor, with a suction mount on The windshield?

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Old 02-16-2015, 12:57 PM   #22
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My install has a small hole drilled just behind the camera. Mind you, I'm cheating, participating in this thread as mine is not a Voyageur. So, I also have an antenna wire running from the camera, through the same hole to a circular polarized antenna in the locker pointing to the front glass.
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:53 PM   #23
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Nothing wrong with driving with the lights on. Just thought you would want power all the time. But now that I think about it, it would be hard to find a 12v source of power that wasn't on all the time.
I like garybairs idea in thread #3 running it to an outlet but that would be a lot more work than just running it to the clearance light. Then you would have to install a switch also.
I looked on youtube and saw that they ran it to a clearance light also on an s.o.b.
What's Airstream's solution when you have them do it?
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:59 PM   #24
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Nothing wrong with driving with the lights on. Just thought you would want power all the time. But now that I think about it, it would be hard to find a 12v source of power that wasn't on all the time.

I like garybairs idea in thread #3 running it to an outlet but that would be a lot more work than just running it to the clearance light. Then you would have to install a switch also.

I looked on youtube and saw that they ran it to a clearance light also on an s.o.b.

What's Airstream's solution when you have them do it?


They connected to the center clearance light on mine (we had it done at the factory) - under the skin - it looks well, like factory :-)
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:43 PM   #25
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Clearance lights for camera power is a good idea. I run with headlights on day and night so I can be seen.

It appears that a shiny 22 foot long Airstream being towed by a silver crew cab Toyota Tacoma is invisible in certain traffic situations (mostly in Phoenix, it appears) so I light her up when on the road.

It's not a significant load on the light circuit and it enhances visibility. Win-win in my mind. Having the rear view camera as a light reminder appeals to my engineering sense of humor as well.


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Old 02-16-2015, 06:59 PM   #26
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So to wire to the center clearance light is this the procedure?

Unscrew the center clearance light housing and pull it ou to expose the hole and wires.

Mount the camera below the clearance light and drill a 3/4" hole for the camera wire and grommet.

Push the camera wire through the hole and push it or use a fish tape to move it under the skin to the clearance light hole so you can pull it through.

Splice the camera wires to the clearance light wires.

Push the wires through and reattach the clearance light housing.

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Old 02-16-2015, 07:04 PM   #27
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I would have run the power to the center clearance light (or any of them) but when I removed the light there was less than 1/2" of slack in the wire. I didn't want to take my chances pulling hard on it, for fear of tearing a connection loose inside. I called the local airstream shop and they said they don't wire to the clearance lights for that reason, so I chickened out on pulling hard on the wire to find enough slack.

Hence why I wired it up in the back closet - it really wasn't hard at all.

I still have the question of why the Voyager display is not in reversed/mirrored image. Any help on this?

What about those of you with Voyager systems - is the imaged mirrored for you, so what you expect when you look in a rear view mirror?

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Old 02-16-2015, 07:29 PM   #28
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Garybair - mine acts like a rear view mirror - that is - when I'm in the middle lane and look at the monitor, if a car is approaching my right side, it shows up on the right side on the monitor. If a car is passing on my left, it shows up on the left side of the monitor.

Are you saying yours does the opposite? I wonder if there's a setting for that - that just doesn't make sense!
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That's right. Mine shows the display as if one is looking out the back window, not looking in a mirror. It's bizarre. I can't find a switch, nor a menu setting, nor no mention of this in the manuals.

It is so disconcerting to see a car coming up on the left side of you, then it passes you on the right side in real life. It's just wrong. Make a me crazy!

SteveSueMac, and you're saying you have the Voyager WVOS511 - gives me hope if so - there has to be a way this is so fundamental.

I just sent an inquiry to tech support.
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I don't remember the exact model number - the 511 sounds right. It's the Voyager digital wireless cam w/5" screen. There must be a setting somewhere - a dip switch position, a software setting....

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Old 02-16-2015, 08:29 PM   #31
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Reversed image

The camera could be mounted upside down?....my guess......I would try re-pairing the camera and monitor.

But, the answer is in calling Voyager tech support at 877 305 0445
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Gary - it is definitely the WVOS511 system with WVCMS10b camera.
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Yep - that's the same camera I have. thanks for checking.

Will let everyone know once I figure this out (although still hoping one of you beats me to finding the solution. ;-))
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Here's the solution to reverse the image on the Voyager 5.6" display. Tech support had replied with an email first thing this morning. Good response on their part.

Once the monitor is on and you have the camera image displayed, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds and release. You will get the Message of Mirror Off or Mirror On and you will see that the image is inverted.

It does state this in the instruction manual - I just missed the one liner. Would be better if it was in a soft menu available without having to know that the power button is over-loaded with another function if you hold it down long. I wonder what other functions might be hidden in there? Still, my bad for not reading the manually thoroughly.
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:42 PM   #35
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Here's mine. Did it in about an hour. (I did spray it silver to match the trailer.)
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f317...ml#post1187989

Good instructions for where to mount the camera under the clearance light

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Old 02-18-2015, 03:06 PM   #36
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For those running the wire under the shell up to the clearance light did you use the 3/4" grommet? Seems like a large hole for a small wire. Could a smaller grommet be used?

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For those running the wire under the shell up to the clearance light did you use the 3/4" grommet? Seems like a large hole for a small wire. Could a smaller grommet be used?
The clearance light already has a 3/4' hole underneath it put there by AS factory so a 3/4" grommet is required.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:18 PM   #38
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Sorry I was referring to the hole you have to drill into the shell for the Voyager camera wire to be run under the shell to the clearance light hole to splice into the clearance light wires.

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Kelvin, check out the size of the connector you'll be using to wire up your camera before drilling...use the smallest bit possible. I've done this on two trailers and it is a VERY simple install, and if you seal it properly (I used Sikaflex), you will not have to worry about any water issues. Barry
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Use some form of grommet to protect the wire from the sharp aluminum edges, then seal it with sealants of choice...don't ask me why I know this.


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