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Old 09-23-2010, 09:04 PM   #11
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Nice work, very clean looking. This brings something to mine, I wounder why the manufactures do not install a 3rd brake light at the top rear center of there campers so other drivers can see them from a distance. An LED like yours would look great and be effective. Again nice work
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:28 PM   #12
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Nice work, very clean looking. This brings something to mine, I wounder why the manufactures do not install a 3rd brake light at the top rear center of there campers so other drivers can see them from a distance. An LED like yours would look great and be effective. Again nice work
I don't think 3rd brake lights are required by law on trailers like they are on autos. Our motorhome does have a 3rd brake light right in the center above the trunk door.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:16 PM   #13
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I've only seen a few trucks with a 3rd brake light wire hanging out by the 7 pin trailer connector. If you are going to have a 3rd brake light, you need an extra wire, as the 7 normal wires are all spoken for. Perhaps that's your homework, design, manufacture, and market an 8 wire connector that will handle a 3rd brake light.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:59 PM   #14
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The ones I am looking at are listed as surface mount:

Red LED Tail Light with Black Base - Bargman # 84 Series Bargman Trailer Lights 47-84-610

looks like they dont' require the 1" mounting depth and the cut out. I believe all I will have to do is drill some holes and seal around them. I was wondering about painting the trim white instead of black...

bsmall, can you post a pic of the entire rear of your camper? I'm curious to see the entire thing.
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I don't care how you mount the light, what color it is, or anything else. How are you going to wire it? You can't connect it to a brake light, right or left, as these are also your turn signals, and would cause it to blink. You are going to have to add a wire, as mentioned in my earlier post, and have an extra connector to connect it to. That wire will have to run form the brake light switch on the tow vehicle , all the way back and beside the trailer connector, (with it's own connector), and then from the trailer to the third brake light, however you mount it or wherever you have it. No use having it if you can't make it work.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:42 AM   #16
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Dont W/jammers have Hor led strip lights on the rear from the Fact? I think they do. My V has old rectangle style with bulbs! For now! Youroo!!
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I don't care how you mount the light, what color it is, or anything else. How are you going to wire it? You can't connect it to a brake light, right or left, as these are also your turn signals, and would cause it to blink. You are going to have to add a wire, as mentioned in my earlier post, and have an extra connector to connect it to. That wire will have to run form the brake light switch on the tow vehicle , all the way back and beside the trailer connector, (with it's own connector), and then from the trailer to the third brake light, however you mount it or wherever you have it. No use having it if you can't make it work.
very easy to make them work. the trailer is already wired for stop, tail, turn and there are 3 wires existing for each light from the factory. As for the new LED's, just join the wires together and have each side work together as they do from the factory. I believe you could also wire them so that the outside lights are for turn and the inside are for stop using the existing wires.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:06 AM   #18
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Yankees, how much did those lights cost you at Iowa 80?
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The lights are 14.99 each here's the part#164231
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