One of the most difficult things to do with a large vehicle like an SUV, a sedan, Buses, RVs, and trucks is to reverse since you do not have a clear view of what is directly behind you. You might think that simply turning your head around would be sufficient but it still does not ensure that you are completely safe when backing up. A solution that is readily available to you is by purchasing a reversing backup camera so that you can safely back up without hitting anything. " how to install backup camera? " and its simple guideline in here to help you the best effort to install a backup camera in your vehicle.

To make these systems work, you need to hook up a camera and a monitor to your vehicle accordingly. If you search online, you will find camera systems that can be used universally as well as ones made for specific makes and models. There will also be a difference based on the type of automobile you own. There are many models and types of back up camera ranging from flush mount cameras, surface mount cameras, and license plate cameras to choose the best backup camera for car rear, you first need to know your test and preferences. For non-cars, that is trucks, and van you need a truck or rear view cameras. Many people will choose to place the vehicle’s lens on or around the back bumper or on top of the vehicle at the back.

Most backup cameras are designed to use the car rear lighting system, this is convenient in that the camera is power on when you hit the reverse gear and send a signal to the monitor at the front of the car. When you are reversing your vehicle, the camera will activate and send a feed to the monitor so that you can backup safely without fear of hitting an object. If you are prone to hitting objects when backing up, then these systems will prove to be extremely beneficial.

Why You Need A Backup Camera Installed In Your Car?

1. Accident Prevention: Accident prevention is the main reasons for needing back up cameras for cars. You can minimize your chances of hitting someone or something while backing up if you can see exactly what is behind your vehicle, and that is only possible with a visual aid, like a backup camera.

2. Person: Installing a vehicle backup camera is a matter of safety and a must for those with small children it can help those with poor visibility issues to prevent possibly hitting their children.

3. Reduce financial Loss: The other reason why you need to install backup cameras at the rear of your car is also the issue of financial damage that may arise once you hit on objects. Although no data is available, the cost of all these back over accidents must be extremely high. The cost of injuries aside; let alone thinking of the cost to repair property, vehicles, and the time spent sorting out these accidents.

4. Required Accessories for Cars:The Backup camera systems represent the newest breakthrough in car safety. Just like the shuttering glass and the seat belts invented before this a current safety installation that cannot be avoided.

Wired or Wireless: What's Right for You to Install?

Wireless Backup Camera: Digital wireless backup cameras use a wireless transmitter and receiver to transmit images from the RV backup camera to the monitor. Wireless RV backup cameras are the easiest to install, and two power source is needed. RV-like longer vehicles should go for the wireless version, as wired one becomes tough to get installed.

Wired Backup Camera: In wired backup camera systems, the camera/monitor is connected to a power harness. A cable is run the length of the vehicle connecting the components, and only one power source is needed. Wired Backup cameras may produce higher picture-quality than wireless ones, but the installation of this reverse camera is much difficult as you need to run wires from back to your cab.

What You Need to Install the Rear Backup Camera?

The tools or accessaries to install it you will need are simple:

1. Furrion camera adapter:For the Furrion prepped RV, you have to use our bracket adapter to install the camera to avoid drilling holes and cutting wires on your RV. For the RV doesn't come with Furrion mount, you may not want to drill holes, then you can refer to this blog to install the backup camera.

2. Screwdriver

3. Pliers

4. Silicone sealant

Backup Camera Installation Guide:

In this installation guide, we will show you how to install Haloview backup camera MC7108 on a Furrion pre-wired RV.

Step 1. Buy an suitable camera for your vehicle

Obviously, the first step is to find an appropriate camera for your car. According to the distance from monitor to camera to choose the best backup camera fit with your vehicle. We highly recommend using our Range Dominator series camera system when the distance over 33 foot.

Step 2. Check whether the monitor and camera are paired.

Plug the cigarette lighter power cable adapter into the cigarette lighter in your cab, then connect it to the Paring Cable, at the end of the Paring Cable are two DC male connectors, which you can connect to the power cable of the camera and monitor. Please refer to the wiring diagram below. Press the push on button on the cigarette lighter power cable adapter to get them powered.

wiring diagram for pairing cable

If the camera is not paired to the monitor, you can follow the steps below to pair:

  • Press OK button for 3 seconds to enter PAIRING status,you will have 20 seconds for pairing.
  • Disconnect the camera from the Pairing Cable, and connect them again, the camera will pair to the monitor automatically.

