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#1 bsharp007

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:15 AM

The newer Ford F150's have 360 degree cameras which are really nice especially with a FWC on the back but once you remove the tailgate you lose your rear camera.

There is a proprietary plug the connects the tailgate to the monitor that you have to unplug to get the tailgate off, has anyone mounted an alternative camera not on the tailgate that just plugs into that open plug on a ford f15?

Seems like the easiest solution.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 05:26 AM

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#3 Rogue Juan

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 05:59 AM

You could always do what I did with my Tacoma. Remove camera harness & all from the tailgate & remount the camera below your camper. You will have to find a mounting plate for the camera that can be modified to attach it to your camper. FWC does the same.
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:42 PM

 On my Superduty I bought an extra tailgate camera and mounted just below step of my Hawk. Works great and did not need to pillage the tailgate ;)


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 02:44 PM

I bought this and screwed it onto the bottom of my camper after taking off the bracket. Works just like OEM

https://camera-sourc...-kit-16784.html
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 03:05 PM

Hi 007.  I have a 2017 F-150 and a 2017 Hawk.  A year or more ago,  I did exactly what you propose.  It was easy.  Bought the back up camera from a local Bay Area Ford dealership (~$175.00) and after removing the tailgate (and existing camera) I simply plugged the new/extra camera into the existing camera plug/harness near the spare tire.  Made a small mount out of aluminum and mounted it in a protected area just above the license plate.  John


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#7 Advmoto18

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 03:46 PM

Pickup a F-150 camera wiring harness...

 

Then a HD camera off Amazon.  I bought this tiny one and mounted it to the underside of my FWC hawk.

 

Less then $50 for everything and still going strong nearly 3 years later.

 

Be sure to purchase stainless steel wood screws at the hardware store to mount the camera bracket.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:12 PM

I bought this and screwed it onto the bottom of my camper after taking off the bracket. Works just like OEM

https://camera-sourc...-kit-16784.html

I'm going to give this a shot, looks like the easiest solution just unplug the tailgate and plug this into the empty plug.

I'll report back because the tailgate is a remote opening tailgate so there are other functions to the plug...hopefully this works.

And man is that tailgate heavy!


Edited by bsharp007, 23 February 2019 - 06:12 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 05:25 PM

I just saw this solution on the Four Wheel Camper  Facebook page - this is one we are thinking about using.

 

https://www.facebook...48936301849123/


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 12:06 AM

I bought an 'open box' wireless camera from Amazon (about $46.00) that includes a rear view mirror that clips over the regular mirror in the cab. I screwed the camera mount to the back of the camper, plugged its power cord into the 7 blade trailer receptacle on the truck, plugged the power cord for the viewer in the mirror into a cigarette lighter (... oops! power receptacle) in the truck cab and was good to go. This seemed like an easy solution for a truck that did not come with a back up camera originally.


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