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iron_786

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just curious if theres anyway to  put a back up camera on my trailer and somehow put the feed on the built in monitor on the dash on my 18... love the back up cam but with the trailer on all i see is the ball and trailer toungue... would be great to see whats behind the trailer?   i have no idea if theres optional plugs on the back of the monitor or what?  anyone ever mess with it?  this would  require some sort of wireless camera and receiver but they must be out there?

 

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If you have the rear view cam you may just be able to buy another factory cam amd extend the wiring to the trailer. Idk just throwing ideas out there

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wireless would be alot easier... running a wire to the back of the trailer (enclosed) just asking for issues... road salt/ pinched wires/ scrapes   i cant be the only one having this dream?

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10 hours ago, iron_786 said:

just curious if theres anyway to  put a back up camera on my trailer and somehow put the feed on the built in monitor on the dash on my 18... love the back up cam but with the trailer on all i see is the ball and trailer toungue... would be great to see whats behind the trailer?   i have no idea if theres optional plugs on the back of the monitor or what?  anyone ever mess with it?  this would  require some sort of wireless camera and receiver but they must be out there?

 

Maybe reach out to these guys:

 

 

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I believe that etrailer.com has/had (or I may have found it on Amazon) a wireless camera that you can have project on your rearview mirror, but you have to buy a special mirror.  You might be able to adapt it to the Infortainment/radio screen, but you will most likely have to switch back/forth between the two.  My plan was to get the mirror adapter with this, have the camera connected to the 12V wire or tail light wire (plug pending), then I would be able to more safely change lanes.  Plus, when I have the trailer on my front hitch (when I get it installed), I'll be able to see where I'm pushing it to.

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i believe theres a bunch of electronics in our rear view mirrors now days.. for emergency calling and all that not sure what happens if you change out that mirror?  be so much easier if someone knew how to put a video switch in the equation and send the camera feed to the existing monitor?  for under a million bucks..  wireless cameras are prettty cheap these days... we already have the monitor ? must be someone with some switching knowledge?

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On 2/22/2021 at 4:22 PM, Ravenkeeper said:

I believe that etrailer.com has/had (or I may have found it on Amazon) a wireless camera that you can have project on your rearview mirror, but you have to buy a special mirror.  You might be able to adapt it to the Infortainment/radio screen, but you will most likely have to switch back/forth between the two.  My plan was to get the mirror adapter with this, have the camera connected to the 12V wire or tail light wire (plug pending), then I would be able to more safely change lanes.  Plus, when I have the trailer on my front hitch (when I get it installed), I'll be able to see where I'm pushing it to.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BOV8APK/?coliid=I1O1HXEFQX0AZS&colid=14VYYB67R3AZP&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

 

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price isnt bad.  dont really need a  unit with a monitor though..  some sort of dash button that could switch between the tailgate camera and the wireless one...   just cant believe somoene hasnt done this? i dont know much about audio/video cables or controls  someone must play with this stuff?  it would have to be real time tho with no lag as were backing  up a vehicle...

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I had a bed camera installed by the dealer and, then, bought a front camera to be installed by the dealer.
The truck is at the dealership right now as they figure out how to get both to work - bought both on the Chevy web site.
The cameras work with the infotainment system. Press and hold the back button, the bed cam comes on - works great.
The front cam is a press and hold on the Home button - they're figuring that one out.
The backup cam still comes as it should.
Not sure if Chevy sells a camera for the infotainment screen that works for a trailer the same way.

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