Docking Lights finished: pics
I imagined this to be a simple job. Screw some LED lights to the side of the coach, run a wire up under the dash and connect a switch.
Hmmm. At this age I should know better.
Did the job in stages over two years. (I wonder why I procrastinated for so long.)
Painted the lights; ordered a couple of switches to match the coach; installed the switch after spending boocoo time figuring out what to do with 7 leads in a switch that just turns the lights off and on; my friend and neighbor (electrical engineer) helped figure out I only needed 5 contacts and which ones did what; installed a warning indicator light on the dash (red) to let me know if I leave them on; wired up under the dash, out to the engine bay, and installed two LED lights in the engine compartment; and finally wired from the engine bay to the rear axel and installed one LED light at each wheel. Finished two days ago.
Used the old Newmar pattern; rear lights are horizontal just behind the rears wheels and the fronts are perpendicular also just behind the front wheels.
Waited until dark and when out to light them up. Very bright and should be a huge help maneuvering in the dark.
Gary, Cindy, Reacher (Maine Coon), and Vivian (in spirit only now).
Retired: July 31st, 2013 and loving it.
2011 Coachmen Encounter 37 TZ pulling a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Many upgrades, additions, mods, and changes.