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Old 07-16-2017, 07:55 PM   #1
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Using running lights instead of awning lights?

Anyone tried simply lighting running lights when parked and unhitched? Don't want to put out awning and hang tiki lanterns. Anyone tried wiring 7-way cord (running lights plug) to a battery switch?

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Old 07-16-2017, 08:00 PM   #2
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There's a thread around here about wiring a TV side 7 pin connector to fire up the running lights. It's not that crazy.


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Old 07-16-2017, 08:10 PM   #3
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I found the thread and although I haven't tried it yet, here is the suggestion:

Easy, when camping, just put a 5 amp "blade" fuse across slots #3 and #4 on the umbilical cord you plug into the tow vehicle (looking at cord end with the nub up). That connects the running/taillights to the 12v supply of your coach.
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Sure have, and forgot to turn them off when I went to bed. Woke up the next morning and discovered my mistake, turned them off and waited for the shorepower to recharge my batteries.........However due to a battery isolator, my shore powered converter can't recharge my engine start battery, so I still needed a boost.

We now take a couple strings of small LED Christamas lights that we string up around the coach and across the awning. It looks very festive.

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Old 07-16-2017, 09:15 PM   #5
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I use a fuse and do it most every trip
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:03 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I'm going to try out the fuse suggestion. Gonna be lookin good.
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