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Old 09-04-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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Exterior flood light options

I searched the forums for ideas. Perhaps someone can help. Have a MH and the only exterior lights (other than the headlights) is the one over the door. I would like an option to have lighting at the rear and other side. We sometimes go out in the night , take the dogs out for a squirt etc.

Thought about getting a couple of lights and hooking into the door light switch, or get some 12V LED floods and wire in a toggle, or something. Could clamp a light on the latter and run a wire along roof, down in fridge vent to a switch. so many options. Any ideas or photos?

OR we use headlamps

I appreciate the input!
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:03 AM   #2
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Go online and look at some 12V motion detector lights, some great ideas. I was thinking same thing, need a light on back of mh and mounts to ladder.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:13 AM   #3
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I wonder if there is a way to put a switch on our back up lights? they are LED and throw out a fair bit of light
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Your backup lights are powered by your chassis battery, key would need to be on and vehicle would be in reverse. With motion detector you only need to run wire to a hot lead (battery). They also have battery operated detectors (4 C batteries)
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Another thing to think about, if you have a hitch on back there should be one tab that maybe hot all the time.
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Found one, look at Amazon, search for Swiftly Done. Solar powered motion detector
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you can tie into any 12 volt light hot lead and run wires to a toggle and then to lights on other side of the same wall. I did this for some wall fans in my 5er worked great.
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Not hard to get 12 volts from house and feed through a switch to led back-up lights.
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Reminder, LED lights are directional, meaning a plus side and a minus side. Touch with 12 volts if doesn't light, touch other wire, should light then.
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I don't know about your MH, but in 5th wheels there are always enough ceiling lights that give access to the attic and to provide 12V to tap into. I have run satellite cable from one end to the other on several trailers.
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