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Old 03-20-2015, 04:38 PM   #11
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John, I ordered 4 lights and about 55 feet of wire last night. I am going to put them on my fifth wheel in around the same location you did. I like the idea of a switch inside, but mine will probably be outside as it will be easier I think. Or, maybe hook it into the scare lights on the camper!! If I recall correctly, the purple wire(unused) on the pigtail, is the back up connection. This mod will definitely help me as I have to turn my camper around in my yard when we get home every time. It may take a while, but I'll get it done. Maybe in my own yard or maybe at the campground with a few 'buds' if you know what I mean
Thanks for the idea and I will let you and Helmsey know how it went.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:50 AM   #12
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I think you'll like them.
I do not remember the wire color, I followed the harness to the junction box and the backup wire was the only one not used(capped with a wire nut).
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:42 PM   #13
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Ok,. lights are on! Helmsey, not a bad install. I put them on the rear and sides. On the rear you need a little longer drill bit as you have to go through about 2.5" of wall and insulation. On the sides, there is nothing to it. I was going to wire them into the pigtail, but couldn't really find away up to the pinbox. So, after another beverage, I put a switch in the propane compartment on the driver's side, ran a hot wire to the battery with a mini-fuse inline fuse holder and ran a wire to the back and grounded them at the rear to the frame. Here are a couple of pics.



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Old 03-30-2016, 10:17 AM   #14
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Sorry for being off topic and reviving an old thread.
YoungKopernik, how did you mount that bike rack? I have heard that our bumpers aren't strong enough to handle a bike rack. I have a 2" receiver bike rack that I would love to mount back there in place of the spare.
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Darkbug, the bike rake is not on the bumper I welded up a nice hitch off the frame. I took the tire off the bumper and mounted it under and the front(I posted), just for space. I have put over 20,000mls with bikes on with no problem.......
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Darkbug, the bike rake is not on the bumper I welded up a nice hitch off the frame. I took the tire off the bumper and mounted it under and the front(I posted), just for space. I have put over 20,000mls with bikes on with no problem.......
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I saw a few hitches on etrailer that I could weld to the frame. I probably will move the spare after I do the axle flip. Thanks for the info.
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