If you have a newer trailer you probably have a pre-wired backup camera mount on the rear of your trailer. The “shark fin” mount is for a Furrion camera system but if you have checked into getting one you know they can be rather pricy.
I have been thinking about getting one but then I came across a bracket on Amazon for $9.99 that adapts the holes for the furrion camera to a different camera and includes a wiring adapter.
To go along with the bracket I got an Amtifo FHD 1080P Digital Wireless Backup Camera and monitor for less than $150.
The only hiccup was the fact that the bracket was for a halo view camera mount and I had a different brand of camera. I had to drill a few holes in the adapter to mount the brackets together. I am sure it would not have been an issue if I had gotten an Haloview backup camera but I am cheap and I saved about $25 bucks.
Here is the completed camera setup. I zipped tied the wires to the mount. I could have pushed them into the wall of the trailer but I figured it would be easier if I need to service it.
The monitor is a nice large 7″ color display and looks great with the 1080p high definition. The monitor plugs into a round power port ( cigarette lighter if you are old school like me) The power for the camera comes off the marker lights so you have to have your headlights on for the camera to activate. It connects to the monitor quickly. ( if you have a GM vehicle you may need to override the auto driving lights)
I have had the camera for a few trips and it works excellent for backing up. traveling down the highway there is a little bit of “skipping” from the motions of the road as it passes by, but it still works great. It is nice to know if someone is behind or coming up to pass.
I have been backing up trailers for a long time and pretty good at it but for less than $200 I really like having the camera. Especially because I travel alone sometimes and do not always have a spotter. If it saves me from running into a picnic table or fire pit it is well worth the money. And best of all. It could save your marriage.
Here are some affiliate links to the camera and bracket I used.
Amtifo FHD 1080P Digital Wireless Backup Camera With 7” DVR Monitorhttps://amzn.to/2RbqFfx
Haloview Backup Camera Bracket Adapter Compatible with Furrion Pre-Wired RVs https://amzn.to/2DAX9HV