Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2009, 01:47 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to stevo
Brake and turn signal wiring

I have just ordered a Windjammer TT.
I live in New Zealand and we require seperate brake and turn signal lamps.Can someone confirm that the standard lamp set up for Forest river is a single twin filiment lamp for brake and turn.
__________________

__________________
stevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2009, 08:52 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevo View Post
I have just ordered a Windjammer TT.
I live in New Zealand and we require seperate brake and turn signal lamps.Can someone confirm that the standard lamp set up for Forest river is a single twin filiment lamp for brake and turn.
stevo, from this side of the world !!

I am not fimilair with the Windjammer, but most travel trailers that I haved worked with use the same filiment for the brake and turn signals, and another smaller filiment for the running lights, all in 1 bulb.

I think there are adapters available to make this work on vehicles with seperate systems, and I think (again ) that most foreign vehicles used in the U.S. have this built into their electrical system when there is a factory 7 pin plug installed.

Hope this helps.
__________________

__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2009, 11:15 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
NWJeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Enumclaw, WA
Posts: 2,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnguy View Post
stevo, from this side of the world !!

I am not fimilair with the Windjammer, but most travel trailers that I haved worked with use the same filiment for the brake and turn signals, and another smaller filiment for the running lights, all in 1 bulb.

I think there are adapters available to make this work on vehicles with separate systems, and I think (again ) that most foreign vehicles used in the U.S. have this built into their electrical system when there is a factory 7 pin plug installed.

Hope this helps.
Correct on the adapters. Although I don't pull trailers I do pull two different Jeeps. Our Wrangler is wired like a normal trailer and thus requires no converter box. However, our Liberty is set up with separate brake and turn bulbs and I had to wire a converter onto it for towing it behind the motorhome.

You should have no problem finding the converter if you need it, they are all over the net but there are different types so be sure if you do buy one that you get the correct one.

We would love to visit New Zealand somtime but the drive is bit of a problem
__________________
"I can fix it, and if I can't fix it, I can fix it so no one can fix it!"
Ed & Wendy
2009 Georgetown 378TS | 1998 Jeep Wrangler | 1998 Skeeter ZX202C
Nights camped in 2009: 53 | Nights camped in 2010: 55
www.nwjeepn.com
NWJeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2009, 12:11 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
milzat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 1,927
Hello, Stevo.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevo View Post
I have just ordered a Windjammer TT.
I live in New Zealand and we require seperate brake and turn signal lamps.Can someone confirm that the standard lamp set up for Forest river is a single twin filiment lamp for brake and turn.
Yes. One bulb, incandescent.
Stop, Turn and Tail Light
__________________
milzat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2009, 11:57 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to stevo
Thanks for your help have found a converter to do the job
Cheers
__________________
stevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 07:22 PM   #6
Knower of Some Things
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 177
I do have one concern, although not related to tail lights: What is the width of the camper, and what are the limits on width that can be titled in New Zealand? I've heard some horror stories on that one, whether or not they are true...
__________________
PumaPro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 01:40 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to stevo
Hi Puma,
Good point it is a real issue for class A motorhomes as its almost impossible to source one under the allowed 98.4 inches.
The trailer that I have ordered is 96" so we just make it!
Currently they allow the entry doors on"the wrong side" in Australia they dont!
Our biggest issue is the lighting and lenses on the lights.
We are supposed to have white scare lights,and orange turn signals.
As we are buying through a wholesaler i guess we will need to sort out the local issues.
"Thanks for the heads up"
Cheers
__________________
stevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 08:40 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Justin, Tx
Posts: 2,671
Welcome to FRF!!

Good luck with your purchase.

BTW that would be the "correct side" for the doors.
__________________

__________________
aintgotnun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
brakes

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 PM.