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Old 02-03-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
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Back up lights on TT?

Anyone put a set of lights on the rear of trailer to help illuminate the site when backing in at night? Had a hard time getting into the camp site last week after dark and wondered if backup lights were a viable solution. Thoughts?
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:53 PM   #2
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I have added some on my trailer. It helps a lot. I installed switch next to batteries at front. Here is a thread to similar what I have done.

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Old 02-03-2014, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thanks Fonzie. Exactly what I had in mind...wiring a switch to the battery like you did.
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Also good to put an in-line fuse that matches the amps draw of your lights.....
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Also good to put an in-line fuse that matches the amps draw of your lights.....
Great idea. Probably would have forgotten to do that.
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I put a set of work lights on the below the frame by the forward landing gear on each side. Pointed them out and back, lights up the sides and ground all the way to the back and past the rear of trailer. I had a set on the rear of a trailer it did not work for me. Lighting the sides I can see better and works great for backing in and setting up. Also short run to the battery. Don't forget fuses.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:24 AM   #7
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Get yourself one of THESE things from Amazon or Home Depot. I bring mine when I go camping and it lights up the whole area. There will always be someone pulling in after dark when I camp and it's a great opportunity to walk over and meet them.
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Get yourself one of THESE things from Amazon or Home Depot. I bring mine when I go camping and it lights up the whole area. There will always be someone pulling in after dark when I camp and it's a great opportunity to walk over and meet them.
I had someone save my bacon with one of these! Got to the campground right at dusk, picked a site that was way too small, but near friends and took forever to get parked. He offered it up, I said no - so he went and got it anyway. I thanked him afterwards. Didn't get too cozy with him- he looked like a Ron Jeromy double (well, a clothed-version of him!).

I do like the idea of permanently mounted lights. Until then, I'm throwing a spotlight into the basement to save me from me.
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I had someone save my bacon with one of these! Got to the campground right at dusk, picked a site that was way too small, but near friends and took forever to get parked. He offered it up, I said no - so he went and got it anyway. I thanked him afterwards. Didn't get too cozy with him- he looked like a Ron Jeromy double (well, a clothed-version of him!).

I do like the idea of permanently mounted lights. Until then, I'm throwing a spotlight into the basement to save me from me.
LOL That sounds just like a few situations I've been in too...except the Ron part...

Need some light?
No we can handle it thanks.
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Wow! Hey thanks!

What campground was it?
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haven't done this myself, but my wife has gotten out of the truck with a flashlight and guides me in to a dark site. The portable flood light is a good idea simple and no wiring and if you want you could figure a way to mount it so you can back up alone. I have a rear living room and I'm going to try to turn on all the living room lights on to light up the back of the trailer.
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