Originally Posted by Skillet173
Thinking if I go that route I’ll mount camera on low side of ramp door and run wires under trailer to bumper of truck. I have a 5th wheel so invisible trailer won’t work anyway.
??? I'd be reluctant to install a camera "on low side" of anything behind a travel trailer. The amount of road film, tire spray, mud, etc on the "lower half" of any trailer is enough to completley cover the camera lens with water, spray, oil/dirt/mud every time the trailer is in a "slightly wet environment".
Granted, today's cameras are IP67/IP68 rated (waterproof), but that rating doesn't "clean the lens so you can see".....
There's a reason why you almost always see rear cameras mounted under the center running light (not above it) on trailers. Then there's the "other few" that aren't mounted there.... I'd suspect most are still there, only because the owner hasn't figured out how to move their camera to a better location.....
As with carpentry, this is a good time to "measure twice/cut once".....
As for running the wires under the trailer, my camera is mounted 6" under the center running light, the wires go inside, into a upper cabinet, then to the roadside of the interior cabinets, down to the floor, through the floor, under the trailer through the same hole used for the slide power wiring, and I "zip-tied" the camera wiring to the propane line from the rear of the trailer to the front, up into the front storage compartment "at the landing gear opening" and then fished it from the front compartment, inside the FILON overhang to the pin box where it connects to the truck wiring.