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Old 06-02-2016, 02:07 PM   #15
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I have used a 2in piece of 10ga wire and inserted in the trailer plug to join the lead to running lights and the 12v hot lead. Works fine
No fuse?
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Old 06-02-2016, 02:24 PM   #16
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I have done it with no fuse.
Never had any trouble, but I use a fuse now just to be on the safe side.


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Old 06-02-2016, 02:29 PM   #17
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As usual I over thought this very simple project and created this monstrosity. It has a built in fuse and a selectable flasher.
Would you mind telling us about how you built the flasher function. That would be handy if we had to leave the trailer beside the road in a night time emergency situation.
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:19 PM   #18
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You can put a 552/536 flasher in the socket instead of a fuse for flashing lights.
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:35 PM   #19
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You can also run a jumper at the fuse box from the hot input wire to the running light circuit. Add a switch and you don't have to go outside.
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:47 PM   #20
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Becareful about this

Unless your rig has a plethora of led lights and you want to let the pretties on all night (or even several hours) be prepared for the house batteries to be dead in the morning. There is a lot of load on the batteries with all the incandescent lights flying. Been there done that.
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:51 PM   #21
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I put a switch on my interior wall that works my running lights.


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Old 06-02-2016, 04:52 PM   #22
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Great topic and discussion guys. Now I have to go and over complicate things too. I'm have an app on my phone to flash with my music.
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:30 PM   #23
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Or you can just buy one of these plugs from CamperLite: http://camperlite.com/
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Old 06-02-2016, 06:58 PM   #25
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Would you mind telling us about how you built the flasher function. That would be handy if we had to leave the trailer beside the road in a night time emergency situation.
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You can put a 552/536 flasher in the socket instead of a fuse for flashing lights.

What CRH said. The flasher is kept in the tube and is easily plugged in the ckt. I leave the fuse in line.

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Or you can just buy one of these plugs from CamperLite: http://camperlite.com/
That would all the fun out of DIY.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:13 PM   #26
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great idea I just walked outside to try it and loved it .... I've got all led running lights so I'm going to try it next time out ....thanks for the tip!
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It was easy, tap into an always hot 12v circuit that is capable of delivering 10 amps, fuse the tap, run to a switch, and connect the switch to ANY wire that runs to a tail or running light. It will work no matter where you tap in to the light circuit. Near the tail, near a marker, or near the umbilical.


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Old 06-03-2016, 05:35 AM   #28
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It was easy, tap into an always hot 12v circuit that is capable of delivering 10 amps, fuse the tap, run to a switch, and connect the switch to ANY wire that runs to a tail or running light. It will work no matter where you tap in to the light circuit. Near the tail, near a marker, or near the umbilical.


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Sure does sound easy. Uhm, I have a friend who could probably benefit from pictures or diagrams. If you have any, I'd sure appreciate it - on behalf of my friend who'd need them - I don't, of course...
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