soonerolds
We recently purchased a new Retro 135.  I am installing a back up camera.  There are two wires coming out of the trailer.  A white and a white with green stripe.  But...they go back into the unit.  I tried pulling one end out, but, neither end will come out.  Do I need to splice in to the unit as is, or cut the wires and just hook on to the end?  Also, does anyone know which is the positive wire?  Thanks for the help.  
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mkevenson
Suggest using a voltmeter to identify + wire. Where do these wires come from, specifically? White should be ground. What color is the battery ground cable?
Mark
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soonerolds
Thx, Mark, for the reply.  I have tried using a voltmeter, but, so far, have got no reading.  The wires dome from the  outer, back all wall of the camper.  There is a place, already built in, to mount the camera.  And, the wires come through the hole in the shell and then go back in the same hole.  I have emailed Riverside and maybe they can answer my questions.  Thanks again.
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mkevenson
Soonerolds, I am no expert on using voltmeters, there are experienced electricians here that are. I once had a situation where I had 2 wires and I wanted to find the + lead. I connected one test lead of the voltmeter to one of the wires and the other rest lead to the other wire, result was no reading. Dumb me! I checked again with the neg lead from the voltmeter conected to the body (ground) and the positve lead from the voltmeter to one of the free wires. Out of the 2 free wires , one of them tested 12v ( that was the pos wire). I am sure that you are not making that type of rookie mistake. Good luck. Perhaps if you could provide a pic of the wires and location to mount the camera one of us may be able to help. Hopefully Riverside can also help. I would try a phone call. They may be closed due to the covid issues?
Mark
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Teardrop-Quebec
soonerolds wrote:
We recently purchased a new Retro 135.  I am installing a back up camera.  There are two wires coming out of the trailer.  A white and a white with green stripe.  But...they go back into the unit.  I tried pulling one end out, but, neither end will come out.  Do I need to splice in to the unit as is, or cut the wires and just hook on to the end?  Also, does anyone know which is the positive wire?  Thanks for the help.  


Soonerolds,

I myself installed a rear view camera on my 135, however I did not bet the support installed by Riverside on the trailer. Since I already had a Furrion camera I had to find a support and a Furrion son (found on Ebay for $ 10) and removed what Riverside had set up.

For the Riverside connection, used 2 blue 3M Scotchlok connectors directly on the wire. I tried to recover them without success because the sons of Furrion are a little smaller and did not make contact. I resolved to cut the wire and install butt crimp connectors.

For the connection of the wires the polarity is white with black / white green with red if I remember correctly.

Unfortunately I did not document my work because I did not think at the time that someone might need their information.

Do not forget to put butyl tape behind the support and seal around the installation of the support with a Dicor sealer preferably to ensure a good seal of your installation and avoid possible water infiltration.
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KLandry
Soonerolds, also make sure the trailer's running lights are on. On my unit (a 526RK) the camera is powered by the running lights. Using a good digital meter connecting to both wires will produce a positive or negative voltage. Some of the older or cheaper digital meters will not register if leads are reversed. Hope this helps 
Keith
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donsmailv
Did you find out if you just splice in?
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