2021 F350 RV Backup Camera Install

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I'm working to install an RV camera in my 2021 F350 (non-Tremor) and I’m hoping the collective wisdom of the group here can help me. I posted something similar on the Super Duty forum, but haven’t gotten much feedback yet.

The camera will be attached to the back of my RV so that I can see when backing up. It interfaces to the back of the head unit/display and when the trailer camera is connected with the truck in reverse, it will show the camera on the trailer, rather than my tail gate camera.

This is the camera kit I purchased: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_212780...02-7805V2.html

It didn't come with any instructions, but I found this: http://brandmotion.com/wp-content/up...2-7805V2II.pdf

On the factory radio interface harness that came with the kit that connects to the back of the head unit/display, there is a blunt cut red wire labeled 12V+ accessory.

The instructions show a yellow wire that is blunt cut that needs to be connected to ignition power. I assume the red wire I have labeled 12V+ accessory needs to be connection to a power source that is on with the ignition. The instructions show a ground wire, which is not part of my harness.

I've been reading some threads about where to find a good connection in the cab of the truck. After looking at Ford bulletin Q-256R2, it looks like I can use the green/orange (CBP22) wire in the customer access circuit / SEIC wire bundle. The green/orange wire (CBP22) appears to be "12V, 5A fused feed intend for SEIC / PTO use" and is set to have output at run/start.

I installed the camera, cabling, the harness, and tapped in to CBP22 mention above. Pretty easy.

When I first turned the truck on, my tailgate camera worked as usual. When I connected the RV camera for the first time, it worked great. I put the truck in and out of reverse a few times and the RV camera came on each time. I then disconnected the camera and shut my truck off thinking I was good to go. I buttoned everything up.

Later in the day, I went to move my truck with the RV camera disconnected and the tailgate camera would not work. I got a blank blue screen and then eventually a message “The camera is unavailable. Contact the dealer”. Fantastic. I connected to th RV camera with the same result.

I removed the wiring harness that connects to the head unit/display (broke the lever in the process), pulled the fuse to the camera system (#35), and disconnected the tap that I connected to CBP22.

With everything disconnected and the fuse reinstalled the tail gate camera resumed operation again.

Any chance anyone has any thoughts on why the RV camera worked once and then caused the condition that I described above?

Any chance it might have something to do with using CBP22 for power? If this is not the correct method, does anyone have any suggestions of where to find an accessible source of switched 12V+ power in the cab?

Sorry for the long winded post. Thanks in advance!
 
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Wish I could help. I’m too dumb for all that. I just use a furion a separate monitor.
Sadly, I’m starting to feel dumb myself. I thought this was going to be easy. It’s turning in to a huge pain.
 
I'm working to install an RV camera in my 2021 F350 (non-Tremor) and I’m hoping the collective wisdom of the group here can help me. I posted something similar on the Super Duty forum, but haven’t gotten much feedback yet.

The camera will be attached to the back of my RV so that I can see when backing up. It interfaces to the back of the head unit/display and when the trailer camera is connected with the truck in reverse, it will show the camera on the trailer, rather than my tail gate camera.

This is the camera kit I purchased: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_212780...02-7805V2.html

It didn't come with any instructions, but I found this: http://brandmotion.com/wp-content/up...2-7805V2II.pdf

On the factory radio interface harness that came with the kit that connects to the back of the head unit/display, there is a blunt cut red wire labeled 12V+ accessory.

The instructions show a yellow wire that is blunt cut that needs to be connected to ignition power. I assume the red wire I have labeled 12V+ accessory needs to be connection to a power source that is on with the ignition. The instructions show a ground wire, which is not part of my harness.

I've been reading some threads about where to find a good connection in the cab of the truck. After looking at Ford bulletin Q-256R2, it looks like I can use the green/orange (CBP22) wire in the customer access circuit / SEIC wire bundle. The green/orange wire (CBP22) appears to be "12V, 5A fused feed intend for SEIC / PTO use" and is set to have output at run/start.

I installed the camera, cabling, the harness, and tapped in to CBP22 mention above. Pretty easy.

When I first turned the truck on, my tailgate camera worked as usual. When I connected the RV camera for the first time, it worked great. I put the truck in and out of reverse a few times and the RV camera came on each time. I then disconnected the camera and shut my truck off thinking I was good to go. I buttoned everything up.

Later in the day, I went to move my truck with the RV camera disconnected and the tailgate camera would not work. I got a blank blue screen and then eventually a message “The camera is unavailable. Contact the dealer”. Fantastic. I connected to th RV camera with the same result.

I removed the wiring harness that connects to the head unit/display (broke the lever in the process), pulled the fuse to the camera system (#35), and disconnected the tap that I connected to CBP22.

With everything disconnected and the fuse reinstalled the tail gate camera resumed operation again.

Any chance anyone has any thoughts on why the RV camera worked once and then caused the condition that I described above?

Any chance it might have something to do with using CBP22 for power? If this is not the correct method, does anyone have any suggestions of where to find an accessible source of switched 12V+ power in the cab?

Sorry for the long winded post. Thanks in advance!
I have a 2021 F350 Lariat with the 360 camera. When I ordered and took delivery of the truck it came with a camera harness. This harness plugs into another factory installed harness that's located above the spare tire. I purchased separately from a company (can't recall the name but could probably find it) a camera w/coax to mount to back of my 38' toyhauler. This setup works perfect! It displays the picture of the back of my trailer onto my dash screen while towing.
Very easy to install and you can toggle between trailer and vehicle image's.
 
Did you ever get the trailer camera to work as you planned? I’m looking to do the same on my truck
 
Yes, I did get it working. My problem ended up being with the video switching mechanism that came with the camera, not the way I had it wired, which was correct. Got a replacement camera kit from Crutchfield and it’s been working fine since.
 
Thanks, I looked on crutchfield and they don’t sell that camera anymore. I’ll have to see if I can something similar
 
Hey thanks! I didn’t even think of Amazon
 
Furrion at camping world. Tap into 12v on back of trailer and plug monitor into cigarette lighter 12v. Much less headaches and works great
 
I have a Furrion also. Works fine and if you don’t want to hear the road noise you can turn that option off. It’s much easier than having to run an exterior cable underneath my trailer (which is enclosed) and changing out the 7pin connector on the Tremor. I don’t know why Ford couldn’t just get into the wireless game with a camera setup that would sync with the Sync4 system. Always something they seem to overlook. Maybe the designers drive another brand of vehicle!
 
I have a Furrion also. Works fine and if you don’t want to hear the road noise you can turn that option off. It’s much easier than having to run an exterior cable underneath my trailer (which is enclosed) and changing out the 7pin connector on the Tremor. I don’t know why Ford couldn’t just get into the wireless game with a camera setup that would sync with the Sync4 system. Always something they seem to overlook. Maybe the designers drive another brand of vehicle!
I think GM might connect or it might be keystone rv iN·command I might my mixing the two up
 
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