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Old 06-26-2018, 05:47 PM   #1
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Installing Ford trailer mounted camera

I now tow with a 2017 Super Duty with Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System. I've yet to install the optional wired camera on my 27FB. The plan is to mount above the license plate as did fellow members abone and graysailor.

Here comes the fun part, I have no idea what the best process is for running the wire down and under the trailer to the front. Should I drill a hole on the outside skin and fish it through the wall to the belly pan? I don't know what obstructions I might run into. Thanks for any help and creative ideas...
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Um. I would most definitely not drill a hole in the skin of your trailer. Aside from causing leak issues down the road there is insulation packed between the skins and you won’t be able to fish a wire....
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I now tow with a 2017 Super Duty with Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System. I've yet to install the optional wired camera on my 27FB. The plan is to mount above the license plate as did fellow members abone and graysailor.

Here comes the fun part, I have no idea what the best process is for running the wire down and under the trailer to the front. Should I drill a hole on the outside skin and fish it through the wall to the belly pan? I don't know what obstructions I might run into. Thanks for any help and creative ideas...
I installed mine just above the license plate with 3M mounting tape. Then I used adhesive clips down to the bumper , ran the wire hidden at the back of the bumper, then used adhesive clips to hold the wire in place all along the belly pan to the front.

Looks great, works great, and the 3M mounting tape is more than sufficient to hold the camera in place.

I would definitely not drill into the skin. It isn't necessary.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:29 PM   #4
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I believe the Voyager camera Airstream installs as a factory option has its power wire going through the skin. The Ford camera has a nice grommet plus a bit of TremPro would be used, of course. @wulfraat, you make a good point that the insulation would get in the way.

@rvdreamer, I was hoping to do something a little more inconspicuous than running a thick black wire down the back. Do you happen to have pictures of how your job turned out? I'm not visualizing the "hidden at back of bumper" part.

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