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Old 09-29-2016, 06:42 AM   #1
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All exterior lights, brakes,tail lights, position lights.

In advertisements I have seen photos of an Airstream with out a TV and all outside lighting is on.
How is this done? There are times whin I need all the light I can get..
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:47 AM   #2
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You can do this thru umbilical cord plug. Get a plug and connect the charging circut to running light circut. Insert plug and running lights come on.
You can put a switch or switches if you also want to use brake or reverse lights.

A great way to test your lights without having to hook up tv!
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:33 PM   #3
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I just learned this last week at Urban Air where it's common to leave your parking lights on overnight to light up the street. I purchased a 3in piece of wire and used it as a jumper for two of the slots in the brake wire plug.

Hold the brake wire upside down so the "spine" is at the 12 o'clock position, then jump the 11 and 1 o'clock positions (officially I think they are called the #1 and #7 slots) with a short wire.

Some folks had an actually plug designed just for this purpose.

I'll snap a picture this weekend.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:45 PM   #4
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You can just use a flat 10 amp in line fuse. It will plug into the 11 and 1 o'clock position. This is the easiest. You could also figure where these wires go and wire in a switch.

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Old 10-01-2016, 12:13 AM   #5
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Yep, I use a blade fuse between 11 and 1. If you want to get fancy, you can use a car emergency flasher to make them blink.
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They all so sell a little gizmo on Ebay that plugs on the end of umbilical. About 10 bucks.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:24 AM   #7
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I wanted to install a switch on the inside of the trailer to operate the clearnace lights. My trailer was gutted, so this was easy to do. Using the advice from others on this forum, I just tied a wire from the distribution box to the clearance light wire using a blocking diode and also installed a on-off-on switch to control the clearance lights - on for the TV, on from the switch inside (powered by the house battery), or all off. Works great and I like the control from the inside of the trailer.
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CRH & Noresults cover the simplest, a 10 amp blade fuse inserted into your umbilical at the 11 & 1 position slots. Mind your batteries though!
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I use the fuse as well...works great
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I also use a fuse.
I leave the fuse on the kitchen counter just inside the entry door so it's easy to find when I want to turn lights on.
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All exterior lights, brakes,tail lights, position lights.

Here are some pic's of what I did (in my post above). I do like the idea of using a fuse so will try that next time.

Remember the spine needs to be at the top to align the 11 and 1 o'clock positions.

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Here are some pic's of what I did (in my post above). I do like the idea of using a fuse so will try that next time.

Remember the spine needs to be at the top to align the 11 and 1 o'clock positions.

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I have done this, too.
Now I use a fuse.
I see that ProPride (or Hensley).
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In advertisements I have seen photos of an Airstream with out a TV and all outside lighting is on.
How is this done? There are times whin I need all the light I can get..

This was one of those little things always wired by the factory on a Silver Streak. In the latest unit I can turn on all eighteen clearance lights plus tail from switches at either bedside or in the lounge beside the audio system.

Sure makes it easy for someone to find you.
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