What are we liking for method/location to relocate OEM backup camera after tire carrier add? (1 Viewer)

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I've got an '06 100 series, and a Wilco Hitchgate Offset. Right now, I'm looking at a backup camera image of my Rotopax water tanks which is not much help in reverse.

I'm thinking I'd like to have the camera up underneath my airfoil/fin thingy, due to less wiring complexity, but open to ideas.

What have you done to relocate your OEM backup camera?
 
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I've got an '06 100 series, and a Wilco Hitchgate Offset. Right now, I'm looking at a backup camera image of my Rotopax water tanks which is not much help in reverse.

I'm thinking I'd like to have the camera up underneath my airfoil/fin thingy, due to less wiring complexity, but open to ideas.

What have you done to relocate your OEM backup camera?
comeon now! i know this is bound to be a popular topic! :)
 
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I've got nothing to add but I'm interested in the responses. I don't have a tire carrier and my camera is above the license plate. I don't like it there, it's not the best angle. I've been thinking about moving it higher up. I carry a mountain bike a lot on a hitch rack. It clutters the view and those are the times I'm most concerned about bumping something behind me.
 
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I've got the "fin", and so my ideal placement would be under that, pointing as would be expected. I'm hoping someone already worked out the details, even better, has a bracket and pre-wired after-market harness!
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Agreed... maybe a tastefully styled mini pod above the rear glass... to fit an aftermarket cam.
I need to get my 3D printer already~
 

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I've got an '06 100 series, and a Wilco Hitchgate Offset. Right now, I'm looking at a backup camera image of my Rotopax water tanks which is not much help in reverse.

I'm thinking I'd like to have the camera up underneath my airfoil/fin thingy, due to less wiring complexity, but open to ideas.

What have you done to relocate your OEM backup camera?
 
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Thanks Bama! great thread! 🤙
... funny how these didn’t show up in my searches.
 
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the Slee bracket is a good idea, but thinking pragmatically, if you have a bad tire, then not only do you have to change a tire, before you do that, you have to disconnect and move a backup camera, and then put it all back together after you put the bad tire back on the carrier.

the better solution is to mount under the fin, IMO. given there is no existing kit, it's going to be a custom mount.
 

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Found a good spot to be inside the cabin at the rear, top of the window. There's a trim piece that works great for downward facing camera and keeps it out of the elements [snow, grime and mud], keeping it clean and usable. Drilled a hole dead center and ran cables from there. Putting it inside removed the need to clean it every five minutes during winter with all the crap kicked up from the road.

Here's a post with picture of visual reference:
 
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Found a good spot to be inside the cabin at the rear, top of the window. There's a trim piece that works great for downward facing camera and keeps it out of the elements [snow, grime and mud], keeping it clean and usable. Drilled a hole dead center and ran cables from there. Putting it inside removed the need to clean it every five minutes during winter with all the crap kicked up from the road.

Here's a post with picture of visual reference:
never thought of that. Got a pic of it in action?
 

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