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Old 09-05-2007, 01:44 PM   #29
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Sounds like fun. I found these links on the web and one has a drawing:

Emergency Flasher for RV Trailer Marker Lights

7-way - 7 pole RV Travel Trailer Connector Wiring Color Code

Don't know if it's correct or not though
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:19 PM   #30
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On occasion, I have seen Airstreams with their running lights blinking while in a showroom... Upon closer examination, they have a blinker module plugged directly into the electric hookup that would normally go to the to the tow vehicle. Now... my simple brain tells me that if you were parked in a campground and wanted to put your running lights on just for "ambience", you should be able to cross-connect a couple pins in that connector. Has anybody done this? Any dangers that should be considered?

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Here's what I do. Works fine. No, I didn't fuse it, maybe I should but I've never had a problem (till now of course). Suggest for the flasher you get a heavy duty one.

it's funny, this very thing came up on another thread yesterday so I posted my pics there as well. Great minds think alike.

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Old 09-05-2007, 09:38 PM   #31
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For you guys that want to have flashing lights, without getting "those strange looks" when you ask for a flasher for your travel trailer, you want a #552 flasher,, or electronic equivalent.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:05 AM   #32
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For you guys that want to have flashing lights, without getting "those strange looks" when you ask for a flasher for your travel trailer, you want a #552 flasher,, or electronic equivalent.
Thank You, I'm going by Flying J to look this weekend.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:49 AM   #33
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Why stop at flashing running lights. How about a party strobe light? Off Sale! Sound & Lighting - DJ Equipment Mirror Balls Foggers.
I wonder if the awning can be made to flap to the music?

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Old 09-06-2007, 08:50 AM   #34
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I wonder if the awning can be made to flap to the music?

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Old 09-07-2007, 06:34 PM   #35
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The next logical step if you wuld be a better flasher

Why not take a 12Volt photo relay and combine it with one of those cheap l.e.d. flashlights that can automatically flash Morse code SOS signals? Then you can have your rig lights flash S.O.S. if you get into a real bind.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:20 AM   #36
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Use of 10 volt blade fuse to operate running lights

Thanks Kevin for the idea of using a fuse. Here are photos of my trailer's LED running lights operating without being hooked up to the tow vehicle, and a photo of the fuse in the plug.
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For those who are squeamish about sticking wires into your umbilical cord, there is a product called a FlashCube that you can buy...you plug the umbilical into it and you can have the running lights on and/or the rear flashers working while not hooked to the TV. It's not particularly cheap, but at least you know for sure that you are not going to blow anything. Here's the link: flashCube - Emergency Flasher and Campsite Illumination
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Thanks Kevin for the idea of using a fuse. Here are photos of my trailer's LED running lights operating without being hooked up to the tow vehicle, and a photo of the fuse in the plug.
Nice pics. Is that San Clemente?
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Light Box.

Hi, I went a little bit overboard, but it was fun building my own light box. It has a red pilot light to indicate that I have a power source and ground. A three way switch to control whether the lights are off, on steady, or flash mode. One switch to turn on the running lights and one switch to turn on the brake lights. The white lights were added to indicate which system was turned on and give the needed resistance to make the LEDs flash. Click on pictures for a better view.
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Hi, I went a little bit overboard, but it was fun building my own light box. It has a red pilot light to indicate that I have a power source and ground. A three way switch to control whether the lights are off, on steady, or flash mode. One switch to turn on the running lights and one switch to turn on the brake lights. The white lights were added to indicate which system was turned on and give the needed resistance to make the LEDs flash. Click on pictures for a better view.
Purdy dang slick! (Not to mention cool.)
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Hi, I went a little bit overboard...
Sweet! Do you have a wiring diagram for that you can post?
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Sweet! Do you have a wiring diagram for that you can post?

Yes, Please - maybe I can figure it out on my own but it would be nice to see your plans if you want to release them to the public.

Very well done.
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