  • Step 3. Remove the Furrion mount from your RV.

    As you can see in the left picture, you'll want to remove some of this sealant to access the screws with blade or screwdriver. After the sealant removed and the screws taken out, you can just pull the shark-fin bracket off which will expose the wiring. The rubber gasket we will be keeping it just since it does a good job of sealing out the water.

    Remove the Furrion mount
    remove shark-fin bracket, trailer wires exposed

    Step 4. Inspecting the trailer wires.

    Removed the rubber, here you'll actually see where this wiring, it is converted over to the 12-volt and that goes into the clearance lights, the backup camera will get power from here. With the Furrion wiring adapter, which is included in the Furrion camera adapter, you don't have to do any cutting of wires.

    trailer wires and wiring adapter

    Step 5. Assembling the Haloview mounting bracket.

    One thing you'll need to know is our bracket adapter, it'll line up with the factory hole on the Furrion rubber, so you won't have to drill any different holes. To get the brackets hooked up, you need to put the screws this way like the picture below, clamp the nut with pliers and use the screwdriver to tighten them.

    Assembling the mounting bracket

    Step 6. Connecting the camera to the trailer wiring.

    When you have the camera hooked up, back to the ladder and connect the camera to the trailer wires with the Furrion wiring adpater. Before you actually mount it and finalize everything, you have to test out the camera and the monitor in case that the voltage not enough to get the camera powered. Some Chevy or GMC truck's power supply voltage is not enough to get 12V for the trailer, so you need to add this booster module to solve the issue.

    Step 7. Test the camera and monitor.

    Power on the monitor and turn on the clearance lights to activate the camera wiring, then what you have to do is check whether your monitor has an image, if it doesn't, read your installation manual for troubleshooting information. The next step you can complete the backup camera installation.


    Furrion wire is attached to RV's rear red marker lights. After you have installed the camera up on the RV, you must plug in your vehicle to the camper with your 7 pin cord, and then turn your actually headlights on in the vehicle....NOT daytime running lights because that won't turn on your RV marker lights. That's how the Furrion pre-installed plug gets its power, thru the red marker lights.

    Step 8. Mounting the backup camera to the trailer.

    Now you need to add silicone sealant to prevent water from entering the wall, put some silicone in the four mounting holes, and then when the screw goes in, you will seal it, also add some where the wire goes in.

    Running the cable through the center hole on the rubber and putting the wires inside the wall, so it will not dangle outside, Fiberglass RVs wall is filled with white foam, you can hollow out a small area with your hands. A very important tip: don't put all the wire back inside the wall, you can make a drip loop.

    drip loop

    A drip loop just like on a subpar line outside your house or if you go look at the internet cable or telephone lines coming into your house, you'll actually see this little loop of wire cable hanging down and so that if any water gets on it, the water will go down and then drop off, otherwise, the water will follow and go right inside the hole, so with a drip loop you'll have it go down and just drop off the bottom.

    Put the four screws in and get it mounted up, then add a little bit of silicone to the screws, so when you tighten them down, it'll make a nice waterproof barrier. Next, tighten them down and add silicone over the top of rubber, and it's very important don't silicone the bottom since if any water were to get in, you'd want to be able to drip out the bottom, if you sealed it and it got in the top, it would pool inside it and they would have nowhere to go except for in the trailer.

    add silicone for waterproofing
    final install

    Step 9. Final test.

    Now, you have the camera mounted and everything's wired up, get into the cab and test the monitor to make sure it's working properly. Adjust the angle view of your camera to ensure that it effectively covers the area you want to see. Then you need to install the monitor. The most common places for the monitor are on the dashboard, the windshield, and in the rear view mirror.

    Haloview RVMB01 Mirror Mount for Rear View Camera Monitor
    Monitor Suction Cup Mount Bracket
    Beanbag Mount for Haloview Monitors

    Congratulations! You’ve just installed a new backup camera on your RV. If you’re experiencing problems, please contact us via


    A backup camera vehicle system will be a great tool to enable you to operate your valuable vehicle more safely and efficiently. But that does not replace the skill and experience that comes from knowing how to use your vehicle as it was intended: practice using your backup camera system in a local parking lot, backing it up into a space made of cones or tape. A little effort and practice can prevent the possibility of an accident, and you will be more comfortable with its operation and capabilities.

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