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Old 02-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #21
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Trailer lights should not need a resister unless your blinkers flash fast when 1) you have a burnt out trailer bulb or 2) you unplug your trailer from the connection.

I am thinking about using the Bargman. So far, my TV has All LEDs in the rear except the plate light. The Stop/Tail (Red) and Turn (amber) are carry overs from my old vehicle. I just installed a bulb in the 3rd Brake Light (The incandescent burnt out) and reverse lights. I went with the brightest white LEDs I could find. OMG, what a SUPER difference. I will try and post a picture.
Not true at all!
Leds have the potential to "trick" the newer trucks into believing there is a burned out light.
There is such a low amp draw on leds that this makes it possible.
Just sayin
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:45 PM   #22
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Not true at all!
Leds have the potential to "trick" the newer trucks into believing there is a burned out light.
There is such a low amp draw on leds that this makes it possible.
Just sayin
This is true when changing the tow vehicle lights to LED. It should not be the case when switching to LED on a trailer.

When towing, a trailer simply "adds" load to the tow vehicle lighting system, so if you have a trailer with LEDs, you are simply adding "less" load than if the trailer had incandescent lights.

I switched my cargo trailer of to LEDs, works fine when towed by a new Jeep Wrangler, 2006 Silverado, as well as a 2009 Silverado dually.

I've not seen a tow vehicle that had the capability to monitor and sense how much (or little) electrical load was applied by adding a trailer.

This is what I converted one of my cargo trailers to:

http://www.rv-led.com/15-716-LED-Sto...-bar_p_90.html
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #23
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Not true at all!
Leds have the potential to "trick" the newer trucks into believing there is a burned out light.
There is such a low amp draw on leds that this makes it possible.
Just sayin
I am not doubting you. Logically speaking, there is 0 draw when unplugged, 0 draw from a burnt out trailer bulb (I haven't seen a fast flash from a burnt out trailer bulb) and near 0 draw on an LED. Could it happen? I supposed. If someone said that they experienced fast flash from a trailer burnt out or LED bulb, I would believe them thinking, damn, that's weird.
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