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#1 Cpt Davenport

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Posted 28 December 2021 - 12:28 AM

My 2017 Silverado did not come with a back up cam. Now that I will be installing the Hawk, I will need one for sure.

 

I have looked at a couple options.

 

I. Infotainment has an option that replaces the "brains" of my factory radio/screen unit for like $600. This comes with the tailgate cam. I will be removing the tailgate so I don't want to pay for that cam/unit combo.

 

My existing unit has the RPO of IOB. With this being the case, I don't think I need to replace the "brains" but just reprogram them.

 

2. OBD Genie offers a programmer for $129.00

 

Anyone have any experience with using the OBD Genie programmer on their IOB radio unit?

 

What cam and location works best with the Hawk model fwc? 

 

 


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#2 Outnabout

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Posted 28 December 2021 - 12:48 AM

I use a a camera from Camera Source on my 2017 Ram. Plug and play. Works great. The guide lines don’t turn as they do on the tailgate cam but not a deal breaker for me. I mount it on the license plate holder.

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#3 Cpt Davenport

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Posted 28 December 2021 - 01:12 AM

I use a a camera from Camera Source on my 2017 Ram. Plug and play. Works great. The guide lines don’t turn as they do on the tailgate cam but not a deal breaker for me. I mount it on the license plate holder.

Did your Ram come with a factory tailgate camera, or did you start from scratch with everything?


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#4 Outnabout

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Posted 28 December 2021 - 03:40 AM

Did your Ram come with a factory tailgate camera, or did you start from scratch with everything?

Ram came with a tailgate camera. It just unplugs below the tailgate and the Camera Source camera
Plugs in.
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Posted 28 December 2021 - 04:15 AM

My 2016 F150 had a plug and play kit I found online.. I got the license plate version, but found it was too low and easy to kick while getting into the camper,  and we carry bikes sometimes and it was useless.. I ran the wire along the door frame and mounted up high above the door and its much better..


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Posted 28 December 2021 - 05:03 AM

My 2016 F150 had a plug and play kit I found online.. I got the license plate version, but found it was too low and easy to kick while getting into the camper, and we carry bikes sometimes and it was useless.. I ran the wire along the door frame and mounted up high above the door and its much better..

Yes. I thought I would kick the camera but luckily not yet. Bikes are a problem. I may need to run the wire up higher. Luckily the camera came with a long wire.
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Posted 28 December 2021 - 05:30 AM

My 2016 F150 had a plug and play kit I found online.. I got the license plate version, but found it was too low and easy to kick while getting into the camper,  and we carry bikes sometimes and it was useless.. I ran the wire along the door frame and mounted up high above the door and its much better..

So you relocated the same license plate cam up above the door? 


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Posted 28 December 2021 - 06:57 AM

I installed an AutoVox V5Pro and mounted the camera up high (top of the camper door) and love this setup.


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Posted 28 December 2021 - 03:02 PM

So you relocated the same license plate cam up above the door? 

Correct and ran the wire in the door trim (exterior) and used clear caulk to hold in place..


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Posted 28 December 2021 - 03:06 PM

My 07 Tundra did not have a cam so I got one of the Type S wireless solar ones. It was a license plate mount but I mounted it halfway on the screen door. It’s inside so protected from dust, mud etc and still gets sun. I have had it over a year now and am very satisfied.


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