5th Wheel Hitch Camera Haloview BT 7

by | Jul 30, 2022

With the installation of our BAKflip tonneau cover on our F-350 I’ve had a problem seeing the 5th wheel hitch. The tonneau cover is a three piece unit and when folded to the last panel I loose site of the hitch. On occasion I luck up and line the 5th wheel pin to the hitch, but most of the time I have to get close, step out of the truck, realign, and repeat the process 5 or 6 times. To make matters worse, doing the process in the rain leaves me soaking wet. I came up with a simple solution. A 5th wheel hitch camera.

Haloview BT 7

Haloview Byte Tango Wireless RVRecently we installed a Haloview BT 7 monitor in our F-350 and backup camera on our Montana 5th wheel. See the blog and video here. This has been a great upgrade giving us a rear view of the road as we travel and a helpful view in the back of the 5th wheel when we back into a campsite. One of the benefits of the Haloview BT 7 monitor is the ability to add up to 4 cameras. With the main system installed, adding the 5th wheel hitch camera was going to be both an inexpensive addition and a simple installation.

One other note. Haloview also has their RD 7 systems. As with the BT 7 system, they have a number of options for wireless cameras. The monitor used with the RD 7 also has the ability to support 4 cameras. Depending on the distance needed from monitor to camera, Haloview has a wide range of backup camera solutions for most RV applications.

Installing the 5th wheel hitch camera.

installing a 5th wheel hitch cameraI ordered a second camera from Haloview. Haloview has a number of accessories to customize a camera installation. I was fortunate to have a Haloview license bracket from a previous Haloview installation. Adding this bracket gave me the perfect foundation to mount the 5th wheel hitch camera to the BAKflip tonneau cover using a couple pop rivets.

To power the camera I ran a 14 gauge wire from the camera to one of the F-350 side marker lights. To power the camera, I simple turn on the parking or headlights. Adding a fuse and securing the wires in the back of the truck we were ready to pair the camera to the monitor.

Haloview provides good installation instructions including the pairing process for the camera. I selected the channel for the 5th wheel hitch camera, selected pair from the menu, pressed the pairing button on the powered camera for a couple seconds, powered the monitor off and on and the camera was ready for use.

Results

I couldn’t be happier with the installation. A couple of hours of effort and I can now back up the truck with a great view to easily align the 5th wheel pin to the hitch.

installing a 5th wheel hitch camera
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