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Back Up Camera On A Budget

Welcome to the third entry in October’s Medium Mod Contest.  One Medium Mod will be published in every Email Alert in October  At the end of the month, we’ll hold a reader vote to determine October’s winner.  Click here for information about the 2021 Mod Contest, including how to enter.

Truck Camper Back Up Camera On a Budget

Bob and Cher Graham, Macedon, New York
Back Up Camera On A Budget
2019 Chevrolet 3500
2014 Arctic Fox 811

I wanted a backup camera that worked with my 2019 Chevrolet 3500. Since I need to remove the tailgate to load my camper, I also have to disconnect the factory backup camera. That gave me the idea to go to my Chevrolet dealer and purchase a replacement factory back up camera.

For my modification, I extended the wiring harness on the new camera so that it would reach the back of the camper. Next, I mounted the camera on the backside of the landing gear of our Arctic Fox’s bumper. Then I plugged it into the factory harness under the bumper.

Chevy Backup Camera On Truck Camper

The result is phenomenal! For under $70, I have a great visual aid on the truck’s factory back up screen. I have since added a wireless back up camera with its own screen. I use both of them all the time. This is a must-do if you currently are running with any backup vision aid.

You can get a replacement tailgate camera from your dealer. I also purchased a short section of four-conductor wire, solder, and heat shrink tubing.

It took me three hours to complete this modification and cost me $70.  In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.

Disclaimer: The modifications above are submitted by Truck Camper Magazine readers. It is your responsibility to make sure that any do-it-yourself modification project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation.

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