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Thanks to Chuck for the great info. I ordered the parts and changed out the plugs yesterday. With all the documentation Chuck did, it was a snap. (more or Less).

Really an awesome job helping all of us. Why reinvent the wheel. 

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On 1/11/2021 at 4:54 PM, bsmall1564 said:

Thank you to everyone that's had a part in this thread, I love your commitment, determination and dedication to get this issue solved.  I just have a question to pose about my application.  I have the 2020 GMC 3500 Denali, I pull both a 5th wheel and a bumper pull on occasion also. I figured I would pick everyone's brain as to how I could accomplish having the camera receptacle wired to the bed but keeping the bumper camera receptacle. 

Thanks in advance!

I am also wondering if they make a Tee connector so you can retain the camera plug in the bumper also.  Anyone know if this is possible? Also, does anyone know why they can't make the transparent trailer view work with a 5th wheel? 

Thanks for all the info, Ive been struggling with this for weeks! 

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Hello,

We are thinking of purchasing a 2020 or 2021 Silverado 3500.  We pull a 37 foot 5th wheel.  Like your post for camera install.  My question is as follows.  Does the infotainment screen allow you to view the navigation map AND the rear view from back of camper at the same time?  So another words can you keep it in split screen mode?  Thanks much!

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1 hour ago, Miatagirl said:

Hello,

We are thinking of purchasing a 2020 or 2021 Silverado 3500.  We pull a 37 foot 5th wheel.  Like your post for camera install.  My question is as follows.  Does the infotainment screen allow you to view the navigation map AND the rear view from back of camper at the same time?  So another words can you keep it in split screen mode?  Thanks much!

I haven't actually tried it yet, but I don't think it's possible. As far as I know the infotainment system needs to be on the camera app. On my particular truck (many others are like this too) you can choose to have the Nav show on the driver info screen ( center of the gauge cluster) and if you have head up display you can also project the directions there. I can say I recently that installed the wired cam on the back of our 39' toy hauler and it is awesome! I also relocated the connection from the bumper to in the bed so I don't have wires draped over the tailgate. Love our whole camera situation now!!

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1 hour ago, Miatagirl said:

Hello,

We are thinking of purchasing a 2020 or 2021 Silverado 3500.  We pull a 37 foot 5th wheel.  Like your post for camera install.  My question is as follows.  Does the infotainment screen allow you to view the navigation map AND the rear view from back of camper at the same time?  So another words can you keep it in split screen mode?  Thanks much!

There is an option for the rear view mirror to use the camera located in the third brake light.  I looks it it can be projected at lower angle. 

 

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1 hour ago, KTDanforth said:

There is an option for the rear view mirror to use the camera located in the third brake light.  I looks it it can be projected at lower angle. 

What would really be awesome would be the ability to change the rear view mirror screen to use the trailer camera view instead of the camera on the tailgate or brake light - when I'm pulling a trailer, can't see anything really through the rear view mirror in either setting (mirror mode or camera/screen mode). 

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2 hours ago, ShogunKC said:

What would really be awesome would be the ability to change the rear view mirror screen to use the trailer camera view instead of the camera on the tailgate or brake light - when I'm pulling a trailer, can't see anything really through the rear view mirror in either setting (mirror mode or camera/screen mode). 

I think it is a hard wire configuration.

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I'm looking at installing the rear trailer camera on our 5th wheel.  About a 1 year ago Cool J had a great write on how to do it and switch the bumper plugin and the bed plugin.  I got all that -- Just have a question  ---here again according to Cool J --- he had run the camera cable under the trailer --which makes sense and had put it in flex conduct -- he mentioned he removed the connection -- I think in the camera end so he could run the cable through the conduct.    Has anyone done that -- if so how?  I dont want to screw up the camera or the cable connection.

Thanks in advance for any info

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2 hours ago, dbognar said:

I'm looking at installing the rear trailer camera on our 5th wheel.  About a 1 year ago Cool J had a great write on how to do it and switch the bumper plugin and the bed plugin.  I got all that -- Just have a question  ---here again according to Cool J --- he had run the camera cable under the trailer --which makes sense and had put it in flex conduct -- he mentioned he removed the connection -- I think in the camera end so he could run the cable through the conduct.    Has anyone done that -- if so how?  I dont want to screw up the camera or the cable connection.

Thanks in advance for any info

Yes I have also run the camera cable thru a conduit. You can open the camera and the cable will be able to be disconnected. Follow this link and your questions will be answered. https://photos.app.goo.gl/d2UVb4djaqf3ashL9 

 

Good luck

Chuck

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Thanks Chuck

I was inside the camera housing yesterday but afraid to mess with much -- didn't want to screw up the camera.  It looks like there is a clip I either press down or up and the cable and camera come apart.

Thanks again

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6 hours ago, dbognar said:

I'm looking at installing the rear trailer camera on our 5th wheel.  About a 1 year ago Cool J had a great write on how to do it and switch the bumper plugin and the bed plugin.  I got all that -- Just have a question  ---here again according to Cool J --- he had run the camera cable under the trailer --which makes sense and had put it in flex conduct -- he mentioned he removed the connection -- I think in the camera end so he could run the cable through the conduct.    Has anyone done that -- if so how?  I dont want to screw up the camera or the cable connection.

Thanks in advance for any info

I'll be following this one, because I have the exact same question.

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Just to update, I did look again at the post with pictures of the inside of the camera that was provided by Chuck showing the connector. 
It was simple the coax wire harness just plugs into the rear of the camera. I just unplugged it and used that end and routed it through my trailer. It sure made things easier because of its size. 
Everything worked perfect, I love having the camera on the rear of my 5th wheel. 

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Hi, I have a 2021 GMC 3500 Denali and purchased the camera for my 5th wheel. I had the same issue with the video plug at the bumper and not in the bed with the light plug. I can’t believe that I ordered this truck with the pucks in the bed for 5th but the video plug was at the bumper and the dealer won’t do anything.

So I used the previous post to swap the two plugs and bought two video cables as described.

‘the whole process only took about 1-1/2 hours. 
now have video plug in the bed for the 5th wheel trailer.

thanks for your post.

‘the toughest part was peeling the bed liner off where the video plug goes.

Ed

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