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Big_steve

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Posted: 07/20/19 03:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Would like to mount a back-up camera on my TT. I loathe the thought of drilling into the exterior wall. The camera is very small and weighs almost nothing. Was thinking RTV silicone glue might be a good option.

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Properly sealed (Dicor, Eternabond) holes won’t leak. Your tail lights have holes. But the glue should work too.


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2 ideas:

I took a screw out of the molding going across the top rear and mounted the camera there on my last TT. Taped the wires to the molding with some Eternabond tape pieces and ran them over to the refrigerator vent and down to get power.

On a previous TT, I took the top middle clearance light off and added an Al plate behind it with the camera mounted to it. Camera wires went thru a channel in the plate to the light power wires.


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Posted: 07/21/19 04:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Construction grade adhesive on a small mounting plate.


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neschultz wrote:

2 ideas:

I took a screw out of the molding going across the top rear and mounted the camera there on my last TT. Taped the wires to the molding with some Eternabond tape pieces and ran them over to the refrigerator vent and down to get power.

On a previous TT, I took the top middle clearance light off and added an Al plate behind it with the camera mounted to it. Camera wires went thru a channel in the plate to the light power wires.


What's an Al plate?


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bikendan wrote:

neschultz wrote:

2 ideas:

I took a screw out of the molding going across the top rear and mounted the camera there on my last TT. Taped the wires to the molding with some Eternabond tape pieces and ran them over to the refrigerator vent and down to get power.

On a previous TT, I took the top middle clearance light off and added an Al plate behind it with the camera mounted to it. Camera wires went thru a channel in the plate to the light power wires.


What's an Al plate?


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3M automotive trim tape? It's a double sided tape that is used to hold various emblems and trim on cars.

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Got a rear window? I mounted my camera inside, looking through the window. The wiring was easy, never any mud on the camera lens.


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How many camera's can you afford to buy[emoticon] Mounting with 2 sided tape or Silicone is not a good idea. Both will allow the camera to come loose from vibration and in transit. Drilling a hole(2 screw holes) will not cause any problems. Just make sure you remove the screws after install. Inject rubber silicone sealant into the 2 holes and then reinstall. There are dozens of "holes" in your Trailer already. Doug

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Harvey51 wrote:

Got a rear window? I mounted my camera inside, looking through the window. The wiring was easy, never any mud on the camera lens.


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