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Old 07-09-2014, 12:48 PM   #29
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Not sure where the idea of turning on the parking lights came from but I must say as far as disrespect for your fellow campers goes it is one step short of dumping your sewage on the ground.

It might have a place on Time Square but not in the woods.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:59 PM   #30
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I'm actually planning to build a plug-in remote running light controller. I've got a cheap car alarm setup and a "vehicle end" socket. I'll probably end up putting them together in a plastic peanut jar so that the trailer cord just plugs in. Then when you go off in the woods to powder your nose or something, you just push the remote button to momentarily turn on the lights so you can find your way back.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:16 PM   #31
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Not sure where the idea of turning on the parking lights came from but I must say as far as disrespect for your fellow campers goes it is one step short of dumping your sewage on the ground.

It might have a place on Time Square but not in the woods.

It looks cool like rope lights or awning lights.
It is unplugged at bedtime- 9-10 PM-
I want blue rope lights to go around the bottom of the trailer.


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Old 07-09-2014, 01:18 PM   #32
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A 10 amp or larger blade fuse does same thing as plastic coated fuse I pur. Bare wire is a no no for any reason. Safety first no matter what AS general mgr. said to do.....

Safety?
What is unsafe?
The wire has insulation on it.
It is a 12 volt circuit- not much risk of electrocution-
I've seen a guy do it with a wire hot dog/marshmallow roasting stick-


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Old 07-09-2014, 01:38 PM   #33
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[QUOTE=m.hony;1480244]Safety?
What is unsafe?
The wire has insulation on it.
It is a 12 volt circuit- not much risk of electrocution-
I've seen a guy do it with a wire hot dog/marshmallow roasting stick-
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The rule of electrical safety is never have an unprotected circuit.
While it is unlikely, because of pin configuration, if you were to connect battery to ground that wire would melt in your hands before you could drop it. Someone may see you do this and make the wrong connection, but then I assume you have insurance.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:13 PM   #34
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Here are the components I used. 12g wire with fuse holder - can take up to 30a blade fuse - a 10a fuse and a 7-pin cap to connect to the trailer's umbilical. The fused wire is connected at the 11 and 1 o'clock positions. Haven't tried it yet but am assuming this will be pretty safe with the fuse inline.


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Old 07-09-2014, 05:25 PM   #35
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Not sure where the idea of turning on the parking lights came from but I must say as far as disrespect for your fellow campers goes it is one step short of dumping your sewage on the ground.

It might have a place on Time Square but not in the woods.
Leaving scare light on is a lot more abrasive than running lights, I also turn them off at 10 pm or before as it depends how close other campers are. Common courtesy does wonders. But some people want to grouch about every thing.
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Here are the components I used. 12g wire with fuse holder - can take up to 30a blade fuse - a 10a fuse and a 7-pin cap to connect to the trailer's umbilical. The fused wire is connected at the 11 and 1 o'clock positions. Haven't tried it yet but am assuming this will be pretty safe with the fuse inline.
I love quoting myself :-)

Just tried my contraption. Perfect! No sparks, no shock. Easy peasey!
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Leaving scare light on is a lot more abrasive than running lights, I also turn them off at 10 pm or before as it depends how close other campers are. Common courtesy does wonders. But some people want to grouch about every thing.
Not when you build a stainless steel "lampshade" for them.
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See post #36 of the thread "Keeping your running lights on"
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If your camp sites are separated by trees, then I can't see that it would cause that much of a disturbance. Probably best to avoid camping close to people who have problems with lights at night- win-win for both parties.
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I've seen lots of other campers in the campground with the running lights on. That's where I got the idea. It didn't disturb me. I thought it was cool. I'm like, "Hey, how'd you do that?"


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