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Old 04-12-2011, 06:48 AM   #29
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On my 71 I have the wiring box inside behind the couch so I just opened and put a fused link jumper between the running lights and the battery wire with a good toggle switch took 5 minutes works great no need to run outside to turn on or off.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:21 AM   #30
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I too ordered the RVGLOW and feel that paying $20 for a 50 cent fuse was a little excessive. It did include instructions on where to place the fuse in the plug.
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:37 PM   #31
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OK, so I was bored today.. and have been wanting to do something besides stabbing a piece of hanger wire in my umbilical cord..

So I built this. Cost was about $50, but could be done for less, I found some nifty new quick connects for wiring I just had to try...



The blue switch does the running lights, and the red flashes the hazards. Or at least that is the plan, I forgot to buy a darn flasher module when I was at autozone.. I installed pigtails to hook it up soon as I get one.

I figure since the half that is hooked up works, I am confident the flashers will work.. And it can travel from trailer to trailer.. will be in the POD this weekend..

She who computes is going to make some labels for the switches..

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Way cool - I asked this question on another thread a couple of weeks ago, but it must have been lost in the shuffle of important questions - now we know Wendy
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I just wire the two top slots on my pigtail that goes to my truck together. I took a 3" long wire and added two crimp style connectors and plug it together. So when I'm on shore power,they light up. Less than .05 cents to make.

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I like the "box" solution as it can keep water out during rain as well as lite the lights.
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Nice job Dakota's Dad. Any chance of a picture of the inside of that box, or is it patent pending?!
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Nice job Dakota's Dad. Any chance of a picture of the inside of that box, or is it patent pending?!
Sure.. I don't have any plans to make them for profit..

Anyways, the flasher relay is not in place yet, will pick one up tonight in town. Then it should all be good.. unless it needs a resistor.. will just have to wait and see. ( I changed the A/S to all LED's and the Pod came that way, some relays don't like LED's..) Also note, those connectors are not supposed to be used with stranded wire, I soldered my wire ends before insertion..

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I like the "box" solution as it can keep water out during rain as well as lite the lights.
Am I missing something? My little wire gets rained on all the time.Lights still stay on. I have lights on all the time with just a jumper wire.My lights are LED's,also The box is great piece of work, I just don't get it???

What am I missing?

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You are missing nothing, as I said, I used a wire for a while. A wire works. BTW a regular automotive fuse, slightly bent works well also, and gives you a fused circuit..

I used a tent before I had a couple TT's.. the tent worked, the TT is just a bit more.. better.

This is a bit more elegant then a wire or a bare fuse, and it gives the option of turning on the flashers.. something the jumper wire can't do.
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You are missing nothing, as I said, I used a wire for a while. A wire works. BTW a regular automotive fuse, slightly bent works well also, and gives you a fused circuit..

I used a tent before I had a couple TT's.. the tent worked, the TT is just a bit more.. better.

This is a bit more elegant then a wire or a bare fuse, and it gives the option of turning on the flashers.. something the jumper wire can't do.
Got ya,,,and I was honestly asking the question with no malice or sarcasm intended.


Thanks for the quick reply. I am open to all things, just wanted to learn.

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Thankd Dakota's Dad,

I picked up all the stuff yesterday, except the inline fuse. I'm assuming that's the black thing in the upper right of the photo. I do like your spicers, where do you get them?

Did you put some foam, rubber or somethng to seal your penetrations into the box?

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Thankd Dakota's Dad,

I picked up all the stuff yesterday, except the inline fuse. I'm assuming that's the black thing in the upper right of the photo. I do like your spicers, where do you get them?

Did you put some foam, rubber or somethng to seal your penetrations into the box?

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Sorry, was at Indian Lakes all weekend.. no wifi..

Yes the black thing is fuse holder, (mini) I used a 5amp. I used just a bit of clear sealant around the openings.

The splicers were at HomeDepot.. But remember you have to solder your ends to use them.
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I'm sure we are all using the same wiring schmatics so a patent would be a difficult thing to certify - but maybe?????

Anyway, simular idea as above but my case was a cheapo piece of pvc drain pipe and two flat glue caps (not glued for this project). Total costs about $20. I also used a 3-way toggle switch for cost savings. All through connections were water proof and the end caps fit snug for the same reason but not glued for access.

I generally leave this unit on my pigtail at home. Keeps the contacts clean and dry. Also helps as a one person light check several times a year without hooking up the TV. Very handy and very easy to make.
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