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Old 08-23-2014, 06:41 AM   #113
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I have a couple of SOB's They are wired the same way, and the jumper works the same.

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The first step is admitting it :-)

Just kidding - that was obligatory given your emoticon ;-)

Thanks for the answer! Glen will be thrilled and he could really use a simple pick me up this week!

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Old 08-24-2014, 12:31 AM   #114
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But isn't it universal? Aren't the 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock positions 12v and Clearance lights on every 7-pin cable?
Yes there is an industry standard for four, six, and seven pin RV plugs. You never know what somebody else has done with their trailer and vehicle however!
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:56 AM   #115
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Yes there is an industry standard for four, six, and seven pin RV plugs. You never know what somebody else has done with their trailer and vehicle however!
Thanks. It worked on his trailer and he couldn't have been happier. I couldn't have been happier that such a simple thing could give someone such joy. Life is funny sometimes :-)

Thanks for the info. Now off to Walmart to get the materials to make a replacement for myself :-)
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:51 PM   #116
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The remote running light flasher I referred to earlier was completed this past weekend. It consists of a vehicle-end 7-pin socket, a cheap car alarm brain off eBay, and a Costco plastic nut jar (the $9.95 size). Connect the hot, ground, and parking light flash wires to the socket, and you're in business.

I just slip the connector onto the trailer pigtail when I'm parked, and clip a remote onto each of the trailer key rings.

I'll snap a photo this weekend if anybody's interested.

No more guessing where the trailer is in the dark!
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:39 PM   #117
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The remote running light flasher I referred to earlier was completed this past weekend. It consists of a vehicle-end 7-pin socket, a cheap car alarm brain off eBay, and a Costco plastic nut jar (the $9.95 size). Connect the hot, ground, and parking light flash wires to the socket, and you're in business.

I just slip the connector onto the trailer pigtail when I'm parked, and clip a remote onto each of the trailer key rings.

I'll snap a photo this weekend if anybody's interested.

No more guessing where the trailer is in the dark!
TOTALLY interested in pics, schematics, parts lists, etc! :-)

I'm going to make one for my father in law's SOB
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:59 PM   #118
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Turning on Running lights while camping

I would also be interested in pic and part lists etc
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I am only offended by the middle running light, never the outer two, and then only between 7:00 and 8:15 on weeknights... So, can someone please modify the schematic to turn off the middle running light between 7:00 and 8:15 on weeknights? Thanks!

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I am cool with the amber lights, but the red lights in the campground simply ENRAGE me...
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I've never had any problems finding my way back anywhere, but maybe that's just me. All I need is a flashlight. But if I was worried, I'd just take my cell phone with GPS and use the Maps feature to find my way back. I've even used the car GPS on a boat when I went fishing with someone who didn't have a GPS (It doesn't show islands so you can't go zipping across the lake in the fog. You can find your way back to the dock/camp, however.)

As far as the trailer lights go, I prefer the darkness but they don't keep me awake. I wouldn't do it on my trailer unless I was just checking bulbs. My trusty Coleman Dual Fuel lantern is plenty of light for this old Boy Scout.
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You can use a car flasher unit with two connectors and plug it directly in, not exactly a strobe but you still get the flashing effect. I suspect the cheaper and lighter the flasher unit the faster they will flash...

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Unless you have LED running lights ... then an LED specific flasher is needed due to the difference in current draw ...
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A flasher marked "heavy duty" will flash and flash consistently regardless of load.
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OK, I used an Audiovox AA-925 alarm, but I'm sure there's a zillion that will work just the same. Check on the alarm's installation instructions, and as long as it has one "12+" lead, one "Ground" lead, and one "Parking light" lead, you're good to go.

The alarm instructions will tell you the color codes for the leads. The 12+ is usually red and the ground lead is usually black.

The ground wire goes to the #1 pin on your socket, the 12+ wire goes to the #4 pin and the "taillight " wire goes to the #3 pin.

Screw the lid back on the jar, and you're in business!

Note: I'm actually going to paint the jar, as soon as I decide on a color. Any suggestions?
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Hi, paint it silver from the inside; That's how we painted Lexan RC car bodies.
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OK, I used an Audiovox AA-925 alarm, but I'm sure there's a zillion that will work just the same. Check on the alarm's installation instructions, and as long as it has one "12+" lead, one "Ground" lead, and one "Parking light" lead, you're good to go.
I'm thinking how funny it would be to have a speaker attached somewhere so you can chirp the trailer and make the lights flash as though it were locked.

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Screw the lid back on the jar, and you're in business!

Note: I'm actually going to paint the jar, as soon as I decide on a color. Any suggestions?
I really do like the approach using the jar, and I agree with ROBERTSUNRUS to paint the inside if the jar. My wife has done some craft things and painting the inside always looks better, and you can't get too much paint and make it look bad.
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