Originally Posted by Creampuff
...I had them on my last trailer as a factory option and they are INCREDIBLY helpful for late night boondocking locations!
Hmm I've been told
the opposite. However I have yet to back my Overlander up at night to judge for myself.
When I went to take possesion of my Overlander, one of the pre-flight checkout items was to adapt the wiring plug to fit my tow vehicle. I was thrilled when the backup lights worked. The previous owner was standing there, and with a somewhat evil laugh said something along the lines of, "yeah, for all the good they do".
I'm with ya though on the cool factor, and for that reason I would have installed them on my Overlander if they had not already been present.
On a less than positive note, one of my backup lights leaked into the bath area in a "go figure" kind of way. Apparently, the seal around the top of the lense leaked allowing water to enter. The bottom of two mounting screws rusted away, and allowed the water to drain into the bath area.
Since a good portion of the light's reflector had also rusted away, I was going to replace it, but the assemblies available at the local vendors were not exactly
the same as what I had. Funny thing is that Inland's offering is also "close, but no cigar" (but it's still expensive
). Save your money, and buy them locally.
I ended up doing the six million dollar man routine to my rusted out fixture, and it still looks & works great.