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Review of Stromberg Carlson Backup Camera - Fifth Wheel Tailgate Backup Camera - SC89VR

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Stromberg Carlson Backup Camera - Fifth Wheel Tailgate Backup Camera - SC89VR Review


Ellen: Hey everybody. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com and we're taking a quick look at the Stromberg Carlson Backup Camera. This is going to be a great way to still see what's going on behind you even when you have your fifth wheel tailgate installed. A lot of times trucks now come with that backup camera from the factory, but once you take off your tailgate, you don't have your backup camera anymore. So this is going to allow you to still have that functionality, even when you're towing. It is designed to work specifically with your vehicle's wiring so there's no cutting or splicing, no changing of your vehicles overall operation, so you shouldn't have to worry about anything there.

This is just going to plug directly into the factory wiring, it's a really easy install to get you going quickly. This does work for the 2016 through 18 Chevy and GMC trucks. So as long as that's what you got, this should work for you.So it comes with two different brackets. It'll have this one that's kind of like a license plate bracket, and then you'll also have the smaller piece so if you want to mount it in a different spot and you can do that, and it's just basically a double-sided piece of tape to mount that anywhere you want. Make sure you clean off the area really well, use some alcohol, rub it down just to make sure there's no dirt or debris in between this and wherever you're mounting it up.It does come with a couple of screws to mount this bracket.

Should just be into the factory holes for your license plate. They give you a little bit longer bolts just since you're adding in another component to make sure that it's long enough. And then they do give you this a double-sided adapter. It doesn't mention it anywhere in the instructions. I can't find any information about why this comes with it.

It might be something specific to the GM or Chevy trucks, but it doesn't fit with any of the wiring here so I'm not exactly sure why it comes with it, but bonus hardware, I guess.As far as getting it installed, pretty simple, again, no cutting or splicing. This does come apart so you have two pieces to get fished through your bumper so you're not having any wires hanging out, should be a pretty clean looking install. I would maybe pick up a couple of zip ties to just make sure all your wiring is nice and tidy it up so you don't have any issues there. And it's never a bad idea to put a little dielectric grease into this connection, just to make sure that you have a water barrier. Zip ties and dielectric grease, you can find here at etrailer.com.

They're not required, but it's just something I would suggest to make sure that you get everything installed correctly and it's going to last for a long time.The camera itself is pretty small, it's about 7/8" by 3/4. And then on this bracket in particular, it sticks out by about an inch and a half. The bracket overall is about 7 and 3/4", about 7" right center on center there. Our smaller bracket, we'll give you a quick measurement on that guy. It's about an inch and a quarter wide, so pretty small. That's pretty much all there is to it for our quick look at the backup camera for your fifth wheel tailgate. I hope this has been helpful in deciding if this is the right kit for you. We do have a lot of other accessories for towing trailers, RVs and more. So be sure to check those out right here at etrailer.com and thanks for watching..