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Old 03-14-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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Clearance lights for show at campground

So thought I would ask how many people out there use the trick of putting a wire in the two top pins of the 7 pin harnes when they are parked?? My dad always did this to have his lights on at night. I was thinking about making a little box that I would mount to the trailer and plug the connector into that and have a switch and use it to protect the plug while not in use.

Any thoughts?
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:51 PM   #2
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I know of a few people who have done it. Some even connect a flash to make clearance lights flash. Looks cool, but gets kind of annoying at times.

Myself, I wouldn't do it. I like keeping happy neighbors.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:58 PM   #3
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I know of a few people who have done it. Some even connect a flash to make clearance lights flash. Looks cool, but gets kind of annoying at times.

Myself, I wouldn't do it. I like keeping happy neighbors.

I second that. I had a camper next to me do that all weekend one time.
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I don't do it, but here's how:

Emergency Flasher for RV Lights
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:36 PM   #5
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i like it , but think you should shut them off before it gets to late, i have more of a problem with some coleman lanterns and 12 million lumen flashlights they are selling.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:46 AM   #6
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Flashing clearance lights are good for

1. Roadside emergency
2. Medical emergency in a campground
3. Anoying everybody

Clearance lights on solid are good for

1. Setting up in the dark
2. Helping friends/visitors find you, since all RVs look sort of the same
3. Anoying some but not all people
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:16 AM   #7
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I run mine while camping I do not flash them, That would get on my nerves.
I wired a cheap 7 pin RV plug and just plug them in.
I have had more poeple ask how I did it. than people complain about them.
I shut them off at night I am think about installing a timer.

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I understand, and that's fine. They're not enough really to bother people unless your jamb up against each other. Of course, some people look for a reason to be bothered.

But you know, If I had heart trouble or was a diabetic, I'd keep one of those flasher things handy so the EMS people could find me.
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I use mine once and awhile so the kids can find the rv as it's getting dark.
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Steve & Vicki,
I noticed you guy are also from PA which end are you from we are on the West side Greenville.
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