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Old 03-08-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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Trailer lights for 5th wheel

I am putting a plug on the rear of my 36CKTS so I can tow a small trailer for my bikes. But the rear lights all have the same wires. Anybody know what wires do what? Both sides have white, black and red.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:29 PM   #2
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Use a test light and turn one thing on at a time. Start with just running lights, then turn on the left turn signal. The odd one out is the ground (In the RV world it's probably the white lead.)

Once you have it sorted then all you need to do is get the left and right brake/turn signal sorted which is which.

What trailer are you thinking of? I'm considering a swivelwheel for my motorcycle.
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I have a meter so will have to get a test light. Those swivels are expensive. I'm just using my 5x8 trailer just hour I don't get a ticket lol. Ill play dumb
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If you have a meter that will be just fine. All you're wanting to do is see what turns on when and note it.

They're expensive, but I'd have to buy a trailer for the bikes anyway. Half the price is right there. Plus the swivelwheels reportedly get around the triple tow laws because of it being a fixed platform.

I don't know, I've not sorted my feelings out yet.
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If you have a meter that will be just fine. All you're wanting to do is see what turns on when and note it.

They're expensive, but I'd have to buy a trailer for the bikes anyway. Half the price is right there. Plus the swivelwheels reportedly get around the triple tow laws because of it being a fixed platform.

I don't know, I've not sorted my feelings out yet.
Oregon calls them trailers if it has a wheel on the ground, OR. does not allow double tow RV's.
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Oregon calls them trailers if it has a wheel on the ground, OR. does not allow double tow RV's.

Virginia, too. I think Florida is murky, at best with it.
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They're all murky in their own way, some are no, some are unclear, some don't specify so long as the overall rig is less than 65 ft.

I'm working on finding out the details regarding where I'd like to go, right now I'd like to take my bike to Tn, Nc, Ky and In. Also I have friends chasing me around about pulling my camper out to Glacier Park later this summer which is very appealing to me.

I've considered shipping my bike there, going in my truck to pick it up, then shipping it home.

I don't know, this is the only part of the 5er that the TT had beat. Just load the bike into the bed, haul, ride and camp.

But I like my 5er enough that I'll figure out a way.
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Oh, sorry for the threadjack!
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Watch out that you don't increase the hitch size. You will void your warranty. If you think I'm wrong, call the factory warranty dept. 260-593-2598.
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